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Matt Buckingham

After his successful picture book, Bright Stanley, which has sold worldwide, Matt has been working with Little Tiger Press on the exciting sequel. Bright Stanley and the Cave Monster, will be published early this month. 

Matt will also be holding a How to Make a Book event as part of this year's Big Write festival held at Discover, Stratford's Children's story making centre. Mattt will follow the journey from initial sketch books and story notes through to page roughs, illustrations and the final books in the Bright Stanley series. 

Matt Buckingham is represented by Arena and you can see more of his work here

Bottoms UP! Shortlisted for Red House award

Illustrated by Adam Stower,Published by Puffin

Congratulations to Adam Stower, whose picture book Bottoms Up!, written by Jeanne Willis, has been shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award: “with it’s fantastically funny illustrations and rollicking rhyme, Bottoms Up! met with a massive thumbs up from all our little readers and their parents!” This is the only national award voted for entirely by children. 

Adam is represented by Arena

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Standard Life Pensions Campaign

James was commissioned by  VCCP to do the illustrations for Standard Life's Pensions campaign "Get a Reality Check". His lovely painted characters and under the sea scenes were put together to make an animated advert for cross track and online use.

James is represented by Arena.

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Gavin Reece

Here is Gavin Reece’s latest illustration for property consultants CWM’s on going print campaign. Gavin has worked with CWM over the past three years, his iconic style perfectly sets the tone for showcasing London’s most exclusive locations at their most glamorous.

Gavin is represented by New Division.

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A little Book of Languages

  Jean-Manuel Duvivier's intelligent and quirky illustrations were the perfect choice to feature on the cover and throughout author David Crystal's new book "A Little Book of Language".

Jean-Manuel completed 40 illustrations on subjects tackled in the book, including the first words of an infant, text messaging and disappearing languages.

Jean-Manuel is represented by Eastwing

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La Boca join the ranks at Début Art.

La Boca are a London based studio, specialising in art & design for the film, music and fashion industries. Their portfolio is a bold blend of psychedelic colour, geometric shapes with a healthy dose of surrealism, as seen here, in the award winning sleeve art for Muse.

The Nostalgia Issue

A snapshot of the past in Bec Winnel's dreamy fashion flashback.

The illustration is currently gracing the front cover of Mecca, a Melbourne based fashion magazine created by Madeline Boyd as part of her dissertation. Bec’s job was to take a trip down memory lane to create this front cover for the nostalgia issue, also within the pages is an interesting profile on the artist herself.

Bec is represented by Illustration Ltd 

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Everybody Loves The Sunshine

This eye grabbing piece of work comes from the talented fingertips of Masha Karpushina.

Commissioned by EMI for their production music branch KPM to create a CD cover for Indie Movie House, Masha's unique style was perfect for the brief. The cover required a quirky indie feel and to be representative of the music inside.

Masha is represented by Illustration Ltd 

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Do You Believe in G.O.D?

John Holder is the man behind this compelling project.

"Good Old Drawing" is aimed at collecting together drawings by like minded artists who believe in the fundamental G.O.D skills. Along with colleague Philip Hodgkinson, John has amassed approximately 100 artists including Hockney and Scarfe, with samples of their work and reasons for believing in G.O.D. The project also supports young artists. Keep your eyes out for a G.O.D book, currently in progress

John Holder is represented by Illustration Ltd and you can open his portfolio here

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