Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Celebrate Halloween with these two pieces from Steinar Lund . The treat is a book cover done for HarperCollins Children's Books as part of the Bliss Bakery trilogy by Kathryn Littlewood; due out next year. And the trick....a very eerie one at that, is a personal piece originally created as part of a video idea. Which one will you choose?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hannah Megee has been commissioned by Broadbent Studio and Wyre Borough Council to design a paving slab to sit at the base of a new sculpture on Cleveleys' award-winning 'People's Promenade'. The resulting piece has images and text inspired by 'The Sea Swallow', a children's book illustrated by Hannah last year in association with the same project. She says "The images also show a granite relief of another of my book illustrations depicting two sea swallows in flight."
Monday, October 29, 2012
Richard Phipps works with SchwertnerStormDeFries GmbH to produce the art for German cough sweet manufacturer Kruegerol's website. His style is put to excellent effect and animated on the homepage to a period reminiscent of the past.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Alexandra Ball has been busy working on a commission from Compendium Inc. (a US publishing company who specialise in inspirational ideas). The brief was to illustrate a children’s book, the text being a beautiful poem by Karen Robbins with an environmental message to Care For Our World. Alexandra says "It was a wonderful project to work on as they gave me pretty much full rein of the content and with the environmental theme, one which is very close to my heart, I couldn’t have asked for more. My initial sketches of the animals gave the brains behind Compendium Inc. the idea to create a play-set to go along side the book. This consisted of a number of punch-out animals and habitat box that children can play with to stimulate their imagination." The play-set has proven a success with quite a collection of awards so far; 2012 Mom’s Choice Awards, 2012 Playset of the Year; Creative Child Awards, 2012 Top Toy of the Year; Creative Child Awards, 2012 Runner-up in the Children's Books Category; Green Book Festival and a silver in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Super work!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Check out Sarah Beetson's video on making the art for Amanda Palmer's new record 'Lost' from the album "Theatre Is Evil" . See it here.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Senior agent Victoria Pearce has written an Opinion Piece for Computer Arts Issue no.207; now published and on the shelves. She has created a very interesting article to help illustrators find the right agent, what to look out for and how to 'avoid the sharks!' Go buy a copy...
To see and buy some original artwork and limited edition prints by Hannah Davies; expert of all decorative and detailed, make your way to her exhibition at Oak Studio. It opens on 30th October to 11th November at Oak Studio, 8 Perrins Court, Hampstead, London NW3 1QS.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Jacqueline Bissett has spent a day drawing at the Look Magazine fashion event, which took place last week and opened by Kelly Brook. Situated at The Royal Courts of Justice, Jacqueline was given a new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 as her drawing tool, which they also very kindly gave her! Jacqueline created some drawings of the Look prize winners and some other guests and sponsors. The 'sitters' were then emailed their 5/10 minute fashion sketches. She says "It was quite a challenge as I (normally) do everything by hand....it was quite a fun day!"
The day has also been featured in Look magazine, for more information on the event go here.
Liam O'Farrell is exhibiting a number of artworks at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London. "The Affordable Art Fair is returning to London this Autumn, with a feast of contemporary art from £40 – £4,000. With Battersea Park with over 100 galleries, finding the perfect artwork has never been simpler or more fun'.
You can find Liam at Habasco, Stand F2, from Thursday 25th October to Sunday 28th at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.
Friday, October 19, 2012
'A hundred Illustrators, Artists and Cartoonists who believe in Drawing', a book put together by John Holder and Philip Hodgkinson will be out on November 5th 2012. Quite simply a celebration of putting pencil to paper!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Danny Allison’s posters for Renault have been enjoying some space at Dublin Airport.
The job was originally commissioned by Publicis to create some posters for Renault – a sponsor of the Irish Paralympic team. Now as a celebration of athletes’ achievement at the games, the artworks adorn the terminal walls of the capital’s airport, in an unmissable fashion!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Chris Ede has produced this stunning graffiti cover art for Sports Illustrated which has just hit the shelves in the US. Featuring Deron Williams, the issue dives "into the history of Brooklyn sports, as seen through the eyes of a writer who covered the borough’s basketball scene in the 1970s." You can also see an animation of the cover here.
Ruth Rowland uses her lettering talents on a commission for Websters Pen Shop. She explains "As a great lover of writing tools of all shapes and sizes, it seemed appropriate for me to be asked to work on a strapline for Websters Pen Shop. The British company is celebrating 40 years in the business and commissioned a new logo for the event. Hand lettering was chosen over a font to express the uniqueness of the written form - something Websters promote with their impressive range of pens. The lettering was used in a one and three line format along with the designer's logo across both printed and online advertising. The loose but legible style reflecting the soft flow of a fountain pen."
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Duncan Beedie illustrates an article for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin. The challenge, which Duncan has succeeded in tremendously was to visually express "the transferral of patients' medical data to a global online database in order help patients and doctors discern medical trends on localised and regional scales".