Gingerbread Viral

Alex T Smith worked closely with Abbot Mead Vickers London BBDO, to create a picture book to be used in an animated viral for the charity Gingerbread. 

Gingerbread works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. They try to achieve change and challenge the single parent stereotype by providing support services.

The key issue is that single parenthood is ‘a fact’. Research shows that the vast majority of kids growing up in single parent families do fine, but rather than applaud these parents for trying to do the job of two, we stereotype them – especially single mums.

Alex’s subtle illustrations help to educate against these stereotypes.

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/portal/page/portal/Website

Alex is represented by Arena

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The Promise of Rain

Sarah Perkins has illustrated the cover for the second novel by Canadian
author Donna Milner. Sarah's illustration sensitively depicts Hong Kong
around the time of the second world war. The Promise of Rain is published by
Quercus in February 2010.
Sarah Perkins is represented by Eastwing.

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Wine Buffs

Maria Livings completed these stylish images for the Wine Society, where they will soon be splashed across the pages of their magazine and wine list.

The brief was to illustrate various aspects of the Sustainable Viticulture, Maria explains “The brief was very specific because wine buffs would probably notice if I'd included the wrong kind of creature or plant! It was a challenge to make some of the subjects decorative - a hedge for instance presented difficulties until I drew a leaping leveret in front of it.”

Maria is represented by Illustration Ltd and you can see more of her work here

Pocket Notebook

The brilliant Willie Ryan completed this bold illustration for the front cover of Mike Thomas's much anticipated book "Pocket Notebook"

Commissioned by Random House and due to be launched in early February the book is expected to fly off the shelves. Willie created a homage to the Anthony Burgess Clockwork Orange Cover which resulted in this eye catching image.

Open Willie's portfolio here

Autosur to the Rescue

Make way for Pete Thom’s super-hero bear, filled with attitude and chutzpah, Pete has recently revamped the mascot for French auto care company Autosur.

Appearing in adverts througout the French press, Pete worked closely with Creative Director Jean Letellier of Ailleurs Exactement Paris to develop this auto hero, at the same time adhering as much as possible to the original specifications of the previous bear.

Open Peter Thom's portfolio here

CBBC TV Commission for Storytrain

Talented artists Ben Mounsey and Sam Church have recently been delighting children across the country, their illustrations having  been screened on Cbeebies' 'Driver Dan's Story Train',  episodes of which are still viewable on BBC iplayer. Sam's wonderful drawings can be seen on the story 'I Can Do, You Can Do', and Ben has produced stunning work for two stories - 'What Is Wrong With Angus' and 'Pirate Pie'. They've really made these tales come alive with their vivid imaginations!

Ben's portfolio

Sam's portfolio

Meerkats

The well-known Meerkats TV campaign got the “Old Master” treatment from Pastiche, who has been busy again wielding his brushes and creating a Rembrandt style image depicting the proud ancestors of Aleksandr and Sergei.

Pastiche is represented  by Phosphor Art and more of his work can be seen here

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