Yehrin Tong and Sam Chivers commissioned by Expo 2020 Dubai

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong were 2 of the 21 artists commissioned to create stunning artwork featured in the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sam's work explored Lifecycle Design and Yehrin's work investigated Financial Fluidity.

Expo 2020 is about the great things that happen when people collaborate.

To highlight this and explore Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, we invited artists from the Middle East and across the globe to create 21 illustrations that represent key topics within these three areas.

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The illustrations are showcased on 21 bespoke installations located in public spaces around the UAE. Each structure is accompanied by its own interactive touch screen where you can explore the topics and meet the artists.

The breadth of topics demonstrates Expo 2020 Dubai’s wide focus on issues that are relevant to everyone.

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong are represented by Debut Art

Handsome Frank branding & stationery

We’ve been working on our new stationery here at HF towers, something that’s always a tricky thing to do – stock samples, pantone chips, brand identity. It’s a dizzying task. It all began with some clever illustrated portraits of HF staff Tom, Jon and Stuart, created by Jean Jullien. These were then handed over to master-of-design George Bradshaw, who worked them into business card designs, which utilises the Circular typeface by Lineto. GF Smith Colorplan Cool Grey was the stock of choice, which was printed by the good folk at Darwin Press. Patrick Bateman eat your heart out.

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Jean Jullien is represented by Handsome Frank

Shobhna Patel – intricate and complex paper cutting

Shobhna Patel has a very unique and creative style in paper cutting and design  which is why Artist Partners  her agents fell in love with her work - she recently produced this wonderful design for her developing packaging portfolio for the website.

Her work is both intricate and complex, but incredibly beautiful, and Shobhna's eye for detail is really inspiring.

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To see more of Shobhna's beautiful paper crafting works  for both special book projects and packaging design,  please visit Artist Partners website 

Shobhna Patel is represented by Artist Partners

Yehrin Tong ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ Cover

Yehrin Tong illustrated the cover for Michel Faber's latest novel 'The Book of Strange New Things'. Commissioned by Canongate's Art Director Rafi Romaya, Yehrin's work has a quality, beauty and sensitivity that married perfectly with the cover Rafi wanted to create.

Rafi explains that "for award-winning writer Michel Faber’s first novel in over twelve years we wanted to create a jacket that was something rather special. However, the brief itself was pretty open in terms of how we could achieve this and create an iconic jacket that reflects the emotion of the novel in an original and fresh way."

"It’s a book about relationships and environments...the cover was conceived as a droplet that could also represent a human tear of both joy or sadness. I really liked simplicity and symbolism the teardrop shape gave. I wanted the teardrops to dance like a musical script and the jacket to give you a sense of wonder, a sense of possibilities – like shining a magnifying glass on a universe made up of the same stardust that created all of us. It was also a great central motif that’s a very pure icon for such big ideas."

"First visuals toyed with the idea of raindrops/teardrops, shattered lettering, metal covers even to create a very tactile object. The concept developed with the teardrop as the central icon. Texture was created through the illustration and the use of a foil to create a 'stardust' effect on the jacket."

"There's a theme of repetition and rhythm to my work" describes Yehrin, "much like a musical riff with subtle nuances, that lends itself well to the sense of undulating fluidity, warmth and emotion that we were looking for."

On finally receiving her copy of the book Yehrin said: "The final effect is mesmerising. It looks beautiful as the light changes and plays with the foil giving it a feeling of movement. The texture of the foil has a very tactile braille-like quality to it. It looks timeless, other-worldly and I'm delighted with the result."

The cover art has been really well received so far with by far the best review from the author, Michel Faber himself, who comments: “...you produced a thing of great beauty. The design is elegant, it repays a long gaze (beguilingly detailed without being fussy -- a sort of intricate minimalism), it's very relevant to the book's themes, and it's irresistibly tactile.”

'The Book of Strange New Things' is now published and available to buy from Canongate books.

Yehrin Tong is represented by Debut Art

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Yehrin Tong / Taxi Studio / D&AD In Book

Début art is delighted to report that Yehrin Tong’s striking graphic illustrations for British company Penstripe, as commissioned by Taxi Studio, have been recognised at this year’s D&AD Awards with an ‘In Book’. The work will be featured in D&AD's yearly printed Annual and be seen by an international design audience.

Yehrin Tong is represented by Début Art

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Oscar Wilson / Coca Cola Rock Corps T-shirt design

Here’s Oscar Wilson’s brilliant t-shirt design for Coca Cola and Rock Corps South African School programme.
Rock Corps is a volunteer programme that will be going to 24 townships in the Gauteng Province (Johannesburg and Pretoria) South Africa, inspiring teens to do amazing volunteer work in these communities.

Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art

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Introducing our new ‘Startworks’ artists! – Stacey Knights and Sami Al-Adawy.

The Artworks are delighted to introduce our new Startworks artists Stacey Knights (1st below) and Sami Al-Adawy (2nd below). Both artists graduated with first class honours in 2012. Sami graduated from the University of the West of England. His work comes from a love of intricacy and design, fused together with a delicate interlacing of bold colours and shapes. Stacey graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts and specialises in paper collages. She creates hand painted paper bespoke to the project or image she’s working on, making every piece of illustration truly unique.

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Sarah Howell – Eager & Vane Silk Scarves

Sarah Howell is embarking on an exciting new fashion project and collaborating with her two sisters Dana Eager and Cass Eager Howell to create wonderfully surreal and vibrant silk scarves for women who follow their own fashion. Think Hermes at a rave with a modern pop twist, vibrant joyous patterns that can morph from rock chic to a night at the Nutcracker.

E&V is about fashion created by visual artists and draws as much inspiration from Jean Miro and fourteenth century Japanese woodblock prints, as it does from the catwalk. Each print comes with its own visual story and acknowledge the artists that have inspired them. All pieces are hand-numbered and printed in small limited editions of no more than 50, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity so you can be assured that you are buying a very
unique and special piece.

E&V Scarves are lovingly and carefully printed on the highest quality silks, and finished with hand-rolled hems. They are beautifully boxed and delivered free, anywhere in the world.

www.eagerandvane.com

Sarah Howell is represented by Debut Art

Frances Castle Illuminated Letters for Guardian Books

These wonderful illuminated letters were created by Frances Castle for the Guardian's Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. They appeared on deck chairs, canvas bags, stickers, beer mats and book plates. Frances was commissioned by 999 Design to illustrate quotes by famous authors for different book genres: Alexander McCall Smith for Crime, Mark Haddon for Children's, Hilary Mantel for Historical Fiction and Jasper Fforde for Fantasy.

Frances Castle is represented by Arena

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