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06:25 PM - 14 Dec 18
#LoveSick : Tom Bonson designs a poster of a humorous couch-heart for a speed-dating event #cartoon #humourtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
12:30 PM - 14 Dec 18
Brunch with Vuitton : @JABissett spends brunch drawing guests at @LouisVuitton London #figure #people #portraitstwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:00 AM - 14 Dec 18
From camper vans and t-shirts to the front windows of McDonalds and Mr Men books, Greg Straight’s graphical illustr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
09:30 AM - 14 Dec 18
#SweetTreats : @EnyaTodd drew this delicious looking illustration for US religious editorial Magazine Liahona… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
06:01 PM - 13 Dec 18
#DancingOnIce : Get your dancing shoes on with Luke Scriven who has just completed this fantastic animation for the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
03:00 PM - 13 Dec 18
#TheFreakiestShow : @ButcherBilly first ever solo exhibition, the Freakiest Show draws to an end in Chicago… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
08:30 AM - 13 Dec 18
#PigsMightFly : John Holder created his latest illustration for iconic Cambridge music venue the Flying Pig… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:00 AM - 12 Dec 18
Greg Straight’s work combines bold shapes, with little details and plenty of playfulness, which is why top agencies… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:00 AM - 10 Dec 18
This week we are featuring Greg Straight a New Zealand based artist known for his strong graphic edge and use of br… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
08:30 AM - 10 Dec 18
#TheShiningStars : This bold and colourful front cover illustration was created for Bulletin Magazine by Laura Gree… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:00 AM - 07 Dec 18
Marvin’s work clear and refined, graphic and colourful. He loves simplicity, and he loves his animation to be smoot… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
08:30 PM - 06 Dec 18
Come Together : @theaoi Celebrates the Festive Season with an exhibition at The Printspace Gallery Shoreditch Lond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
06:01 PM - 06 Dec 18
Chopard’s ‘Happy Diamond’ Collection : Katharine Asher was asked to create illustrations that supports the spirit o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
04:00 PM - 06 Dec 18
Holiday Fun : Get Ready to rock around the Christmas Tree with @seasonofvictory bold, fun and playful imagery… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
02:45 PM - 06 Dec 18
New Website Design for the RCSLT: Pop over to the newly launched @RCSLT website where @pencilrobot has created a s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:30 AM - 06 Dec 18
@ArrestAllMimics #Podcast : @BenTallon chats to @Superfried Design about perception of success, childhood logo o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
05:30 PM - 05 Dec 18
A fresh look at Balham: This wonderful illustrated map is one of a series of London Postcode maps that Claire Rolle… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
02:30 PM - 05 Dec 18
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01:30 PM - 05 Dec 18
#PenguinPost :Luke Scriven created this delightful festive image with traditional watercolours and a sprinkle of Ch… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
11:36 AM - 05 Dec 18
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Shortlisted for the WIA Awards 2018!

Ben Tallon's 'Dr. Martens Stand For Something' boot collaboration is shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards.

Ben's work with the famed boot company was entered into the Experimental category - for work in formats such as apps, virtual reality, installations, experimental work and portfolio projects. We are delighted for Ben and look forward to seeing his entry in a new online showcase, a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide and also as part of the exciting exhibition in London this June. 

Ben gives us some background on his piece, "I've loved the iconic oxblood Dr. Martens boot since I first saw them, worn in very British fashion by Damon Albarn on the Modern Life Is Rubbish Blur album inlay painting. This fabulous art direction by Stylorouge had a formative effect on my love of artistry and the boots depicted have remained anchored to that moment. So when Dr. Martens and I agreed an experimental collaboration using them as an admittedly challenging, unconventional canvas, they caught me at a rough moment.  

Suffering creative burnout in a big way, I struggled to find my motivation, battling through projects with a sense of duty. Shortly before the project started, I became angry for a multitude of reasons that don't need to be detailed here; a murky cocktail of political irks and personal irritations and to my surprise, it was that negative emotion that triggered an interesting artistic response. So I set about painting on things; large objects and unusual surfaces, fabrics, letting go, loosening up. It proved cathartic and by the time the boots arrived, I was ready, full of prickly energy. This pristine pair of gorgeous footwear sat there on my studio worktop, glistening on the table so I grabbed a can of spray paint, a bottle of Indian ink and in punk fashion, perhaps a cultural foundation of the boots' longevity, I let rip and did not stop for the next week. 

So what you see here is a love letter to what these boots represent to me; DIY culture, have a go and make it work. I was delighted with the outcome and such turning points in the evolution of a visual style don't come too often. 'Stand For Something' may be a slogan, but it's also an important message and there have been few projects to which I've committed quite like this over my ten years as an illustrator. Even in the most glum moments, creativity can flourish and this project with a much loved brand served as a timely reminder of that."

More info here.

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