Sing for Change & Sky High Hopes

Sing for Change & Sky High Hopes

British illustrator Inkymole aka Sarah Coleman has had two pieces of work chosen for the New York Society of Illustrators’ Show, 2009. Opening March 6th, the show includes these images created in 2008: ‘Sky High Hopes’

Created for The Outfit’s range of 2009 Tote Bags, this is part of their Environmental range. Since I create my best things around words and stories, I commissioned the copy from writer Ed Garland, who supplied lots of tiny phrases and stories for the project. This one grabbed me straight away, prompting the pencils into inspired action! The piece is hand-drawn in ink, at 12″ square, and coloured up digitally for a clean, screen-printable look.

The ‘Sing for Change' campaign brings together British Girl Guides (the UK's Girl Scouts) to share their vocal talents while helping girls in Nepal gain access to water through the UK's Water Aid campaign. Created in coloured inks on paper, this illustration was an absolute pleasure to do, and communicates the joy of singing to bring about change!

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Exhibition link: Annual Exhibition Illustrators 51


'Write me a picture, paint me a story!' I draw for all sorts of people in my little rooftop studio and am happiest with my tongue out over a sheet or paper and some antique nibs. I'm known for my word-heavy pieces which adorn everything from book covers to ad campaigns to pie boxes and cheese and tattoos. I get with finding these jobs from my agent Bernstein and Andriulli of New York. My solo show 'If A Girl Writes Off The World' opened at the Truman Brewery, London last year and toured to Manhattan's Chelsea in Spring and Providence in Summer '07. I got very excited about creating the cover illustrations for Sage Francis' latest album 'Human The Death Dance', and am continuing to collaborate with him and his various outputs. You can see chatty bits, slideshows and other online sparklies at Here's a sample of the people who've been on the receiving end of my Quink-and-nib creations: Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson NY & LDN, WWAV Rapp Collins, Random House, Harpercollins, Scholastic, Walker Books, Channel 4, Avon, Sage Francis,, The Times, The Observer.

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