The Russian Ballet Collection

In one of the most ambitious film restoration projects of the century The Russian Ballet Collection is the culmination of a unique, 10-year-plus assignment by RTRWorldwide to remaster and reveal classic Russian ballet productions, and their unparalleled Soviet-era stars, to a wider audience.

Designer Bruno Tilley, represented by Artist Partners, was commissioned on this special mission with the challenge of branding and designing the collection’s packaging.

In a way of enticing a new generation to these old loved classics, he asked fellow Artist Partners illustrator Sharon Pinsker to get involved and the results are stunning.

The collection features 5 DVDs: Giselle, Swan Lake , Don Quixote, Spartacus and The Nutcracker.

Each cover illustrates a dancer from the ballet depicted perfectly in Sharon’s romantic figurative style.

As a whole the DVD set look fabulous and would make a perfect collectors item for any ballet lover. The Ballet Bag obviously agree with us as they have the collection listed under “Five Xmas Gift Ideas” on their website

Sharon’s illustrations have been so well received that the Telegraph has opened a competition with the chance to win a full set of the limited edition prints. The prize draw runs until the 31st January so it is definitely worth entering!

There is more in-depth information about the restoration project in The Telegraph

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Poetic mural by Stewart Easton

Highly talented artist and embroiderer Stewart Easton (represented by Artist Partners) was commissioned to produce a large mural for Outline Editions Christmas Print Sale.  The wall mural needed to represent the area of Stoke Newington.

Stewart was inspired by reading that the poet Edgar Allen Poe had been educated in Stoke Newington. The mural itself is displayed  almost on the exact spot, where the school Edgar Allen Poe attended is placed. The image is loosely based on his  poem "The Raven"

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Euan Cook: Crazy Classics for Teens

French publisher, Editions Didier have commissioned Euan Cook to illustrate a number of modern retellings of classic tales including most recently, Dracula. Euan's bold linework lends itself brilliantly to the graphic novel style series for Teens and gives Crazy Classics: Login: Dracula a fresh and contemporary feel.

Euan Cook is represented by Arena

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Just Published: Animal Noises by Thomas Flintham

The chickens are clucking and the cows are mooing in this fun rhyming picture book, Animal Noises, by Thomas Flintham.

Published by Scholastic Children’s Books, this is the second in the series of toddler books by Tom. His drawing style uses bold shapes, strong lines and a limited colour palette to create a joyful book with a simple, engaging story, perfect for very young readers.

Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena

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“Amelie and Nanette – Snow Flakes and Fairy Wishes” by Sophie Tilley

Beautifully illustrated Christmas story makes the second in a series of three books commissioned by Bloomsbury Publishing - the charming story of two best friends Amelie and Pilou Nanette and the trusty dog Pilou get involved in the preparation of Christmas ! Sophie is now working on her third book for Bloomsbury, and  shortly afterwards on her  other books for Simon and Schuster  for the successful Princess Evie series  - fiction, activity books, and picture books and growing ....

Sophie Tilley not only writes and  illustrates beautiful chidren's books she also makes fabulous dolls, and creates characters, which then  become her  children's book ideas, she likes to imagine the worlds of the characters.

Sophie Tilley is represented by Artist Partners

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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners: Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by the very talented Thomas Flintham has deservedly been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2015. Tom's illustrations complement Pamela's hilarious prose perfectly, so much so that another title in the series, Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, has also been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2015. Good luck to both.

Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena

 

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Our cinema tickets are booked for the long awaited, third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is released in cinemas this month. John Howe has worked in New Zealand for over 5 years as concept artist on Peter Jackson's epic film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy adventure story, The Hobbit. Alongside Alan Lee, he has played a pivotal role in the creation of the characters and environments from pre-production all the way through to post-production, learning new techniques along the way.

As John returns to his studio in Switzerland, we're also looking forward to exploring behind the scenes in The Appendices of the recently released Extended Edition DVD of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

John Howe is represented by Arena

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A Music Montage

This surreal montage illustration is by Andre Bergamin for a Victor Birgiss EP.

Andre was given the tracks to listen to and interpret in his own impressive way for this forthcoming record on the Love Potion label. And with a couple of keywords to keep in his mind; animals and Space, Andre went on to create this juxtaposed image for the cover artwork.

Andre Bergamin is represented by Illustration


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