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Coffee Culture
27 February 2015
A Wall of Wally
27 February 2015
Year of the Goat
26 February 2015
Fujino in Art Quarter
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25 February 2015
71 Square Miles
25 February 2015
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Coffee Culture

Friday, February 27, 2015

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Escapism Magazine features a double page spread by Ben Tallon.

Ben has illustrated an article on coffee culture in Melbourne, Australia for this issue which is out now. The designers have used Ben's art to glorious effect in the magazine which can be picked up at many central London stations for free.



A Wall of Wally

Friday, February 27, 2015

 

Kathryn Rathke takes part in the Wall of Wally project.

Brand guru Wally Olins passed away last year, and this project put together by designer Jamin Galea, involves many illustrators paying homage to the man. A wall of portraits, drawn in a variety of styles is being created, Kathryn says "I liked the idea of this project, that everybody got the exact same assignment, using the same reference photo. I think it is a really neat way to compare illustrators and could be a great sourcebook for that reason...".



Year of the Goat

Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

 

The Guernsey Post Year of the Goat 2015 stamps have been designed by Chrissy Lau.

After the success of 2014's Year of the Horse collection, Chrissy was delighted to be asked again to work on this year's stamps. The goat is the eighth animal in the lunar cycle and considered lucky - since the number eight symbolises peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. Chrissy says "According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Goat. It begins on 19 February 2015 and ends on February 7, 2016, and is the eighth of twelve animal signs.  The Zodiac stems from the similar concept in western astrology and means "circle of animals". The Chinese zodiac is a systematic plan of future action that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It remains popular in several East Asian countries including China and Japan."

 

 



Fujino in Art Quarter

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Art Quarter features the splendid collages of Mayuko Fujino.

Showcasing works by forty recognized artists in the field of paper craft art from all around the world, the book is published by DPI Magazine Taiwan and includes an interview with Mayuko (in Chinese) with fourteen images spread over six pages. A wonderful celebration of all she creates!

 



Wisley Fun

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Lee Hodges creates magnificent posters for this year's RHS Wisley 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.”



71 Square Miles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Mapping Brooklyn exhibition opens today and features a super-sized artwork by Jennifer Maravillas.

71 Square Miles is a piece Jennifer has been working on for three years and exists as a 10 x 10 ft map of Brooklyn. The artwork is made up of litter collected by Jennifer as she walked throughout the borough, and glued down exactly where it was found on the growing map - with each bit of trash representing the block from which it came. The show starts this evening at 7-9 pm at BRIC Media Arts House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn NY 11217. Check out the BRIC website for more details on the exhibition and follow Jennifer's journey in making the map here.

 



Katie Fforde Covers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 figure art from 'A Perfect Match'

 background art from 'A Vintage Wedding'

 

the books

 

The new Katie Fforde series of books have been illustrated by Jacqueline Bissett.

Jacqueline was given a brief synopsis of each story and went away to work on the overall personality of the Katie Fforde girl. She was also asked to provide a link between each cover which she has done with the bunting, the figure size and composition, and also a small icon for the back cover and spine. With more books on the horizon she says "I created lots of different sketches after extensive research and will now keep within these parameters for each subsequent cover." 



New Talent Profile - William Dalebout

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

William Dalebout is an American illustrator based in Shanghai.

After living in Shanghai for a decade William's creativity has been influenced by the local culture - particularly Chinese calligraphy. He also loves the imagery of the 1950s and 60s and enjoys working with a limited palette. Have a look at more of William's art...



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