We’ve very happy to announce Mark Hammermeister is the winner of the 2015 Little Chimp Award! It was a very close call and Violet and Brian were just pipped to the post. All of the artists who were shortlisted for the award actually deserved to win, which is why they’ll all be getting Chimp Coins. But in the words of Connor MacLeod “There can be only one” and the 2015 award goes to Mark Hammermeister. Continue Reading →
David Tevenal is without a doubt one of the most interesting tattoo artist we’re aware of. If you’re not familiar with his work you really have to check it out. Have a nose at his Instagram account by following the external link.
External Link: David Tevenal – Tattoo Artist
Open to all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, educators, students, recent graduates, editors, publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced or published during the calendar year 2014.
External Link: Call for entries: 3×3 International Illustration Show
We’re really excited to announce the shortlist for The Little Chimp Award. This is a new award brought to you by the LCS for excellence in illustration. There’s no competition to enter and you can’t be nominated by a third party. Only one award will be given away per year at our discretion. The winner will be announced in April and you can find out more about the award on The Little Chimp Award Project Page.
We’re slowly working our way towards offering a Little Chimp award to a deserving recipient. This is the award! Isn’t he cool. There still lots of work to do and we need to select someone to win it, but in the meantime we wanted to share this nifty photo of him with you. The 3D modelling was done by the talented Metin Seven and it was printed by Shapeways.
External Link: The Little Chimp 3D Statuette
The Showcase 100 exhibition will be held from 7th – 11th April 2015 at The Framer’s Gallery in central London. This is an excellent art space in the heart of the Fitzrovia area and is easy to get to by train, tube and bus. Showcase 100 is a juried exhibition and publication of 100 illustrations from some of the best professional illustrators working in the industry today.
The private viewing will on Thursday 9th April, 6pm – 8pm. It’ll be an open door policy and all are welcome. There will be free drinks until they’re gone and we’ll be moving onto the Fitzroy Tavern after the show.
Please feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier.
External Link: Showcase 100 at The Framers Gallery
Carlos Araujo’s illustrations “Looking For Love” and “Bikefriendly Alligator” were chosen to be part of American illustration 33, known for showcasing some of the best artists in the contemporary illustration scene!
The first one, “Looking for Love”, is the cover of the book published in Brazil by Salamandra (This illustration was also included in the Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators book). The second illustration – “Bikefriendly Alligator” – was created for the “Bikefriendly Imagination” art show + book produced by Göoo Publishing and launched in Argentina and Colombia.
External Link: American Illustration 33
Bartosz Kosowski’s “Lolita” poster has been awarded a Gold Medal in Advertising Category by the Society of Illustrators.
The poster was created as a limited edition 4 colour screen print printed on 230gr Stardream Opal metallic paper for Spoke Art’s Stanley Kubrick art show (San Francisco, September 2014).
On January 9th, 2014, the Society of Illustrators New York will be hosting the awards presentation and gala for winners of Illustration 57 in Advertising, Institutional and Uncommissioned Categories.
Political cartoonist, Disney Hercules character designer, and Pink Floyd collaborator (and all round legendary illustrator) Gerald Scarfe has chosen the best new artists of NOISE Festival 2014. From 5000 international entries these are the five best according to the old master.
Above is “Indulgence” from English illustrator Robert Hughes. The other winning pieces from James Fellows, Lucy Francis, Muxxi and Sophia Pistofidou can be found on the NOISE Festival website. Go have a look… now!
Collage artist Anthony Zinonos has a new website and it’s nice and loud and easy to navigate. I interviewed Anthony in the past for the LCS and he was a nice chap, I even ended up buying one of his originals at the time. Go check out his new site and brilliant work.
External Link: anthonyzinonos.com