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.
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!
We're excited to reveal an advanced look at Yehrin Tong’s design for one of the latest Virago Modern Classic titles, due to be published in January 2018 to coincide with the imprint’s 40th Anniversary. The wonderful Yehrin created this beautiful pattern, featuring on the cover of the upcoming title ‘Writers As Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics’, which will be available from the start of next year in the form of a lovely gift hardback.
Einat Tsarfati is an illustrator and author, with experience in a broad spectrum of works ranging from magazines, picture books, toys to apps and digital. Graduating with honours from the visual communications department at Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Einat worked as a designer and illustrator in one of Israel’s leading branding studios, before opening her own shop. In illustrations, she expresses her passion for highly-detailed drawing, and especially incorporating comic elements into her creations. Along with her illustration work, Einat also has an online comics Facebook page - 'Things That Annoy Me’ which has over 40,000 followers.
Meet Nick Diggory as he showcases his new Vector style and celebrates 25 years as professional illustrator!
Here is tells us a bit more about his love of illustration,
"In 1985 I started my own studio and became a full time illustrator. That was over 30 years ago and now here I am, 20,000+ commissions later ...
Amongst other things, I've created characters for Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco. I've Illustrated countless children's books and am one of Ritzenhoff Glassware's licenced designers. I also fly planes and ride motorbikes, but that's another story. I wouldn't change a thing."
Sarah Dennis worked with Carlton Books to produce the fantastic Papercut Woodland, a guide to making your own papercuts. Starting with basic paper cutting techniques and building to more delicate pieces, Sarah produced twenty original designs on a woodland theme, which have created a truly stunning book.
Phosphor Art's scraperboard artist Bill Sanderson has created an illustration for the Atticus column in the new look SundayTimes (which was recently redesigned by Simon Esterson, Mark Porter and their team). Atticus is a political gossip column mostly focusing on Westminster. Bill was asked to create an image combining a snake with a pen - you'll find it every week in the Sunday Times.