Earlier this year, Yann Legendre was commissioned by The Folio Society to create the ornate binding, cover and frontispiece for James Campbell’s 'The Anglo-Saxons’. This beautiful edition of Campbell's seminal text is comprised of 2 volumes – Campbell’s original pictorial text, and an accompanying book of photos. For the bindings, Yann recreated the visage of the iconic Anglo Saxon helmet and a traditional knotted snake design, commonly featured on an Anglo Saxon buckle. He balanced the requirements of producing a historically accurate rendition of these well-known objects with creating bespoke illustrative pieces that feature his stylistic touches and flairs, bringing out lively details and decorative moments. His bold designs leap across the books' surfaces, contrasting with the moss and blood-red of the binding cloth. The result is a fascinating and beautiful package which complements and celebrates the titles’ status. The strength of the book's aesthetics were recognised ...
'Gaze' was the solo exhibition of Andy Lovell's work bringing together a selection of monoprints and silk screen prints taken from the land and the sea. Andy’s printmaking is represented through galleries across the UK whist, as an illustrator he has worked on a wide range of commercial commissions, across the publishing, editorial, advertising and design sectors. Prints are still available from the Coningsby Gallery store here Clients include ,American Express, ABTA, Natwest bank, Singapore Airlines, Guardian Media Group, Bowmore Whisky, Hoopers, British Gas, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Saturday Times, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, Conde Naste, Time Inc., You Magazine, The Evening Standard, Time Out Magazine, IPC Media, National Magazines, Random House, Harper Collins, Faber & Faber, Friends of the Earth, Decca, EMI Sinead O’Connor & Shane McGowan - ‘Haunted’ Video Backdrop.
To celebrate Empire's 30th Anniversary Supertotto was commissioned to produce their special subscriber edition cover for the occasion. The images that follow are a small selection of other covers and features created by Debut Art artists for Empire Magazine over recent years. In order: Supertotto, Jacey, Kerry Roper, Neil Edwards, Matt Herring, Chris Malbon, Justin Metz, James Taylor, Peter Strain, James Carey and The Red Dress
Florian Schommer was commissioned by Penguin Press to create artwork for ‘Day of the Oprichnik’ and ‘The Blizzard’, two novels by contemporary Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin, published as Penguin Modern Classics in November 2018. The speculative and often dark nature of both novels was the perfect foil for Florian’s imagination. As objects, the books complement each other beautifully with their contrasting colour palettes and richly rendered imagery.