Archives for chris

The Art Deco Poster

  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster
  • The Art Deco Poster

A brief glimpse around the Wing’s Art website reveals that i’m more than a little enamoured by Art Deco design. From its architecture, to furniture and jewelry, few other artistic movements have had such a lasting impact on the creative industries and continue to inspire today. Books on the subject are plentiful, and along with some…

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

There are several books written on the subject of fashion illustration with many unfortunately proving to be little more than filler or catalogues of aspiring artists, but there are two in particular that stand out for me as recommended titles. The first being David Downton’s Masters of Fashion Illustration and the second, Cally Blackman’s 100 Years of…

Bazooka Joe and his Gang

  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review
  • Bazooka Joe and his Gang - Book Review

Character designers, animators and illustrators throughout the ages have all shared the wisdom of one simple truth; that adding an eye-patch to a character provides an instant coolness upgrade. From ‘the man in the Hathaway shirt’ to countless cowboys and Kurt Russell’s portrayal of Snake Plisskin, the eye-patch fits the bill whether you’re looking to…

Swissted

  • Book Review - Swissted
  • Book Review - Swissted
  • Book Review - Swissted
  • Book Review - Swissted
  • Book Review - Swissted
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  • Book Review - Swissted

Swissted is the brain-child of Graphic Designer Mike Joyce, combining a love of punk rock, indie and grunge gig posters with his own Swiss inspired modernist aesthetic. Featuring great bands such as Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys and The Cramps, the result is an unlikely pairing of seemingly un-related pop-cultures, collected in a new release…

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

  • Book Review: A Guide to Archigram 1961-74
  • Book Review: A Guide to Archigram 1961-74
  • Book Review: A Guide to Archigram 1961-74
  • Book Review: A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

During the 1960s and 70s, a time of ever-increasingly functional highrise buildings, existed Archigram, an avant-garde architectural group who’s principal members Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb and David Greene undertook experimental projects in response to the changing world around them. This was also a time of the moon landing, rapidly evolving technologies and materials, and the influx of…

Albert Dorne Master Illustrator

  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review
  • Albert Dorne - Master Illustrator - Book Review

Publisher Manuel Auad and art historian David Apatoff deliver the first major retrospective on the life and career of Albert Dorne, one of the most prominent figures of American illustration in, Albert Dorne Master Illustrator. Aside from his incredibly popular and accomplished work that graced magazines and billboards of the 1940s and 50s, Albert Dorne is…

Illustrators Magazine

  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
  • Illustrators Magazine Issue 01
Brand new from The Book Palace is the quarterly magazine Illustrators. A first of its kind for the UK in that it focuses purely on the work produced by commercial artists and illustrators of Europe. Following a very similar format to the already well established and popular USA based Illustration Magazine, it offers articles, interviews...

8 Questions with Christopher King

Poster Collective
The following is a copy of the interview with me that featured on Poster Collective. 8 Questions is our feature where we ask designers, artists and illustrators the same 8 getting-to-know-you questions (sort of like the web series 7 Minutes In Heaven but without the closet and awkward kissing). We’ve chosen questions we think will elicit informative, character...