9 months in the making, The ‘Infused with Imagination’ Installation was created by a team of designers including Yehrin Tong and established photographer and director Richard Foster, known for his work with De Beers, Gucci and Rolls Royce. Inspired by the word ‘infused’, meaning elements bleeding into each other, Yehrin created a dream-like visual that has no beginning or end; rather it feels like an organic mixture of images both natural and mythical. This design has now been turned into a large 3D art installation laid out as a series of sections depicting different pieces of the story. Each illustrated panel is hung separately in an overlapping design, telling the Bombay Sapphire story. The entire artwork uses perspective in that you can only fully appreciate the stunning effect from a specific point in the room. Over 75,000 crystals were used to bring each segment to sparkling life.
Yehrin Tong is represented by Debut Art
Leading illustrator Bob Lea represented by Artist Partners, was commissioned to redesign the much coveted cover artwork of the seven cover titles for the Artemis Fowl series, written by Eoin Colfer. The stylish covers which were mainly white illustrations in 3d , were a very unique style and a departure from the old covers.
The new covers were launched by Penguin - Puffin Books - with the aid of an electronic countdown in the centre of Piccadilly Circus. The author was also there and was orchestrating the countdown for the actual moment of the release of the books, which was then simultaneously launched to all the many Artemis Fowl fans on all the social networking sites and youtube throughout the world....
Bob Lea has also been commissioned to undertake the making of a animated trailer to launch the books on the TV, which he has done very successfully indeed! And this is just the start of the marketing campaign !
Varoom - illustration, culture, society
For Varoom 15 we have travelled from the Land of Blind Faith, through Imagination County and ended up at Resolution Mountains. Lost? Don’t worry, follow the map on Marian Bantjes' beautiful illustration for our Knowledge issue. Also, Airside agency show us How To Do How To Do films with illustrative wit; we learn five lessons from the comics festival in Angoulême, and Des McCannon shows us the educational, intellectual and practical value of using illustration across all disciplines in school.
All this and more. Welcome to the Knowledge issue.
Illustrators featured in Varoom 15 include: William Goldsmith, Jon McNaught, Edward Gorey, Paul Davis, Marian Bantjes, Art Spiegelman, Baru, Dominique Goblet, Norman Rockwell, Luke Best, Alan Baker, David Foldvari, Marion Deuchars, Agnes Decourchelle, Slawa Harasymowicz, Michael Gillette, Masumi Briozzo, Laura Carlin, Luis Scafati, Stuart Murray, Neal Fox, Richard Dinnis and Lorenzo Chiavini.
Exclusive cover by Christoph Niemann.
Varoom available in selective stores from late April, or issues and subscriptions at varoomlab.com now.
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Zdenko is an award-winning illustrator and animator, working across to the creative world within publishing, editorial, new media and advertising. Author of two short animated films and illustrator for many children’s books, his works has been exhibited all over the world.
Following on from the success of his illustrated book ‘Alice in Wonder Land’, published by Carlton Publishing, Zdenko has just been signed by a major publisher, Hachette UK, for an up coming two book publishing deal. Watch this space!
Zdenko is represented by Bright Agency
James Brown produced this brilliant cover for the ‘The Unreliable Life of Harry The Valet’ in collaboration with Meiklejohn artist Piers Sanford. The combination of James’ retro typography and Piers’ etching created a great Victorian Billboard feel for this true story of the most infamous Victorian Jewel thief.
James Brown is represented by New Division