Bob Wilson for The Oldie Magazine

Acclaimed cartoonist Bob Wilson's work is regularly featured in The Oldie Magazine. Recently he has had the chance to play around with some rather famous characters! Bob's sense of humour and love of cartoons really shine through in his work for The Oldie.

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Bob Wilson is represented by Phosphor Art

Ben Scruton for NESTA

Ben Scruton was delighted to once again team up with NESTA to create another fabulous set of illustrations. NESTA's upcoming report,  ‘Creativity Vs the Robots’ suggests that the higher the level of  creativity in your job, the least likely it can be automated in the future. NESTA have designed a fun online quiz, which measures the creative and social content of your job to give you one of six results ranging from a high probability of automation to a low probability of automation. Ben was asked to create six  ‘cyborg’ characters for the results page of the quiz. Ben absolutely loved working on the project, which allowed his trademark humour to shine through.

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Ben Scruton is represented by Meiklejohn

Jordan Metcalf – Advertising Age

A particular hit which landed on desks and screens early this year was the stunning work that Jordan Metcalf created for Advertising Age’s “Top Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century” issue.

Jordan was commissioned last year to create the cover, ebook cover and two badges for online use to support the realise of the issue. The team at Advertising Age were looking for a very modern and future oriented approach to the typography, well ask and you shall receive.

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The issue contains the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century along with behind the scenes stories of how the ground breaking BMW Films were created, how the guerrilla tactics of American Legacy Foundation’s Truth campaign inspired, how The Man Your Man Could Smell Like and a Subservient Chicken showed how much fun interactivity could be and why PC vs Mac made comparative advertising not only palatable, but entertaining.

 

Jordan Metcalf is represented by Handsome Frank

Jonathan Leach for The Observer

Jonathan Leach was thrilled to illustrate an article for The Observer Magazine recently. His signature fantasy style captured the warmth and harmonious nature of the article, which took tips from the animal kingdom on keeping warm during winter.

Observer illustration by Jonathan Leach

We were also recently treated to a special visit from Jonathan at our offices. He travelled from Southampton armed with a huge trunk full of his stunning hand-crafted puppets which inspire his illustration work. Watch this space for an exciting children's book project Jonathan is working on!

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Jonathan Leach is represented by Phosphor Art

Meanwhile Issue 2: Featuring Euan Cook

Soaring Penguin Press' latest issue of Meanwhile… is a great anthology of comic stories by top notch talent, both new and old. It features, Fish 'n' Chips, the first in a series of single page strips by new talent Euan Cook, which gets a great review in Forbidden Planet's Blog: 

 

"… a fish 'n' chip supper… telling a simple mood piece, musing on isolation, on a lack of focus in life, monologue moaning, capped off with a final few panels where the isolation is hammered home by the moaner's companions complete lack of attention. It's a nothing strip in many ways, but damn, it's an entertaining nothing."

 

Watch out for the next instalment by Euan in Meanwhile #3

 

Euan Cook is represented by Arena Illustration

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Thibaud Herem – Town & Country Crest

Thibaud Herem teamed up with MONOGRAM London late last year to help brand and launch a new title for Hearst Magazines called Town & Country magazine.

MONOGRAM’s concept was to highlight the brand’s rich and unrivalled heritage by creating a custom designed crest. Thibaud’s hand crafted style was perfectly suited to this and the finished crest embodied the perfect mix of understated luxury perfect for the magazines demographic. It was also used across a range of marketing materials to celebrate the launch and looked particularly nice as a black foil on black.

Thibaud Herem is represented by Handsome Frank

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Robyn Neild for Headline Books

Robyn Neild was delighted to be asked to illustrate a new series look
for best selling author Jo Thomas. Robyn worked with our friends in
the Headline art department to create a signature style for Jo’s
novels. Beginning with re-jacketing the runaway hit ‘The Oyster
Catcher’  Robyn worked with the team to produce a beautiful cover, in
her fabulous watercolour style. Robyn has since created covers for
‘The Chestnut Tree’, which was released at the end of last year and
‘The Olive Grove’ which is out in March.

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Robyn Neild is represented by New Division

Gary Blythe – Mad Maid

Gary Blythe  -  the Kate Greenaway winning artist is ever pushing the boundaries with his wonderful skill of painting and he has recently been producing some images for his rather quirky portfolio.

Gary has produced this lovely painting entitled: Mad Maid - Acrylic on Canvas,  this exceedingly talented artist is producing new images which have also recently  been on display in various advertising agencies and exhibitions.

For this style and his beautiful painterly book illustrations please visit : www.artistpartners.com

Gary Blythe is represented by Artist Partners

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