Reptile Brain Music

BoomArtwork produces an album cover for Swedish rock band Imperial State Electric.
Nicke Andersson; former front man of The Hellacopters approached BoomArtwork to create the art for the vinyl album of his new band. He asked for something bold and vintage to illustrate the record title 'Reptile Brain Music', so BoomArtwork set to work using his fabulous design and illustrative skills and made this punchy retro visual, he says "... First I drew the hand of Zeus with my brush and ink, and then the crocodiles eating each other's tail. In Photoshop I placed everything together and then started with the typography. Instead of using an existing typeface I thought it would make the album more special to create custom lettering. After finishing I added some filters to make it look like it was released in the 70's. It was so much fun to illustrate an LP album cover, as it is such a cool, tactile canvas to work on."

BoomArtwork is represented by Illustration

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Cool Ad for VW

Cool agency Adam & Eve DDB, commissioned a series of fun 48 sheet posters for their client VW. These were based on comic strip styles of the past. Pastiche was the perfect artist to do justice to the concept and the illustrations have been entered for the awards at Cannes this month. Pastiche is represented by Phosphor Art

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Letter from Calcutta

Letter From Calcutta illustrated by David McConochie for Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, featuring a typical Indian street market with exotic colours and textures.
David's work shows  an effortless combination of modernity, content and colour.
David clients include Express, BBC, The Guardian and The Times amongst others.
David McConochie is represented by the Art Market
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Nick Chaffe for Empire Magazine

 Nick Chaffe was asked by Empire Magazine to illustrate their exclusive interview with Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Nick illustrated several sound bites from the interview, which he worked around images from the magazines photo shoot. The March edition of Empire, featuring Nick’s artwork is out now. Nick Chaffe is represented by Meiklejohn Agency

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Oscar Wilson and Canongate Books Win Best Jacket Design Award

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We are proud to announce that Oscar Wilson’s illustration for Canongate Books Gil Scott Heron Memoir: ‘The Last Holiday’ won the Best Jacket Design category at last night’s British Book Awards.

The judges commented on the work: “This arresting design evokes 60s counter-culture art in a contemporary and well-realised concept, with front/rear covers and spine working together to create a powerful and effective image.”

Oscar worked closely with Art Director Rafi Romaya to deliver this winning piece of work. As a massive fan of soul / funk / jazz music; Oscar was delighted to be involved with the project, and very proud that his first ever typographic portrait was of such a great as Gil Scott Heron.

Rafi explains the project and why she commissioned Oscar: “The plan was to create a bespoke and personalised jacket befitting for Gil’s memoir, The Last Holiday. Taking inspiration from Gil's landmark collection 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', we wanted to create an image as iconic as photographer Chuck Stewart's album cover shot whilst also representing Gil's poetic lyricism and artful use of language throughout his music, poetry and books.

Having seen Oscar Wilson's 'street-art style' visual work, which we felt might complement Gil's poetry, we approached him to attempt a typographic portrait using a mixture of Gil's album titles, song titles and most iconic phrases.

It was a gift of a book to work on and I hope we have a created a jacket Gil himself would have liked, had he seen it, and that winning Best Jacket Design Award at the British Book Awards 2012 would have made him smile!”

We definitely think Gil is smiling at the news, as are we. Well done to Oscar, Rafi and all at Canongate Books.

Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art

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