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Folio illustration agency regularly works with clients to help them commission new illustrations. We work with a broad range of clients, from major international brands producing award-winning advertising campaigns, through magazines and newspapers requiring feature illustrations, to small-scale first-time illustration buyers.

Here will you find examples of our most recent projects - click on the images for larger versions.


OWEN DAVEY’S INFOGRAPHIC FOR POTTERMORE

Owen Davey charms with a series of magical graphics.

As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, pottermore.com is a site dedicated to the exploration of this prolific and much-loved franchise.

For the brief, Owen Davey was to document the changing style of Albus Dumbledore throughout his life, as Pottermore aims to connect the beloved character from Harry Potter with new insights seen in Fantastic Beasts.

Owen delivered an enchanting outcome, tying together a rich timeline of Dumbledore’s adventures into a fun and witty infographic. Whilst engaging viewers with his dynamic compositions, Owen adds an extra spark of character to these recognisable portraits and action scenes.

Discover a selection of the illustrations below, and the animated versions at www.pottermore.com/features/the-life-and-times-of-albus-dumbledore!

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

Peter Greenwood illustrates for Time magazine

Peter Greenwood creates a series of unified illustrations for Time’s cover story.

In his latest project, Peter Greenwood applies his colourful, graphic style to the context of U.S. infrastructure. Tasked with representing the inadequate bridges, tunnels, airports and roads across America, Peter expertly utilizes an overhead composition to map out these issues.

For the cover, Peter’s image boldly presents the concept of ‘what not to build’. Incorporating this idea into his use of colour and composition, Peter forms an ‘X’ through the crossover of roadway and train lines.

Peter also produced several spot illustrations for this Special Report. Exploring the themes of waterway congestion, utility-scale batteries and climate change, he seamlessly captures these man-made structures with clear, vector imagery.

See the full series of illustrations below!

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Posted: 4-Apr-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Andrés Lozano's Life on Earth Flip Books

Andrés Lozano illustrates new titles in the Life on Earth series, for Wide Eyed Editions.

Andrés Lozano has been busy illustrating not one, but two books in collaboration with author Heather Alexander. Beginning the Life on Earth series, Andrés explores the topics of ‘Human Body’ and ‘Farm’ in these kid’s non-fiction titles from Quarto Press.

With a total of 70 lift-flaps, Andrés expertly utilizes the flip book format, creating intrigue between each inquiry and visual discovery. Asking 100 questions and answering each one in an engaging narrative journey, text and image work together to ensure the information is made fun and accessible for a young audience.

Appealing to children with his innate humour and striking colour palettes, Andrés creates characters that both inform and exude personality. Strong line work is skillfully overlayed with block colour to convey facts in a clear, diagrammatic manner.

Get a look at some of the playful spreads below!

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Posted: 20-Mar-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Bodil Jane's Greetings Cards for WRAP

Bodil Jane delights with a fresh collection of greetings cards.

WRAP, a magazine and stationary shop for young creatives, enlisted the talents of Bodil Jane to produce a fresh collection of greetings cards. Seeking designs that reflect the cool, contemporary lifestyle of their customers, Bodil delivered 8 quirky illustrations that exude a fun and youthful spirit.

Thematically directed towards interior scenes and feminine subjects, this project was a perfect match for Bodil’s love of animals, plants and interiors. Her relaxed style provides each design with a sense of familiarity, creating homely settings and a chatty greeting for each occasion.

Finished with gold foiling, Bodil’s hand lettering is brought to life, adding extra charm to these beautifully crafted cards. Have a look at the full collection below!

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Posted: 17-Mar-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Owen Davey for Smash Mallow

Owen Davey helps launch Smash Mallow with a set of flavourful packaging.

In his latest project Owen Davey was tasked to build the branding for Smash Mallow, a company looking to reimagine the marshmallow.

He returned to them with a tasty delivery of illustrations that feature warm colours which act as a homely background for each of the familiar scene taking place atop all of the different marshmallows.

The project shines when looking illustration Davey did for the website, where explosions of different vibrant colours are weaved together, creating a sense of cohesion across all of the individual products.

Have a look at a few of these delightful illustrations below!

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Posted: 22-Feb-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Ricardo Bessa Illustrates for Totaljobs

Ricardo Bessa captivates with a collaborative set of animations.

For his latest project Ricardo Bessa teamed up with animator James Sandifer to create nine stunning gifs which stand as a colourful backdrop for Matthew Todd’s article about LGBT workers. February has been recognized as LGBT history month across the UK since 2005.

To do their part in observing the national holiday, Bessa and Sandifer created 9 different scenarios, all LGBT-centric, which display how isolating being a member of this community can be at times, especially within the workplace.

Bessa, the illustrator of all the pieces, crafted the scenes which range from poignant to empowering. The images feature soft tones which are paired with palpable characters, giving each scene a striking feeling of realism.

That realism is heightened even further with the addition of the work from animator James Sandifer. Sandifer’s tinkering is subtle, but even the smallest of motions garner the emotional attention of the audience.

The collection works exceptionally on an artistic level, as well as a thought-provoking one. Check out some of the pieces from the set below.

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Posted: 8-Feb-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Folio Introduces Bolder Creative

Bolder Creative We are proud to announce that Folio just got a bit Bolder with our newest artist addition, Bolder Creative.

Bolder Creative is a Brighton based collective that brings art full of futuristic pop. These 3D wizards bring bounce to every project through motion graphics and 3D CGI print work, which they often pair up with humming synths to enhance the experience. Time and again, the result of their work is a clean and stimulating visual symphony. We can not wait to see what Bolder Creative has in store for their future here with us at Folio, but for the time being, check out some of their past work below!

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Posted: 1-Feb-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Mars Colony for Huffington Post

Peter Greenwood This is how the first Mars colony will look...

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Posted: 6-Jan-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Jungle Deck for Art of Play

Muti delights with illustrated deck of playing cards.

Muti in collaboration with Art of Play, world leaders in bespoke playing cards, has created their own intricate illustrated deck. Bursting with vibrant colours and raw animal magnetism, the savage design of MUTI’s deck was inspired by the lush jungles of Africa.

Each custom illustrated card features iconic flora and fauna from the Zulu wilderness. Monkeys, parrots and jungle cats run wild throughout the pack. The jungle tuck case was printed on an antique Heidelberg letterpress to give the colours a vintage "washed" look that compliments the eye-catching graphics inside.

These luxury playing cards are beautifully crafted, take a look at some of the designs below!

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Posted: 5-Jan-17   //   Permalink   //   Top

Alexander Well's Predator Creations

Alexander Wells illustrates Apex Predators

Alexander Wells offers his unique and vibrant style to his latest project on predatory animals. The illustrations include animals such as a tiger, a snapping turtle, an octopus, and even a polar bear. His illustrations bring the vicious looking predators to life! See for yourself some of the illustrations below.

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Posted: 16-Dec-16   //   Permalink   //   Top

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