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
Embracing a paper theme, Gail Armstrong was commissioned by the IRS in America to supply illustrations for their 2013 calendar. The calendar highlights key dates in the financial year and gives tips on completing accounts and tax forms, and as this was the last year of producing a paper version before switching over to digital forms, it seemed more than appropriate to ask a paper sculptress to come up with the goods! Gail says "...(the images) closely reflected the text of each month...(and) the tone throughout was reasonably light-hearted, yet authoritative, some of the images being created using tax forms, brown envelopes and ledger paper." Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration Ltd
Great Ormond Street Hospital held an event back in October of "information, inspiration and celebration around the theme of 'Bringing Research to Life'" . And Gail Armstrong was chosen by agency Radley Yeldar to participate in illustrating one of 26 large flash cards representing an A-Z of different research stories. Gail's card was for the letter C: Cystic Fybrosis, she says "I wanted it to be a fun image, so kept everything bright and cheerful and took inspiration from Lichtenstein for the type. The event was a huge success and the client very enthusiastic in their praise of the agency and artists." Gail's image successfully illustrates the ten pin bowling simulation when a patient blows into a machine, certainly creating the play factor with hospital treatment!
GOSH say of the commission:
“Radley Yeldar have been a dream company to work with. The brief we gave them was no easy task: to bring to life a portfolio of medical research stretching back through several decades of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s history, in a way that was visually arresting but didn’t scream “science”. We really threw the book at them, but they grasped tricky concepts quickly and dealt with them sensitively, working closely with us at every stage of an intensely creative process.
The end product – an A to Z of some of our most impressive research achievements – delicately balanced strong and emotive narrative alongside genuinely arresting (and intriguing!) visual concepts. The life-sized flashcards they produced were the talk of our flagship Bringing Research to Life event. Each one delivered a simple but powerful story, with the full 26 working together beautifully to reinforce our core message: that research changes children’s lives. They’ve given us a whole new language with which to speak about the vital work we’re funding. We’re incredibly grateful for their support.”
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration
Gail Armstrong exceeds herself with these shoebox sculptures for Stonefly in Italy.
The brief was to create two different environments which appear to have developed and unfolded from the shoeboxes themselves, one summery and rural, the other youthful and active. Gail built the pieces keeping in mind that they may be animated in the future, she says of the commission; "The trick with the images was to use multiple layers of paper bonded together where the sculpture had to look convincing as a cardboard shoebox, and single layers of paper where the sculpture required depth and form."
Gail is represented by Illustration
Our ace paper-sculptress Gail Armstrong has been enjoying a busy period.
This recent commission from Brigham Young University, sees Gail creating the title page and inserts for an article in the BYU magazine. Gail says: "The client, Doug Thomas wanted it to have the feel of an illuminated manuscript, but not to look too 'old fashioned'. I kept the colouring clean and crisp with the sharp white background, and the imagery in the title page links to the imagery in the illuminated roman numerals that are used in the main text."
Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration Ltd
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
This stunning piece of paper sculpture is fresh from the fingertips of in demand paper artist Gail Armstrong.
Commissioned by Macy's for their 84th Thanksgiving Day Parade, this complex image is being used for posters with elements of it featuring on their website. It was an incredibly complicated job which saw Gail working to please both Macy's and the big balloon clients. If anyone can do it, Gail can!
Gail Armstrong is represented by illustration Ltd