Christmas came early for paper craftswoman Helen Musselwhite when Molton Brown got in touch back in April to discuss their 2017 Christmas campaign. The design team at Molton Brown commissioned Helen to create a series of scenes, which included The Albert Hall, Regents Street and Piccadilly Circus.
Artist Partners are delighted to announce a new artistic talent has recently joined us:
Katerina Kerouli - is a multi talented, paper engineer in folding and paper craft, with a huge talent as an illustrator, writer and graphic designer all wrapped into one !
Thriving Family Magazine commission Gail Armstrong to illustrate an article on resurrection.
With the issue published before Easter, the magazine asked Gail to work on two images to go with the feature 'Alive'. First was the piece on the title page focussing on the six stages in the life cycle of a butterfly, Gail wanted to make this a beautiful and elegant image; illustrative rather than diagrammatic. Gail explains "One of the issues with visually describing the life cycle, is the huge differences in scale between the egg on the leaf and the very dramatic butterfly. However, I wanted the image to flow as one piece, rather than magnify a section or separate the stages into 6 individual spot illustrations. My solution was to use the paper of the page to lift and form a stem and leaves on which of the 6 stages are displayed. By using a bright palette of custom-made marbled papers for the various stages and keeping everything else in white, the individual stages can be clearly read. The second image was to come at the end of the article and the client required a more "traditional resurrection image”, of the sun rising behind 3 crosses on a hill. Knowing where the text would sit, I placed the clouds so that they again seem to be forming from the paper of the page with the hill extending across the double page spread, utilising as much of the available image area as possible and giving the image a stronger presence on the page."
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration
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."
Gail Armstrong produces a glorious cover illustration for the July issue of "Where? London" magazine. The issue celebrates 60 years since The Queen's Coronation and features related events and places of interest to visit around London. Gail's paper sculpture image is inspired by the crown jewels with the crenellations creating a skyline of some of London's notable landmarks. Art Director Tim Benton said of the piece "We were so impressed with Gail's unique craft. She has created a fantastic eye catching illustration for our 'Where?' cover to our exact specifications, whilst still putting a great deal of her own input into the work. She is a true artist...." The "note From the Editor" feature in the magazine also has a short piece with some photos about the making of the image; an added insight into Gail's creations.
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration
Francisco Miranda recently received the Pictoplasma Residency Award from The General Public Gallery in Berlin, where his superb work has received great critical acclaim. Here are some photographs from the exhibition, click here to see the animation Francisco created in celebration of his residency.
McCann Erickson Advertising have commissioned Gail Armstrong to create 10 images for Nestle's "Love to Share" campaign. The images, which focus on hands and bags of sweets, are effective in design and clever in the way they reflect the title. Gail says "They are set against a single colour scene behind, which gives a sense of the location and atmosphere in which the different sweets might be shared. Everything in the images is made from paper - hands, bags, sweets, type - an entire world made of paper." You'll spot the first posters and point of sale pieces in selected London cinemas now.
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration Ltd
Nearly a year in the making and shot in a continuous take, Revolution follows the cyclical journey of a single water droplet. A collaborative film by paper engineer Helen Friel, photographer Chris Turner, and animator Jess Deacon, who, from original idea to execution, pooled their individual talents to bring the project to life. Watch the film here: http://vimeo.com/59059419
Helen Friel is represented by Debut Art