Friday, June 29, 2012

Dieline Awards 2012

BoomArtwork is thrilled to have won 3rd Place in this year's Dieline Awards with his DrNo Packaging designs. This award is the result of a worldwide competition devoted exclusively to the art of brand packaging.
Featuring in the Electronics, Technology, Movies and CDs category, BoomArtwork was just beaten by the album artwork for Lou Reed and Metallica in 2nd place and album artwork for Jay Z / Kanye West in top position. He says "Recently I created packaging design and artwork for DrNo Effects, a range of vintage guitar effect pedals...........Unfortunately I wasn’t able to come over to Boston and except the award in person; therefore DrNo and I created with the help of my friends at Konacoast a short ‘award acceptance speech’ video that was shown during the awards in Boston." See the video.  Huge congratulations for this very deserved award.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Seeker

'Kobrand Wines and Spirits' have launched a new line of wines called "The Seeker", with each of the bottles featuring a portrait painted by Anthony J Foti. The five wines in the Seeker range come with their own story, based around a character Anthony has illustrated - all looking mysterious and full of adventure. See the wines and characters here. (Click under 'Our Team' on the left panel to see the others).

Monday, June 25, 2012

California Day of The Teacher

Heather Landis has created this poster for the California Teachers association. Based on the theme "California Day of the Teacher", Heather uses her signature collage style to illustrate last month's celebration.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hide and Seek

This delight to the senses has come from the hands of Greg Becker. He has created a juicy cover illustration with Bridge Point Educational in the US for a book due out this August.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Feel Good

Out on sale today is this edition of Feel Good Norway. With a front cover illustrated by the busy Hannah Davies, the beautifully ornate illustration twinkles with detail.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Californian Real Estate

Andy Council has illustrated an article on using social media to sell property for Californian Real Estate Magazine.  His attention to detail and interest in architecture made for an accomplished piece of work.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Logitech Range

Hannah Davies has her own design on a collection of products for Logitech. Just launched, the illustration is being used on a mouse and web cam range, available from the Logitech site. Hannah says of the finished products,  "They look fantastic. I'm really pleased with the quality! I can't wait to receive them all. They are out to buy from Logitech stores around the world and (will) hopefully inspire lots of people at work and home!"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Social Inequality

Ian Murray has collaborated on some research work with Dan Ariely on the subject of Social and Economic Inequality. Having read his book Predictably Irrational, Ian began to follow his blog, and intrigued by the subject matter the opportunity arose to submit some stunning work to be exhibited in America this summer. The exhibition entitled PoorQuality: Inequality is now showing at The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, 2024 W Main St, Bay C, Durham, NC until August 31st.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Longleat House

Ruth Rowland was recently asked to work on some lettering to promote Longleat House, an impressive example of Elizabethan architecture, set in beautiful Wiltshire countryside in the UK. Home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, the house is surrounded by 900 acres of ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped gardens and parkland. The lettering was designed to work with the hospitality side of the business, so as well as the site, it will be seen on wedding and corporate events brochures, stationery and promotional material. It needed to reflect the elegant, historic surroundings with a contemporary flourish, so Ruth focused on a soft italic hand, aiming to keep a fine balance between the flow of the line and the legibility of the form.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunniva Fruit Juices

Rosie Sanders has worked on seven packaging illustrations for Sunniva Fruit Juices. Commissioned via Stromme Throndsen Design in Norway, we see two of the mouth watering artworks here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pictoplasma Character Compendium

Duncan Beedie is very proud to be part of the newly published Pictoplasma Character Compendium. With his Yeti illustration featured inside he says "As an illustrator and character designer, the Pictoplasma series has been a massive inspiration to me over the years, so to have an illustration in their latest publication is a massive honour for me."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Artfusion 24

Shannon Toth will be exhibiting four new oil paintings this month at "Artfusion 24" in London Ontario, Canada. The show is on Saturday 23rd June, 7pm - 2am at APK Live. Shannon says "The show is a group exhibit... It's a very relaxed atmosphere for local artists to show their work and make connections with other artists at a variety of different success levels. For more information look here.

The Chocolate Lily Award

We are very proud to announce that Louis the Tiger Who Came From the Sea, illustrated by Sholto Walker, has been nominated for the Chocolate Lily Award. Sholto worked on the book with Annick Press at the beginning of the year alongside writer Michal Kozlowski.

"The Chocolate Lily Awards began with a desire to encourage B.C. grade school children to read books by authors and illustrators living in British Columbia. After seven years, Chocolate Lily has grown into a nationally recognized book awards program. By exposing children to the best of B.C. fiction and introducing them to the creators of these quality books, we hope to ignite a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. The Chocolate Lily is a real indigenous flower that grows in woodland areas along the west coast of B.C. but nowhere else in Canada." See the other nominees here. 

Good Luck Sholto!