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Steinar Lund

International realistic illustrator. UK

Steinar Lund
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May the Force be with You

Friday, December 11, 2015

Steinar Lund creates an evil Emperor self-portrait to coincide with the release of 'Sinclair ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium'.

Some time ago, Steinar produced an airbrushed Star Wars illustration which now appears in a new book that celebrates the early years of the UK video game industry. Published by Bitmap, the book is about the Sinclair ZX Spectrum which was released in 1982 and ceased production in 1992. Steinar's self-initiated portrait also comes at a perfect time with the release of the latest Star Wars movie. Read more about the book here.




Ghost Stories

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Craftsman Audio Books have launched their new website featuring the work of Steinar Lund.

Mr. Smith

Craftsman Audio Books have launched their new website featuring the work of Steinar Lund.

The illustrations are for their series of Complete Ghost Stories by famous authors J. Sheridan Le Fanu and M. R. James. Steinar's work appears on the cover of eight volumes of the Le Fanu recordings, each showing 'Mr Smith' brandishing unsettling objects. Steinar says "In the process of doing the illustrations I even learnt how to do a Hangman’s Noose!" Tim Cook, Producer-Director of Craftsman Audio Books said of Steinar's work, 'Steinar Lund's amazing artwork has set the style for Craftsman titles in works by M. R. James, Robert M. Pirsig and now, with steam punk inspiration, J. Sheridan Le Fanu.'




Do you see ghosts?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Steinar Lund creates 'Candel Magick' for this spooky time of year. Enjoy Halloween....



What would Mary Berry do?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Steinar Lund's latest book cover is a super-real calorific illustration for PanMacmillan!

After the recent finale of 'The Great British Bake Off', Steinar's art for this fictional story of 'family life, unfriendly rivalry and flat Victoria sponges' is timely for the bookshelves. Read more on the book here.

 


Scooped

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Steinar Lund produces photorealistic packaging illustrations for Cumberland Farms Ice Cream.

Steinar Lund produces photorealistic packaging illustrations for Cumberland Farms Ice Cream.

The cocktail inspired ice creams including Pina Colada and Mud Slide will hit the spot this summer, Steinar worked on the cocktail glasses, fruits, coffee bean and chocolate chunk for the US food and drink company.



Witches Trees

Wednesday, October 30, 2013



Inspired by a story of witchcraft and murder, Steinar Lund produces this suitably eerie illustration. The tale, set in 1737 in a town in Wiltshire, tells of the death of 130 people and the blame given to four sisters who were subsequently accused of witchcraft. Steinar's illustration and video show the 'Witches Trees', the place where each one was buried after their murder.

Arturo Ui

Monday, September 23, 2013




Steinar Lund works with Feast Creative to produce this illustration for the play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui showing in London now.
After a receiving a photo of the actor Henry Goodman, Steinar set to work creating the body and cat. He says "The actual costume was sent down from Angels The Costumiers which I then modelled myself and photographer Robert Dixon took the reference shots. Robert has a nice big cat that fitted the brief, but alas he was not happy with me holding him.......in the end I used many different references to create the final 'digital' cat".

Steinar Chills Out

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Steinar Lund must have donned his thermals to produce this illustration for the cover of easyJet Traveller Magazine! The brief was to create a group of 'family' ice lollies with a frosty background for the June issue, Steinar says "I had to experiment with various characters to get the right family look despite a tight deadline."  Art Director Mat Wiggins said of the result; "This looks great ...! I really like the melting bit."



Diplom-Is

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Diplom-Is, a Norwegian company celebrating the 60th anniversary of their original ice cream have released a special treat to mark the occasion. And commissioned by design and advertising agency Frank, Steinar Lund has created some illustrations for the product which are out in the market now. Steinar says "The white chocolate, blueberries and raspberries signify the colours of the national flag. Being Norwegian I was very pleased to do this job and hope to taste the product when I next visit Norway!" Steinar produced images of the Norwegian flag, splashes of cream & milk with white chocolate and berries and the ice cream cone itself, Anette Kirkeby of Frank says "... The client is very happy with the packaging, and the ice-cream is really tasty, so hopefully this will be a hit!"


Trick or Treat?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012




Celebrate Halloween with these two pieces from Steinar Lund . The treat is a book cover done for HarperCollins Children's Books as part of the Bliss Bakery trilogy by Kathryn Littlewood; due out next year. And the trick....a very eerie one at that, is a personal piece originally created as part of a video idea. Which one will you choose?





Mega Sandwich

Tuesday, August 28, 2012



Steinar Lund's stomach must have rumbled when he created this 'mega sandwich' for The Mail on Sunday at the end of last month.  Used in the newspaper's 'Live Magazine', the image was to show the top fillings for sandwiches in the UK. Steinar says "I photographed all the various fillings separately, a few bread slices then compiled them in Photoshop. The client wanted an illustrated look so I went over the artwork with a digital brush to get the desired effect." Mmmmm...


Cloudspotting for Beginners

Sunday, July 08, 2012



'Cloudspotting for Beginners' is an illustration completed by Steinar Lund for Country Life Magazine. Published last month, the piece is for an article on the types of cloud we generally see in the UK, Steinar says "I often walk in the English countryside at weekends and take photographs, including clouds. Consequently I had a lot of cloud photographs which helped in doing the image. Although I was not previously aware of the technical names of clouds, I can now impress/bore my friends by pointing what type of clouds are above our heads!"


Bliss

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

 
'Bliss', a magical novel for girls has been illustrated by Steinar Lund recently for HarperCollins. Due to be released in March, and the first in a trilogy, Steinar has created his own piece of sweet imagery, sure to attract all girls' taste buds! The story follows Rosemary Bliss, a girl who has turned ten and seen her mother fold a lightning bolt into a bowl of batter. She realises then, that her parents make magic in the Bliss Bakery.

Soft Flora

Monday, October 17, 2011



This very sunny image from Steinar Lund has been produced for a Norwegian food company. The illustration is now being used as packaging for Soft Flora margarine, and appears on their website. Steinar says "The landscape was a composite of many photographs with various degrees of manipulation. The flower was based on a photograph, but extensively manipulated to create the right shape, then totally painted over digitally to give an airbrushed look." The commission was via DesignHouse in Norway for Norwegian Food producer Mills.


I Could Be an Angel

Friday, December 31, 2010



Norwegian born illustrator Steinar Lund works along side international music and portrait photographer Perou, on The Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster's new single and upcoming album. The collaboration between photographer and illustrator proved very inspiring for both sides. Perou celebrates individualism with a unique perspective on the world and Steinar relished the opportunity to explore a more surreal & gothic side to his illustrations. The single 'I Could Have Been An Angle' is out already and the album 'The Royal Society' is out in October.

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