Earlier this year, Yann Legendre was commissioned by The Folio Society to create the ornate binding, cover and frontispiece for James Campbell’s 'The Anglo-Saxons’. This beautiful edition of Campbell's seminal text is comprised of 2 volumes – Campbell’s original pictorial text, and an accompanying book of photos. For the bindings, Yann recreated the visage of the iconic Anglo Saxon helmet and a traditional knotted snake design, commonly featured on an Anglo Saxon buckle. He balanced the requirements of producing a historically accurate rendition of these well-known objects with creating bespoke illustrative pieces that feature his stylistic touches and flairs, bringing out lively details and decorative moments. His bold designs leap across the books' surfaces, contrasting with the moss and blood-red of the binding cloth. The result is a fascinating and beautiful package which complements and celebrates the titles’ status. The strength of the book's aesthetics were recognised by the BBD&PA...
'Gaze' was the solo exhibition of Andy Lovell's work bringing together a selection of monoprints and silk screen prints taken from the land and the sea. Andy’s printmaking is represented through galleries across the UK whist, as an illustrator he has worked on a wide range of commercial commissions, across the publishing, editorial, advertising and design sectors. Prints are still available from the Coningsby Gallery store here Clients include ,American Express, ABTA, Natwest bank, Singapore Airlines, Guardian Media Group, Bowmore Whisky, Hoopers, British Gas, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Saturday Times, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, Conde Naste, Time Inc., You Magazine, The Evening Standard, Time Out Magazine, IPC Media, National Magazines, Random House, Harper Collins, Faber & Faber, Friends of the Earth, Decca, EMI Sinead O’Connor & Shane McGowan - ‘Haunted’ Video Backdrop.
To celebrate Empire's 30th Anniversary Supertotto was commissioned to produce their special subscriber edition cover for the occasion. The images that follow are a small selection of other covers and features created by Debut Art artists for Empire Magazine over recent years. In order: Supertotto, Jacey, Kerry Roper, Neil Edwards, Matt Herring, Chris Malbon, Justin Metz, James Taylor, Peter Strain, James Carey and The Red Dress
Florian Schommer was commissioned by Penguin Press to create artwork for ‘Day of the Oprichnik’ and ‘The Blizzard’, two novels by contemporary Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin, published as Penguin Modern Classics in November 2018. The speculative and often dark nature of both novels was the perfect foil for Florian’s imagination. As objects, the books complement each other beautifully with their contrasting colour palettes and richly rendered imagery.
Acclaimed CGI artist and designer Chris Labrooy was asked to bring his unique vision to the golf media landscape. As world-renowned Callaway Golf launched their newest product, The Rogue Driver, Chris put his own spin on the club by reshaping it into the beloved thumbs-up emoji. Chris’s keen eye for detail was essential to maintaining the integrity of product; consideration of everything from club weight, to product materials, to cosmetic specifications were a still priority despite its new shape. Thumbs-up, Chris! To see more of Chris's work click here.
Corey Brickley was commissioned by The Folio Society to illustrate the binding and 6 internal illustrations for ‘The Folio Book of Horror Stories’, released as part of their Autumn 2018 collection. Corey’s brooding, atmospheric style with its particular noir nuances made him the perfect choice to illustrate the stories collected within this anthology, ranging from classic to contemporary. Corey had to navigate the balance between depicting physical embodiments of supernatural phenomena with the more suggestive elements of horror that are intangible, dwelling in the psyche. The result is this series of beautiful expressive images that transport the reader into terrifying fictional worlds. See more of Corey Brickley’s portfolio on the Debut Art website here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/corey-brickley. You can view full details of the book and purchase it here: https://www.foliosociety.com/uk/the-folio-anthology-of-horror-stories.html
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