Walking into the Royal Academy in London is always a grand entrance - those magnificent doors followed by the stars, making you feel like you’re royalty. Or is that just us?
Tuesday 18th August, The Dots held their Illustration Portfolio Masterclass: 40 successful applicants were invited to join the Mentors, getting their work in front of creative industry leaders. The Dots Portfolio Masterclass Safari in partnership with Shillington College, has hosted portfolio workshops at some of the most extraordinary offices in the UK such as; Google, Pentagram, adam&eveDDB, Spring Studios and BBH London (Wed 5th August). Excitingly, many of our talented Masterclass attendees have even managed to nab themselves internships, placements and jobs!
Alex and Nicola, two of the Artist Agents at Folio, were invited to be Mentors for the event and boy was it a great experience! From meeting new creatives to sharing advice, the evening was a whirlwind experience.
The Dots run Portfolio Masterclasses on a monthly basis, focusing on a variety of creative professions. Register your interest in future opportunities here.
Jason Brooks Illustrations featuring across the clothing brand, BIGI.
Jason Brooks, well known for his glamorous illustration particularly suited to luxury and aspirational brands recently worked with BIGI, a clothing company in Japan.
Categorised under Women's Clothing Stores, the company was established in 2005 and incorporated in New York. Having grown and developed their branding of clothes, they reached out to Jason and his fashion related illustrations to be used on their merchandise. From dresses and shirts to t-shirts and fashion scarves.
A fantastic range of clothes that will give you the Jason Brooks style!
Peter Tarka Feature illustration for Stylist Magazine, Swedish special
Is Sweden the answer to our own happiness?
Stylist Magazine worked on a special issue early Summer to discover Swedish highlights, from the food to the mannerisms. Peter Tarka was invited to contribute by illustrating a double page spread for 'The Cult of the Flat Pack'. Featuring IKEA of course! His strong 3D typography brings the experiences I'm sure we've all had, from purchasing furniture at IKEA to then taking it home and assembling...
The use of the bright yellow is a strong resemblance of the IKEA store we all know and love! Like it or loathe it, the store has changed the domestic front of interior design since it's arrival in 1943.
Nicholas Stevenson A Diary of a Time Traveller
Nicholas Stevenson, the King of collage and texture, was invited to collaborate with Wide Eyed Publishers to create 'A Diary of a Time Traveller'.
Can you imagine falling asleep in class and waking up as you start an adventure of a lifetime? Neither can we. Join follow Augustus and his teacher Professor Tempo as they go above and beyond in their History Class - we're certainly a little jealous. She hands him a magic diary, all he needs to do is write the time and place to travel there. Together they head out on a whistle-stop tour of history through the ages to meet some of the world’s finest explorers, inventors, leaders, writers, composers and painters, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Louis XIV, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus Genghis Khan, Emperor Titus in Rome, athletes at the very first Olympic Games, Tutankhamen in Egypt and even Palaeolithic man as he discovers fire.
Meet some of the most interesting people in history in this time-traveling book visits more than 25 exciting times and places. Nicholas's textures and vivid illustrations are a real treat to the eye as you travel through time...
Karolis Strautniekas Karolis Strautniekas illustrated editorial art about Behavioural Economics for Forbes Japan’s 14th issue.
At the beginning of July, Forbes Japan contacted Folio seeking out Karolis Strautniekas and his sophisticated artwork to develop a series of illustrations illuminating the heavy and science-based topic of Behavioural Economics.
Though the content was packed with hard to understand jargon, Karolis distilled the meaning and lessons from each subsection and created four visual interpretations that symbolise the content of the articles.
Karolis’s digital illustrations are thought-provoking yet also relaxing; the colours and texture do not overwhelm the reader who is trying to process perhaps difficult-to-understand ideas. A palette of peach and blue provide relief to the mind and eye, yet continue to propel the meaning of the articles. Find images below to see for yourself!
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