Advocate artist Tom Percival has been illustrating Halloween artwork for Asda for a number of years now. His artwork has won numerous awards and has been voted the best Halloween offering in The Times. In collaboration with Gratterpalm design agency and Advocate art, Tom has successfully fronted Asda’s Halloween campaign for 4 years. Below are photos from the 2011 campaign; his illustrations have been used on everything from hanging decorations to floor mats and product packaging. The colourful aisles look absolutely fantastic – well done Tom! Tom generally illustrates for older children – so his style suits this project perfectly. If you’d like to see more of Tom’s work on the Advocate art website click here to visit his online portfolio.
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Last year Advocate artist Emmeline Pidgen created a poster called ‘Riot Clean Up’ in response to the London riots earlier in the year. She had an overwhelming response on twitter with over 20,000 views and it was featured on ITV London at the time. She also worked with a team in Manchester to create screen prints of the design with all the profits going to charity. Before christmas Emmeline did a radio interview all about it and it is now available to listen to online - just click here. If you’d like to see more of Emmeline’s work click here.
At Advocate we thought it would be really nice to make our own rather quirky christmas decorations (any excuse for us creative folk to get crafting!). So our lovely intern Steph took the reigns and designed us some gorgeous Banksy inspired silhouettes which we then sprayed onto the windows with white snow! If you look closely you can see the changes she made from the original Bansky we have in the Advocate gallery and the one on the windows. We think they look great!
Advocate illustrator Mat Edwards has sent us in this picture of his work in Ballistics Exotique7, a sci-fi fantasy art book showcasing the best character artists in the world. After spending a few years trying to get into the book, he now has and it looks great, so well done Mat! To see the book on the Ballistic publishing website click here. If you’d like to see more of Mat’s work on the Advocate website click here.
New on board this year, Advocate fine art photographer Keith Dotson sent us this lovely black and white print of his work for christmas, so thank you Keith! We are excited to be working with such a fabulous photographer and we can’t wait to get him more new licensing deals in the new year! To see more of Keith’s work on the Advocate website click here.
This year marks the third annual celebration of freelancers, and at Advocate Art we thinks it’s great that freelancers are being acknowledged with their very own day! We would not be able to run Advocate Art if it wasn’t for all the wonderful freelance artists and illustrators that we have on board, so thank you everyone! the There are 1.4 million of you in the UK alone, and more and more are joining the ranks, so Happy Freelancers Day! Even David Cameron has written a short note to mark the occasion. Click here to visit the National freelancers website.
Advocate’s freelance illustrator Gabriele Antonini is featured on childrensillustrators.com as November’s illustrator of the month. Gabriele regularly produces fun, light-hearted and bright contemporary children’s illustrations for Advocate Art illustration agency but also has a portfolio on childrensbookillustrators.com. This website is the fastest method of viewing children’s illustrators online so being on this site as well as Advocate’s own website increases web presence and brings in more commissions! Below are some images from the November newsletter; click here to go the childrensillustrators website.
We are very excited to announce that a children’s book that Advocate’s illustrator Sarah Horne worked on has won an award! Publisher’s Pearson made the Bug Club book Sarah worked on (Third Whirligig) into an ‘ebook’ and the whole series has been a huge success. In fact, they won an award for ‘Best Use of Multimedia’ at the British Book Design and Production Awards! Click here to read more about the awards.
The judges said:
‘The books were beautifully designed and illustrated’.
Whilst all of us are sitting at our desks in the Advocate illustration office, our agent Hannah is having an extremely busy week meeting with around 20 clients in New York and New York state! She flew out last Saturday and is doing a full 7 days, flying back this Saturday. She has been meeting with clients and showing off all of our illustrators‘ and artists‘ fabulous work to book publishers and greeting card companies. She managed to time her trip with the adverse snowy weather they have had, but it sounds like it hasn’t delayed her trip and she is having a very productive time!
Advocate’s Alison Edgson has sent us some lovely photos from the Edinburgh Book Festival 2011. It looks like she had a fantastic time showing off her fab children’s book illustrations! Here is some more from Alison:
“Last weekend I went to Edinburgh Book Festival where I did an event in the RBS Imagination Lab with a fantastic big group of little girls (and one boy) accompanied by lots of mums (and about one dad!). We had story time, drawing and an ambitious craft session where the children all made fabulous furry mice, adding their own personal touches which never cease to amaze me! It was based on a book that I did the illustrations for – ‘A Little Fairy Magic‘ by Julia Hubery.”
Click here to go to Alison’s blog!