As fireworks recently soared, whooshed and whistled through the night sky, we at Folio celebrated our 38th Birthday and another fantastic year at the agency.
“Often imitated never duplicated” Nicholas Dawe.
Founded in 1976 in the heart of London by Nicholas Dawe, Folio has consistently represented some of the world’s finest illustrators. Folio has been a pioneer in new techniques and iconic artwork through the artist’s high quality work and versatility. With a proud history, we still work to this tradition today.
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A busy year for the roster has seen campaigns across advertising, publishing, branding and beyond. From record-breaking apps to animated music videos and 1920s fairies we have enjoyed a variety of hugely diverse projects in 2014.
Karolis Strautniekas Adobe Hero Illustrations
Karolis Strautniekas recently completed a set of ‘hero’ images on the Creative Cloud Learn portion of Adobe.com. Essentially, these images are cover images for key pieces of featured learning content, which are usually in the form of instructional videos.
He took a conceptual take on what each tutorial is meant to teach, from creating you first project to forming a PDF in InDesign. The project is a great showcase of Karolis’s talent, showing how he is an all-round multitalented creative and illustrator.
“This latest commission was one of my favourite’s as I really enjoyed drawing these for Adobe. Sometimes you can understand the client from the half of his word, this time it was like that.
The client gave me absolute freedom and lots of trust, which I believe is key to a successful illustration.” Karolis Strautniekas on his Adobe illustrations.
Last year saw the beginning of the Folio Showcase, a place to promote new styles and introduce emerging talent to the global stage.
With a resounding success, four Showcase artists were invited to the Folio roster. This year has seen these careers flourish, enjoying a host of exciting and prestigious commissions.
Clients include: Patek Philippe ∙ Harrods ∙ Fabergé ∙ DuJour ∙ Stylist ∙ Blue Note Records ∙ Mini ∙ Parisianer ∙ Adobe
From a shiny vector icon set to knitted woodland animals, the second rotation of the Folio Showcase presents a new crop of exciting creatives. We’d like to introduce you to Peter Greenwood, Sam Kalda, Tom Lane, Andres Lozano, Dani Soon and Fernando Vicente.
Ella Cohen has recently created these fantastical characters for the new Golf SV, to emphasise the different qualities within the vehicle.
Aren’t they great?
With a playful feel, Ella worked closely with the brief from Adam and Eve DDB to create this fantastic set of illustrations for that improved leg room, lower CO2 emission and a greater luggage volume.
“I was really excited to hear about this commission. Lucky for me I was able to actually meet the nice people of Adam and Eve DDB in London, and we had a great meeting. I was given a lot of freedom, and basically was told to have fun with it. And so I did!
According to the brief I had to create 8 characters, each of them emphasising a different quality of the new Golf SV. I loved the concept of hanging the pieces inside the vehicle, bringing some warmth and playfulness into the showrooms. It was a real pleasure to work for VW. Their campaigns are always so funny and intelligent, so I felt very privileged.” Ella Cohen.
Owen Davey Build a Robot - Owen Davey
Owen Davey was given a rather constructed commissioned by Templar Publishing to create the super-charged ’Build a Robot’ publication.
This interactive guide takes you through the steps of robots, combining fun facts, robot explorers, and a 2D kit to make your own robot characters.
A structural design, which you certainly won’t want to make you force quit.
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