Friday, June 28, 2013

'I Wish' Bodyform Tins

Working with Publicis for Bodyform, we are delighted to reveal the gorgeous designs Helen Lang worked on last year. Out in the supermarkets, and used for press and billboard advertising, the tins are a gorgeous handbag size, with a message based on a premise of "I wish…"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gaby's Angel

Gaby's Angel, adorning Hannah Davies's jewel-like drawings is now on sale. Written by Janet Hoggarth and published by Oxford University Press, the book aimed at young girls is about friendship and growing up. Hannah says "I thoroughly enjoyed this fun girly book cover! It was pleasing creating a commission for Oxford University press, and working with such wonderful people."

New Talent Alert...

Chrissy Lau brings a unique style and sophistication to the agency with her intricate hand drawn illustrations mixing fashion, nature and her Chinese heritage...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victoria Scott's Scrapbook

Illustrator Victoria Scott on her design influences from William Morris prints to 1920's flapper style & the patterns of the 1960's. See Victoria Scott's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Charmed Again

These 3 spreads are just a flavour of what you can see in the latest Thomas Sabo Charm Club Catalogue illustrated once again by Jacqueline Bissett.  Jacqueline continues to indulge us with her loose lines and swirls, for that confident and 'free' style she has mastered. She says "(I am) just starting the 2014 diary and I'm glad that I have a chance to continue with 'Lucy's adventures'".

New Talent Alert...

We are excited to welcome Ben Robins and his fabulous CGI skills to the talent at Illustration Ltd. Take a look at his portfolio.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Twins UK

Being a twin herself Jessica Townsend is the perfect artist to complete several illustrations for the Twins UK 21st Anniversary Party. Hosted by the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, the work was exhibited at the garden party in the Guys and St. Thomas Hospital and then donated for display in the department. Jessica says "I am an identical twin and we take part in twin studies at the hospital which has over the years had a big impact on the progression of medical science and genetics".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kickback Man

Joe McDermott's card for Papyrus is now on the shelves. The artwork targeted for the birthday of 'the man in your life' was to feature a slightly past-his-prime 'superhero'. Joe says "They wanted the hero to be relaxing on his couch, watching TV, and be surrounded by junk food. He's a couch potato who isn't so concerned about fighting crime anymore."

New Talent Alert...

Jennifer Maravillas has a unique way with maps, indulge yourself with pattern and colour....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


the menu

Chrissy Lau creates several wonderful drawings for Pastai; 'an intimate artisan pasta bar located in Chelsea (NYC)'.
Commissioned to use her detailed lines to illustrate pasta & the Italian map, Chrissy's 'wholesome' drawings have been used beautifully for a restaurant 'that serves fresh handmade pasta paired with authentic sauces from southern Italy.'
Chrissy says "The illustrations captured the handmade quality of the pasta to help inform and educate the customers about the history and tradition of pasta making in Italy. Inspiration was taken from the engaging stories of the client's childhood in Sicily where she would watch her grandma Francesca make fresh pasta every day. The illustrations represented the brand’s personality, creating a distinct visual identity, print collateral and packaging."

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Do you have abibliophobia? If not and you're unsure of what it is, Vicky Scott's recent illustration for Smart B*tches Trashy Books explains it all! She says " I illustrated the word Abibliophobia (the fear of running out of reading material) by showing a girl and her cat camping out in the library and desperately trying to stuff books into the tent." The piece is currently being used on the book review site.

New Talent Alert...

Jongmee is with us! For refreshing compositions and palette take a look at the New York based illustrator's fashion and editorial work...

Monday, June 17, 2013

My First Kafka

Rohan Eason is delighted with the end result of his commission from One Peace Books in New York. "My First Kafka, Rodents, Runaways and Giant Bugs" retold by Matthue Roth with illustrations by Rohan, adapts 3 Kafka stories for the child reader, both startling and creepy. More information on the book. Buy it here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Grimm's Fairy Tales

This fairy tale piece by Emily Carew Woodard and commissioned by Random House Publishers is now out in the shops. Emily was asked to create an engaging image which contained lots of different elements of the Grimms Fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. The art was created by hand in watercolour and ink.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Will and Kate: A Love Story

These drawings by Adam Larkum illustrate the story of William and Kate; a Royal Romance. Originally commissioned by Ink Robin before the event, the goal was to get the book app available for download at the time of the wedding. This meant Adam working to an extremely tight deadline; the kind of working style he loves! The app received great reviews and resulted in Ink Robin commissioning Adam to produce an app for the iphone called 'Dress Kate' which involved a wardrobe of dresses, shoes and accessories. Adam says "We then moved back to the ipad story book format and produced a book called Piccalillis Circus, a story of a ring master who has to take the day off due to a cold. Ink Robin have been a very professional and fantastic company to work with and I really enjoyed the way the app brought the illustrations to life."
More good news; Egmont publishers are now using the William and Kate artwork along with commissioned additional illustration to bring the story out in a traditional book form.

Open the Front Door


Gail Armstrong works wonders with this editorial commission for Thriving Family Magazine in the US. The article focuses on how families should try to see the world as one of possibilities, rather than one to fear and to be protected from. Gail says "I wanted the piece to focus very much on the world beyond the front door and to make it look very warm and inviting, in contrast to the all white interior scene - as though the family would only be fully completed once they step over the threshold. A bit like those film scenes in "The Secret Garden" and "The Wizard of Oz"; when the film changes from black and white to full technicolor...."

Jessica Townsend's Scrapbook

When not drawing or teaching, illustrator Jessica Townsend enjoys picking up either her camera or surfboard. Jessica's Scrapbook.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez


Hannah Megee creates a portrait of Sixto Rodriguez in her classic haunting style.
Commissioned by the music newspaper Deluxe, the piece was to illustrate the iconic musician and star of 'Searching For Sugarman' to celebrate International Record Store Day. Hannah says "As there are limited photographs of Rodriguez in the public domain, I was asked to create an image that was original, yet encompassed his personality and charm."

Landis Covers Marietta

Front cover
Inside illustration
Appearing on the front cover and inside the Marietta College magazine, Heather Landis takes us back in time with her crafted collage illustrations.

Monday, June 10, 2013

SOGO and Boyer

Patrick Boyer's illustration 'supports' the floor above
...through a walkway
...and on a exterior column
Patrick Boyer provides a spectacular visual piece for the SOGO department store in Hong Kong.
Celebrating their 28th anniversary Patrick was commissioned to complete a rich product and fashion inspired illustration to be used on various media, here we see it decorating the interior of the store, looking quite stunning!