James Taylor has made this brilliant paper model for the 2011 predictions page in this weeks Financial Times. The image depicts the specialist’s predictions on what will happen in world of politics, economics, and business in 2011.
James Taylor is represented by Debut Art
Illustrated by David Roberts and written by his sister Lin Roberts, "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, 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, 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 .
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
See Lizzie Mary Cullen painting live for Bluehive’s Christmas tweeting fun. Transforming tweets into Christmas doodles on a large agency wall while being filmed, was no simple task, but it was one that Lizzie handled with relish and aplomb!
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
Who better than Nadia Flower to illustrate Bourjois’s latest advertising campaign.
Her delicate graphics were commissioned by wonder agency Talents Only in Paris, 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
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 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