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The Sword, Circle, and Ricardo Bessa

Ricardo Bessa Ricardo recently illustrated the cover for The Sword and The Circle, a children’s novel.

Ricardo’s talent with light and drama was sought out recently to create a dynamic scene, characters and all, for the book cover of The Sword and The Circle. His portraits of people combined gracefully with the action of the book’s content. The fantasy of the medieval adventure book is captured through the rich colors Ricardo employed.

The Sword and The Circle illustration adds its very own narrative to the story. The digital artwork Ricardo created goes beyond the cover; it touches the imagination.

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Posted: 28-Jul-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Showcase: Third Rotation

Our third rotation of Folio Showcase is here!

This summer (as well as eating many ice creams to keep cool) we’ve added four tantalisingly talented illustrators to our Showcase Roster at Folio! Join us in welcoming Xavier Casalta, Maïté Franchi, Kiki Ljung and Rebecca Mock.

With a huge success in the last rotation, we have seen a flourish in new clients, new styles and emerging talent in the commercial world of illustration. Clients include Fred Perry, Orange, AirBnB, HBO (Game of Thrones), New Yorker and many more which we intend to add to; watch this space.

From Rebecca’s atmospheric digital scenes to Xavier’s stippling traditional dot technique, the third rotation of the Folio Showcase presents a new crop of exciting creatives. We’re excited to work with them, and sure you are too.

Works are in order as follows: Kiki Ljung, Maite Franchi, Ollanski, Rebecca Mock, Xavier Casalta.

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Posted: 28-Jul-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

The Waterpark of Muti’s Dreams

Muti Studio Muti worked with Thomas Cook magazine to ideate an amazing waterpark.

Adding variety to their portfolio of work with gorgeous, summery art, Studio Muti dreamt up a set of amazing waterpark illustrations. The vector-based digital art pieces complement the article written by Mike Peake, summing up all the best pieces of ten different parks.

Exploring every nook and cranny is the best part of these lively, detailed illustrations. If you can’t have the best parts of the best parks, you might as well be able to fantasise about what it could be. Transport yourself to warmer weather with these lovely works.

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

Honda: Type-Ricardo

Ricardo Bessa had Manga artwork covering Honda's Type-R exhibition.

The new Type-R Honda car lapped the famous Nürburing in 7:50:63 seconds. To emphasise the menacing success, Ricardo Bessa created stylised Manga illustrations to cover the box at the exhibition. These intense illustrations flawlessly reflect the indomitable speed and handling of Type-R.

Ricardo’s strong, bold lines show the excitement and drama of handling the Type-R. With a great range of light and dark shading, he makes the car the focal point of every facet of the box. Ricardo’s style with a Manga influence perfectly complements the cutting-edge exhilaration that is the Type-R.

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

A Summery Bike Ride with Bruce

Bruce Emmett illustrated Evans Cycles’ new bikes for their summer campaign.

To promote their new, high tech bicycles, Evans Cycles commissioned Bruce to create two beautiful, vintage scenes. This advertising campaign features the road bike on a winding dirt path, ready for adventure, and the mountain bike meandering on a trail.

These traditional, painterly advertisements capture the excitement of a new bike for summer and make us want to get out and ride around in the fresh, lovely air of summer.

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Posted: 14-Jul-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

Signed Prints in the Boutique: Owen Davey

Owen Davey Owen Davey came into Folio and signed ten limited edition prints!

Recently Owen Davey came to visit the Folio office to hand sign exclusive prints of one of his artful illustrations. His warm, muted colour palette accompanied with light texture makes for a whimsical trip over mountains, through valleys, and across seas. Follow the trail to find delightful little surprises all along the way.

Only seven are left for sale, so be sure to get yours before time runs out!

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Posted: 8-Jul-15   //   Permalink   //   Top

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