Every now and then we come across a new illustrator and their work just grabs us by the head and heart and shouts "SIGN ME". That was certainly the case when we first came across Quentin Monge, who's work is a sublime cacophony of colour, patterns and characters. Luckily (for us) Quentin was open to our amorous advances and we're happy to announce him as our latest signing. So that just leaves one question to be answered, who's going to be the first person to commission him?
Handsome Frank have been busy creating their new website, which launched last week. Tom Robinson, co-founder of Handsome Frank explained - our website is our 'shop window', so it's important it always looks the best it can. The images are large and uncluttered plus it's very easy for visitors to navigate through our roster of artists quickly with minimal clicks. We want our site to be a real visual treat for all that come to explore it.
These delightful character designs by Kristyna Litten were based on real DFS employees, for their new advertising campaign launched this month. The TV adverts make heroes from the talented team of craftsmen and women behind the UK's largest sofa manufacturer. Kristyna worked from photographs of each person and was asked to interpret them as if they were made of the materials used to make DFS sofas.
Jon Lau graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2011. Through his intricate paintings, he tells whimsical stories that are inspired by nature, animals, and our interactions with them. He is based in Los Angeles. We spoke with Jon about his inspiration, process and how his personal experiences inform the subject matter of his work. Read on for a glimpse into the creative process of a new Bright artist: