Monday, February 28, 2011

Gala's Glamour

Regular illustrator for German’s Gala magazine is fashion artist Christian David Moore.
He is doing a series of covers for the magazine supplement and some internal images, having 2 in the bag already, Christian’s glamorous ladies look quite at home.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Steam Punks

Groovy mover Alan Baker gives us strange gothic creatures you can make out of found objects!
An animation to promote a book on Steam Punks, Alan’s imaginative, spooky, sometimes crazy but wholly enigmatic characters beg for more air time. Watch it now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

God Loves You

Our ace paper-sculptress Gail Armstrong has been enjoying a busy period. This recent commission from Brigham Young University, sees Gail creating the title page and inserts for an article in the BYU magazine. Gail says: "The client, Doug Thomas wanted it to have the feel of an illuminated manuscript, but not to look too 'old fashioned'. I kept the colouring clean and crisp with the sharp white background, and the imagery in the title page links to the imagery in the illuminated roman numerals that are used in the main text."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Adam Larkum's Scrapbook

Illustrator Adam Larkum tells of his love of Paris & 1940's London. Adam Larkum's Scrapbook.

Howdy Chris Lensch

Fresh blood to the agency comes in the form of Michigan-based illustrator Chris Lensch.
His super bright, characteristically fun narratives have been used by such clients as McDonalds, The New York Times, Piggy Toes Press and Compaq. Check out more of his lustrous work.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Post-War Trade

Punk mistress Sarah Beetson has just finished a piece for American musician Amanda Palmer.
An illustration for signed artist prints, t-shirts and pillowcases isn’t the first commission from Ms Palmer of band The Dresden Dolls, this one sees Sarah’s provocative imagery on products delivered right to your door. See the merchandise here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Unilever's Value Chain

Nick Murray Willis, expert in art that moves, has completed a short animation for Unilever's Sustainability Living Plan. This unique animation explains their environmental footprint in an accessible way. Watch it here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Metaphorical Solution

Andrew Selby’s illustrations never disappoint. And tackling thought-provoking subjects is where he’s at his best. He is the cover illustrator for The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, having completed his second image for them he says: The articles "allow me to think conceptually about how to solve problems through metaphorical solutions - exactly the kind of work I enjoy doing. The bigger the puzzle - the more enjoyable it becomes!"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oh For The Love Of Chocolate

If you are a chocolate lover, then you won’t be able to resist Echo Chernik’s recent art for Oh Pour L'amour Du Chocolat. The project was to create a luxurious art nouveau portrait of the Owner, Tara Cadmus, displaying her chocolates, resulting in a 36" tall Giclee print, posters, tags, and stickers. The Framed Giclee is installed at the shop in New York. If you’re based that way, go have a look.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Advertising Gray

It's one of those images from Gray Jolliffe that needs no words from us. So best we leave it that way. Clever work Gray.  Gray Jolliffe's personal website.

Rosie Sanders's Scrapbook

Botanical artist & printmaker, Rosie Sanders, opens the doors to her studio & inspirations. Rosie Sanders's Scrapbook.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Old World, New World

Internal Illo

Here are two recent images created by Greg Becker for Bucknell University magazine. The theme of the article, reflected in the cover illustration was old world, new world. Three ex- Bucknell graduates tell how they made both personal and professional connections with their family roots after leaving college. Beautiful drawings Greg.

Rod Hunt interview on Escape from Illustration Island

Rod Hunt does a great interview, covering his own work, his  vigourous marketing practice, as well as his role as chairman of the Association of illustrators. A useful and entertaining listen 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Te Neus Love Birds

Madamesange has some fitting news for February. Her art has been published with Te Neues; "Love Birds" come in the form of a brand new set of 20 notecards (5 designs, 4 of each),  packaged in a gorgeous, sturdy, and reusable box, be indulgent and have a look here.

There's more, Madamesange is also selling limited edition prints for Valentine’s Day from her site, take a look.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ruth Rowland Talks Lettering

Letter Exchange, the society for professionals in the lettering arts, has asked Ruth to talk about her work this month. She'll be giving a brief overview of her career to date - concentrating on the fields of music, publishing, packaging, editorial, advertising and corporate design.  Ruth says "...I've been working as a professional lettering artist for over 20 years and have been commissioned by a wide range of clients. In that time there's been a radical change in the type of technology used which has meant I've changed from being primarily UK based to competing in a global market..."

If you'd like to come along, the talk is on Wed 16th Feb at The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT. It starts at 6.30pm and tickets can be bought on the door - members £6, non-members £8 and students £4. There will be drinks afterwards if you want to ask any questions or just say hello. Ruth says "...If you've never been to the Artworkers Guild, this beautiful building is well worth a visit..."

Friday, February 4, 2011

FRAME X FRAME Microsoft Web Banner

Commissioned by Creature London, Tim Bradford worked alongside the digital team to illustrate, animate and help storyboard this festive web banner for Microsoft. WATCH IT NOW.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

VSA’s 2011 Call For Art for Artists with Disabilities

VSA  is The International Organization on Arts and Disability. They are calling for artists with a disability to enter into the following exhibition:


An international juried exhibition for artists with disabilities

Deadline for submissions: March 11, 2011

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, announces a call for art for artists ages 18 and older who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. Artists are invited to submit up to four artworks of any media that address the theme of Shift – an investigation of a moment of change in one’s life that alters the direction of a person’s path.

For more info:

To submit artwork:

Selected artists will be notified by April 29, 2011.

Selected artwork will be exhibited at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC in June 2011.


We present Olly by Mark Oliver, an oil hinged animator with a healthy interest in all mechanical. WATCH IT NOW.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FRAME X FRAME Upon Hilly Fields

Directed and animated by Nick Murray Willis, Upon Hilly Fields is Lucky Soul's new single and the last to be taken from their second album, "A Coming Of Age". WATCH IT NOW.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top Of The Pops


Topping the charts this week with her distinctive urban style is Miss Led. She has just been appointed the latest illustrator for Top of The Pops Magazine’s “Oops” column. Her playful and flirtatious illustrations are perfectly suited for TOTP’s readers and she will continue to illustrate the column throughout 2011.