SIMPLE MINDS

Ruth Rowland successfully uses her skills on this promotion for the Simple Minds upcoming tour.
She says "This three dimensional bust was created for the Simple Minds' The Greatest Hits Tour this April. I was commissioned to develop the lettering, working with a range of different marker pens, then scanning and fitting the script to a photo of the head. It was built up gradually until the final image was approved. It's surprisingly tricky to keep the lettering looking raw and not overworked - this vernacular lettering is influenced more by Outsider Art and hand drawn ephemeral signage than by traditional calligraphy. The designer sent over images of the scrawled graffiti on Jim Morrison's grave and the Abbey Road sign as the inspiration for the piece - the fumes from the markers probably helped a little too....there are also plans to use it on the related album which has yet to be released." Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd

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Frances Castle Illuminated Letters for Guardian Books

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

New Artist joint New Division

We are excited to announce that Niko is now exclusively represented by New Division, worldwide.
Niko’s love for graphic art began in the 80?s alongside his love of skateboarding, he was captivated by the colourful artworks emblazoned across skate decks. Since then Niko has developed an illustration style reflecting this and other influences from popular culture. He intertwines everyday objects, typography and bold colours to create fresh shapes.

The Sweetness of Forgetting

Quercus Books recently commissioned Lucy Davey to do this lovely cover for one of their titles The Sweetness of Forgetting and liked it so much that they have just asked her to illustrate the back cover too!
We agree that it's a stunning illustration, typical of Lucy's fresh and evocative style and use of colour.

Lucy Davey is represented by the Artworks

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