Thursday, 16 December 2010

Insight into Laure Fournier's work

We often get asked how our wonderful illustrators go about creating their stunning artworks so we've been getting some of them to explain their processes, and today, let's look at the work of Laure Fournier. When you first look at her beautiful imagery you'd be forgiven for thinking they are traditional hand painted illustrations. However with the wonder of technology Laure uses an incredible tablet (a Wacom Cintiq) that acts as a screen so she can draw directly onto it creating instant digital sketches, as seen in image one below. Then she continues to layer colour and detailing on the sketch, much in the same way as a painter would, but in Photoshop instead. The results speak for themselves and she maintains a nice balance of producing imagery digitally but still with the hand painted look.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Carlos Araujo selected for American Illustration 29!

Congratulations go to our excellent Brazilian artist Carlos Araujo who has just had an illustration accepted for the American Illustration 29 annual. His bold graphic style is so eye catching and always stands out in the crowd! Well done Carlos, and we are sure there are many more great artworks to come.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Alison Jay collection

Wonderful children's illustrator, Alison Jay, has recently had some of her popular books made into a beautiful 'Nursery Collection' of 'My First Board Books' for Templar publishing. Exquisitely housed in a lovely box, the books are 'Alphabet', 'Words', 'Counting' and 'Colour' and are the perfect set for teaching the little ones' basic words in a lavishly illustrated way.

Fred Van Deelen new map work

One of our most versatile artists, Fred Van Deelen, has recently been adding to his huge collection of map work with these beautiful black and white illustrations for Portman's 'Smart Company' magazine. As always, Fred's attention to detail is astonishing and really make the cities come alive.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jun-Gu Noh award nomination!

Congratulations to our fantastic Korean artist Jun-Gu Noh whose illustrations for I Magazine's feature ‘The Consumerisation of IT’ have been nominated for ‘Best Use of Illustration’ at the APA awards. The winner will be announced on 24th November.

We've got our fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

NEW ARTIST: Nino Maljevic

A warm welcome to our newest signing Nino Maljevic! Serbian artist Nino is both illustrator and animator, and after studying in Belgrade and Florence, Italy, he has continued to work in the industry ever since. His sharp graphics combine with a real sense of fun, giving him wide appeal in the children's market. Nino has illustrated several children's books and magazines, and we think there'll be many more to come!

Carlos Araujo in Communication Arts!

Amazing illustrator Carlos Araujo has recently been featured in Communication Arts online 'fresh' section, celebrating the best contemporary artists working today. With his unique style and quirky take on the World, Carlos shines. Check out the article here to view his wonderful work and to hear what he has to say about his career:

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Carol Liddiment award!

Great news for Carol Liddiment, as a book she illustrated had just won the Sharjah World Book Fair Children's Book Award for 2010! 'How Many Donkeys?' is a charming Arabic counting tale retold by Margaret Read MacDonald and Nadiah Jameel Taibah and Carol's beautiful illustrations really do make the story come alive. Congratulations to all!

Richard Johnson's Alice in Wonderland pop up book!

Richard Johnson has recently been working hard on a fantastic new version of Alice in Wonderland. This timeless classic by Lewis Carroll, has been given a revamp with Richard's trademark style and rich colour, and is beautifully realised in 3D with it's glorious pop up pages.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Introducing our brand new illustrator, Constanze Von Kitzing. Constanze is an award winning, German artist and author whose delightful work has been published across the globe with great success. With her unique rich colour and textured work, as well as great line work, we think she will be a welcome addition to our stable of talent! Check out more of her beautiful imagery on our website.

Constanze von Kitzing

Friday, 24 September 2010

Richard Johnson book on CBeebies!!

Congratulations to Richard Johnson, whose stunning book 'My Grandpa's Amazing Inventions', has recently appeared on our TV sets with CBeebies (young children's programming brought to us by the BBC). His book can be seen by clicking the link to the BBC iplayer here, where you'll see actor Shane Ritchie reading the book!

The perfect book for the little ones' story time!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Award nomination for David Dean!

Exciting news for David Dean, as his beautiful books covers and interior drawings for Lauren St John's series of books have been nominated for a British Book Design and Production Award! He features in the Branding/Series Identity category and is noted for his gloriously colourful covers and impressive black and white drawings that compliment the text throughout the books. We all have our fingers crossed for him! The winners are announced in October...stay tuned!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Go Gaga with The Organisation!

Here's some gorgeous recent work from a selection of our talented artists with the theme of babies! We at The Organisation get a lot of requests for attractive child friendly work, and these examples are impossibly cute! Perfect for early learning work, board books and anything aimed at the little ones in our lives! Warning... looking at these fantastic artworks may make you broody!

Friday, 27 August 2010

El Corte Ingles commission Oscar Gimenez!

Madrid based artist Oscar Gimenez has recently produced some great work for the Spanish retail giant, El Corte Ingles. His work appeared in the famous department store's catalogue and was used for in-store decoration right across Spain. For more of his wonderful varied work, check him out on our web site.

The Enchanting Livia Coloji!

Fabulous Romanian illustrator Livia Coloji is always busy working on new and exciting projects. Hugely popular for children's books, Livia has recently completed artwork on a lovely Romanian fairy tale written by Petre Ispirescu entitled 'The Enchanted Turtle', which was released at the Bucharest book fair earlier in the year.

Ella Okstad - Norwegian work!

Wonderful artist Ella Okstad is not just busy with publishers in the UK. She also does lovely work in her homeland, Norway. These are just two examples of work she has recently done for Norwegian publisher Aschehoug. Check out more of her beautiful, playful illustrations on our web site - just click on her name and enjoy her exquistit work!

Dave Bain exhibition!

15th - 29th August 2010
Private View: 18th August: 6-9.30pm
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London

Original one-off pieces of artwork on the back of skateboard decks! That is what DECKED is all about. Check out Dave Bain's great artwork at this fun exciting exhibit. VANS are sponsoring the show and he was one of a handful of the exhibitors lucky enough to customise a pair of VANS trainers. Only a couple more days to check it out!