We’re delighted to be able to reveal an early look at ‘Flora: The Graphic Book of the Garden’, a wonderfully illustrated title that is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Sam Falconer and Melissa Smith at Aurum Press that’s set to be officially launched later this year.
Hennie Haworth worked with the design team at Sphere to create the cover for ‘Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses’ written by best-selling author Carole Matthews. Hennie’s whimsical cover features pretty floral embellishments, alongside beautiful hand crafted lettering and has received a great reaction from the public and industry alike.
Laura Redburn's collages lend themselves really well to editorial work and it's always great to see her work in print. You'll find one of Laura's gorgeous collages in the most recent issue of Betty Magazine, accompanying an article about 'The Perks of Being a Shrinking Violet', a subject Laura identified with a great deal.
As you’re probably well aware, we’re currently in the midst of a Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted right here in England. To launch what the third biggest sporting event in the world, the RFU (Rugby Football Union) last week hosted a party at London’s Dunbar Court attended by rugby legends like Jonny Wilkinson and Jason Leonard, as well as Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron. Right there in the middle of proceedings was a specially commissioned series of Sarah Maycock’s beautiful illustrations.
Lee Hodges creates magnificent posters for this year's RHS events.
Working with Premm Design for the Royal Horticultural Society, Lee has produced a series of visuals for the various events during the year, with a bespoke illustration for each half-term and for the major campaigns at Easter, Summer and Christmas. The illustrations are being used on posters, flyers, press ads and onsite banners at each of the four RHS gardens.
Kevin McDermott, Premm Design Associate Director said of the project :-
“We felt that Lee’s vibrant, joyous style was perfect for this campaign. We are able to communicate the wide range of activities available at each of the RHS Gardens, along with the related flora and fauna, all with a strong sense of fun in a way that appeals to the 6-9 year old target audience and their families.”
Celyn worked with Kew Gardens again on their £10.5m Grow Wild Scheme to bring people and communities together to sow, grow and support UK native wild flowers. The Grow Wild Scheme encourages people to get together to transform unloved urban sites into wildlife-friendly wild flower patches.
For the second phase of the campaign, Kew Gardens and The Big Lottery Fund are looking for people to nominate a project in their community aimed at transforming an unloved or neglected site, particularly in urban areas, to receive funding from Grow Wild. They are going to create four inspirational Grow Wild sites one each in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The winning site will receive £120,000 to create an inspiring green space using UK native plants.
Celyn is represented by Debut Art
Making business look beautiful, Gail Armstrong creates this paper sculpture for PM Network magazine.
Commissioned by Hugo Espinozo, senior art director at Imagination, the image is in the February issue of the monthly publication for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Gail's creation illustrates "6 Markets to Watch: Look for the next wave of project opportunity in one of these 6 climbing economies”. She says: "It discusses the business potential in these building economies and the many ways in which those countries are changing, developing and investing in themselves." Gail chose to focus on Nigeria - oil/energy industry, Panama - canal expansion, Indonesia - infrastructure through telecommunications, Chile - building infrastructure through information technology, Turkey – construction; in particular transport links and Vietnam - factory construction. After submitting several ideas to illustrate the article, the concept of using flowers to represent the growth of these 6 different countries was selected. Gail says "The flower heads have petals made from maps of the relevant countries. By choosing to use a fairly simple, non-specific flower shape and by carefully placing the petals, it is still possible to read the map and the country name. The flower centres and stamens, which echo the map colours, represent the country’s relevant investment area."