Darling Clementine have illustrated an amazing range of M & S’s Christmas snow globe Gin & Rum Liqueur’s, with each bottle containing a small light that beautifully illuminates Darling Clementine’s illustrations as gold and silver flakes swirl in the behind them.
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.
Lizzie King has been commissioned by Gillette and Agile Films to illustrate the hand of England footballer Raheem Sterling, choosing his lucky football boots. The drawings were then made into an animation as part of Gillette’s feature on pre-game rituals with magazine, Hypebeast.
“I loved seeing my drawings turned into an animation! I am terrible at technical things like that so it’s pretty magical to me to see my drawings move.”
Not being a massive football buff, Lizzie had to do a little research on football boots, as well as Sterlings arms to make sure she captured his tattoos, “The feedback from my first draft was that the arm looked too feminine! (I had been drawing my own arm admittedly) I then got my dad to lift some shoes off a shelf while I drew his arm which looked much better!”
Lucy Rose has created an updated identity for Heron Valley; a Devon – based cider and juice producer, who also happen to be local to Lucy! The updated identity takes their majestic Heron icon and gives it a more artisanal, botanical feel.
The client and Lucy worked together to come up with a composition that could be complimented by Art Deco/ botanical borders, “this was a relatively fast process as I think the client and I had the same ideas in mind.” Opting for a vintage colour palette (a perfect match for Lucy), the final design soars with subtle sophistication but remains grounded with earthy warm tones.
“This project has been so great to work on and I enjoyed every bit of it. For a while I have wanted to work on some more packaging- based briefs and so when this job came up, I was thrilled to get another opportunity to. I think also the company being local to me and so friendly has just made the whole process even more special.”
Claire Harrup has been commissioned by Eating Well magazine to illustrate an article on community supported fisheries. Creating 10 fish themed illustrations of featuring specific species and aquatic elements, Claire’s unique textures give the wide-eyed kippers massive amounts of personality.
Lucy Davey has illustrated the perfect walking holiday essential, handy pocket guides for 4 locations across Scotland, published by Pocket Mountains Ltd.
With a look inspired by vintage travel posters, Lucy has captured specific landmarks relevant to the four locations (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sterling and Falkirk), as well as creating around 30 inside illustrations for each book, “It was a dream brief in many ways – I loved learning about all these landmarks of Scotland and really enjoyed adding the nature and wildlife elements to the images.”
Each book has a distinct colour palette which Lucy uses to great effect throughout, making them a wonderfully visually satisfying set;
“The printed books are so cute and satisfying, I’m so pleased with how they turned out!
Katie Ponder has collaborated with the brilliant art team at DK again, to work on another illustrated book of myths. Norse Myths is the latest book of epic stories, answering every question a young curious mind might have on the various Gods and Goddesses of the Vikings.
Congratulations Greg McIndoe on being longlisted in the World Illustration Awards and featuring on the Creative Boom Podcast!
What a week it’s been for Startworks artist Greg McIndoe (AKA Headless Greg)! Greg was invited to chat on the latest Creative Boom Podcast , where he discusses starting his own business, social media, and the importance of recognising and reconciling struggle. It’s a really candid and thoughtful interview and definitely something we would recommend listening to whether you’re a recent graduate or established in your creative career.
On top of that, Greg has been long-listed in the World Illustration Awards in the new talent section of the alternative publishing category for his book he worked on his final year of university, Wilson Strange; a fantastic exploration of mental health through the eyes of the titular character.
With all this happening, we can’t wait to see where Greg will go next and how his talent will continue to flourish and be recognised. Congratulations Greg!
Greg McIndoe is represented by The Artworks
Dawn Cooper has illustrated 10 pollinator-friendly plants to include in your gardens this spring and summer as part of Candide’s Festival of Flowers; an online floral takeover celebrating people, pollinators and plants! Dawn also illustrated the branding of the festival itself, a beautiful Dawn Cooper floral fiesta!
Harry Goldhawk’s illustrations are bound to inspire a “Cycling Revolution”, published by Michael O’Mara!
We are amazed by the work of Harry Goldhawk in “The Cycling Revolution”; a celebration of cycling and its origins published by Michael O’Mara. The book features 60 lessons about cycling, each one beautifully illustrated by Harry.