Tracie created a mysterious cityscape that integrates with the 3D watch display towers in the Ted Baker & Moore store on Commercial Street, London. The colours and lighting make it feel like a surreal night scene from a dark comic that fit with Ted Baker’s sharp style and fun approach to all their visuals.
Words by Dale ..
"Mark maker & illustrator. I like to deal with contemporary social issues and love to make work that contains slight dark humour."
"I'm originally from Lincolnshire but have Irish and Scottish family. I now live and work in Birmingham. My inspiration comes from reading books. The last book I read was The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. A brilliant book.
I love illustrators such as Laura Carlin, Ralph Steadman, Luke Best. There's far too many to mention. I used to collect starwars figures, but I've grown out of it. I dont have any room to collect things. I have a spare room but I've turned into a makeshift studio."
Beer brands don't get bigger than Budweiser, so when they approached Malika Favre and asked her to design their limited edition summer packaging, she jumped at the chance. The all American brief, saw Malika taking on the iconic lady Liberty in her signature bold, minimalist vector style. The results are so good they just make us want to grab a beer.
We love this artwork Fortuna Todisco created for Panorama Magazine. This fabulous illustration accompanied an article about Fortuna's career and her creative processes and aspirations.
Fortuna studied at the European Institute of Design and has since worked as both a fashion designer and an illustrator. She is inspired by the people around her and loves to express her observations through her illustrations. Fortuna creates both conceptual and representational artworks and has worked with a variety of clients for fashion and lifestyle commissions.
The mural on the wall is on the outside of the brewery Twisted Barrel Ale. It's a new brewery which has just opened up in Coventry. The imagery on the wall was drawn from an open brief- they wanted a representation of Coventry. Stewart chose to use the story of Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom to depict for the wall painting.
Prior to the bombing during the blitz, Coventry was a real pretty city with a vast amount of Tudor buildings. After the war the council pulled what was left down with a view of rebuilding it and making it a modern town - but it was never finished. As a reference to this Stewart have drawn lots of tudor style buildings based on the remaining ones in Coventry.
The labels design was once again an open brief, though Stewart needed to have connections with Coventry.
On the label design you will see the Tudor buildings, Coventry's three spires, doves (as a reference to Coventry being a city of peace and reconciliation). I drew a lad and a lass in celebration of the tag line 'more folk than punk' from the brewery.
For more of Stewart's lovely work please go to the Artist Partners website.
James was commissioned to create a series of 3 posters of Toyota’s ‘Cricket Tech’ as part of their sponsorship of England Cricket. The artworks were to resemble the drawings commonly seen in the development of their cars.
Flavio Melchiorre (A.K.A IDRO51) has transformed another wall with his iconic ‘hypnotic art’. The wall in Lentella, Italy measures a whopping 6x2.5 metres and was created as part of the NatureArte Festival which celebrates outdoor painting and sculptures.
Flavio’s work, named ‘Listen Your Nature’ has since been noticed by many street art websites, including Global Street Art.
Mayfair based William & Son are on the move, packing up their Mount Street store and heading for beautiful new premises on nearby Bruton Street. To mark this new chapter they commissioned Sarah Maycock to illustrate their new building in all it's glory. Sarah also illustrated a map from the old store to the new, allowing their customers to choose between the quick route, the foodie route or Handsome Frank's favoured option, the refreshing route.
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