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Nuno DaCosta

Nuno DaCosta

An Extraordinary Collaboration

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nuno DaCosta works with Johnny Rocket Jewellery on a brand relaunch of his unique treasures.

Nuno was approached with an idea to create some imagery which reimagined the codes of the label.  Nuno continues "The idea that immediately sprang to mind was one of rebirth, regeneration and transformation.  I wanted to take the soul of Johnny's brand, which is this wonderful blend of hard edge and elegance and so created some sketches of this cold barbed wire transforming into beautiful roses and cherry blossom. Swallows are also an Icon of the label and so I created a pair of swallows, one swallow feeding another a cursed gem stone which transforms the bird to stone. It was such a wonderful experience collaborating with Johnny, everything flowed, there was something magic in the air for sure." See more of Johnny Rocket's jewellery.




Catwalk Jewellery

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wallpaper* highlight the latest watch and jewellery finds featuring Nuno DaCosta's Céline.

Nuno da Costa has made a classy and seductive piece showing  Céline's A/W 2016 catwalk jewellery, he tells Wallpaper*, "I like the way that runway make-up, hair and accessories seem increasingly tailored towards each model’s individual look, I think there was only one girl wearing that earring in the whole Céline show. That’s why I liked it so much.' Read more.



Bejewelled Lady

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nuno DaCosta's glamorous lady stands out for the Financial Times.

The brief was simply to create a posing beauty for the financial paper, and to feature a stunning necklace by Georg Jensen. The art is both alluring and sophisticated by the hands of a great talent - Nuno DaCosta.



A Henry London Mother's Day

Friday, March 04, 2016

Nuno DaCosta collaborates with Henry London Watchmakers for their Mother's Day campaign.

Nuno's delicate and sophisticated brushstrokes are used beautifully to illustrate one of the maker's fine watches and given a feminine charm with the addition of a single rose. Nuno says "Very happy to have collaborated with Henry-London on their Mother's Day Campaign.  Beautiful Classic elegance with a modern twist."



Fine Jewellery

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nuno DaCosta's art appears on the front cover of The Telegraph Fine Jewellery Winter Edition.

Nuno's beautiful piece features Chaumet's Josephine Tiara inspired by the Empress Josephine and accompanies an article written by renowned Jewellery historian Vivienne Becker. Exquisite!



MAC's Art of the Lip

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

 above - click to see the video

Natalia Sanabria


Sarah Beetson


Nuno DaCosta


Joseph McDermott


Katharine Asher


Jacqueline Bissett

 above - the ads

MAC's Art of the Lip campaign pouts with the art of some of our illustrators.

Natalia Sanabria, Sarah Beetson, Nuno DaCostaJoseph McDermott, Katharine Asher and Jacqueline Bissett drew and painted lips to be used on MAC's fun ads for the event. Taking place at the end of last month and using the hashtag #macartofthelip, the public were invited to pucker up and pose for MAC's photo gallery. 




Featuring Nuno DaCosta

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nuno DaCosta is a beauty and fashion illustrator based in London and Lisbon.

Nuno DaCosta is a beauty and fashion illustrator based in London and Lisbon.

Working for clients such as Vogue, Maison Thierry Mugler and Dior, his elegant, pure and bold lines come together to create engaging figures which captivate the viewer. 



The Gems of Time

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Nuno DaCosta exhibits his jewellery illustrations as part of 'The Gems of Time' show at the Saatchi Gallery.

Nuno DaCosta exhibits his jewellery illustrations as part of 'The Gems of Time' show at the Saatchi Gallery.

Nuno's artworks will accompany jewelled timepieces from the world’s greatest jewellery and watch houses at the Salon QP fine watch exhibition. Nuno says "They have built an installation within the Saatchi Gallery and my illustrations are going to be projected within it." Running from 6th-8th November, the 3 day exhibition includes names such as Cartier, De Beers and Bulgari.



Windle & Moodie Style

Sunday, September 28, 2014


the artwork



the product range


Nuno DaCosta works on packaging for the Windle & Moodie hair products brand.

The luxury products created by international editorial hairstylist Neil Moodie and his partner Paul Windle are for sale now and used in their award-winning Covent Garden salon. Nuno has produced artworks of elegance and sophistication which can be seen on the packaging and on the Windle & Moodie website




DaCosta on the AOI Shortlist

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


For the second year running Nuno DaCosta is shortlisted for the AOI awards.

The nominated piece shortlisted in the Design Category is Nuno's collaboration with the 'wonderful and inspiring' Caryn Franklin MBE for "All Walks Beyond the Catwalk". The illustration is of a beautiful, powerful, sexy and curvier model, Nuno says "We would love to inspire future fashion designers, illustrators and fashion trendsetters to draw inspiration from a more varied pool of beauty rather than the formulaic cookie cutter vision we have become used to. Caryn Franklin MBE says of Nuno and the project:

Nuno is one of the few conscious fashion illustrators working today. He is aware of his power to set trends and agendas, and in addressing the body of the woman with empathy and understanding he is able to show a broader range of beauty and inspire up-and-coming illustrators to think outside the box rather than delivering the fashion formula of elongated cartoon or sexualised doll. I love the glamour, the fashion and the artful rendering he brings to all of his images. Most of all I love that the beautiful illustration he created for All Walks Beyond the Catwalk - of a more curvaceous body - proves that fashion illustration has a crucial role to play in the body diversity debate.



Triumph Valentine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Triumph commission Nuno DaCosta to celebrate their special Valentine’s lingerie & gift collection.

Continuing their 'Makers Collaboration', Nuno has used his fashion skills to create this special illustration, combining love and beauty. Nuno says "What better way to tell your partner that you love them than to treat yourself to some romantic lingerie!"



Mikimoto's Pearls

Monday, November 11, 2013


Nuno DaCosta was honoured to be asked to illustrate the cover of The Telegraph's Fine Jewellery Supplement.
And for the second year running, he has produced this beautifully seductive piece featuring Mikimoto's pearls. The illustration was commissioned by the editor to go with an essay by renowned fine jewellery historian and author Vivienne Becker.  


Diversity Now!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


This more curvaceous drawing by Nuno DaCosta has been created for 'All Walks Call for Diversity'. The fashion artist has been asked by Caryn Franklin and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk in conjunction with i-Dmagazine to be a judge for Diversity Now! - a national competition for fashion students; "...the chance to shout for your beliefs and be heard, to open eyes and make them see your vision of beauty, body shape and attitude in future fashion". With the entries all in, Nuno along with other judges such as William Tempest and Deborah Milner, will decide on the category winners and the overall winner to be announced at Graduate Fashion Week in June.

Nuno’s Mirrors for Alzheimers

Thursday, November 17, 2011




Nuno Da Costa recently donated two illustrations to Alzheimer's Society who have created these glorious mirrors to be sold by Outfit. Selling at a bargain of £1.50 each, £1.26 goes directly to the charity which is excellent news. Outfit is the out-of-town fashion store, housing leading high street brands under one roof. There's something for everyone, with top-to-toe collections from Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop, Wallis, Oasis and Warehouse. So, go and purchase one of these hand bag must haves now! More information on the charity and campaign. Find out where to buy the mirrors.

Outfit and Alzheimer’s Society e-alert:

There are some things a girl just needs to have in her handbag; lip-gloss, hair brush and make up to name but a few. However all those things are redundant without a stylish hand held mirror to check yourself in?

Available from all Outfit stores these hand illustrated, button mirrors make great stocking fillers that come with an added extra: the knowledge that while you are looking the part you will be helping others.

Arriving in two designs Outfit will be selling these little two little gems from November, and the money raised will help Alzheimer’s Society to continue supporting people to live well with dementia.

To ensure you stay looking reem this party season add this beautifully illustrated button mirror to your Christmas wish list or give one to your girl friends to ensure they remain the belles of the ball.

Christmas is a time when we think of others and by adding this simple gift to your shopping list Outfit hope to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity and help them make a difference this Christmas.


The Nuno

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This intriguingly stylish design by Nuno DaCosta was created for top London salon Hari's Salon.
Based on his Caran D' Ache colouring pencil box set with a different colour on each nail, the ‘Nuno’ (as it’s come to be known) has been getting a lot of press and meanwhile Mr DaCosta himself promises more to come.

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