“My name is Sam Bevington and I am a 26 year old illustrator based in London. I graduated from UWE Bristol with a First Class Honours in 2009 and have been working on a broad range of projects for a wide range of clients since then.
My work is heavily influenced by the urban environment and the graphic design and illustration of the 1930’s-1950’s. I specialise in illustration, poster design and custom typography.
In my spare time I like to print posters in my screen printing studio at home. I have an unhealthy obsession with hand painted signs, DIY and bad screenprinting.” Sam bevington
His bite size illustrations have been seen in campaigns for the likes of 3 mobile, Wavesport Kayaks, The NHS and many more. With an arsenal of colour at his disposal and a keen eye for detail Sam’s work provides a cast of freshly drawn characters and sugar-coated fonts, both of a lively and calming disposition. Having already successfully tucked apparel, album and book cover designs under his belt, it’s no wonder then that he should have an exhibit of his own working coming up.
Madamesange is a freelance illustrator by the name of Helen that is orgianllly from Devon but now lives and works in London. Her work contains beautiful elegant forms of lettering, and pretty illustrations. Helen has worked on a number of projects for many high profile organisations and companies in the UK, Europe and beyond including John Lewis, Burger King, Boden, Te Neues and the Tate. You can also find her work on various different materials such as porcelain, tshirts, greeting cards and mugs.
Allison Torneros is an artist and designer based in Los Angeles. Born on Christmas Eve, 1985 in the San Francisco Bay area, and raised in Fremont, CA, she has been drawing ever since she can remember. Creativity has always played a major role in her life, and as a crafty kid she put together her own home-made comic books, altered clothing, and made her own jewelery. She eventually saw her craftiness as a money-making opportunity, and in her sophomore year of high school, began freelancing. By the age of 18, Allison was invited to participate in her first gallery group show months before entering her first year of college at UCLA where she is currently a senior.
Her style is influenced by fashion illustration, the art of lucid dreaming, anime, and street art. Paperboogie is her alter-ego, a name inspired by her background in dance, and is also the alias she assumes whenever she paint live at events.
Vince Ray specializes in what could losely be termed as ‘low brow’ art and Kustom culture graphics. He is a London based artist but draws a lot of inspiration from retro Americana. His style of pinup art has a unique edginess
Many of his clients are attracted to the strong conceptual ideas and attention grabbing titles. He has the ability to to take the freshness and innocence of retro styles and update them with wit, irony and a healthy dose of twisted humour.
Vince has published two books representing his work in the record industry, including posters, clothing design, paintings, cartoons and comic strips. He also has his own range of merchandise.
But it’s not all rock and roll! Vince is happy to work to a brief requiring a broad range of imagery as his varied client list show.
Kat specializes in fantastical, custom tailored, concept driven illustration and graphic design. She uses acrylic paint, pencil, pen, mixed media collage, and Adobe Photoshop to produce her illustrations.
She studied fine art with honors at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. Since then, she has collaborated on many art and illustrative projects, and has participated in numerous exhibitions in South Africa, U.S.A, Japan, Mozambique, The Netherlands and Spain. This has given her much experience working with people from across the world, and the ability to visually capture her different clients needs.
She is the co-founder of MissYucki.com, which specializes in narrative based art and design. In context Kat has concentrated on pushing the boundaries of illustration into a fine-art framework while keeping a firm eye on the fantastical and narrative driven aspects of the illustration experience. Kat has created illustrations for various projects, including children’s books, various publications, advertisements and posters. She has illustrated for websites and for theatre set designs. Her illustrations have also been featured as album art and on a selection of event invitations. Her work has been published in “Sweet Illustration” by Monsa Publishing. She just completed her first successful solo illustration exhibition in Barcelona, where she is currently living and working.
Nadia Flower hails from New Zeland. Bringing us beautiful and delicate work that is done through many different mediums such as fine art paintings to textiles and to fashion. Using Hand drawing combined with computer base imagery Nadia produces a variety of her work for different press and advertising companies. Her work shows imagination, fragileness and a range of fantasy colours all put in to one, giving it a unique style. Her techniques and the way she arranges her illustrations are fascinating. I would like to use this form of stye on late pieces of work.
Jamel has been an illustrator for over 20 years , and got his big break after landing a cover for the Observer while still at college. He then went on to illustrate the Observer’s regular lead comment page, having to have briefs faxed to the art college secretary. Nowadays he has e-mail. Here are a collection of illustrations specifically commissioned by educational and childrens book publishers. Akib is a published illustrator of children’s books. Some of the published credits of Akib include Divali Rose, Animals Christopher Columbus Saw, Classic Starts: Around the World in 80 Days, and Classic Starts: The Prince and the Pauper. The painterly approach aims to convey a sense of place and atmosphere, while still connecting with the books characters. Most of the work is carried out in chalk pastel, photographed using a very high resolution camera, and finally the artwork is turned in to a digital file for publishing.
“My aim is to provide a portrait that accurately reflects the sitter but offers more than just a photo realist reproduction. I believe a portrait should have an element of atmosphere and personality unique to the sitter that a photograph cannot replicate.” Jamel Akib