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Make More Pictures – Ben the Illustrator

Make More Pictures - Ben the Illustrator

Ben the Illustrator is very proud to announce the launch of his newest and most super Speakerdog poster yet! The poster marks the start of Speakerdog’s campaign to Make More Pictures!  With a new little blog and more inspiring posters and products to come!

The poster is A2 sized, signed by the artist and lovingly printed on Revive 100% recycled paper using vegetable-based inks and a water-based toner, a wonderful World Lovin’ Poster!

You can buy the new poster for just £12.50 (worldwide) from!

We Don’t Need Fake! – Ben the Illustrator

We Don't Need Fake! - Ben the Illustrator

In a world of trailblazing design big dogs and crafty cheating copycats, there is only one route to reach great heights, and that’s to follow your own path!  No-one enjoys being ripped off, whether it’s a character or a typeface, an art print or a toy, so let’s all shout out loud “Of the real, by the real, for the real!  WE DON’T NEED FAKE!!!”

‘WE DON’T NEED FAKE’ is a new project set-up by paper pioneer and friend of Speakerdog, Shin Tanaka, to promote the idea of stopping all the copying and stepping up to design from your own hearts and minds.  Seven paper toys have been designed so far to spread the message so check out the site, download your favourite and display with pride!

Click here to check out WE DON’T NEED FAKE!!!

We Don't Need Fake! - Ben the Illustrator

Ben the Illustrator commission for Computer Arts Projects

The first issue of Computer Arts Projects for the year is on the shelves now and is full to bursting with tips and trend forecasts for 2009, including words and wisdom from Matt Mattus, Airside, Gavin Strange and many more. It also includes a trend forecast or two from Ben the Illustrator and a tutorial on creating botanical illustrations and pattern-like illustrations like the one shown above!