When a designer, writer and illustrator combine to help out a great cause, the result is an emotional and compelling story, beautifully crafted. Designer Michael Smith of Clout Branding, illustrator Peter Reynolds and writer Scott Perry have combined to help set up a fundraising campaign that they hope will raise £20,000 for childhood literacy charity Doorstep Library. At the heart of the campaign is a beautifully illustrated fable-like story that reflects the work of the charity.
How do you take Rudyard Kipling’s classic, together with one of Disney’s most iconic animations and retell the story to a new, young generation? Bravely London-based illustrator Robert Hunter took on this mammoth challenge and delivered a stunning, stand alone story that takes a new generation on this journey of discovery. Robert’s work is grounded in traditional drawing with a process of continue refinement and reworking till the final creation is one of true craft […]
Scottish-born Milan-educated illustrator come graphic designer Emily Isles began to work as graphic designer for a small publishing house called No Mad, designing city cultural guides for the creative community. That’s where she learned more about typography and grid systems, having started out with a degree in Interior Architecture. “I dug out the typewriter from the back of a cupboard at my partner’s parent’s house in Sicily, the Lettera 22 was used by the great Italian […]
Traditionally, we haven’t featured many (if any) students or graduates on DJ. No real reason (we’ve long toyed with the notion to dedicate a section for it – there’s unquestionable exceptional talent out there ripe for the picking), but then it’s not everyday work that warms our cockles pops up in our inbox. But enough of that, allow us to introduce the delightful embroidery work of The University of Central Lancashire graduate Amy Jack. Says […]
We’re such a big fan of the charming work by the hand of freelance illustrator Matt Dawson. His clients have included Penguin Books, Nickelodeon and Leapfrog and has just illustrated his first book for the kiddies “There’s a Lion in My Bathroom: Nonsense Poetry for Children”, authored by Giles Paley-Phillips for Rebel Books. Handsomely put by the man himself; “Every project has it’s own special considerations but I generally find you cannot go far wrong if you aim to raise […]
Young London based graphic and sound designer, Joshua Hibbert plies his trade mainly in illustration, type and fashion photography. Gaining his degree at London College of Communication only last year, Joshua specialises in interactive design, developing projects such as emotive furnitures and philosophical soundscapes. Says Hibbert; “My work embraces many influences but can be described as controlled pyschedelia crossed with conceptual minimalism, i love to use a whole complex of technologies mainly digital, but i […]
Great work from Russian illustrator and artist Irina Troitskaya that’s she’s brought to life through a series of characterful Russian dolls. Her portfolio is full of charm and warmth with a twist of wit and cultural heritage. Her work has been commissioned by HP, BMW, Elle, Mamas & Papas among others. Personal favourite is the work for Lonely Elk.