We love Yehrin Tong's latest illustration for the cover of the classic novel
"A Suitable Boy" by Vikram Seth. Working with Fallon for Orion books, Yehrin
was chosen as one of nine groundbreaking artists to produce the limited
edition cover and endpapers to coincide with Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th
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A Second series of illustrations were commissioned by Proximity top London agency - for use by ATOC of three pastiche film posters images, all illustrated by Artist Partners for this nationwide campaign.
My Fare Savings illustrated by Sam Hadley
Honey I shrunk the .... By Kaye Hodges
Dude Where’s the ...... By James Goodridge.
“And Another Thing ...” which is the new title for the sixth installment of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy”. The new book was commissioned and written by Eoin Colfer author of the Artemis Fowl series and published by Penguin Books – Art Direcor John Hamilton and Andrew Smith
Illustrated by Larry Rostant – represented by Artist Partners Limited -
Larry Rostant represented by Artist Partners one of the UK’s foremost illustrators in the world of book covers – was commissioned to produce a cover image for this highly acclaimed and awaited book ,. The huge following for the Hitchiker’s Guide will no doubt ensure that this book is a worldwide best seller. The image produced by Larry Rostant, will be used worldwide with the title being translated and re-artworked for each translation.
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For the next 18 months Bob Wilson's wonderful relaxed cartoon characters will feature in magazines and newspapers throughout the country along side a TV campaign for EON. Bob Wilson is an ex D&AD award winning creative director who took up illustration when he discovered clients preferred his own work to the executions by commissioned artists! His inexhaustible supply of endearing fun characters drawn in a seemingly effortless style, belie the fact that Bob pays great attention to detail and is a perfectionist creating many versions until he is completely satisfied with the final result.
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Talented designer/illustrator/animator Darren Whittington worked closely with Pentagram last year to produce a group of fun characters for the latest range of children's vitamins for Boots. They are currently showcased in store with posters and new gleaming foil packaging. Darren's striking individual characters also featured on a range of M&S sweets, and a whole series of products for The Early Learning Centre. His other more sophisticated linear style still appears on award winning labels for Waitrose fruit drinks and Liz Earle beauty products. He has been very involved with the Eden project, giving a unique look to their promotional brochures and cards.
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Arena is proud to announce the publication of Jonny Duddle’s first picture book, The Pirate Cruncher (Templar). Singled out as “a great swashbuckling adventure from a great new talent” in the Bookseller’s Autumn Highlights, this treasure is not to be missed.
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The launch of the book will also be the central theme of Arena’s Pirate Party, being held on Saturday 17th October. This one-day event is part of the annual Big Draw Campaign “to get everyone drawing”. As well as talking about his inspiration for the book, Jonny will be joined by actors to read the story aloud and lead a drawing workshop.
The Big Draw event will include, book signings by four of Arena’s illustrators, a workshop on “How to draw a Pirate ” by Matthew Buckingham and a demonstration on illustrating sea monsters by Adam Stower. Ongoing acitivies will range from pirate caracatures, doodling eye patches and a collaborative Under the Sea Mural.
All visitors will receive pirate goodie bags with the essentials to make their own pirate picture book and treasure map.
Local Stratford charity, Discover (a children’s story-making centre) will host the day in their Pirate Ahoy! interactive exhibition with treasure chests, a huge pirate ship, and a dead man’s cave.
To join Arena's children's book illustrators for an exciting pirate adventure contact Racheal Brasier at Discover, 020 8536 5555, or Justine Alltimes at Arena, 0845 050 7600.
Free Running Ad and poster image
image produced by John Harwood represented by Artist Partners
Art Direction – Mark Reddy – Adam Tucker
Brief to produce image to publicise the Barclaycard World Freerun Championship being held in London in August.
The Creative Director at BBH Mark Reddy, commissioned an image by 3D artist John Harwood to produce an image of the highest calibre that would depict icons of London ranging from a sofa to a building in construction which also illustrates the ethos of the sport
– an image depicting the art of freerunning as an innovative sport.
Free running is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as free runners, use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics, such as tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving. It is commonly practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas that are cluttered with obstacle
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The Artworks is very pleased to introduce one of its newest illustrators, Kate Forrester. Kate creates designs using beautiful hand drawn type, her illustrations are eye catching, clever and truly unique. An exciting addition to The Artworks team!
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Lee Wildish is a well known published illustrator of children’s books with many successful titles including ‘Mum And Dad Glue’ and ‘The Grunt And The Grouch’. His newest creation is ‘Swamp Life’, an action-packed adventure with lovable characters and an original and exciting story that children, adults and the whole family will love. It’s a show-stopping extravaganza set in a soggy froggy swamp!! Freddy lives happily in his swamp with his brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and nieces and . . . well basically his very large family! Life is peachy in this idyllic corner of Swamp Life until the status quo is temporarily disrupted by the arrival of the dastardly crocs, led by Patch – a cruel carnivore on a mission! They are a mean but pretty unsuccessful group of miscreants that wander around causing havoc, trying to take over swamp after swamp after swamp. However Patch & co hadn’t counted on coming across such a fearless little froggy as Freddy . . . the bravest amphibian for miles around! Freddy stands up for what’s right and draws upon his endless source of friends to help him; the worker beavers; his family members and even singing toads from other swamps!
Swamp Life is just one of many successful new launches from The Bright Group International, which, born out of the success of The Bright Agency, a leading illustration agency in children’s publishing, and The Bright Academy, a blossoming literary agency, has been established to create outstanding children’s content across various commercial channels with longevity for the licensing industry. The Bright Group International aims to bring its valuable skill set and knowledge derived from eight years experience in children’s publishing to the licensing arena, producing a range of accomplished and exciting design-led properties with potential across all sectors.
Doing business with big names such as Harrods, Simon And Schuster and Random House, it was a natural progression to exploit this expertise across the board and The Bright Group International was founded with its mission statement to develop outstanding children’s content for various commercial channels. The BGI It will be showcasing four of these fabulous new creations, Swamp Life, Cowboy Carl, The Boglysaurus, and Barry The Fish With Fingers at the forthcoming Brand Licensing exhibition at Earl’s Court on the 30th September to the 1st October, stand 495. Expect to see hilarious, one-off creations pitch-perfect for licensing, whether it be toys, games, animation or films. We look forward to seeing you there!
‘If The Bright Group International can have the same level of success as it has done in developing illustrators then it will surely become a key player in contributing new and exciting content to the licensing industry on every level.’ Vicki Willden – Lebrecht, Managing Director.
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