Cool agency Adam & Eve DDB, commissioned a series of fun 48 sheet posters for their client VW. These were based on comic strip styles of the past. Pastiche was the perfect artist to do justice to the concept and the illustrations have been entered for the awards at Cannes this month. Pastiche is represented by Phosphor Art
James Brown was commissioned by Abacus to create a commemorative jacket for the classic 'Master Georgie' by Beryl Bainbridge. In celebration of their 40th Anniversary Abacus are reissuing 18 of their best selling books, each with a specially designed cover. James Brown is represented by New Division
Ruth Rowland successfully uses her skills on this promotion for the Simple Minds upcoming tour.
She says "This three dimensional bust was created for the Simple Minds' The Greatest Hits Tour this April. I was commissioned to develop the lettering, working with a range of different marker pens, then scanning and fitting the script to a photo of the head. It was built up gradually until the final image was approved. It's surprisingly tricky to keep the lettering looking raw and not overworked - this vernacular lettering is influenced more by Outsider Art and hand drawn ephemeral signage than by traditional calligraphy. The designer sent over images of the scrawled graffiti on Jim Morrison's grave and the Abbey Road sign as the inspiration for the piece - the fumes from the markers probably helped a little too....there are also plans to use it on the related album which has yet to be released." Ruth Rowland is represented by Illustration Ltd
Cathrine Finnema was commissioned for Unilever to create a type based illustration for Persil's "Dirt is Good" campaign. Cathrine's upbeat style works perfectly on a poster encouraging mothers to let their children go outdoors to play and get dirty. Cathrine is represented by Eastwing
BoomArtwork has completed quite a set of 'chalk board' style images for Subway. Commissioned by advertising agency Upshot in Chicago, the images have been used as promotional signs in the windows of Subway restaurants in the US. With new promotions each month, the result is an abundance of appetising offers! BoomArtwork is represented by Illustration
These wonderful illuminated letters were created by Frances Castle for the Guardian's Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. They appeared on deck chairs, canvas bags, stickers, beer mats and book plates. Frances was commissioned by 999 Design to illustrate quotes by famous authors for different book genres: Alexander McCall Smith for Crime, Mark Haddon for Children's, Hilary Mantel for Historical Fiction and Jasper Fforde for Fantasy.
Frances Castle is represented by Arena
We are excited to announce that Niko is now exclusively represented by New Division, worldwide.
Niko’s love for graphic art began in the 80?s alongside his love of skateboarding, he was captivated by the colourful artworks emblazoned across skate decks. Since then Niko has developed an illustration style reflecting this and other influences from popular culture. He intertwines everyday objects, typography and bold colours to create fresh shapes.
Quercus Books recently commissioned Lucy Davey to do this lovely cover for one of their titles The Sweetness of Forgetting and liked it so much that they have just asked her to illustrate the back cover too!
We agree that it's a stunning illustration, typical of Lucy's fresh and evocative style and use of colour.
Lucy Davey is represented by the Artworks