Illustration

6 July 2009

Perez Hilton meets Hogarth

Perez Hilton meets Hogarth

steve hare

Why Mother London chose political cartoons for its Schweppes ads
While writing ‘Drawn into conversation’, his article for Eye 72 about brands and illustration, Steve Hare talked to Mother London, the agency behind some highly visible advertising campaigns for Stella and Schweppes. In this interview, Mother’s Kyle Harman-Turner and Josh Engmann talk to Steve about the use of David Watkins’ political cartoons for Schweppes’ ‘Experience Matters’ campaign.

1 July 2009

Persepolis 2.0

Persepolis 2.0

roger sabin

Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel is detourned to chart new events in Iran
Appropriations and detournements are a time-honoured tradition in comics, writes Roger Sabin. The 1930s Tijuana Bibles took Popeye and put him in pornographic storylines, a 1970s underground comic made Beryl the Peril a symbol of abortion rights, and who could forget 1988’s Breaking Free, with Tintin as an anarchist agitator. Now comes Persepolis re-imagined as a comment on Iran’s post-election uprising, spreadpersepolis.com.

29 June 2009

Eye before you buy

Eye before you buy

Sample some words & images; type & illustration from the past two issues

25 June 2009

Save the panda, but keep a low profile

Save the panda, but keep a low profile

steve hare

‘WWF’s logo was part of the problem, so it had to be part of the solution, too’
Is illustration bringing something new to brand communications? For his Eye 72 feature ‘Drawn into conversation’, Steve Hare talked to Johnny Tan, executive creative director of BBH Shanghai, about Jianfeng Pan’s images for the ‘WWF Saves More Than Pandas’ campaign, and the state of the art in the Asia-Pacific region.

25 June 2009

(not so) Secret Blisters

(not so) Secret Blisters

the picture department

Screenprints on show and on sale for one night only
‘Secret Blisters’ takes place on Friday 26 June – it’s a Print Club London event that features screenprints by designer-illustrators such as Si Scott, Paula Castro, Kate Moross, Anthony Burrill, Eine and James Joyce, who’s featured in the latest issue of Eye.

23 June 2009

Not in their elements

Not in their elements

tony meeuwissen

When illustrator Tony Meeuwissen met Rolling Stones Keef and Brian
I briefly met two Rolling Stones in 1967, writes Tony Meeuwissen, thanks to Al Vandenberg, the American master photographer (then an innovative art director) and my only genuine art teacher.

19 June 2009

Eye 72 is on its way

Eye 72 is on its way

the marketing department

Marian Bantjes, Airfix, MTV and ‘the designer as illustrator’
Here’s the cover of the latest issue of Eye. We like it. And no, it doesn’t say ‘sex’, it’s a detail of Marian Bantjes’ ‘Seduction’ poster for Yale School of Architecture. 

11 June 2009

D&AD Awards 2009

D&AD Awards 2009

Avoid the Roundhouse crush. Watch the ceremony live on your laptop
You can watch tonight’s D&AD Awards in the comfort of your own home (or while you’re working late) by clicking on the link below (you have to register first).

10 June 2009

Design, music and lyrics

Design, music and lyrics

the picture department

Afrobeat and the art of Lemi Ghariokwu at Rich Mix
LP sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson once said that he based his covers on his clients’ lyrics. Nigerian designer Ghariokwu Lemi takes a similar approach in his celebrated covers for Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

1 June 2009

Paul Davis wakes up in Brighton

Paul Davis wakes up in Brighton

liz farrelly

Make drawings, shag, drink . . . it makes me think just how short life is.
On first viewing, Paul Davis’s current exhibition of word drawings felt a tad bleak, during a sunny Friday afternoon wind-up to a Bank Holiday weekend, writes Liz Farrelly.
 
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