The Lewis Chessmen are among the best known objects in Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland. Originally made in the 12th Century, this Viking hoard of ninety-three carved ivory chess pieces were found some 700 years later in a sand-dune on the island of Lewis in 1831. The Museum commissioned Adam Stower to create designs based on these famous Chessmen, for a range of products including mugs, tea towels, bags and stationery. Adam Stower is represented by Arena
Andrew Davidson was asked by design company Turner Duckworth to help illustrate their 2012 Christmas card. A beautiful and clever design, the card folds out to unite the two bridges where their offices are based in London and San Francisco – From Tower Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge. Andrew Davidson is represented by the Artworks
Over the last year Debbie Powell has been working on a fantastic project in collaboration with Japanese Railways. Here is the gorgeous illustration which has been turned into a 3d and animated version – check out the cute animated version here: http://jrtk.jrtk.jp/xmas/index.html
Debbie Powell is represented by the Artworks
Daniela was asked to create this beautiful cover and inside illustrations as part of this ‘Special Illustrated Collectors’ edition of Stylist. It was great that Daniela was selected as the cover artist of an issue celebrating illustration. Daniela Terrazzini is represented by the Artworks
Cathrine Finnema was commissioned for Unilever to create a type based illustration for Persil's "Dirt is Good" campaign. Cathrine's upbeat style works perfectly on a poster encouraging mothers to let their children go outdoors to play and get dirty. Cathrine is represented by Eastwing
Great Ormond Street Hospital held an event back in October of "information, inspiration and celebration around the theme of 'Bringing Research to Life'" . And Gail Armstrong was chosen by agency Radley Yeldar to participate in illustrating one of 26 large flash cards representing an A-Z of different research stories. Gail's card was for the letter C: Cystic Fybrosis, she says "I wanted it to be a fun image, so kept everything bright and cheerful and took inspiration from Lichtenstein for the type. The event was a huge success and the client very enthusiastic in their praise of the agency and artists." Gail's image successfully illustrates the ten pin bowling simulation when a patient blows into a machine, certainly creating the play factor with hospital treatment!
GOSH say of the commission:
“Radley Yeldar have been a dream company to work with. The brief we gave them was no easy task: to bring to life a portfolio of medical research stretching back through several decades of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s history, in a way that was visually arresting but didn’t scream “science”. We really threw the book at them, but they grasped tricky concepts quickly and dealt with them sensitively, working closely with us at every stage of an intensely creative process.
The end product – an A to Z of some of our most impressive research achievements – delicately balanced strong and emotive narrative alongside genuinely arresting (and intriguing!) visual concepts. The life-sized flashcards they produced were the talk of our flagship Bringing Research to Life event. Each one delivered a simple but powerful story, with the full 26 working together beautifully to reinforce our core message: that research changes children’s lives. They’ve given us a whole new language with which to speak about the vital work we’re funding. We’re incredibly grateful for their support.”
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration