Rob Bailey recently worked with luxury goods group LVMH to create four illustrations for the group's company commitments; Art and Culture, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Transmission and Savoir-faire.
The latest from our artists.
Kristjana S Williams has created the artwork for Coldplay's latest audio release: A Head Full of Dreams: Live in Buenos Aires.
Her artwork also adorns a special edition release known as the Butterfly Package (front cover artwork shown, above). This will comprise the aforementioned live release (recorded in Buenos Aires on the final night of the band's Head Full of Dreams tour) – plus a two-hour concert film entitled Live in Sao Paulo.
The Butterfly package is completed by the inclusion of the career-spanning documentary film entitled A Head Full Of Dreams by acclaimed director Mat Whitecross – who met Chris Martin and co when they were at college – before they'd even formed a band. From the very first rehearsal in a cramped student bedroom to backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums around the world, Whitecross captured the rise and rise of Coldplay on tape.
Kristjana's artwork for the release represents a weaving together a host of emblematic visuals from Coldplay's 20 year history – including the digitally rendered face from A Rush of Blood to the Head, a street sign from Camden Road (where the band first rehearsed), and an image of frontman Chris Martin with a vodka and cranberry – the drink he turns to when not happy with something he's done.
“In the centre of the butterfly is the piano the band always takes on tour and the butterfly itself represents Asia, Europe and the Americas,” explains Kristjana. Read more about her work on the project here.
TheButterfly Package will be released on CD, DVD, vinyl and digital on 7th December.
Karan Singh worked with Wieden Kennedy NYC to create an illustrated wall mural for Delta Airlines. Based on the pilot's alphabet, Karan’s large scale artwork was designed for a space on the corner of N10th and Wythe Ave in Brooklyn, New York. He also created a series of images for the airline’s social media, inspired by holiday souvenirs.
Check out more of Karan's work here
Virginie Morgand created this gorgeous illustration for the launch of Tara Jarmon and Albertine's new swimwear collection. Guests were invited to screenprint the image live onto totebags at the opening party in a workshop run by PrintVan Paris.
Check out Virginie's amazing portfolio here
Karan Singh illustrated and directed an eye-popping looping animated film for Nike that was screened in conjunction with February's 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Click the play button in the centre of the image below to watch it - if it looks a bit fuzzy, please click the cog bottom right and select high res quality (1080) and let it load up... Enjoy!
See more of Karan's work here.
Hvass&Hannibal's new book, Wild World, has been published by Wide Eyed Editions. The book features text by Angela McAllister and new illustrations by Hvass&Hannibal which tell stories about thirteen of the planet's most endangered environments and wildlife - from the Arctic to the dusty savannah and the deep sea. McAllister's poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.
Karan worked with The Adventures Of creative agency to art direct and create 64 unique, eye-catching visuals for Onitsuka Tiger's re-release of the Mexico 66SD trainer, originally worn by the entire Olympic delegation in 1966. Inspired by the theme of a contemporary Opening Ceremony, Karan created narratives and visuals for four distinct visual worlds represented in the ceremony and encompassing the four colourways of the Mexico 66SD trainer.
Karan's concepts and visuals for the campaign were based around four key elements of the traditional Japanese ‘Godai’; Chi (earth), Sui (water), Ka (fire) and Fu (wind) which established the background for each abstract world, transcending geographical borders, and reflecting the harmony of the games.
Karan's visual approach saw elements from each world distilled into simplified or symbolic representations with the intent of being bold, playful and contemporary. This final tool kit comprised of a series of flags and range of individual illustrated elements and patterns.
The campaign pairs Karan's graphic themes and artwork with dynamic vibrant sets and animation to bring the Mexico66SD range to life with a bang. Created with Berlin based creative agency The Adventures Of, the campaign was produced by HALAL and includes a 40-second film and short product videos for social and digital by Juriaan Booij, followed by print, key retail visuals and lifestyle imagery by photographer Olya Oleinic.
To see more of Karan's work take a look at his portfolio here
Creative Direction: The Adventures Of
Art Direction & Illustration: Karan Singh
Film Director: Juriaan Booij
Photography: Olya Oleinic
Film & Photography Production: Halal Amsterdam
Graphic Design: The Adventures Of