Thursday, May 30, 2013

Council Walks With Dinosaurs

Expert on all things prehistoric, Andy Council's interview with BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs' is now published on their website. Talking about his art and obsession with dinosaurs, Andy also takes us back to his childhood and first fossil (concrete) find! Have a read here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mylo Xyloto on your Phone

Including art by Alex Fuentes, Coldplay have released the first three issues of their comic 'Mylo Xyloto' as a download for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Available in ebook format from the Apple iBookstore and itunes, this comes as a nice edition to the physical comic which was launched last year.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Art on the Street

This is work in progress for Vic Lee who is finishing off an amazing piece of window art today at Planet Partition, Goswell Rd, London. Say hello if you're nearby!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dubai on a Deadline

Liam O'Farrell triumphs with this illustration for the Celebration of Dubai Airports 2013. Using watercolours with his fluid and confident style, Liam was required to supply the painting on an extremely tight deadline. He says "All seemed to work out well despite being a next day delivery."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nature on a Mouse

For a second year running Hannah Davies's design has been used on Logitech hardware. Inspired by nature, textures and vibrant youthful colours, the product now launched will be available to buy in June from Logitech stores and online.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shopping in Paris

Katharine Asher uses her loose fashion style to create these spreads for ADP Magazine (Paris Airport Magazine). Commissioned by Jean Marc Dupuis, the art appears in the shopping section.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scrapbook Live May 2013

Scrapbook Notebook #7 (photo by Cemanthe Harris)
Jacqueline Bissett (photo by Deborah Lott)
Mike Cowley and Heng Khoo (photo by Deborah Lott)
Ruth Rowland (photo by Deborah Lott)
Vic Lee (photo by Deborah Lott)
Sarah Beetson and Garrick Webster (photo by Deborah Lott)
Sponsors Cobra (photo by Cemanthe Harris)

Our Scrapbook Live Event at The Griffin Gallery was to celebrate the launch of issue 7 in our notebook series. Senior Agent Victoria Pearce along with curator Montana Forbes planned the event to perfection, joyfully supported by 21 exhibiting illustrators, 5 of whom performed ‘live art’.

With a welcoming introduction from Computer Art's journalist Garrick Webster and a few words from Victoria, artists, clients and agents were left to mingle and enjoy the rare opportunity to chat face to face, surrounded by walls draped with creativity.

Sarah Beetson’s live portraits created a crowd whilst Jacqueline Bissett’s glamorous fashion drawings of figures in the gallery were breath-taking. Both Miss Led and Gail Armstrong showed their skills with much interest from the visitors to the gallery, and lettering artist Ruth Rowland demonstrated her spontaneous lettering skills.

The evening concluded after each illustrator was interviewed and had time to relax and enjoy sounds from DJ Dirty Freud. We were blessed with the company of clients including Sonja Burri, Rachel Escudier & Oliver Jamieson from Harrods Publishing, Rachel Clare from The Calm Zone, Stuart Crouch from Peacock Productions, Connie Edwards from KPM Music House, Heng Khoo; MD Association of Illustrators, Lucy Irvine and Joanne Moran from Shortlist Magazine, Simon Jago from BDA London, Emily Lamm from Walker Books, Zoe Lines, Ravi Sohanpal from Ted Baker, Corinne McManus from Atom Design, Hairdresser Neil Moodie, Caryn Franklin from Clothes Show Live, James Pritchard from EMI Music, Will Steele from Templar Publishing and Gustavo Kopit from RKCR/Y&R. All of whom left with a fantasic goody bag full of wonderful giveaways from our illustrators.

Victoria Pearce says of the event “It has been wonderful to bring together our illustrators, clients & agenting team in this personal way to enjoy a coming together of creativity, illustration & inspiration” We’d like to thank our sponsors The Griffin Gallery, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Conte a Paris, Cobra Beer, Manifest UK and everybody who came to the event.

Rhymes My Mother Never Told Me

Duncan Beedie's collection of illustrations for 'Rhymes My Mother Never Told Me' by Bill Burkland live up to the hilarious nature of the book. An 'anthology of puerile, childish rhymes about all things toilet-based' suited Duncan's humour down to the ground! With pieces such as 'Sweet Bread Farts', 'Tony's Tiny Bladder' and 'The Poop Between Her Toes', you can imagine how much fun Duncan had! The book is out now.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

San Francisco Scarf

Jennifer Maravillas's collaboration with The Bold Italic has resulted in this beautiful silk scarf based on her vibrant map of San Francisco. "Jennifer was inspired by "the many colors to be seen around the city: the cold hues of the Pacific, the shades of succulents, wild and overgrown hidden trails, the elusive sunlight, newly painted boats, rainbow salt ponds, bridges, painted Victorians, patterned tiles of taquerias, produce stacked and waiting, the hippies and the hipsters, people watching people watching people, silver rooftops, the blur of bicycles passing, and of course, the gray fog." (The Bold Italic Shop).  You can buy the scarf here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sarah Beetson at The Brick Lane Gallery

Exhibiting at The Brick Lane Gallery from next week is Sarah Beetson with her stunning series of paintings; 'The Lost Boys'. The group show entitled 'Crossovers' runs from 23rd May 'til 2nd June, where Sarah will show six paintings - two of which are nearly 2 metres squared in size.

Sarah says " “The Lost Boys” explores the turbulent nature of child celebrity. I wanted to look at the darker more destructive side of Hollywood fame. The seven subjects (Corey Haim, River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, Christopher Pettiet, Jonathan Brandis and Sage Stallone) were a generation of boys all born in the 1970s or early 80s, and all began acting in childhood. I grew up watching them in Hollywood movies like “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead”, “Stand By Me”, “License To Drive, “The Neverending Story II”, “Rocky V”, “Sleepers” and “10 Things I Hate About You”. All died due to substance abuse or suicide in their 20s and 30s."

Old Silver Tea Pot

Richard Phipps has been using his magic drawing skills for this gorgeous tin for Fortnum and Mason. Commissioned by Peter Windett of Windett Assoc., the Old Silver Tea Pot is a tea blend exclusive to the famous Piccadilly store.