Friday, November 30, 2012

My Monster Mayhem

Sholto Walker has completed an interesting project working with Digital Leaf. Monster Mayhem is a childrens book and app; using the same art for both Sholto learned much from this project and is happy with the outcome. Both the book and the app are out now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Be Magazine

Joe McDermott creates this spread for Be Magazine in France, one year after her 'new breasts', it's as if they have always been there!

Vermut in Barcelona

Read an interesting article from our Barcelona based illustrator Kavel Rafferty on the Herb Lester site. Entitled "From our friend in Barcelona: B for vermut", Kavel gives some useful advice on the drinking and the finding of local vermut (or vermouth as we would know it).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hemispheres Magazine

Working in a new style with a gorgeous palette, Stuart Holmes produces a cover illustration and several spots for 'Hemispheres Magazine' - United Airlines inflight magazine. Stuart says "... I have since found out (it) is the largest airline in the World – which I'm very happy about!"

Etienne Clement's Scrapbook

Artist Etienne Clement's London Fields studio is an Ali Baba's cave of pop culture, plastic, trash & car boot treasure. Etienne Clement's Scrapbook.

Friday, November 23, 2012


BoomArtwork has completed quite a set of 'chalk board' style images for Subway. Commissioned by advertising agency Upshot in Chicago, the images have been used as promotional signs in the windows of Subway restaurants in the US. With new promotions each month, the result is an abundance of appetising offers!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Raffle

Tyson Mangelsdorf has created this art for the Oregon Lottery currently being used as a Thanksgiving promotion. The campaign, well and truly launched can be seen all over Oregon. Tyson says "The most challenging part of this project was getting the composition just right.  The design had to accommodate the text and logo placement as well as capturing the relative scale of the turkey, sign and hunter in a way that seemed fairly natural. Working through these elements resulted in several sketches that capture the evolution of this project."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vic Lee's Scrapbook

The streets & stories of London are brought to life in Vic Lee's art & typography. Vic Lee's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We Welcome Etienne Clement

Etienne Clement  joins the Illustration team and brings with him a very theatrical style of constructed sets photographed to give a unique narrative. Have a look!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Deadly Patterns

This inviting book cover bears the art of Anthony J Foti. His illustration for the cover of 'Deadly Patterns' by Melissa Bourbon has just been released by Penguin with some great reviews, leading to more work for Anthony on the series.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Animalphabet in The Independent

Madamesange's (aka Helen Lang) limited edition screen print 'Animalphabet' will be appearing in this Saturday's 50 Best Presents for Kids guide in The Independent. Look out for it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Which? Lettering

Ruth Rowland was delighted to be asked to create the cover lettering for the latest issue of Which? Magazine. It features an article about energy tariffs and how few people understand them. Ruth says "This illustrative piece uses different styles, weights and sizes of lettering to indicate the different answers given and the general confusion on the subject."

Vogue Portugal

Nuno Da Costa creates this powerfully beautiful art for Vogue Portugal as a gift. The illustration was to celebrate their 10th anniversary and a year of Vogue and Nuno working together. Nuno says "The pendants on the necklace are from other countries that also have their very own editions of Vogue with the portuguese pendant taking pride of place in the centre." The team loved it so much they printed it inside the current issue.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thom's Superhero

Peter Thom creates a full page superhero illustration for Happy Life by Club Med in France using his energetic comic style.

Monday, November 12, 2012

FRAME X FRAME: Showcasing Alan Baker

All using the Fiona Goble figures...
The Night Before
Working with the 'Twas The Knits Before Christmas' knitted figures, Alan Baker creates this animation as a promo for the book, published by Ivy press. Watch it now...

The Royal Wedding
An amusing animation for 'Knit Your Own Royal Wedding'. Watch it now...
 Noah's Knits
Alan uses his magic once again for the German version of 'Noah's Ark'. Watch it now...

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Clothes Show Live

Fashion illustrator Nuno Da Costa will be a guest at a Seminar on Fashion Illustration at The Clothes Show Live. Along with chairpersons Caryn Franklin (fashion expert of The Clothes Show) and Stephanie Finnan (of the Fashion Careers Clinic), Nuno will be on the panel answering questions about his genre of illustration. The talks will take place on 7th, 10th and 11th December 2012, for more information and to book tickets go here.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Perrier on the Metro

Joseph McDermott's work for Perrier with Ogilvy Paris appears large on the Paris Metro. Stunning!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshireman Andrew Hutchinson was delighted to be asked to re-design the packaging for Taylors of Harrogate's iconic "Yorkshire Tea" and "Yorkshire Gold" brands. The brief was to make a more realistic style of image without significantly changing the overall look of the package. The illustration was also to include familiar features of the Yorkshire countryside; Andrew's painting captures it's beauty, the Dales' Ribblehead viaduct, Castle Bolton and the Moors' Rosedale mines. Super job!

Crafty Types

Lettering artist Ruth Rowland will be giving a talk about her work on the evening of 13th November at St. Bride Library. Tickets are available from the library website and will 'help to fund this important resource for future generations'

"Join us at St Bride Library for an evening celebrating the craft of the letter. From considerations of language and the design process, to spontaneous mark-making and precision, leading practitioners Catherine Dixon, Si Scott, Ruth Rowland and Sam Winston will explore the subject through their own working practices."

Worth a visit if you're in the area:  St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Green Wednesdays

Nick Murray Willis  produces another witty animation, this time for Nice and Serious . Used as a promo for Green Wednesdays  - an idea 'to connect influential people with the best environmental and ethical films in order to bring about change', the animation carries the message with Nick's wonderful line drawings and characters. See it here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

WeightWatchers Magazine

Lucia Emanuela Curzi's fluid lines can be seen in WeightWatchers Magazine this month. She was commissioned to supply two images; a full page spread for the article 'Confidence in a Bottle' and a smaller for the following page. She says "The illustrations of the Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler Angel fragrances are all inspired by the stories of three women and the memories that those fragrances remind them of (wedding, university, love story etc) as described in the article". Beautiful!