Here we go again Edward Burns and Francois Aquesbi from Advocate-Art illustration agency are this week at PG LIVE the London international Greeting Card Show. Featuring fantastic Greeting card ,Calendars, stationary and other licensing products design. Here are some photos of them at work.
Archive for May, 2011
Comic book, graphic novelist and children’s illustrator Paul Davidson has been busy creating a self published book of his own work. He is giving away a free marvel artwork with every purchase! You can take a look at what he has created on this youtube video:
The team at illustration agency Advocate Art and the wonderful greeting card designers, decorative artists, seasonal artists, art photographers and fine artists have been working for 2 months to produce an on trend collection for the Surtex show and pgl show, in New York and London respectively one week apart.
Advocate Art is featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Art and Design Licensing Source Book . With stunning articles about thye move to our new premises on page eight. On page twenty eight you can see that we have signed a record number of new artists in February including Steve Wood, Genie Espinosa and Natasha Kuricheva. There is a little bit about Advocate founder Edward Burns on page 17, as well as four full spreads featuring artists such as Nicola Evans, Martin Irish, Simon Mendez and Lynn Horrabin.
In the run up to Surtex, the Artbuyer magazine has run a full-length feature on Advocate and our great greeting-card designers. Ten of our artists were asked to share their experience of working commercially, and we were even given a ‘headline’ spot on the cover. What a great way to celebrate the upcoming shows, and the brilliant new designs that have been flooding in in preparation!
It is one of the busiest months at Advocate Art in preparation for three major shows this month. Ed and Francois are taking to the air next week for Surtex greeting card show in New York (15th and 17th of May). Then on the 24th and 25th of May we will be attending PG Live in London.Kate will also be of to the Book Expo in New York on 24th-26th of May, All together we will be covering over 10,000 Miles,seeing over 200 Art Buyers.
“My shots have been licensed worldwide through the British agency Advocate Art and appear on a huge range of products. It’s very rewarding to see my work being sold in so many different formats, and has really proved to me that the commercial possibilities of the photography are endless. As much of my work is licensed for use as large wall art, like large canvas prints and high-quality calendars, I need a a camera that can deliver very high-reseloution pictures. I use a canon 5D Mark 2, and absolutely love it!
I love flowers, and although I like making arrangements of floral together with other natural objects or interesting finds from fle-markets, I find it very rewarding to keep the focus only on the flower. I try to capture the character of the subject I am photographing, as is the case here, with the purity and elegance of the hyacinths.
Althought a lot of my work focuses on the natural world, I arrange my compositions inside. But while I have a well-equipped studio with professional lighting, most of the time i arrange my objects close to a windowm so they are shot in diffused natural light. This was taken under such conditions, with a canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, set to 1/5 sec at f/8 ISO100 to give enough depth of field as I was shooting so close.
Besides flowers, I also love putting together interesting compositions of shells, leaves, driftwood and other natural objects. I find it fascinating to discover the intricate details of a snail shell, or piece of driftwood”