Thursday, May 31, 2012

Venice Street Fashion

Commissioned by Danish men’s lifestyle magazine EM, Ian Murray has used his skills to create this image to accompany an article about men’s street fashion in Venice. Ian says "Thankfully I had prepared well by watching all episodes of The Bridge and Borgen. Love those Scandinavian dramas!"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cats Tea Towel

If you are a cat fan, this is a treat. Kavel Rafferty has produced a Charity Cat Tea Towel with delightful black and white drawings of her friends' cats, and one dog! With profits going to a cat protection charity, the piece of art on cloth measuring 75x45cm is a great piece for the kitchen. The white cotton tea towel is a one colour print and avialable here for just £8.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Miss Led's Hellohead

Miss Led has taken part in the Hellohead project where a number of artists have paired up to paint or draw portraits of each other. Here, Miss Led has beautifully captured Lauren Crow. Miss Led says " I’m just one of 60 artists taking part across Europe. This includes some of my favourite illustrators, such as Elodie, Ruben Ireland and Conrad Roset. The work will result in a group show in London, some time in June. Proceeds from the originals and prints sold will go to the National Autism Society. This year, being the 50th birthday of the charity, is celebrating the theme of friendship. More on Hellohead.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Coping With Asthma

Kavel Rafferty's splendid drawings for Asda Magazine illustrate an article of coping with Asthma.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Olympia Illustration Competition Winner

Lucia Emanuela Curzi has won second prize in the Olympia Illustration Competition! The brief was to produce a poster design that marked their milestone anniversary while celebrating the venue’s rich culture and heritage, with the poster being featured in their commemorative 125th anniversary campaign. Lucia created her piece in her spare time earlier in the year, and only just missing out on the first prize place, the organisers called her to say they would be making a 'special' second prize place for her! Lucia was able to join the celebration at The Olympia Theatre where she has been photographed with her art. 

And here is a movie of the celebration...

Well done Lucia! More details on the competition here and here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gigi Istanbul

Earlier this year Miminne completed a project for a large restaurant group in Turkey. Istanbul Doors have opened GIGI, and commissioned Miminne to produce six large images of female heads. She says "The restaurant interior was themed around the famous Turkish story of the nightingale and the rose. Since Istanbul in itself is a place where the East meets the West, I tried to draw women with different cultural backgrounds, trying to differentiate with accessories, make-up, hair styles and physical features. The colours are predominantly in the shades of different reds and pinks, to match to the designated area." The artworks are now on display, reproduced to fit the scale of the space, each measuring approximately 1.6m x 2.35m. Miminne also says "If you happen to be in Istanbul, why not enjoy a drink or two sitting in front of my artwork!"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

52Aces in The Guardian

Madamesange's 9 of Clubs for the amazing 52Aces deck has received positive praise in The Guardian  this weekend, just before it's launch next month. More info here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sea of Jelly

Photo from the BBC website

Bompas and Parr have achieved something truly remarkable, last week saw the food architects 'floating' Brunel's ss Great Britain on a sea of jelly! As part of a cultural festival the ship which is moored in Bristol is one of ten sites being 'matched' with contemporary artists for the 'Museums at Night' season. Bompas and Parr's 'sea' creation involved making and 'pushing' 55,000 litres of neon green jelly around the ship, which is lit from below once the sun has gone down. Read more here.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Madamesange in DPI Magazine


Take a look at Madamesange's colourful feature in the Taiwan DPI Magazine Vol.153 with gorgeous images and information on her work.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harrods LONDON

Zoe More O'Ferrall has completed a super project for Harrods. Commissioned direct from the famous London store, Zoe has provided illustrations on a London theme which are being used on their food range, from English Breakfast Tea to Almond and Cherry Candy Drops. Zoe says "They had a really clear idea and brief of what they wanted. Lovely design team to work with."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An Illustrated Allotment Alphabet

'An Illustrated Allotment Alphabet' based on Greg Becker's blog drawings is available now as a fantastic book. Greg's original plot 52 blog, which is ' A personal visual record of the triumphs and trials of a vegetable gardener. Detailing the ongoing struggles with pests, the weather, low flying golf balls, and a fear of deep digging.' has been the inspiration behind this latest publication, and one that is begging to be on a coffee table. The book is purchasable from, an online bookstore as an ebook or printed version.