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Behind the Scenes with Paul Thurlby

A splendid day was spent in Brighton filming illustrator Paul Thurlby for his upcoming A Little Film About...

John Lewis National Treasures

The theme of this summer's John Lewis campaign is 'National Treasures', so it was no surprise when the UK retailer came knocking for Paul Thurlby, a man who is fast being a national treasure himself. Working closely with the John Lewis team, Paul has created a series of illustrations which capture the quintessential essence of a modern British summer. 

The work includes a host of characters and a variety of gloriously iconic scenes which perfectly sum up summertime in Blighty. The images have now been rolled out across all 44 UK stores and can be found adorning everything from the windows to the merchandise. Now all we need is sunshine!

Amstel- Paul Thurbly

When 101 London started working with the iconic Dutch beer Amstel, they went looking for a very specific style of illustration. They wanted to create a series of posters that would show the tradition behind the beer, evoking images of the Amsterdam of the past, all canals and the hand lettering on the windows of the cafes. Searching for a vintage poster approach brought them swiftly to the door of Paul Thurlby, a man who’s style harks back to the aesthetic of the billboards and adverts of yesteryear. Once they’d found their man, the timings were tight, five posters required within a two week deadline. Thankfully Paul doesn’t just bring his pencils to the table, but sharp mind for concepts to boot. With Paul’s input a truly collaborative project came together and a wonderful print campaign was born.

Paul Thurlby - Nest

BBH New York were working on an exciting new campaign for Nest. They required Paul Thurlby to create a mock-wallpaper pattern, depicting a cat and a suspicious looking burglar, who's night-time antics had been thwarted by the clever new technology. 

Here's the final ad and the individual characters, which were all hand-drawn by Mr Thurlby.

Paul Thurlby - L is for London

Paul Thurlby has recently finished his latest book and we're delighted to bring you a sneak preview. L is for London takes readers on an illustrated alphabet tour through our fair capital city, taking in a few familiar faces along the way. It's Paul's 4th children's book published by Hodder and will be on sale from October.