Tropia by Jordan Metcalf

Caffè Tropea is a family run Anglo / Italian restaurant nestled in the beautiful surroundings of London's Russell Square. Indepedent since it opened in 1981, they approached Elmwood London with a request to refresh their visual identity and draw on their rich heritage. Having set upon the concept of a T brand mark, Elmwood needed some help from a lettering specialist and invited Jordan Metcalf to work on the project. The finished T shape is made up of intricate illustrated details which tell the story of the families’ heritage, love of food and their home town in Italy. Stunning work.

Viajes el Corte Ingles by Thomas Danthony

A stunning new campaign by Thomas Danthony sees El Corte Inglés using illustration to promote their sixty plus cruise holidays. It’s so refreshing to see older people portrayed in a glamorous way and illustration was a bold choice by the client, which really paid off. Thomas did a wonderful job of evoking the classic era of travel posters and portraying stylish senior citizens.

Andes Origen by Jean Jullien

Jean Jullien created this striking set of illustrations for the launch of Andes Origen, a new beer to hit the Argentinian market. Art Direction by the extremely talented design studio New.

Behind the Scenes with Paul Thurlby

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

Siempre Playa - Malika Favre

“Siempre Playa” was a residency project curated by Futura design studio in Mexico city last june. The concept was simple : to send 4 illustrators, including our own Malika Favre, to Playa del Carmen for a week to get inspired and create a series of "carte blanche” works inspired by Mexico and the tropical coastline. 

Malika shared with us her thoughts on the trip and the experience: "What struck me first was the intensity of the colours around me and this incredible and luxurious vegetation and I immediately knew I wanted nature to have a role in my upcoming series. I spent a a week exploring my surroundings with the 3 other illustrators, Violeta, Kitty and Catalina but also Glenda was was documenting the trip. More than the place itself I decided to illustrate the human experience and to dedicate each piece to one of the girls I spent that week with."

The resulting work is a series of four tropical pieces, inspired by the places she saw and the things they did, but mostly as she describes them "the incredible women I met."

The prints are now available as limited edition prints here.