How illustrator Bob Venables produced a quintessentially English look for chef Heston Blumenthal’s delectable food range and its packaging.
Written by Garrick Webster
Every now and then we come across a new illustrator and their work just grabs us by the head and heart and shouts "SIGN ME". That was certainly the case when we first came across Quentin Monge, who's work is a sublime cacophony of colour, patterns and characters. Luckily (for us) Quentin was open to our amorous advances and we're happy to announce him as our latest signing. So that just leaves one question to be answered, who's going to be the first person to commission him?
These delightful character designs by Kristyna Litten were based on real DFS employees, for their new advertising campaign launched this month. The TV adverts make heroes from the talented team of craftsmen and women behind the UK's largest sofa manufacturer. Kristyna worked from photographs of each person and was asked to interpret them as if they were made of the materials used to make DFS sofas.
Jon Lau graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2011. Through his intricate paintings, he tells whimsical stories that are inspired by nature, animals, and our interactions with them. He is based in Los Angeles. We spoke with Jon about his inspiration, process and how his personal experiences inform the subject matter of his work. Read on for a glimpse into the creative process of a new Bright artist:
Harper Collins US latest non-fiction title, Sounds All Around, written by Wendy Pfeffer is beautifully illustrated by Anna Chernyshova. Her charming characters and colourful environments help explain to preschoolers and toddlers the science behind sounds by showing how vibrations travel through the air to your ears so you can hear them, how sound is measured and what different sounds mean.
Miguel Ordonez is an extremely talented and sought after artist, receiving a lot of attention at the moment; with a best selling book "Dada" under his belt written by Jimmy Fallon and another picture book in progress with Hachette UK Publishing - you can see why when you see his unique style, his vibrant palette and characters!
Birmingham illustrator, Joshua Billingham creates twisted characters that pay homage to the New York subway art of the early 80s.
He intensifies his creations by layering unusual combinations of textures and drawing influence from the cartoons of his childhood .
Josh, aka Gent 48, also likes to people-watch. He often makes caricatures of the folk he meets on his travels. After all, real life can be pretty warped too.