The London-based illustrator Linda Baritski – AKA Season of Victory – has recently completed a seven-month collaboration with the global skincare giant Kiehl’s. Graphic, colourful and eclectic, her illustrations are being rolled out at 48 Kiehl’s locations around the world, capturing the unique character of each outlet from China to Guatemala and from Britain to Japan.
The Brazilian Pop Art illustrator Butcher Billy has created a series of posters for the Netflix production Stranger Things 4 which have captivated audiences and become a worldwide phenomenon on social media, and beyond.
The nine artworks – one for each episode of Stranger Things season four – chime with the show’s avowed 1980s vibe, playing on the aesthetics of old comics, horror novel jackets and movie posters. Designed specifically for the Stranger Things social media campaign, the artworks tap into the dark fantasy aspect of the story, offering fans a sinister alternative to the standard promo posters, which typically feature group shots of the characters.
They’re not the usual art that is made for a series. These play with the iconography, symbols and specific elements of the show, focusing more on the gory and scary scenes without giving away too much of what happens. Overall, they are teasers for each chapter,” said Butcher Billy.
This month Argbeg Whiskey invited guests to a new limited edition product launch and to connect with their inner punk. Attendees punked themselves and their outfits before getting their "Punk Portrait" illustrated by Jess Rose Bird.
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee double bank holiday, Seven Dials is tapping into its cultural roots and bringing the 1950s era to its seven streets, Pintachan created a series of bright, fun and celebratory assets for various designs used across the streets.
Phosphor's Trina and Christine had a wonderful time at the London Book Fair recently, showing off art by some of their talented illustrators who create artwork for children's books. They created a book featuring a quiz about their illustrators, including Christopher Nielsen (whose art can be seen on the cover) Beatrice Simpkiss, Iris de Luz, Jonathan Leach, Luella Wright and Lee Ford.
Most of these artists are open to commissions at the moment, so get in contact with Trina at Phosphor if you'd like to chat or see some more picture book artwork.
Event attendees were treated to a fascinating talk and Q&A with the multi award-winning illustrator
Diane Ewen has gone from strength to strength, and was this year invited to be the ‘Illustrator of the Fair’ at LBF 2022. With her work on multiple titles being showcased across the stands, Diane also gave an insightful and engaging talk about her process and approach to her work in front of a packed audience.
Diane spoke of becoming infatuated with creating from an early age, finding inspiration in the pre-Raphaelites, as well as highlighting the importance of representation in children’s books. The Q&A concluded with wonderful advice to budding illustrators to pick up a sketchbook, start drawing and find your voice.
As well as winning the inaugural Jericho Prize, Diane has seen massive success with picture book ‘Coming to England’, written by Baroness Floella Benjamin, which was featured in Amazon’s Amplifying Black Voices campaign during Black History Month 2021
Lizzie King has contributed a design to the “You Got This” International Women’s Day collection for River Island. Applying her own brand of eye catching bold illustration, River Island “knew instantly we had to get her involved”.