Fashions fade, style is eternal

Lipstick of London is now exclusively representing the much celebrated Fashion and Beauty illustrator Lucy MacLeod .

Lucy combines traditional hand rendered brush and line work with digital/collaged elements. Recent happy clients include; British Airways, Levi Strauss, Bare Minerals UK, Nylon Magazine, Elle.

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Lucy MacLeod is represented by Lipstick of London

Martina Flor – Lettering Love

This one is for all you type fans out there, HF’s Martina Flor has recently started a small collaboration with online broadcasting channel Creative Live. Martina will be designing wallpapers based on a particular month’s theme that you lovely internet people can download for free from the CL website –  http://blog.creativelive.com/lettering-love-desktop-wallpaper/

The first theme is ‘Lettering Love’ and if the free download wasn’t enough you can view a little video about the making of process too. Check that out here- http://vimeo.com/123647384

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Martina Flor is represented by Handsome Frank

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Sam Falconer – Scientist series

Whilst keeping in line with the same visual language as recent works, Sam produced an experimental series in portraiture that captures the broad achievements of these well known scientists.

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After graduating in 2011 Sam has constantly pushed fresh subject matter into his work and for this series wanted to combine both style and substance as opposed to leaning solely on style. Sam’s commissioned work is predominantly non portrait so wanted to strengthen the portfolio and appeal to a wider range of clients.

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Sam Falconer is represented by Debut Art

Dave Hopkins’ Drawings take a trip to the Palace

Dave Hopkins drew a number of portraits to be printed on deck chairs for Historic Royal Palaces to celebrate Hampton Court Palace’s 500th Anniversary, taking place this year.1bradleywiggins

The portraits include Bradley Wiggins, Grand Duchess Xenia, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lady Baden Powell and Paddington Bear – all of whom have been linked to the Palace in the past.

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Dave Hopkins is represented by Phosphor Art

Pimm’s bottle artwork by Paul Thurlby

With the launch of a special edition of Pimm’s this summer, Mother London asked Paul Thurlby to create artwork for the new bottle.

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The flavour in question was Strawberry (with a hint of mint), which along with the British countryside, Paul used as his inspiration for his illustrations. Twenty signed prints were also created for the campaign, which will be given away to promote the launch.

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Paul Thurlby is represented by Handsome Frank

Whale Spotting on Coogee Beach – Mark Oliver

The Coogee Pavilion on Sydney's Coogee Beach is home to a Mark Oliver mural.

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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!

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Mark Oliver is represented by Illustration Ltd

Yehrin Tong and Sam Chivers commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong were 2 of the 21 artists commissioned to create stunning artwork featured in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sam's work explored Lifecycle Design and Yehrin's work investigated Financial Fluidity.

Expo 2020 is about the great things that happen when people collaborate.

To highlight this and explore Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, we invited artists from the Middle East and across the globe to create 21 illustrations that represent key topics within these three areas.

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The illustrations are showcased on 21 bespoke installations located in public spaces around the UAE. Each structure is accompanied by its own interactive touch screen where you can explore the topics and meet the artists.

The breadth of topics demonstrates Expo 2020 Dubai’s wide focus on issues that are relevant to everyone.

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong are represented by Debut Art

Bill Sanderson designs stamps for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Sam Vimes Stamps Late last year Bill Sanderson had the chance to illustrate a page of stamps for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Emporium. For those who don’t know Discworld is a series of 40 books written by Pratchett, based on the fictional Discworld – a flat planet sitting on the backs of four elephants which ride through space on the back of a giant tortoise (of course)…

The stamps feature Sam Vimes – the chief of police of Ankh-Morpock, the biggest city on the Discworld. Although Vimes is a much-loved character from the series he had never before been featured on his own stamp. Discworld stamps are fast becoming collector’s items and have been picked up by The British Museum in the past, so we hope the Sam Vimes stamp will prove as popular as the rest.

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Bill was honoured to be included in this strange world and the resulting stamp looks great. The Phosphor team were saddened to hear the news of Terry Pratchett’s death last month and wish to send their condolences to Terry’s family and all at the Discworld Emporium.

The stamp will be available to buy in two batches on April 11th from the Discworld Emporium Website - http://bit.ly/BSvimes

 

Bill Sanderson is represented by Phosphor Art

Handsome Frank branding & stationery

We’ve been working on our new stationery here at HF towers, something that’s always a tricky thing to do – stock samples, pantone chips, brand identity. It’s a dizzying task. It all began with some clever illustrated portraits of HF staff Tom, Jon and Stuart, created by Jean Jullien. These were then handed over to master-of-design George Bradshaw, who worked them into business card designs, which utilises the Circular typeface by Lineto. GF Smith Colorplan Cool Grey was the stock of choice, which was printed by the good folk at Darwin Press. Patrick Bateman eat your heart out.

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Jean Jullien is represented by Handsome Frank

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