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Shopping with Nadia Flower

Wednesday, April 23, 2014







 

These shopping pages from Paris Airport Magazine have been illustrated by Nadia Flower.

Her sublime lines and silhouettes have been used to great effect, both in decorating the page and focusing the eye.



A Mountain Goat in the French Alps

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

the art



the mural

 

Andy Council paints a goat mural at a school in the French Alps.

Not only was the project art based, it was also intended to help improve the students' English language skills. The pupils had previously made a trip to Bristol, UK where they met Andy and had a tour of the city looking at all the Street Art. For the mural, Andy chose to paint a large scale Mountain Goat, made out of the distinctive buildings and landmarks of the area. You'll see his French is pretty good too, watch this video...



Hannah Firmin's Open Studio

Thursday, April 17, 2014





Hannah Firmin's Open Studio takes place this Spring Bank Holiday.

As part of the 'Crickhowell Open Studios' event over the weekend of 24th -26th May, over 40 artists open their studios and exhibit their work at various venues during the long weekend. All takes place in and around Crickhowell and the beautiful Brecon Beacons area . Hannah says "I will be able to show people my studios, presses, engraved wood and lino blocks and demonstrate my various techniques. Then people can view an exhibition of over 50 pieces of original artwork and limited edition prints. The work together with books and cards will be for sale, and refreshments offered in the garden weather permitting!" A lovely event if you're in the area next month. For more details go here.



SOGO Hong Kong...on display!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

Gail Armstrong's wonderful work for SOGO Hong Kong has been used in a dynamic way. This job shows how great illustration is used; draping walls, balconies and pillars and in the shop window; with the TV screen in a suitcase showing the film of how the art was created. Read more on SOGO Hong Kong.



Spider Rider

Tuesday, April 15, 2014




cover

 

Bill Greenhead's latest children's bedtime story 'Spider Rider' is available for the kindle.

Bill wrote the story when his children were small and revisited it some years later bringing it to life with his wacky art. He says "Boy it was fun! And now it's out and people are buying it and hopefully reading it to their children." The story is about a spider's dream to become a jockey, and joins Bill's collection of kindle books including Hot Onion SoupThe Baby Bomb and 365 Cow Jokes Later.



SOGO Hong Kong

Monday, April 14, 2014


the final art

Gail Armstrong creates a papersculpture illustration for SOGO Hong Kong.

Gail's brief was to create an image for the 29th anniversary of the prestigious SOGO department store in Hong Kong. The image had to reflect the various departments and goods available throughout the store and feature typical shoppers, whilst being colourful, lively and festive. As well as trying to keep the image within a fashion and lifestyle context, Gail wanted to give the whole piece a sense of energy, flow and movement. So, without creating an actual scene as such, she worked with various key elements to tell various “stories” within the image.


a happy lady shopper


perfume scents


hot air balloon carrying the banner

Gail says "I created a strong diagonal through the image using sky above and a suggestion of a flowing red carpet or catwalk below. Flowers flow from the perfume bottle being tested by the woman in the foreground. As the flowers flow through the image, they transform into butterflies the largest of which lands on a woman's finger. The butterflies flow on up through the hot air balloons, past the main balloon which carries the banner announcing that this is SOGO’s 29th Anniversary, before finally turning into the flying birds."

Gail supplied both portrait and landscape versions of the red and blue background with each element extractable for separate uses. The image is being used throughout the store as well as on various marketing items. Gail continues "In addition, SOGO supplied me with music and commissioned me to film the various aspects of making the image, through all the stages of the process. This film is being shown on 46” TV screens throughout the store." Watch the video.


the illustration in context

The actual paper sculpture itself has been framed and shipped to Hong Kong for display in one of the department store windows.


the framed piece ready to leave London for Hong Kong



Neha Shah Mistri joins Illustration Ltd

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We are delighted to welcome Neha Shah Mistri to the team as our Indian agent.

 

Neha is based in Mumbai where "the creative market is one of the fastest growing, innovative and exciting places in the world." She says of her new role:

 

It's an absolute delight to have joined Illustration Ltd as the Indian agent for one of the finest and most professional illustrator groups in the world.  We already represent a few fabulous artists based in India and I am looking forward to developing the local team to broaden the range and impact we can offer you and the whole world.

 

Illustration Ltd  has been the resource of choice for thousands of art directors and designers in all the creative hot spots of the world, not only for the quality of our talent, which always evolves with fashion and technical prowess, but also for the professionalism in delivering beyond what the art director wants, in a friendly and open way. This is something I will be ever keen to bring here.

   

The India creative market is one of the fastest growing, innovative and exciting places in the world, and set to become an international leader.

Illustration, as a creative service, has always been at the forefront of creative tools employed by the marketing professionals, and it is our profound hope that by making our incredible artist team locally available to you, it will give you new opportunities and choice in creating the best results possible.

 

Neha can be contacted via this page.



Harrods' Spring Style

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


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."



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