The client invited Antonio to illustrate some iconic shoes for a unique postcard project consisting of sixteen detachable cards. Each shoe has its own theme too, for example a romantic garden or birds which add a narrative dimension to each artwork. For sale in museums and select shops worldwide, the postcard book is generating much love, especially from fashion and shoe lovers! See the product here.
The Christmas stamps are reminiscent of decades gone by and have just been issued by Jersey Post. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, the artworks depict a traditional festive activity including bringing home the Christmas tree, making the Christmas cake and carol singing; things that bring the family together.
Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post, reflects, “Of course, most of these traditions are still going strong today but Ruth Palmer’s interpretation reminds us of the time before computers and mobile phones, when families wore their Sunday best for Christmas dinner and festive patterned jumpers were worn in a non-ironic way!”
The stamps are available to buy here.
BBC Countryfile Magazine recently commissioned Liam O'Farrell for a landscape kite-flying illustration.
BBC Countryfile Magazine is packed with news of the countryside and outdoor living, and for this feature on kite building, Liam has produced a beautiful spread of children flying a kite in an English landscape - infact one just outside his back door.
He explains, "I produced the initial visuals based on the fields around the Vale of Avalon where I live in Somerset. This has quite a hilly landscape so it is not suitable for vast fields of crops. Once we agreed on the initial concepts, I went ahead with the final illustration. It was a real joy to do and looks pretty effective in the final magazine. That said, I won’t attempt making another kite. I know my limits."
Lucille Clerc designs a surreal postcard for Bruno Dumont's movie Slack Bay.
The project was for the online cinema Mubi and consisted of an enigmatically illustrated postcard sent to the Mubi members to promote French director Bruno Dumont’s new movie. The film is a dark and fantastic tale set in a community of fishermen and oyster farmers in 1910.