Thursday, 17 April 2014

We were delighted to see the advert James Brown designed for E.W Moore & Son Ltd. at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the ‘Your Ad Here’ project. James was one of seven East London artists commissioned by Create London to kick off the project, which celebrates both the small independent businesses and the creative community of East London.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

We are excited to welcome Sarah Dennis to the agency. Sarah combines the traditional art of paper cutting with collage to create her beautiful artworks. Here is a selection of our favourite pieces and an insight into Sarah’s work.

What inspires you?

I love nature. Sometimes just watching a documentary will inspire me. I’m really interested in the patterns, which emerge in the natural world: from the fractals in Romanesco broccoli to the flocking of birds and fish. I also love reading old folktales: I recently bought some books called ‘Japanese Tales and Legends’ and ‘Coyote Stories’. I love the use of imagery in these stories and the morals of the tales.

What’s your working process?

When starting a project I begin by researching the topic and creating a mood board. I’ll then start scribbling lots of small sketches before assembling these ideas into a clear design. I’ll then draw out my final sketch on good quality paper, and reach for the craft knife. I cut details from the drawing to reveal the design in paper. I’ll either keep the cutout as a silhouette or start adding layers and different colours to create a 3D effect.

How would you describe your work?

Technically, I would describe my work as a mixture of traditional paper-cutting, with elements of collage. Aesthtically I would describe it as capturing the beauty of nature using imagery inspired by whimsical childhood dreams.

What’s your dream project?

I recently published my first Children’s book ‘Cinderella’, which I would describe as a dream project. The pages alternate between printed illustrations and intricate paper-cut designs, which overlay and interact with each other. The paper-cut pages really brought everything to life, which made me think another dream project would be to create an entirely paper cut animation.



Thursday, 03 April 2014

Carrie May created this lovely cover for Nicholas Barreau’s ‘The Secret Paris Cinema Club’ published by Quercus. Carrie’s lovely illustration and typography have resulted in a beautiful cover with a handcrafted feel. To see more of Carrie’s work, click here.

 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

We are excited to announce that we now exclusively represent Illustrator Fortuna Todisco. Fortuna studied at the European Institute of Design and has since worked as both a fashion designer and an illustrator, she is inspired by the people around her and loves to express her observations through her illustrations. Fortuna is happy creating both conceptual and representational artworks and has worked with a variety of clients for both fashion and lifestyle commissions. We love the powerful simplicity of Fortuna’s work and her ability to capture character with her strong lines. To see more of Fortuna’s work click here.


Thursday, 13 March 2014

James Brown worked with Vintage Publishing to create this special cover for their Vintage Classic edition of Anne Tyler’s ‘Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant’. James’ typographic cover was inspired by a restaurant chalk board and was designed to create a homely feel.


Thursday, 06 March 2014

Sean Sims was commissioned by Mud Puppy to illustrate their ‘All Around the World Book of Stickers’. From Big Ben to the Taj Mahal, Sean has drawn the world’s most iconic landmarks for this fun activity book.


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Barbara Spoettel was commissioned by &h France to design and illustrate the cover of ‘Un prince charmant s’il vous plait’ by Jill Shavis. Barbara’s chic style was the perfect choice for this contemporary romantic comedy.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Featuring artworks inspired by House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry, our fabulous illustrators celebrate the best of British designers.

 

Anna Hymas

Barbara Spoettel

Barbara Von Tannenberg

Gary Newman

Gavin Reece


Gavin Reece

Lucy Truman

Lucy Truman

Nila Aye

Robyn Neild

Robyn Neild


Friday, 14 February 2014

Artwork by Mark Blade

 


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Robyn Neild was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of the paperback edition of ‘The Holiday Home’ by Fern Britton. Having already created the cover art for the hardback edition, Robyn’s whimsical illustration style perfectly reflects the warm and humorous tone of Fern’s writing.

 

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