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Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK


For the latest issue David Whitely writes about his heightened fear of people in authority when abroad. Whilst driving through Utah’s breathtaking scenery he pays no attention to the speedometer and is stopped by a traffic cop. David is reduced to a quivering wreak, but luckily he’s left off with a warning.

External Link: Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK

Manchester Christmas Advert 2014 for M-Four & Marketing Manchester

This year we’re very proud to have made the Manchester Christmas advert for M-Four and Marketing Manchester. Using Owen Davey’s posters as a starting point, we designed and built our version of Manchester at Christmas. It will be showing on ITV from November 11th. We hope you like it.

Directed by: Sam Jones
Producer: Jon Turner
Character Design: Emma Reynolds and Sam Jones
Background Design: Kristian Duffy and Owen Davey
2D Animation: Sam Jones, Jonathan Redmond
3D Animation: Jon Salter
3D Build and Composite: Paul Campbell
Music: Heather Fenoughty at The Composer Works

Bartosz Kosowski – Society of illustrators Gold Medal for Lolita poster


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.

External Link: Bartosz Kosowski – Society of illustrators Gold Medal for Lolita poster

An LCS interview with Yuko Shimizu

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Darren Di Lieto: I would like to welcome Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu to the LCS. Yuko is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and based in New York City with a studio in midtown Manhattan. Yuko has a wonderfully unique style that has deep roots in tradition and culture while always feeling fresh and new. Over the last 10 years her work has been seen on Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, along with the pages of NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker to name a few.
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