Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Mixing pattern and texture with form and perspective, Daniel Mackie creates this energetic book cover.

Commissioned by Canadian publisher Talon books, Daniel uses his brushes to noticeable effect, illustrating a challenging title; an adaptation of Hesiod’s "two great works, Theogony and Works and Days, taking into account the poet’s essential meditative insights that paved the way for the subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy".

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hannah Firmin at Herefordshire Arts Week

Hannah Firmin is one of eight invited artists exhibiting at a beautiful venue near Hay on Wye as part of the Herefordshire Arts Week. The show runs from 8th -16th September at CABALVA FARM GALLERY, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR36EX.  And on Friday 14th September, visitors are in for a treat as Hannah will be at the gallery for the whole day to meet and talk to anyone interested,  between 10am and 12pm she will be talking about her work and demonstrating her fabulous technique . The piece here is Hannah's latest print which will be on show together with 20 or so other prints. She says "It is a local view near to where I live, showing the River Usk and the Brecon canal. At the moment I am exhibiting in a family show in Whitstable, Kent at The Horsebridge Centre. This continues until the 31st August."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Liam O'Farrell's Scrapbook

Architecture & reportage illustrator Liam O'Farrell on his love of travel and his desire to illustrate a war. Liam O'Farrell's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

STOP PRESS: Alex Fuentes and Coldplay

Alex Fuentes illustrates Coldplay's much anticipated Mylo Xyloto comic book

Last week's Comic Con in San Diego saw a teaser of Coldplay's fictional story 'Mylo Xyloto' to be released in a series of six comic books. Alex Fuentes was thrilled to contribute to the art, with some dynamic illustrations following Mylo who is fighting a "war against sound and colour".

Alex says "I find I am most happiest when I'm allowed to use and challenge all of my skills. For me making comics has that diverse creative intensity. I'm just having a blast creating this world and it's inhabitants and placing them in cinematic situations. While building environments, props, characters, graffiti/hand drawn typography and so forth. To top it off I'm working with an extremely talented team!"

The comic, co-written by film director Mark Osborne will be officially released in February 2013.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Max Gregor Re-styled!

We are excited to show some new pieces of art created by Max Gregor. He has been having fun playing with his mark making and successfully produced some fresh images to add to his portfolio. Max says "I've been working very hard on trying to work directly onto the page and leave out any tinkering on the computer as I think it gives my work more personality and also adds emphasis on mark making."

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Elle Girl Japan

Taking pride of place in August's ELLE girl JAPAN, is Yaeko Abe's artwork. Her fashion drawing successfully illustrates an article which talks of Japanese girls and women in their 20's and 30's, who are becoming successful in many aspects of business in Asian countries outside of Japan.

Lock & Key

Hannah Davies thoroughly enjoyed working on this book cover for Sarah Dessen's Lock & Key. Though the publishers went down a photographic route for the final, Hannah did a super job here with her gem filled ornate framing!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rohan's Limited Edition Prints

If you're a fan of great illustration, Rohan Eason's limited edition prints aren't to be missed. Rohan has just launched his 'shop',  showing 15 of his beautiful black and white creations, high in detail and sensitivity. They are all signed, dated and printed on high quality paper. Have a look.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sporting Feats

Greg Becker's second self published book 'Sporting Feats' is full of humourous 'observations of Edwardian sporting endeavours'. The drawings are based on a series of greeting cards, preview the book here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Open Mike Eagle

Andy Council was very pleased to be asked to produce this crazy T Shirt design for the release of his favourite rapper's new album 4NML HSPTL.  Open Mike Eagle's release is a transatlantic collaboration; Mike Eagle is LA based while producer Awkward and artists Mr Jago and Council are all Bristol based.  This T Shirt design for 4NML HSPTL captures the crazy experimental space art rap feel of the album!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Red Lies

Lucia Emanuela Curzi's latest venture is the launch of Little Red Lies, a personal collection of silk print scarves and illustrated t-shirts under her fashion brand Lu'. The garments are for sale in Not Just A Label, some boutiques in Italy, and now from the exclusive fashion shop Dia-boutique.

"Lucia's collection entitled "Little Red Lies" explores the secret world caught between the innocence of a girl's childhood and the onset of shallow aspects of the contemporary world."

The garments have also been featured in the latest issue of BALLAD OF magazine.
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