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Lee Hodges

Rhythmic, vibrant illustrator. UK

Lee Hodges

Rhythm and Hues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q&A with illustrator Lee Hodges

Premm Design have had the pleasure of working with illustrator Lee Hodges for a number of years now in creating bright, vibrant visuals for the RHS Gardens’ Family campaigns. 

This month in their latest blog post they ask Lee a few questions to find out more about his creative process and what inspires him.

To read the whole interview click HERE and to see more of Lee's bold and textured work visit his portfolio HERE




Painting Clive Pig's Guitar

Friday, June 23, 2017

Lee Hodges covers the international storyteller's guitar with images of his tales.

Clive Pig delivers world stories in an original and dynamic way and asked Lee to decorate his guitar with snippets from his tales. Lee explains, "The aim was to bring his guitar to life with his stories, so as he tells his tales they unravel rhythmically before your eyes, he is visiting many colourful lands, so the idea was to create something that wasn't too culturally specific but could capture the magic and colour of any culture."



Long Tooth Wine

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lee Hodges' 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.

 

 




Bugs & Slugs

Monday, April 10, 2017

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."




The Magic of Christmas

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Lee Hodges 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.



Octoberfest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lee Hodges illustrates for Canada's EAT Magazine.

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 An illustration of characters dancing on the table
Image 1 with all the ingredients flying around them…you can hear the music?!"



Spider

Friday, September 23, 2016

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.



Shortlisted!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Lee Hodges 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. 

 




Prehistoric Adventures

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lee Hodges 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!"




Special Offers

Monday, May 16, 2016

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 Hodges' SCRAPBOOK

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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!



Boom!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Lee Hodges 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!"



Love Never Dies

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lee Hodges 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.

 



Lee's Prints on Show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


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."
 




Out of Doors

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


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.




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