10.30am
22 June 2017

Orchid Land

Whooli Chen for ELLE Taiwan, June issue 2017. An editorial piece on illustrators’ homeland girls. Whooli's hometown is Yilan, a countryside on northeast Taiwan. The delicately painted illustration features Yilan’s local fruits and well-known orchids in this area. A truly charming insight into Whooli's world. 

10.30am
20 June 2017

MACCA

Here is the face of Paul McCartney beautifully depicted in minimal graphic style by our own rockstar Stanley Chow. He was 75 only two days ago and has just announced a new tour in Australia and New Zealand. Many (belated) Happy returns to you Sir Paul McCartney.

10.30am
16 June 2017

AOI Winner

Toby Leigh aka Tobatron has got smart observational wit and his genius sees him as 2017 AOI Research Professional Category Winner. Produced for CIA brief "Reframing The Myth' when CIA partnered 40 of its illustrators with 40 of Graeae Theatre Company’s artists to explore their mutual creativity and produce artwork inspired by the experiences of the company’s actors, dancers, writers and directors. This cultural crossover between art and theatre practicioners was an extrodinary exhibition, illuminating some of the challenges that members of the Deaf and disabled community face due to the governments ongoing changes to the benefits system. 

 

10.30am
14 June 2017

Estrella Party

We've never seen such a sassy and strong woman and it's all down to Lynnie Zulu and her bold painterly magic. Collaborating with Estrella for their launch of the short film The Little Things, Lynnie helps to depict the important things in life at the launch party for the well known drinks brand. It's important to raise a glass (or a bottle) from time to time.

10.30am
12 June 2017

Courier

Courier have opted for Jonny Wan's distinctive style to cover their issue of Courier. The issue is all about co-founders, the benefits and pitfalls, trials and tribulations of starting up a business as a duo. They have a few companies featured in this months issue including the founders behind itsnicethat. We might have to buy this tasty treat. 

10.30am
5 June 2017

Tate Walks

Catch Simon Spilsbury on Sky Arts programme 'Tate Walks’ Tuesday 6th at 8pm for a documentary and discussion behind his incredible 3 metre illustration of race day at Epsom Derby. Simon was followed by a film crew all day at the event as he was reportage sketching. Following this he had a studio filming session a few weeks later to see his interpretation of The Derby Day, an 1858 William Powell Frith painting. What an opportunity to understand the finesse and skill behind Simon's astute humour and energy, in his truly original artwork. Don't miss out!

10.30am
2 June 2017

ABC

Toby Leigh has got your adult alphabet down and its a barrell of mischievous laughs. It’s a parody of the classic 1970s children’s ABC books from yesteryear, but the childlike words - Dog, Queen, Apple etc have been twisted into sinister adult themes through the illustrations.

 

Toby made a little promo film which you can watch on the crowdfunding page.

 

https://unbound.com/books/abc-for-adults

 

10.30am
1 June 2017

Italian Muse

If you're a fan of fashion culture direct your eyes over here to sample Lynnie Zulu's contribution for Salvatore Ferragamo's exhibition 'Return To Italy'. Found in the 'Italian Women' room at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence celebrating his iconic muses throughout his career. Salvatore began studying shoemaking in Naples, opening a small store in his parents home and soonafter emigrating to Boston to work in a cowboy boot factory with his brothers. They decided to move to California where his made to measure shoes quickly became prized by 'celebrities' of their day. Now hailed as one of the greatest ever shoes designers, the rest as they say is history!

 

Running May 19 2017 - May 2 2018.

10.30am
31 May 2017

Yoga at the Bar?

Paul Oakley depicts the calmest yoga barman we've ever seen for the new year issue of imbibe magazine. We're bringing him out now as a 'throwback' to make you all consider your new years resolutions, How cruel. But mostly because our office is getting pretty good at the yoga / pilates classes so we wanted to toast an illustrated cocktail to our limber studio team! Of course we've always been able to balance a glass no problem, sometimes more than one...

10.30am
30 May 2017

Open To All

As we open the office doors with open arms to the summery weather, Alice Pattullo is preparing to open her exhibition 'Of House and Home' at The Yorkshire Sculpture ParkOf House and Home includes 60 new screen-printed editions, referencing Pattullo’s fascination with superstitions and folklore. The London-based illustrator and printmaker will re-create a home’s interior, focusing on elements of our everyday life, including a fireplace and mantelpiece, in YSP’s Upper Space gallery. The exhibition runs from June 17th - Spetember 17th so be sure to check it out.