How to Make a Kite

 

BBC Countryfile Magazine recently commissioned Liam O'Farrell for a landscape kite-flying illustration.

BBC Countryfile Magazine is packed with news of the countryside and outdoor living, and for this feature on kite building, Liam has produced a beautiful spread of children flying a kite in an English landscape - infact one just outside his back door.

He explains, "I produced the initial visuals based on the fields around the Vale of Avalon where I live in Somerset. This has quite a hilly landscape so it is not suitable for vast fields of crops. Once we agreed on the initial concepts, I went ahead with the final illustration. It was a real joy to do and looks pretty effective in the final magazine. That said, I won’t attempt making another kite. I know my limits."

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Slack Bay

Lucille Clerc designs a surreal postcard for Bruno Dumont's movie Slack Bay.

The project was for the online cinema Mubi and consisted of an enigmatically illustrated postcard sent to the Mubi members to promote French director Bruno Dumont’s new movie. The film is a dark and fantastic tale set in a community of fishermen and oyster farmers in 1910.

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The Power of Disney

 

Sveta Dorosheva draws a fascinating illustration for the LA Times on the attraction of Disney theme parks.

The article is written by a Disney addict and looks into why many people visit the parks continuously despite the fact that it'd be cheaper to have a holiday somewhere else. Is the attraction the escape from reality where everything is fake? Sveta's artwork is a beautifully detailed dissection of the brain, playfully illustrated with feel good Disney icons, read the article here.

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Marcus the Illustrator for Eat Street Barcelona

 

Phosphor Art's Marcus the Illustrator has been working on a number of illustrations for Eat Street Barcelona to promote their exciting street food events. As you may be able to tell from some of Marcus' illustrations there's a competition between chefs at Eat Street, seeing them create their own interpretations of the same dish or type of cuisine.

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Luella Wright for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Phosphor Art's Luella Wright has been working hard on some illustrations with Jungle Creative for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Her cute characters have been used so far to decorate the walls of the hospital and for apps, games and books for the patients to interact with.

 

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Behind the Book with Daniel Duncan

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Fresh, new author/illustrator, Daniel Duncan’s debut picture book, SOUTH, was warmly received at the recent book launch with US based children’s publishing house, Abrams — held at The Bright Emporium. The story is calm and gentle, the illustrations full of depth and emotion. Already proving to be a hit, and with fantastic reviews, we thought it might be an idea to ask Dan to join us for a Storytime Sunday. So before the event, which will be on Sunday 2nd July, here’s a little more about the talented Daniel Duncan…

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Andrew Archer and Mark Ward/ Mellow Mushroom

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We are delighted to showcase two specialty menu designs for US-based pizzeria Mellow Mushroom. Andrew Archer and Mark Ward were selected to “create a menu people would want to steal” - a fabulous objective from the founder of Mellow Mushroom and their agency BooneOakley. With so much creative freedom, each artist was able imagine their perfect pizza world for the cover and interior of Mellow Mushroom’s menus.

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Getting Emotional with Nod Young

 

Phosphor Art's Nod Young was recently commissioned to create a set of colourful and unusual emojis but unfortunately the project was cancelled half way through. Nod decided to carry on with the project for himself and made the emojis free to download. We think they're really fun!

 

 

 

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