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”.
Artist Partners celebrated their 70th year in business last year having been established since 1951 in London … as we were slightly limited on various options of celebration, we decided to produce our very own zine ..
Here it is …Cover by Suzanne Carpenter, and depicting all our wonderful artists work inside …
It’s available as a hard copy or ezine by request - I will be seeing clients at the LBF next month, and will look forward to distributing to clients that are in attendance at the fair.
Kate Forrester has teamed up with other artists and organisations as part of the ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan to help showcase the vibrant art scene in and around Brighton.
To mark the release of My Little Pony: A New Generation on Netflix, Rachael Saunders has been commissioned to reimagine ten famous horse paintings displayed in The National Gallery, London. Each illustration had to evoke the painterly style and composition of the original, but also encapsulate a fresh, vibrant energy, faithful to the new generation My Little Pony film produced by Netflix.