Friday, 28 January 2011

Illustrations for Prada

Prada, the key brand that continues to forward attitudes and approaches in fashion, has commissioned three illustrators for it's Spring Summer 2011 sunglasses range. The images, created by Ivo Bisignano, Marcela Gutierrez and Andrea Tarella - to created the campaign "Minimal-Baroque" for the limited edition 500 pairs. The images give off a great playful feel that ties in perfectly with the collection.

The release statement for the limited edition of sunglasses was as follow:
“Curves, friezes and bas-relief effects are the main design features of the Minimal-Baroque. The colour combinations: white/blue, white/black and white/honey with the choice of acetate, seamlessly coordinate the lines of the frame front and arms sculpted into rococo curls, whose decoration is the distinctive feature.”

Miuccia Prada, known for her avant garde attitude and the ability to make people expecte the unexpected, continually pushes the brand to the forefront of fashion. The last few seasons of lookbooks have also featured experiments in graphics and illustration, which emphasizes Prada's approach to creative freedom and exercise. Examples below.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Tara Dougans.

Tara has produced an original illustration for Issue 2 of Decoy which will be a full A3 image, but I've realised I've yet to show her work on here. Showing a unique identity through her intense characters and a penchant to push herself by drawing heavily complicated patterns, the result is beautiful
I predict 2011 will be the year for Tara, it's fair to say that her illustrations stand out a mile with their presence and are immediately identifiable as one of her own. She's just started working on a new series of Galaxy influenced drawings, which you can check out on her site alongside her other work. Here are some of my personal favourites.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Issue 2

Ok, so it will hopefully only be a matter of weeks now, until Decoy 2 is out. I know I've said this all along, but everything is now pretty much complete!

The content will be:

1. Interview with illustrator Si Scott, with illustrations

2. Exclusive full page illustration by Tara Dougans

3. Exclusive full page illustration by Julie Verhoeven

4. Centrefold interview with Ricardo Fumanal, showing his new work

5. Article on Thom Browne by Cillian O' Connor from Male-mode, exclusive illustration by Spiros Halaris

6. Article on the film Gattaca, with an original illustration by myself (richard kilroy)

7. double page feature on the work of 80s illustrator George Stavrinos

8. Exclusive interview with Jasper Goodall, about his new work, print shop and The Face magazine.

There will be a limited amount of 300 copies, posted worldwide, and with the involvement of such great illustrators and in A3 newspaper format, I can't imagine it being around for long! To be put on the mailing list email me, and you'll be notified the moment it is available!