Archive for March, 2012

projects – eastwing insurance

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

eastwing_insuranceEastwing’s latest project is illustration for insurance leaflets.

Our artists have chosen to illustrate a variety of subjects, from weddings, to travel to pet insurance and tackled them in their own individual way.

The booklet is available to view now here

The illustration shown is by Cat O’Neil.

We’d love to hear which is your favourite illustration, tweet us! https://twitter.com/#!/art_at_eastwing

projects – eastwing wine

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

EW_wine_redLook at these gorgeous, graphic wine label illustrations by Adam Avery and Tom Duxbury.

You can see all of our illustrators’ wine label illustrations here.

out now – masako kubo

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Masako tells us about her latest commission..

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This is an unusual little image I made for Sotokoto magazine in Japan, which explains the volunteer activities in one of the earthquake/tsunami affected areas. I came up with an idea of ant colony and I hope a little humour is added to this serious theme.

calendar – spring starts

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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Today is the vernal equinox where there are twelve hours of light and twelve of darkness. This means it’s officially the first day of spring!

Eastwing’s illustrators celebrate with a homepage of spring themed thumbnails.

out now – richard williams

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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Richard Williams‘ fabulous illustration features on the cover of ‘The Sewer Demon’ by Caroline Lawrence, which is out now, published by Orion.

by the way – mother’s day

Friday, March 16th, 2012

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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, so here’s a gorgeous little reminder to pop out and buy your Mum some flowers.

Having red, white and blue Anemones in the office is making us feel patriotic. We’re looking forward to getting our Jubilee project back from the printer!

out now – robin chevalier

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Robin Chevalier has been busy..

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21 Nechells Place is an autobiographical publication, based on my early life in Birmingham. When setting out to do this, I spent a lot of time racking my brains for subject matter. Looking through some old photographs triggered memories of events and people, some strange stories and coincidences, which led me to develop an idea close to home. It’s intended to be the first in a series of three, based in chronological order as I grew up. Hope you enjoy it.

projects – eastwing wine

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

EW_wine_whiteHere are two of the fantastic images that our illustrators have created for wine labels. These are by Masako Kubo and Chris Andrews.

If you haven’t already had a look check out the online brochure here

events – ian whadcock

Monday, March 12th, 2012

iw_blog_outnowUnplugged is the latest side project by Ian Whadcock, the brief was to create an A3 double- sided, gate fold menu/programme and an animated backdrop to the event which looped layered elements from the printed material. The evening also featured a fab solo set by folk singer Edwina Hayes.

out now – cat o’neil

Friday, March 9th, 2012

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Alex O’Neil recently asked me to produce some work in response to his compositions which will later become a 2-part CD: Strategies for Flooding & Sketchbook. I decided to respond predominately the the former title with the intention of using my development work (or work in progress) as a standpoint for the latter (considering the titles and for the purpose of continuity it seemed to make sense). I did a pretty straightforwards interpretation of the title Strategies For Flooding, revolving around the idea of ‘home’. A home is a very safe and secure place, also subject to routine and daily life. I wanted to show how for all those passionate about music, playing musical instruments immerses the daily life with something very powerful. I think it is also relevent as Alex has now retired; he’s no longer in the stable environment of the job, but his passion for playing music has carried him away like a river that has burst its banks (hey 30+ years is a long time to wait for a chance to finally be a professional musician!) It was also a chance for me to really go to town on the rendering of the linework (though that’s a little hard to see on a low resolution image!)