We are well and truly into summer now, so I thought this could be a nice opportunity to take a look back at some recently published work. May and June saw me have work printed with 2 new clients, Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine and Which? the multifaceted consumer advice organisation.
The Financial Times
It’s never a dull job when working for the FT, every commission keeps me on my toes, if a little off balance. Working for 2 different sections of the paper means I often get to switch from conceptual/informative illustration to high profile portraiture.
Below you can see the portrait of Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Prime Minister and Guo Jian a controversial chinese artist. Guo Jian was actually detained by the Chinese authorities a few days before his interview was published in the FT, just ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. He has since been released and deported to Australia. There is a certain amount of added pressure that comes with jobs like this but often find thats when I produce my best work.
Both the illustrations for Highlife were completed for their 'tales of the unexpected’ series, where they interview various musicians about hidden facts that are genuinely pretty surprising. I have already completed a 3rd illustration for them that comes out in August so keep an eye out for that. If you happen to be taking a British Airways flight in the next few months do get a snap and send it to me, illustration spotting is a hobby not to be sneered at.
Not a name that many would associate with illustration but in March this year I had the nice surprise of finding out this isn’t necessarily true; They use it for many of their campaigns and in May my artwork was used to accompany a campaign to stop phone companies locking their phones against other networks.
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