Thursday, April 28, 2011

Greg Becker in the Dulwich Festival

Greg Becker will be showing paintings of apples from his allotment and also some artwork from the plot52 blog in the 2011 Dulwich festival. The 'artist's open house' will be on show on may 7-8th and 14-15, open 11am - 6pm at 285 Upland Road, East Dulwich,  London, SE22 0DN.

A Royal Wedding Piece

Victoria Ball has recently completed this piece for Glamour Magazine. The brief was to design a cut out and keep place mat, complete with national anthem and spaces for your glass of champers and tissues. She says: "It was great to work on something related to royal wedding and to join in with the celebrations.."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peter Kyprianou's Scrapbook

Illustrator Peter Kyprianou shares his love of the Renaissance period "possibly the most dynamic period in the creative process". Peter Kyprianou's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

John Holder's Scrapbook

Veteran illustrator John Holder explains his career path was due to being top of the class in Art at school. John Holder's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our Newly Designed Site

We are thrilled to have now launched our newly designed website.  We give you indulgent, boastful images from our illustrators all over the world, an insight into their workplace and working methods, illustration TV, infact all we had before but with an even clearer, impactful, image led design. Please take a look.

Asher’s Glamour

Bringing more style to Glamour magazine is Katharine Asher’s cover piece. She was asked to do an illustration as if it was a famous Glamour cover , which was then printed on small notepads and given with the emagazine to all customers. Beautiful.

Hello Joe

We welcome Joe McDermott to our team, an illustrator based in the city of Philadelphia, USA. He brings to our books a style heavily influenced by his upbringing on comic books, creating Pop Art illustrations in the vein of Roy Lichtenstein. Joe’s vintage comic book style has brought commissions from clients such as Smart Money Magazine and Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Bob Dylan

The Spring issue of Intelligent Life has run a huge portrait of Bob Dylan by the gifted Kathryn Rathke. The portrait was in honour of his 70th birthday, and not the first Kathryn has created for the magazine, she says: “… it is a glorious magazine and I treasure every copy that Martin Lovelock sends me. ..”

Welcome to Heathrow

Ruth Rowland has delivered spectacularly with a series of large posters for a BAA Welcome Campaign at Heathrow Airport. The idea was for recognisable London characters to welcome passengers on their arrival, eleven real characters have been used; from a Carnival Queen to a Chelsea Pensioner, a Doorman to a Policeman. Ruth wrote the word ‘Welcome’ in a style to reflect all their different personalities, they can be seen along the Terminal 4 Travelator at Heathrow.

12 Dancing Princesses

Children’s book illustrator Bee Willey is very proud to have completed 12 Dancing Princesses for OUP. Forming part of a series of traditional tales, Bee’s magically ambient paintings light the pages, she says; "…I love this story and am really happy to get this job…". The book is out very soon.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Alan Baker creates another absurdly amusing animation

With the Royal Wedding upon us, these knit your own royals created by Fiona Goble and published by Ivy Press have received much media interest. Alan’s animation, a promotional piece for the Lewes-based book publisher includes lots of typical wedding dancing, and a corgi of course. WATCH IT NOW.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Nuno has also created a bespoke FTBC target that will be housed at The Royal Exchange in Central London along with an exhibition of his works .  FTBC said "…we were delighted when Nuno approached us and generously offered his support. His beautiful illustration captures the iconic target logo perfectly…"

Chocolate Waterfall

If you are finding yourself near Whiteley's Shopping centre this week, please go and see one spectacular installation created by Bompas and Parr, sets painted by Emma Rios:

Bompas & Parr to open Chocolate Waterfall at Whiteleys Shopping Centre

"Bompas & Parr is building a Chocolate Waterfall at Whiteleys Shopping Centre open between 22 -25 April. Visitors don a protective suit and step through a chocolate waterfall to visit a chamber flooded with five tonnes of chocolate.  They will then blend and bottle a chocolate elixir in the installation’s processing unit.
This April is the 40th Anniversary of the original film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Bompas & Parr honours Roald Dahl’s creativity by constructing a real Chocolate Waterfall that flows at a rate of 12,000 litres an hour. The waterfall serves to keep the chocolate fully mixed.
The Chocolate Waterfall pulls together Bompas & Parr’s favourite beans from around the world (Ghana, India, Indonesia and the Caribbean) to create its first house blend. Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart, food technologist and flavour expert helped develop the recipe. The five tonne mixture is chocolatey with hints of plum, red wine and earth.
After visiting the Chocolate Waterfall people will be given the chance to bottle and take away their own chocolate elixir – a concentrated chocolate cordial. Visitors customize the chocolate elixir by blending flavours like lavender, jasmine or pine by hand.
The temporary installation will appeal to all ages. It will excite children’s imaginations. Adults will be intrigued by the food on an architectural scale, excellent design, unusual flavours and encouraged to release their inner child.
Whiteleys Shopping Centre is a magical location with an illustrious history. It was built by William Whiteley as an imposing store for the public to provide everything from ‘a pin to an elephant’. It became known as the ‘universal provider’. At its peak it was the height of luxury with a golf-course on the roof and a theatre..."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Christian David Moore is Animated

Our fashion Illustrator Christian David Moore has beeen working hard putting some movement into his paintings. Take a look, they've turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Matthew Laznicka's Scrapbook

Retro-inspired illustrator Matthew Laznicka on his Planet of the Apes collection & his love of 8mm cameras & stop motion animation.Matthew Laznicka's Scrapbook.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kelly Smith in Net-A-Porter

Fashion Illustrator Kelly Smith has recently worked on a page for Net-A-Porter's first printed magazine. The piece was a paper doll concept citing the plain white tee as a wardrobe staple. She says: "...Probably my favourite job i've completed recently..."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crowning Glory Limited Edition Print - Madamesange

You can now purchase a Madamesange (Helen Lang) print via the Tate Online Shop. "...This beautiful print from illustrator Helen Lang is the perfect treat for spring. It has been printed in a very limited edition of 20, and each piece is indivdually signed and numbered by the designer..." Only 20 of them, get one while you can!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tianyin Wang's Scrapbook

Illustrator Tianyin Wang shares of his creative influences from nature, photography & living between Shanghai & London. Tianyin Wang's Scrapbook.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gail Armstrong March Flair Winner!

We have fantastic news from Creativematch's FLAIR competition , another winner from our team of illustrative talent is Gail Armstrong with her characterful puffin originally commissioned by Marsha Savery for Seattle Aqaurium. Gail receives much exposure and an ipod shuffle for her winning entry.

Friday, April 1, 2011


 Beat 'repetitive syndrome', Ignite's Nike animation promoting individuallity in their trainers. WATCH IT NOW.