Gary Redford was commissioned by HeyHuman to create this fabulous artwork for Glyndebourne. Gary's vibrant illustration was designed to promote the Summer Festival 2017 and reflect Glyndebourne's modern approach to opera. Gary's artwork has been used across outdoor, press and online campaigns.
(Early cover art concept for Jimmy Finnigan by Tom Knight, published by Templar)
Tom Knight is one of life’s true creatives, both artistically and musically — when he’s not drawing he will be playing an instrument of some sort. His background is in graphic design, which gave him a great understanding of form and layout — something that is much harder than it looks.
Tom’s new book, Jimmy Finnigan’s Wild Wood Band, published by Templar is quite simply brilliant: small time village, lots of rules, no fun at all… until Jimmy finds a motley crew (Not thatMotley Crew) But a group of unlikely looking musicians who are about to help him shake things up!
On Sunday 18th October we had a super noisy, viagra 60mg bear themed Storytime Sunday hosted by the fabulous David Litchfield, physician who’s recently celebrated the release of his beautiful, debut author-illustrated book, The Bear and The Piano (Frances Lincoln).
With a 10am start, medications Ada Grey was raring to read her illustrated Hippobottymus (Little Tiger Press) to the crowd of eagerly awaiting children. Monkey impressions, sildenafil Crocodile snaps, bubble dances galore – the group of avid fans were up on their feet joining in the jungle fun. After the reading, the families were invited to design their own hippos and colour in sheets of their favourite characters alongside the creative guidance of Ada (her bubble machine!) and Little Tiger Editor, Ellie Farmer!
Throughout the morning, the kids were making full use of the giant chalk board wall – doodling alongside both Ada & Laura – and enjoying the array of pastries & refreshments the Doodle Bar had supplied. Donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital were taken from start to finish – the Waitrose Easter baskets were a hit and kids were lining up for a signed copy of Ada’s book!
The second Storytime collaboration between Bright and unique event space The Doodle Bar will see multi-award winning and 7th biggest UK selling Author Illustrator Sue Hendra leading a feast of creative activities for Storytime Sunday on 22nd March, this web 10am – 12pm. The exclusive 2 hour event will comprise of hilarious readings and fun crafts aimed at fans of Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell (Simon & Schuster) and Sue’s newly animated Wanda and the Alien (Random House). Signed copies of the books and an array of colourful merchandise will be available to buy on the day! This is a free event but booking is essential as places are limited.
As advocates of promoting and sharing the joy of reading and story telling, web Bright and the Doodle Bar are incredibly pleased to announce the next Storytime event occuring at the end of this month. With our ten years of industry experience, medical we understand the importance of taking a book beyond the book shelf and actively encourage every Bright creative to engage with their key audiences to drive discoverability and build the foundations of commercial success. Last year saw the yuletide success of our first Storytime Sunday, featuring Bright artists Nicola O’Byrne and Ben Mantle with their illustrated books Open Very Carefully(Nosy Crow) and Rudey’s Windy Christmas (HarperCollins). The event was a rousing success and a creatively indulgent Sunday was had by all. Read more about this event here.
A guide to commissioning: from brief to contract by Caroline Thomson 13.30 – 15.00, Wednesday 19 November
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Caroline Thomson, Arena Illustration http://arenaillustration.com
Caroline studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Norwich School of Art and gained a Masters in Illustration at the University of Brighton. After a ten year career as a freelance illustrator, she joined Arena Illustration as a rep in 2001, going on to become co-director in 2005. Caroline is also Chair Person of the Society of Artists Agents (SAA).
To book please visit the Enterprise Week website: http://creativeenterpriseweek.com/event/a-guide-to-commissioning-from-brief-to-contract
Arena artists Aleksei Bitskoff, Jonny Duddle, Thomas Flintham and Adam Stower lead a monstrous day of drawing monsters in our Big Draw event at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford on Saturday 15th October. Monster Mash will be a drawing extravaganza for children of all ages, with a chance of winning lots of great prizes.