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Welcome to Folio, William!

William Grill Meet Folio’s newest illustrator: William Grill.

William Grill is our latest illustrator, now featured in the Folio Showcase section of our website. His work is unique and fantastic in the use of coloured pencils and relief prints.

William finds much of his inspiration from nature and the world around him, evident in his richly illustrated narratives. In addition to illustrating, he also makes time to run art workshops and a weekly art club at Hanover Primary School.

Again, welcome to the Folio family, William!

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Posted: 25-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Games with Greenwood

Peter Greenwood Peter Greenwood has recently illustrated an interactive game!

Commissioned by The Study Group, Peter Greenwood took on the challenge of creating an interactive student game. Each area has a collection of pop-up questions whose topic is illustrated by the art in each circle. His work seamlessly develops from pencil sketches to colourful vectors.

Here’s his take: "I imagined the students desk with all the items arranged perfectly as a good starting point and the game track weaving through them. It was a really nice commission to work and it gave me a chance to bring out my OCD skills."

Thanks, Peter! Great work integrating as many “study items” as possible into this colourful, winding maze.

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Posted: 25-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

David Lawrence's posters for Scoff and Banter

David Lawrence David Lawrence's posters for Scoff and Banter

David Lawrence has illustrated these characters for Scoff & Banter restaurants:

Scoff & Banter offers a collection of traditional British dishes served straight up or with a twist. These traditional British character illustrations are also served with a twist.

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Posted: 23-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Karolis & His Shoes at the V&A Museum

Karolis Strautniekas Karolis’s recent animation illuminates the magic of shoes for a huge exhibit at the V&A Museum!

Created for the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibit at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Karolis Strautniekas’s beautiful animation magically retells the story of Cinderella’s shoes. This tale crosses borders and cultures, but every single one reveals the transformative powers of shoes.

The four narratives in Karolis’s animation are brought to life with his talented use of light and dark as well as colour and texture. Pieces of the lovely animation appeared behind Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English Ballet, while she introduced the exhibit.

You can watch the full, enchanting video here.

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Posted: 17-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Signed Prints in the Shop: Andrés Lozano

Andrés Lozano Andrés Lozano came into Folio and signed 20 limited edition copies of his prints!

We are so excited to announce the exclusive opportunity to purchase hand-signed copies of Andrés Lozano’s prints Jacuzzi and Movie Studio. These inspired prints have layers of detail to explore with strong, striking colours to create an extremely pleasing composition. Little clues to a deeper meaning are scattered throughout both prints; explore each to uncover what they truly portray. Lozano’s attention to detail makes his work that much more fascinating.

Check out the shop and purchase your limited edition signed copy today, whether it’s a cheeky self purchase or for a friend; they will be sure to go fast!

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Posted: 10-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Nabil Meets Patek

Nabil Nezzar from Folio Art and Patek Philippe have taken over the Saatchi Gallery, in Sloane Square with grand force!

In celebration with the 175th anniversary, the gallery offers a rare chance to look inside the world of a family owned watch company. To complete this fantastic exhibition, Nabil Nezzar was invited to celebrate by illustrating the mechanical timeline to commemorate the milestone of Patek Philippe’s history. From the 1997 The Aquanet Model to the 2001 Model, Nabil has intricately illustrated the assets as they’ve ticked through the years.

Whether you’re a lover of watches or illustration, this illustration will no doubt excite your eye. Here’s where it is happening and the information you need before time runs out...

Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition:

Open until June 7th 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery in London

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday, from 9:00 to 19:00

Sunday, from 10:00 to 16:00

Free admission. Open to the public.

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Posted: 4-Jun-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

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