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New Signing – Jose Mendez


A huge welcome to Jose Mendez, who joined the Handsome Frank lineup last month!



Jose is a Spanish illustrator and artist based between London and Barcelona with a distinctive and unique style, creating a playful world full of badass characters, hand drawn typography, colourful palette, bold shapes, wavy line and great use of contrast.



Head on over to our website to check out Jose’s new portfolio page, we’re sure it will catch your eye!


Steve Stone Mag Cover

An incredible new logo designed by the dark master, Steve Stone. 

Created for 'Gothic Culture Magazine'. A beautiful banshee, awakening goths all over the world with her harrowing screams. Steve's talent for character design is simply incredible, no one can do it like Steve Stone. We love it!


For more of his work please go to the Artist Partners website : Steve Stone | Artist | Artist Partners-

Michael Leonard.


Artist Partners have sadly been informed about the recent passing of legendary artist, Michael Leonard. Michael was one of the original artists represented by Artist Partners , back in the early days of the agency.

Leonard's influential work, in and outside of the commercial world both in publishing and editorial and in fine art galleries , was undeniably incredible and wonderfully stylish. In honor, we will be respectfully sharing some of his brilliant pieces over time.

Here are just a few of his more recognizable works.Artist Partners | A Brief History 1951 – 2000

However, you can find a great amount of Michael's work on the Michael Leonard website ( From paintings to photography, exploring his expansive portfolio is a true joy.

The painting of the Queen and her corgi’s was commissioned by Reader’s Digest and now hangs proudly in the National Portrait Gallery - and is being proudly  projected on the walls of the entrance to the National Portrait  Gallery.

Lucy Davey illustrates Scottish Walking Guides for Pocket Mountains

Lucy Davey has illustrated 3 walking guide covers for the islands of Scotland for Pocket Mountains written by Peter Edwards. Taking inspiration from the landscapes of Brian Cook, she said, ‘I've worked with Robbie Porteous from Pocket Mountains on a few projects now. The Uist cover is my favourite - I always enjoy depicting water in my illustrations and I particularly like the colour combinations in this one.’



Lucy Davey is represented by The Artworks


Goddess Gracious! Katie Ponder continues the Mythology series with Dorling Kindersly


Katie Ponder has illustrated the fourth book in Dorling Kindersley's Mythology series, with the latest instalment focusing on Goddesses and Heroines from myths around the world.



Inspired by Folkart, embroidery and quilting, Katie used photoshop to create all the illustrations, moving elements round like a paper theatre set until something aesthetically ‘clicked’.




Katie Ponder is represented by The Artworks

Hungry For Batteries – People For Bikes – MDI Digital

MDI Digital were asked to create a series of animations and stills for People For Bikes in San Francisco to promote the safe disposal of e-bike batteries.


More of MDI Digital’s work can be viewed at -

Easy Now – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Alex Williamson



Alex Williamson was commissioned by Ignition Records to create images for Noel Gallagher’s ‘Easy Now’ tour video.

He worked alongside Chris Curtis who brought Alex’s visuals to life.


More of Alex’s work can be viewed at -



We’re thrilled to introduce and extend a warm welcome to Chen Wu, the latest artist to join Meiklejohn. Chen’s vivid, conceptual images have a textural quality and are both sophisticated and timeless.



He often combines illustration with motion graphics to create humorous, sometimes surreal, but always beautiful artworks.




Chen Wu is represented by Meiklejohn

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