The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

Muddy Waters

Michael Tonn works on a T-Shirt design for Muddy Waters Cafe.

The commission was to celebrate their twentieth year of 'serving great coffee, tea and music.' Michael's illustration evokes a mellow environment, he says "I connected with the whimsical and naturalistic feel of the place and based my illustration on those themes."

Michael Tonn is represented by Illustration

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Bill Wyman Logo

Ruth Rowland works on the new Bill Wyman logo for his official web site.
Ruth says "The development stage included a range of hand rendered styles, from handwriting akin to his own signature to this wilder version of his name using a dry brush to create a distressed, edgy mark. Combined with the designer's bold background and retro photo, the lettering makes a powerful impact on the music legend's homepage."

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Reptile Brain Music

BoomArtwork produces an album cover for Swedish rock band Imperial State Electric.
Nicke Andersson; former front man of The Hellacopters approached BoomArtwork to create the art for the vinyl album of his new band. He asked for something bold and vintage to illustrate the record title 'Reptile Brain Music', so BoomArtwork set to work using his fabulous design and illustrative skills and made this punchy retro visual, he says "... First I drew the hand of Zeus with my brush and ink, and then the crocodiles eating each other's tail. In Photoshop I placed everything together and then started with the typography. Instead of using an existing typeface I thought it would make the album more special to create custom lettering. After finishing I added some filters to make it look like it was released in the 70's. It was so much fun to illustrate an LP album cover, as it is such a cool, tactile canvas to work on."

BoomArtwork is represented by Illustration

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Angela Keoghan for Late 80s Mercedes

We are about to slide into the silly season full of Christmas cheer! To provide the sound track Late 80s Mercedes have released a Christmas Album which Angela Keoghan has created the artwork for. Christmas is a bit different in the southern hemisphere (where both Angela and the band are located) so these tunes are for sipping your wine on the porch as you watch the summer evening come to an end.

Heres the full pack – which comes with their last album ‘Diamonds’.

Angela Keoghan is represented by Eastwing

 

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Christmas cover by Richard Jones

Richard Jones the CGI artist was commissioned by the BBC Music Magazine to produce the Christmas Front Cover Image this year.

The front  cover illustration  which appeared as the  Christmas Issue last week, was set to a brief which was to  illustrate The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. The image that Richard  Jones created  depicts the various key  elements for the music content .

Richard Jones is represented by Artist Partners

and may Artist Partners wish you a very Happy Christmas

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Oscar Wilson / Coca Cola Rock Corps T-shirt design

Here’s Oscar Wilson’s brilliant t-shirt design for Coca Cola and Rock Corps South African School programme.
Rock Corps is a volunteer programme that will be going to 24 townships in the Gauteng Province (Johannesburg and Pretoria) South Africa, inspiring teens to do amazing volunteer work in these communities.

Oscar Wilson is represented by Debut Art

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Frances Castle: CD Packaging for Jetsam and Gareth E. Rees ‘A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes’

A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes is another beautifully crafted, limited edition album designed and illustrated by Frances Castle for Clay Pipe Music. Frances' atmospheric images are a perfect foil for Gareth E. Rees' words about the landscape of the Hackney Marshes and it's mix of ancient wetland, overgrown Victorian ruins, wild flower meadows, pylons, railway sidings and reservoirs. Ree's spoken word in collaboration with Jetsam's orchestration, takes us on a journey through this troubled dreamscape.

Frances Castle is represented by Arena

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