brightly decorated skulls appear on a fabulous new Californian wine.
We're delighted to be able to show the Mexican Day of the Dead inspired labels created by Lee for a new Californian party wine called Long Tooth. These artworks really are a taste of what's to come as the wine will be released in the near future.
Creating another year of family excitement and activities, Lee Hodges
is asked to illustrate the RHS Garden posters.
Commissioned by Premm Design, Bugs and Slugs is a poster for the half term RHS Garden activities where Lee set out to convey the hidden and exciting world of the creatures within the poster. Lee says, "Alongside this I was asked to create a poster for the brand new RHS Family Gardening show, again going for an animated, colourful approach encapsulating all the activities and fun of the show."
is commissioned by Premm Design for another RHS Gardens poster.
Lee's brief was to create a poster for all the family Christmas activities on at the RHS gardens including craft workshops and storytelling. 'Stories with Santa' was about keeping it traditional and familiar with a fun and colourful edge.
Lee's brief was to colourfully illustrate how to create your own DIY Octoberfest - with schnitzel, sauerkraut, beer and sausages. Lee says "I created these two enthusiastic
Image 1 with all the ingredients flying around them…you can hear the music?!"
The American children's magazine Spider commission Lee Hodges
for a ghoulish cover illustration.
Lee was the perfect artist for this project which required skateboarding ghosts and uni-cycling witches! Lee's vivid and spirited style, with added cheek, is appealing to children and adults alike.
is over the moon to have his RHS Garden Posters shortlisted for the 2016 World Illustration Awards!
Lee's magnificent illustrations were originally produced for Premm Design and their client the Royal Horticultural Society. The posters were for a series of events at various RHS Gardens and used as posters, flyers, press ads and onsite banners. Now, the artworks are shortlisted in the Advertising Category of the awards, we look forward to when the winners are announced! See the WIA 2016 shortlist here.
illustrates four book covers showing Britain's pre-history for Wayland Books.
The books are aimed at the children's market and are fun, colourful and informative. From Stone Circles to Burial Places, the books cover the Stone, Iron and Bronze age of Britain. Lee says "Each cover needed to show a photographic element within the illustration, so I used the idea of a particular object, like a lens to frame the photographic element, with all the landscapes and characters formed around it, in full blazing colour of course!"
This dynamic front cover by Lee Hodges
appears on the latest Print Week.
Lee's artwork draws on his amazing custom hand-lettering skills which express all the special offers that people are bombarded with in the world of print. The magazine is out now and can't be missed on the shelf! See it here.
Lee's Scrapbook is Live!
Read how Lee is inspired by Latin American culture, Mexican Dia de los Muertos, art, short films, long films, the sea, books and music!
produces a firework spectacular for Waitrose Weekend Magazine!
This was a fast turnaround commission for the weekly publication and required a colourful interpretation of fireworks on a British residential skyline. Lee says "I decided to go with multiple bursts of colour, which I felt would be more dynamic, I wanted to achieve maximum impact! Boom!"
interprets Bram Stoker's Dracula for Creative Sparks' annual 'Little Print Shop of Horrors'.
With all proceeds going to charity, the Creative Sparks team are running the themed print shop for the fifth year running and is their way of showcasing up-and-coming illustration and print talent, both internally and within the wider creative industry. This year’s theme is 'Award Winning Horror Movies', and the prints along with Lee's excellent Dracula piece are on sale now.
above - Lee's prints hot off the press
From next week, Lee Hodges will be showing his spectacular prints at North Street Gallery in Ashburton.
The exclusive giclee prints range from gig posters to album covers and will be exhibited from August 3rd through to August 22nd at the quaint space in Devon. Lee has teamed up with Spectrum Photographic in producing some fantastic quality prints which will be on sale - enjoy a glass of wine and some rambunctious music at the private view on 5th August from 7-9pm!
"Lee Hodges comes from deepest, darkest Kernowfornia – also known as Cornwall. The sea and coastline have always been a part of his life, and today he lives on the foothills of Dartmoor, in Devon. In addition to his vibrant, mixed media illustration work, Lee is also likes to DJ and runs club arts nights in the Southwest of England. He loves to explore and experiment with a range of creative media, but drawing was his first love and that’s what drives him as an illustrator. Music, folklore and Latin culture are major sources of inspiration for Lee, in particular the striking imagery surrounding Dia de los Muertos. Lee's recent work has included commissions from world re-nowned establishments such as The Lincoln centre of performing arts in New York, the RHS society, Readers Digest, several big editorials, festival artworks and posters word wide."
above - festival artwork
below - web banner
To celebrate and advertise the Lincoln Center Out of Doors event, Lee Hodges creates some vibrant poster art.
Lincoln Out of Doors is a huge free music festival held in New York at the well renowned Lincoln Center of Performing Arts. Lee's brief was to create the artwork for the festival to be used on the festival brochure, website, posters and all advertising plus two 50 foot banners on the corner of Broadway and Columbus Avenue! Lee says "The diversity of the audience meant that the artwork needed to appeal to a huge ethnic and age range, the artwork needing to instantly appeal and pull in the crowds. After a series of several sketches the bird idea was chosen, representing the uplifting, celebratory tone and the elements of music, spoken word and dance." The event begins on July 22nd and runs until August 9th.
Lee Hodges creates magnificent posters for this year's RHS events.
Working with Premm Design for the Royal Horticultural Society, Lee has produced a series of visuals for the various events during the year, with a bespoke illustration for each half-term and for the major campaigns at Easter, Summer and Christmas. The illustrations are being used on posters, flyers, press ads and onsite banners at each of the four RHS gardens. Kevin McDermott, Premm Design Associate Director said of the project :-
“We felt that Lee’s vibrant, joyous style was perfect for this campaign. We are able to communicate the wide range of activities available at each of the RHS Gardens, along with the related flora and fauna, all with a strong sense of fun in a way that appeals to the 6-9 year old target audience and their families.”
Take a look at our latest talent Lee Hodges.
His work is inspired by Latin American culture and street art and oozes theatre, fun and explosions of colour.