Cinderella, an art Deco story

Illustrated by David Roberts and written by his sister Lin Roberts, malady "Cinderella" has been chosen by a prestigious store in Auckland New Zealand to be used in a very unique and creative way as animated Christmas Shop displays .
The Auckland shop Smith and Caughey is a highly prestigious store in a beautiful Art Deco building, advice which is why they were particularly enamoured with the artworks  from the book Cinderella which is set in the Art Deco period. They were so inspired, shop they requested the licence  to use the artworks as the theme to their own Christmas Window displays.  Artist Partners have now developed a working relationship with the Australian provider of mechanically animated display’s,  Promotions in Motion, and together they  have collaborated and produced highly admired windows for the Auckland store featuring “ The Cinderella Project".  It is now also viewable on You Tube and the New Zealand television have featured it in a small film , due to such resounding  success. So much so that Artist Partners have now created  a new working relationship with Promotions in Motion for future projects  producing moving animated illustrations for shop windows here in the UK .

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The great appeal of Cinderella presented in Art Deco is that it is such a beautiful, fresh approach to a favourite story.  New Zealand has a huge Art Deco following with the City of Napier considered the Art Deco capital of the world.  The Smith and Caughey’s building has an Art Deco look and feel and this lends superbly to the choice of the story.   Smith and Caughey’s present their windows as a gift to the City of Auckland and they work tirelessly to ensure the artistic integrity of their windows in a time when Christmas is over commercialised.

David Roberts is represented by Artist Partners

The Thirteen Secrets

The long awaited final book in Michelle Harrison's fairy trilogy, The Thirteen Secrets will be released soon. Arena's Christopher Gibbs has illustrated all the covers and the third book completes a beautiful set.
Thirteen Secrets is published by Simon & Schuster on 3rd February 2011, so don't forget to pre-order it now.
Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena

Alex T Smith

Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine, is published this month and features Alex T Smith's hilarious illustrations on the cover and throughout the book. This is Anna Kemp's first young fiction title telling the story of "F-for-failure" Frankie's escapades. He discovers that the headmaster has plans to turn the students into robot-like super-brains and this is his chance to save the day and change F-for-failure into F-for-fantastic! It's really worth checking out Alex's fantastic interpretation of the crazy characters: Frankie's friends, Neet and Wesley, Alphonsine, the French nanny and Colette, the poodle.

Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine is published by Simon & Schuster and available from all good book sellers.

Alex T.Smith is represented by Arena

Bourjois’s Flower

Who better than Nadia Flower to illustrate Bourjois’s latest advertising campaign.

Her delicate graphics were commissioned by wonder agency Talents Only in Paris, story this elegant illustration can currently be found gracing the pages of the latest magazines and also displayed at points of sale within shops.

Nadia Flower is represented by Illustration Ltd

Spam Head

Next time you receive a junk email you may be able to put a face to the name! The extremely talented Kavel Rafferty has completed a limited edition, bespoke book called Spam Head.

Kavel explains, "The book is a collection of portraits based on the strange and sometimes wonderful names that arrive uninvited to my email account every day, trying to sell me designer replica watches, Viagra and other such nonsense. I wanted to make portraits for these funny faceless folk...." Made in collaboration with Sam Arthur at Nobrow the signed book is available here.

Kavel Rafferty is represented by Illustration Ltd

Ruth and James

It's been a musical summer for lettering artist Ruth Rowland.

Hot on the heels of the Lennon job, she has just completed the latest James Blunt album. "Some Kind Of Trouble" plus his latest single, "Stay The Night" sees loose, brush style lettering created to work with the overall design of the packaging which has an old school, scrapbook feel. The layouts were put together traditionally with sellotape and paper and then photographed. The style is also taken through to James Blunt's website.

Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd

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