The campaign aims to keep children safe on UK's beaches and comprises of a safety pack called 'Hold Tight, Hand Up!' and a music video to support the message. Targeted at the slightly older child who loves to bodyboard, the free pack is full of top tips for parents, a wave guide for children and animated stickers they can attach to bodyboards and beach bags. Duncan created the cool characters and all the art for the different goodies in the pack. The animation was also designed by Duncan; he then directed two 2D animators from Sun & Moon Studios in Bristol with Proximity providing the music and VFX. Watch the video here.
Maguma creates a beautifully crafted conceptual illustration for Panenka Magazine.
The article in issue #42 of the Spanish magazine discusses how the literature of different countries can influence the way people play football. An interesting link made all the better by Maguma's full page artwork.
The talented Dourone spends seventeen days creating three fabulous murals at Gare du Nord in Paris.
As part of an art residency via Quai 36, the murals illustrate one story which is represented in three stages; the first presents the idea, the second is the realisation of not being alone and the third is about enjoyment. Gare du Nord is one of the busiest stations in Europe and will guarantee Dourone's work will be seen and loved by a large volume of people.
above and below - elements of the three murals at Gare du Nord
The Business of Illustration:
For those about to embark on a creative career, be prepared to be a business and BE SMART. For a profitable and sustained career as a freelance illustrator you must be prepared to tackle a wide range of specialisms including financial know-how, negotiation of terms, fees, contracts and PR & Marketing. Here's your chance to ask the experts about the Business of Illustration.
Chair Person: Derek Brazell - The Association of Illustrators Projects Manager and Varoom Publisher. Agents: Caroline Thomson - Arena Illustration, Andrew Coningsby - Début Art, Victoria Pearce - Illustration Ltd and Claire Meiklejohn - Meiklejohn.
The Business of Illustration Question Time will be held in the Talk Theatre at Business Design Centre on Friday 3rd July, from 2pm to 2.45pm.
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This is the first book published by the culture magazine; a book marketed as the 'bible of creative advice'. Miss Led's portraits of Alex Gibney and Kalle Lasn grace the inside pages - she says "I really enjoyed working in macro detailing on these illustrations".
The Coogee Pavilion on Sydney's Coogee Beach is home to a Mark Oliver mural.
Known for a great place to spot whales, it seems fitting to decorate the interior of the pavilion with whale themed art. Commissioned by Hemmes Trading in Australia, Mark worked on composing a scene around whale watching. He explains " At this stage it was still a poster that was required, but as the project developed, it was decided that the illustration could occupy one whole wall of the games area, a mere 15 metres x 3 metres! A company in Sydney were engaged to create a 'foil' print from my digital file which would then be stuck to the wall, giving the impression that it had been painted directly onto the wall." The photos below
show the super result!
A debut book by Louise Roe, the read is one that is intended to give women self-confidence; with tips on how to dress for a first date, what to wear to a job interview, how to apply the perfect cat-eye and much more. Tracy Turnbull leading illustrations are used throughout the book, catching those many moments in a woman's life. The book is out now.
James's design was for the alcove space where he has represented a selection of the well-known theatres in the area. He says "The focus of the West End 'Theatreland' is of course the shows themselves, however the theatre buildings are often iconic and beautifully grand venues." Using acrylic pens and emulsion, James has drawn St Martin’s Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Queen’s Theatre, Victoria Palace Theatre, Novello Theatre, London Palladium and Palace Theatre, along with characters from some well-known productions. He was also asked to produce a decorative mural for the George Bernard Shaw quote wall, which includes some theatre inspired elements, all this was completed over a period of six days.
Lee Hodges creates magnificent posters for this year's RHS events.
Working with Premm Design for the Royal Horticultural Society, Lee has produced a series of visuals for the various events during the year, with a bespoke illustration for each half-term and for the major campaigns at Easter, Summer and Christmas. The illustrations are being used on posters, flyers, press ads and onsite banners at each of the four RHS gardens.
Kevin McDermott, Premm Design Associate Director said of the project :-
“We felt that Lee’s vibrant, joyous style was perfect for this campaign. We are able to communicate the wide range of activities available at each of the RHS Gardens, along with the related flora and fauna, all with a strong sense of fun in a way that appeals to the 6-9 year old target audience and their families.”