A Traditional Christmas

Ruth Palmer creates a set of nostalgic seasonal stamps for Jersey Post.

 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.

Ruth Palmer is represented by Illustration Ltd

 

How to Make a Kite

 

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."

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Slack Bay

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.

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The Power of Disney

 

Sveta Dorosheva draws a fascinating illustration for the LA Times on the attraction of Disney theme parks.

The article is written by a Disney addict and looks into why many people visit the parks continuously despite the fact that it'd be cheaper to have a holiday somewhere else. Is the attraction the escape from reality where everything is fake? Sveta's artwork is a beautifully detailed dissection of the brain, playfully illustrated with feel good Disney icons, read the article here.

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The Whitby Witches

Rohan Eason works on a new edition of Robin Jarvis' classic novel.

Published by Egmont and with a fresh design, Rohan has used his moody pen work to create a cover to entice young readers, he explains, "All previous versions have focused on the evil dogs or the witches themselves. The idea was to create a more dramatic feeling, to represent what the story entails, the magic surrounding the witches and the majesty and power of the book's setting; by the sea in Whitby."

 

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