10.30am
15 December 2017

To Whom I Despise

What to buy the people you hate for Christmas? Graham Robson have illustrated on Evening Standard a guide to deliver the perfect present for your hated one. Whether it is for your Brexit uncle or your Boss from hell, this article will help you choose what to buy the seemingly impossible gifts in your life...You’re welcome.

10.30am
11 December 2017

Which Masterpiece Are You ?

We are all works of art! “Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same…” Empowering and educative, this book written by Mark Sperring and Illustrated by the amazing Rose Blake, celebrates difference and diversity. We can get on board with this!

 

 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
8 December 2017

By Accident or Design?

Paul Smith became a respected and successful designer by accident. Literally, because of a bike accident. Our retro artist Mark Thomas has illustrated his unexpected story in GQ magazine, in collaboration with Childrensalon. A nostalgic style depicting the fashion fairytale of Paul Smith, one of Britain’s most famous fashion designers. 

Vintage Illustrator

10.30am
4 December 2017

Concertina

Alice Patullo's latest collaboration with Design For Today, providing a concertina tribute to Charleston Farmhouse and the decorative arts of Bloomsbury. Taking inspiration from the painted furniture, gardens and murals created by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant during their time inhabiting the house. We're in awe of this complimentary collab, here's a look at some of the work!

10.30am
28 November 2017

Great Northerners

'Great Northeners' is an exhibition celebrating Great Manchester's most influential and impactful people. Each member of the final shortlist has been immortalised by renowned Manchester artist and CIA member Stanley Chow, and the portraits form a permanent exhibition at the Great Northern Warehouse open to the public now! Today we are sharing his portrait of Tony Wilson.

10.30am
27 November 2017

Festive Hamper

It's that time of year again - Kerry Hyndman's beautiful packaging and advertising work for Waitrose will be appearing on the shelves in the forms of biscuit tins and other edible treats. So get in the spirit of over-eating and stock up now!

10.30am
23 November 2017

Sugar?

Warm up with Rose Blake’s illustration, the artist behind Caffè Nero Christmas cup design. Bold & playful, Rose’s work always tell us beautiful stories with elements of humour. 

 

“The inspiration for the festive cup design was just the idea of having a really fun festival party, fuelled by delicious cake an coffee. I was firstly briefed by the design agency about the tone and feel of illustration, then I sent them a rough coloured sketch. From that I worked up the final drawing in Photoshop.” Rose B.

Illustrator

10.30am
10 November 2017

Watch out for the upside-down

Sam Gilbey perfectly captured it - the nerve-racking, disturbing & intriguing atmosphere of the unavoidable series Stranger Things.

Inspired by a lifelong passion for popular culture, Sam keeps thrilling us with his powerfully cinematic, painterly illustrations. If you haven't watched it yet, stop everything and go catch up the last season of Stranger Things!

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
9 November 2017

Pop-Up Shop

Looking for special gifts this Christmas? Look no further than Chris Brown's pop-up shop, selling unique gifts throughout November. Expect to find hand printed tea towel, plates, tiles, dog bowls, scarves, badges. lampshades and original linocuts. Cor blimey, sounds delightful!

10.30am
8 November 2017

Cosmetic Collage

With bundles of talent and oodles of endless witty quips MH Jeeves is one of our favourite cartoon illustrators around. She's incredibly modest and incredibly funny and always willing to share her personal persuits with us. Here we see her upcyling her makeup into humorous compositions. It's amazing what you can create with a mascara wand!