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15th April 2019

Laura Barrett has been commissioned by Little Brown to create a cover for Clare Mackintosh’s collection A Cotswold Family Life.

Laura Barrett was commissioned by Little Brown to create a cover for Clare Mackintosh’s new book, A Cotswold Family Life. Laura very much enjoyed working on this commission, “It was a joy to work on this and a place that’s close to my heart as I’ve spent a lot of time there since childhood.” We love […]

Laura Barrett has been commissioned by Little Brown to create a cover for Clare Mackintosh’s collection A Cotswold Family Life. Read article

8th April 2019

Alexandra Boocock creates a series of illustrations for gifting company, Apples to Pears

Alexandra Boocock, who is one of our Startworks artists was commissioned to create a series of designs for Apples to Pears, an established gifting company. We asked Alexandra about the project and how she approached the brief.  “Gift in a Tin was a very exciting project to be working on! The aim was to produce packaging designs […]

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8th February 2019

Laurindo Feliciano creates a series of posters for The Victoria and Albert Museum

Laurindo Feliciano was commissioned by The Victoria & Albert Museum, to refresh the visual identity for their families programme. As part of the programme the V&A host workshops and events that encourage children and adults to take part in creative and fun activities that explore the museum’s vast collection. Laurindo was asked to work on […]

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25th January 2019

Lovely to spot Debbie Powell’s colourful illustrations at Wondertree Restaurant Heathrow Airport

We recently spotted Debbie Powell’s lovely murals at the Wondertree Resturant, Heathrow airport, London. Debbie was commissioned back in 2013 to create large murals of jungle leaves and vines, as well as world maps to fill the restaurant space. The illustrations also appeared on coffee mugs and menus. So nice to see the work still looking […]

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20th December 2018

Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year from The Artworks

What a year we have had at the Artworks! Our illustrators have worked on so many exciting projects, with such a range of clients and as ever we are thrilled to be working with such talented and dedicated artists. Highlights of the year have included Rob Ball’s work for HBO’s Game of Thrones and Andrew Davidson’s […]

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18th December 2018

Andrew Davidson Features on BBC2 with his Christmas Stamps for the Royal Mail

We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Andrew Davidson’s beautiful illustrations on this years Christmas Stamps for the Royal Mail. It was also super exciting to see Andrew and the designs featured on last nights BBC2 programme ‘Inside the Factory – Christmas’. The interview with Andrew takes place in his studio based in the leafy Cotswolds and […]

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11th December 2018

Dàlia Adillon illustrates a bespoke horoscope for The Ned Hotel, Soho House

The Ned is a grand 250 bedroom hotel in the City of London, a joint venture between Soho House and New York’s Sydell Group. They asked Dàlia to come up with an illustration for their in-house publication. The brief was to create a thematic representation of horoscope signs, using magical and natural references. Dàlia wanted the illustration to […]

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6th December 2018

Darling Clementine create a series of packaging and cover designs in their unique style

We are delighted to share some of Darling Clementine’s latest work, they have certainly been busy working on a number of packaging designs. We love their use of clean line and bold shapes resulting in these elegant patterns and designs that bring the product to life.  Alongside their branding work, Darling Clementine continue to work on a number […]

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29th November 2018

Penguin Random House commissions Laura Barrett to illustrate the cover for the darkly enchanting novel, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Laura Barrett was thrilled to be commissioned by Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House) to illustrate the cover for the darkly enchanting novel, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, set in a Victorian toyshop. We asked her a little about the project. “Working with designer and art director Clare Stacey at Head Design, we tried to capture […]

Penguin Random House commissions Laura Barrett to illustrate the cover for the darkly enchanting novel, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale Read article

28th November 2018

Kate illustrates for Butlers!

Christmas is here! Kate Forrester’s designs for Butlers Chocolates are out now to get you into the festive spirit! She created two gorgeous patterns that work together as a big giant pattern which have been used across a range of products, here are just a few of them…

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13th November 2018

Royal Mail commissions Andrew Davidson to design six seasonal Christmas stamps 

We are delighted that Andrew Davidson has received a very special commission from The Royal Mail to design six seasonal Christmas stamps. Andrew came up with the concept for the illustrations when walking past his local Edward VIII postbox in Gloucestershire. The first post box erected in the UK was in 1853 in Carlisle during the reign of Queen Victoria. Over the last 100 years, […]

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6th November 2018

Rachael Saunders designs Radley’s Christmas Picture Bag ‘At Home in the Snow’

Rachael Saunders was asked by British luxury brand Radley to design their annual Christmas Picture Bag. Rachael’s design was inspired by the joyful feeling that snow can bring at Christmas time. Rachael has shared some of her sketches for the project, lovely to see how the idea developed into the final design showing Radley’s excitement as the […]

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1st November 2018

Jesús Sotés was commissioned by Amitty College Sydney, Australia to create some a poster for their entrance exam day

Jesús Sotés was commissioned by Amitty College Sydney, Australia to create some a poster for their entrance exam day. Jesús was given very clear guidelines to work towards, receiving a pencil sketch of the intended design. He was able to bring his own sense of style to the work whilst at the same time staying […]

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18th October 2018

Laura Barrett creates an amazing pop-up version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen

Wow! We are so impressed by Laura Barrett’s amazing pop-up version of Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Snow Queen. It is a beautiful book which took a huge amount of skill to create so we asked Laura to tell us how the project came about and her approach to the work. “After creating a self-initiated miniature hand clothbound concertina of […]

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12th October 2018

Andrew Davidson designs a commemorative stamp to mark the centenary of the Great War

Andrew Davidson was incredibly honoured to be invited to design a commemorative stamp for the 2018 edition of the Royal Mail’s programme marking the centenary of the Great War. Since 2014 Royal Mail has released 6 stamps per year that honour the contribution of the Commonwealth countries, the armed forces, non-combatants and women. Royal Mail […]

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11th October 2018

Sarah McMenemy creates a series of illustrations for the Cambridge North development

Sarah McMenemy was invited to create a series of illustrations for the new Cambridge North development which aims to create a thriving, sustainable community beside the Cambridge North railway station. Sarah is well known for her beautiful architectural drawings, painted murals and book illustrations; and was asked asked to paint the hoardings which are designed by […]

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27th September 2018

Natural Grocers commissions Rachael Saunders to redesign some of their organic produce

American family owned store brand, Natural Grocers recently commissioned Rachael Saunders redesign the packaging of a selection of their products. Rachael collaborated with the design firm, Marketing By Design, to create fun-filled characters and scenery for a wide array of their organic produce. Over the next year more packaging will be released throughout the Natural […]

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27th September 2018

Rachael Saunders designs a limited edition Picture Bag to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Radley

Following on from her pervious work for the British accessories brand, Rachael Saunders was asked to design a limited edition Picture Bag to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Radley. This exclusive bag and purse show the iconic Scottie dog celebrating this very special occasion in style with friends, balloons and party hats – the perfect gift for both Radley […]

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14th August 2018

Jesús Sotés has been commissioned by Quadrille to illustrate Written in the Stars by Alison Davies

Quadrille recently commisioned Jesús Sotés to illustrate Written in the Stars by Alison Davies. This beautifully illustrated and designed book will lead you through the heavens as you discover the scientific facts, legends, and myths that surround the 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Uncover the patterns in the stars through the richly illustrated […]

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14th August 2018

Rachael Saunders designs Radley’s latest edition picture bag, Dog of the Manor

We are delighted that iconic British brand Radley has released their latest limited edition picture bag and purse, Dog of the Manor. Designed by Rachael Saunders, the design shows Radley and his friend trimming a Scottie dog topiary in the garden of their manor, among applique and screen-printed autumn leaves. Rachael has collaborated with Radley a […]

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