Appearing on the front of tote bags and for sale at the New Look UK stores is this stylish illustration from Montana Forbes. She says "I was approached to create an illustration for the New Look store's Bond street re-launch, on 1st December 2012 in London.... It was fantastic working with their Christmas season collection and being allowed such wide creative freedom." Montana Forbes is represented by Illustration
Ben Tallon has completed one of his ultimate jobs! Commissioned by WWE Magazine in the US, Ben has created a set design for a feature called 'Faces Of Evil.' A Creative Director whom Ben has known for a while spotted some banners Ben had created as Art Director of a feature film shot in Manchester, and so wanted a similar set of backdrops to use in a photo shoot. Ben says "They're all original artwork....(it was a) bit of a dream job for me this one since I'm a lifelong fan of pro wrestling". In these images we see AJ Lee, Daniel Bryan, Jack Swagger and Kane.
Ben Tallon is represented by Illustration
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.
Sarah Howell is represented by Debut Art
In stores now, these wonderful creations in line have been produced by Jacqueline Bissett for Tie Rack. It's an ongoing campaign for the Tie Rack windows and has seen Jacqueline already produce 20 line and wash illustrations of men and women. Accessories have then been superimposed on the characters and feature 2m high in their windows throughout the UK aswell as the Tie Rack website.
Jacqueline Bisset is represented by Illustration
Ted Baker, who are a great supporter of illustration, commissioned Jerry LoFaro to create two hyper real puppet characters for their new fashion eyewear campaign. Originally planning to make actual models, and then use photography, Ted Baker realised that a better result could be achieved through illustration. They were so happy with the results and Jerry’s work, that they have just commissioned a further set from him which will be seen later this year.
Jerry LoFaro is represented by Phosphor Art
Gavin Reece continues to be the illustrator of choice for French Lingerie Brand Undiz. Gavin’s latest pin up girl, Wild Willie, follows on from the glamorous Miss Elysee campaign earlier in the spring. Gavin’s artwork has been utilised for press, poster, in-store and online campaigns.
Gavin Reece is represented by New Division
Gavin Reece created the fabulous Elysee Du Matignon for a spoof election campaign by French lingerie brand Undiz. Gavin illustrated the glamorous Elysee, promising a new start for fashion and sporting Undiz latest collection. Gavin's illustrations have been featured online, in press, in store and on limited edition t-shirts.
Gavin Reece is represented by New Division
Kathryn Rathke's portrait of Warren Buffett is being used in a very unique way. It was originally drawn for a major Berkshire Hathaway event and now the art is being used in a number of ways, 'most notably' says Kathryn, 'they have put it into a limited edition pair of sneakers!' Brilliant!
Kathryn Rathke is represented by Illustration
Harry Malt & Serge Seidlitz were asked to help celebrate the in-store launch of Ted Baker's SS12 campaign The Great Exhibitionist and his Private Views, with a host of other acclaimed illustrators to create a digital fashion portrait service called Ted's Drawing Room.
Harry & Serge were set up at Ted HQ by Guided Collective to receive images of customers & their Ted look that that had been taken using special Instagram booths located in Ted Baker stores. The photographs were automatically beamed straight into the artist's studio Ted's Drawing Room for the boys and the others to recreate as an original artwork.
You can watch a short film on the days event here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86etLochUM