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Montana Forbes

International fashion illustrator. London

Montana Forbes

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beginning a monthly column with Elle Japan, Montana Forbes draws a portrait of Rachel Bloom.

The actress is the lead character from the American comedy series 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' on CW network and is the subject of Montana's first illustrated column.  The feature is based on celebrity and social happenings in Japan and complemented by Montana's glamorous, minimal approach.



Strip Poker

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cosmopolitan Germany commission Montana Forbes for some saucy figure poses.

The set of strip poker cards created by Montana are beautiful artworks of the female form. The pack is attached to each copy of the magazine as a promotion and goes alongside a feature with various games to play.




Harrods Fashion

Monday, June 23, 2014




Montana Forbes completes the second part of her commission with Harrods; the Fashion Preview Sale.

The illustrations are being used in the lead up to the sale and across printed collateral, online, social media and in-store this summer. Montana says "...it's been an amazing project to work on and I was given so much freedom to create the illustrations".




Harrods' Spring Style

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Montana Forbes illustrates the Harrods' 'Spring Home Event' campaign.


living room


kitchen

bedroom

Montana Forbes illustrates the Harrods' 'Spring Home Event' campaign.

These stylish images will be used for in-store signage, email, direct mail and ten half-page ads in London newspapers over the next few months. Montana used the Harrods' seasonal furniture and interior décor from their kitchen, living room and bedroom ranges to create the art, "I don’t normally get requests for interiors and home furnishings" says Montana "... so it was a great opportunity for me to explore this area and thoroughly enjoyed the process of composing the scenes."




Fashion Horoscopes

Friday, January 31, 2014

Gemini

Pisces

Sagittarius

Montana Forbes completes a set of horoscopes for IKON images.
The three here; Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini are just a taster of the beauties Montana has created for the company who primarily deal with stock imagery. Montana says "I’ve always had a keen interest in the horoscopes and was really excited to tackle the subject matter for the very first time. After much research, I was inspired to create unique fashion and beauty portraits that incorporated elements and characteristics associated with each sign but without them being clichéd depictions." See all twelve in Montana's portfolio.

E2 Living

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Brochure Cover



Commissioned by Strudel, Montana Forbes has created some top drawings for The Colt E2 Brochure.
Montana was asked to produce five illustrations for the booklet which shows off a new living complex in East London's Bethnal Green. Each had to depict residents who would occupy the apartments, socialise and work in the surrounding areas. The results are great looking artworks, which work particularly well in the final design. Montana says "It was good fun and very interesting to make up the characters...the chosen demographic being 20-30....creative and fashion forward but very individual in look."

Technomarine Quest

Friday, August 09, 2013

The Golden Skull



Montana Forbes's work for Technomarine Watches culminated in an interactive online campaign. Featured in the magazine section of the website, Montana was asked to create the main character of the story (Paul) and his friends in various scenarios following the quest to find the "Golden Skull". She says "...the backdrop scene was St. Tropez sunset parties, luxury yachts and a hidden island villa." The illustrated film ran for 2 months on their website with the winner receiving $30,000.00.
 


Stylist Portraits

Thursday, August 01, 2013



Montana Forbes was honoured to be featured in the first ever all-illustrated issue of Stylist Magazine.
Alongside iconic illustrators such as David Downton and Patrick Morgan, the brief was to create 16 portraits of the magazine's contributors, including Joanna Lumley and ex-Mulberry designer Emma Hill.

The Best Fashion Illustrators

Wednesday, July 24, 2013




Last weekend's edition of Smoda featured an interview with top fashion illustrator Montana Forbes.
She was asked to contribute to an article on 'The Best Fashion Illustrators' by Leticia García; a journalist for Smoda (a popular fashion magazine from the Spanish newspaper El País).
Talking of a subject she knows much about, Montana's interview was illustrated with three artworks, including this one - originally done for an upcoming accessories brand called SANTAL36.

New Look for December

Tuesday, December 11, 2012




Appearing on the front of tote bags and for sale at the New Look UK stores is this stylish illustration from Montana Forbes. She says "I was approached to create an illustration for the New Look store's Bond street re-launch, on 1st December 2012 in London.... It was fantastic working with their Christmas season collection and being allowed such wide creative freedom."

Folli Follie

Thursday, August 02, 2012


This inviting page from the ES Life and Style magazine comes from the sophisticated hands of Montana Forbes. Asked to create a fashion illustration for the accessories brand Folli Follie, the image was used to advertise the company in conjunction with the launch of their Bond Street store.



Back In STYLE

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Montana Forbes has created this Celine inspired piece for the Sunday Times STYLE magazine supplement. After having a 3 year break from illustrating for the magazine, Montana is happy to be back. She says "I create a different illustration each week based on the new fashion column called ‘Secrets Of A Shopaholic’, featured on page 9 of the magazine." The artwork is commissioned by the art director, Linda Burrows.

Beauty Editor Portraits

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Alessandra Steinherr

Montana Forbes recently completed 17 bespoke portraits as gifts for various magazine beauty editors. Commissioned by COTY UK, she was also asked to create 9 other portraits for the company’s press office e-card. Each portrait was drawn from photographs with a tight deadline of 3 weeks! They were then Giclée printed on A3 William Turner paper for great archival quality. Montana says "Despite the tight deadline and some blurred photos I thoroughly enjoyed working on the project." The portrait here is of Alessandra Steinherr from Glamour magazine.

Montana's Art at The Trafalgar

Tuesday, October 04, 2011



Last week The Trafalgar in London held an event to re-launch the hotel and to celebrate it's 10th anniversary. Montana Forbes was the artist asked to supply some artwork for display, her pieces which will be on show for a few months hang with the style and sophistication to match the hotel. The collaboration is via Eyestorm Artica Worldwide Ltd which sells Montana's Giclee prints.




Achica

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



Achica, an online private members luxury goods retailer have launched an art division and asked Montana Forbes to be their first artist in the venture. Montana's pieces are now available to buy from their site, which is run by the people also responsible for the online retailer Asos. "Pink Tutu" here, is one of the beauties featured on Achica. The next event on Achica will be taking place on 11/11/11 as a 4 day discounted promotion, so make sure to have a good browse then!

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