Last year 3D illustrator Thomas Burden created a striking piece of work for Bulmers, depicting the words ‘Live Colourful’ at a festival in large block letters. Well those clever makers of tasty cider have only gone and made a real life-size version of the artwork, which was on show at various festivals throughout the UK.
Flavio Melchiorre (A.K.A IDRO51) has transformed another wall with his iconic ‘hypnotic art’. The wall in Lentella, Italy measures a whopping 6x2.5 metres and was created as part of the NatureArte Festival which celebrates outdoor painting and sculptures.
Flavio’s work, named ‘Listen Your Nature’ has since been noticed by many street art websites, including Global Street Art.
The Bath Children’s Literature Festival was founded in 2007 by Gill and John McLay and has continued to be a strong presence in the literature world, currently maintaining the title of largest dedicated children’s book festival in the UK. This year, select Bright artists have been invited to get involved with the 2015 promotional marketing & fundraising for the event.
The ethos of the festival is, and always has been, to entertain children, and to enthuse them about reading:
‘We aim to create a friendly, family atmosphere in which young book fans can come along to Festival events and meet their favourite authors and book characters…Signing queues after some events are legendary and can last up to three hours for the biggest names.’
Each year an illustrator has drawn a Red Chair and produced a physical piece of artwork which has been used in promotion & marketing for the festival – previous artists include globally renowned Chris Riddell (2015 Children’s Laureate), Emily Gravett, Tony Ross, David McKee & Axel Sheffler, to name a few.
This year, the festival is staging a spectacular art auction to support the event and a handful of professional illustrators have been asked to donate their own interpretation of the Festival’s Red Chair, including characters from their own publishing careers. Benji Davies, Yasmeen Ismail, Gabriel Alborozo & Fred Blunt were amongst the chosen few to design their own Red Chairs for the auction – which will be exhibited in art shops & galleries throughout Bath in in the run-up to the auction.
Bath Children’s Literature Festival is running from Friday 25th September to Sunday 4th October 2015
SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Gary Redford was commissioned by The Brand Company to illustrate the posters and press adverts for the ‘Pop The Kennebunks’ festival in Maine. Gary’s contemporary take on retro graphics was utilised to create this striking image for Maine’s ultimate lifestyle festival.
Gary Redford is represented by Meiklejohn
Barclaycard Unwind promises a 'Smileaday' every day for 365 days with a new smile inducing doodle by Serge Seidlitz. The function of the website is to promote gigs, festivals and other fun prizes. See here for more smiles - http://smileaday.barclaycardunwind.com/
Serge Seidlitz is represented by Debut Art
Daniela Terrazzini was asked to illustrate the website and promotional material for this years festival ‘Folk by the Oak’. The festival celebrates the best of folk music in the stunning grounds of Hatfield House. Daniela’s illustrations draw on the natural beauty of the setting as well as the musical elements involved in the folk music. Daniela’s ability to create intricate illustrations incorporating various subject matter, however subtly it is required, made her the perfect choice of illustrator. If you’re interested in tickets you can book online at http://www.folkbytheoak.com/
Daniela Terrazzini is represented by The Artworks
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