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
Of 2,500 Timeout covers published since 1968, Matt Herring’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cover makes the top 50 in this new exhibition at the London Museum of Brands, along side artists such as Banksy and Tracey Emin. A new book published by Unicorn accompanies the exhibition. ’Peter Blake was originally supposed to design a cover for Queen Elizabeth’s diamond Jubilee,’ explains art editor Anthony Huggins. ‘He did it, but it wasn’t quite right. So we sent his to design to our subscribers and commissioned illustrator Matt Herring to do this alternative, Sex Pistols-inspired version. It was a bit of a dry subject, so - in Time Out style - we wanted to do something that didn’t take itself too seriously!’ Did you know that Time Out is turning 50? It’s true: the first issue, put together by our founder Tony Elliott on his kitchen table, was published in August 1968. And we’re not the types to let a big birthday go uncelebrated. To mark half a century of bringing you the best of London, we’ve...
We are thrilled to welcome Peter Strain back to The Coningsby Gallery this September for his upcoming solo exhibition ‘TYPEface’, which will run from 3 - 15 September 2018. This will be Peter’s second showing at The Coningsby Gallery, following his successful exhibition ‘ADMIT ONE’, January 2013. In ‘TYPEface’, Peter once again pays homage to significant influence music and film has had on his work, celebrating musicians, filmmakers and the works that they have produced. In addition to these never-before-exhibited pieces Peter will also be presenting a series of new works; montages of illustrations influenced by self-composed lyrics. These extremely personal pieces will be a first for Peter, and we are excited to be revealing these for the first time at his exhibition. To see more of Peter's work click here. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
Rolling Stone magazine commissioned Simon Prades to create a portrait of songwriter Mitski Miyawaki for its review of her latest album in the August issue of the magazine. To see more of Simon's work click here.
Adobe commissioned Chris Labrooy to create a poster to kickstart the Bauhaus Hidden Treasures poster Challenge. Chris began by reflecting on his own education and its roots in the philosophy of the Bauhaus School in Dessau Germany. The importance of craft and making was imbued in him at art school and it has stuck with him throughout his career. For the Challenge, he imagined a whole new art school - six floors of workshops dedicated to making Fine Art, Architecture and Design. To see more of Chris' work click here.
How can cities succeed in the 21st Century? Doug John Miller created a series of illustrations for WeWork and The Atlantic magazine on how cities and community run in our time. To see more of Doug's work click here.
Andrew Archer was asked to create series of illustrations for Audi's Instagram account to promote their new RS7 model. To see more of Andrew's work click here.