Friday, August 31, 2012

ESPN Paper doll

This paper doll with choice of outfits was created by Heather Landis for ESPN. She says " They needed a paper doll with a variety of dresses including a sports outfit - a 'casual' cubs uniform. They used it as an animation in their documentary about team spirit." See the documentary here. (5 mins 30 secs in.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012


This characterful portrait from Richard Phipps was commissioned by Julien Bouquet for Editions Bayard. Sensitively drawn, the cover is an image of Rene Descartes, the famous French philosopher and mathematician for a book about his life.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Ruth Rowland has recently produced this hand lettered title for Edinburgh publishing house; Canongate Books. Ruth's creation 'works with the evocative image to give the cover an intimate, confessional feel.'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mega Sandwich

Steinar Lund's stomach must have rumbled when he created this 'mega sandwich' for The Mail on Sunday at the end of last month.  Used in the newspaper's 'Live Magazine', the image was to show the top fillings for sandwiches in the UK. Steinar says "I photographed all the various fillings separately, a few bread slices then compiled them in Photoshop. The client wanted an illustrated look so I went over the artwork with a digital brush to get the desired effect." Mmmmm...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Canadian Lawyer

This piece for Canadian Lawyer In-House magazine, painted by Robert Carter illustrates an article on foreign issuers who are told to sharpen their oversight measures as Ontario Securities Commission demand more scrutiny from overseers.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

RIP Hashtag

Lucia Emanuela Curzi uses her organic lines to make this illustration for Company magazine on the future of the hashtag #.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chris Christie

This very current portrait of Chris Christie is from the hands of Daniel O'Leary. The politician who is Keynote speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida, appears in the illustration 'flanked by his New Jersey State Police officers to ensure that he gets ALL five pizza slices.'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Liam's Oils and Watercolours

Showing until September 26th, Liam O'Farrell's exhibition of oils and watercolours is a must see if you are in the Cambridge area. The exhibition is put on by ‘Addenbrooke’s Arts’ at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, their work aims to 'enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff, by lifting the spirit and bringing pleasure through an innovative, stimulating and engaging arts programme including visual and performance arts." 25% commission from sales will go to towards the running of the ‘Addenbrooke’s Arts’ Programme.” It's all happening here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Intelligent Optimist

Robert Carter paints this cover Illustration for the Intelligent Optimist magazine, asking the question "Can citizen participation revitalise politics"?

Friday, August 10, 2012


Bristol Zoo is currently home to a collection of life size animatronic dinosaurs. To coincide with this they asked Andy Council to produce this exclusive original illustration which can be won in their Dino Zoo competition. More info here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

UN Stamp

Launched in June, this wonderful stamp has been created by Gail Armstrong for the United Nations.  The job was to create a paper sculpture based on the theme of 'land' to mark the UN conference in Rio, Brazil for the International Summit on Sustainable Development. It has been high-profile and also hugely successful leading Gail to put together a movie showing how the piece was made, giving an amazing insight to her creative world! Watch it here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mary Portas Shop!

Philip Bannister's portfolio of work for the Mary Portas Shop! column was put on display last month. For the whole of July, 60 of the illustrations originally created for The Telegraph were exhibited at The Regal; Philip's local independent cinema. Mary said of the work ''Philip Bannister is a talent who brings to life my columns each week, but more than that his pictures will become an important visual record of the social history of our high streets. So Philip, if there's any leftover don't worry I'll be buying them!''

Friday, August 3, 2012

Art In The Village

Last weekend saw Shannon Toth exhibiting in a local art event. The festival, in the town of Jordan was one of twelve events being held in Canada and organised by the government to help promote and celebrate "the Culture Capital".  Involving other local artists as well as local food and wine, Shannon put on a display of some fine pieces aswell as doing some live painting.  She says "The event was fun and I have some silly photos of my display!"

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Folli Follie

This inviting page from the ES Life and Style magazine comes from the sophisticated hands of Montana Forbes. Asked to create a fashion illustration for the accessories brand Folli Follie, the image was used to advertise the company in conjunction with the launch of their Bond Street store.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hellohead Exhibition

Miss Led is one of the artists involved in the Hellohead project raising money for Autism. The 60 portrait swapping artists will have their prints on show in an exhibition organised by Lucy Joy and Rosie Shorter this month at Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, EC2, London on 22nd August. The exhibition is featured in Design week and looks to be an interesting event, with a silent art auction of all the prints, live portrait drawing, a pop up shop, plus an interactive set and lots more. More information can be found here.