1. Fashion Fridays ~ Tobie Giddio

    In the early 1980s, Tobie Giddio studied fashion illustration at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. Here she learned from professors such as Barbara Pearlman, her primary mentor, as with the late Jack Potter, Ana Ishikawa, Gertrude Stretton and Dorothy Loverro. Since graduating, she has gone on to work for several big names such as  Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Seibu Department Stores, Apple and Tiffany & Co. She now works with her husband Peter Belsky, a talented motion/graphic designer in his own right. Dovetail Studios now formally presents their collaborations.

  2. San Diego Comic Con

    Of course, we have to give a mention to the HUGE San Diego Comic Con! It started today and ends on the 24th of this month. If only San Diego wasn’t on the other side of the pond. Comic book writer Garth Ennis (writer of Preacher, Hellblazer, Punisher) will be there, as will DC artist and Co-publisher Jim Lee, but the list goes on. There’s a great line-up this year; I just wish I could be there.

  3. The Worlds of Mervyn Peake at the British Library

    Accomplished playwright, painter, poet and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-68) has an exhibition on now at the British Library. It started on the 5th of July, but there’s plenty of time to catch it as it ends on the 18th of September. The British Library recently acquired an archive of Peake’s work, and it’s on show. A big plus for Alice fans; his original drawings for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass can also be seen at the exhibition.

  4. Bill Garland

    As a former Advertising Agency Creative Director, and Award Winning commercial illustrator for more than 30 years, Bill Garland has worked in nearly every facet of the Art and Advertising world.

  5. Nod Young

    Nod Young is an illustrator based in Beijing, China. He has just completed a design for the Fiat 500 following the theme of “life”. Nod uses his his contemporary take on Chinese traditional style to create his works, a nice mix of the old and the new. The design features a dragon “Spirit by Dragon” on one side and a tiger “Power by Tiger” on the other.

  6. The 3D Agency

    The 3D Agency also known as Candy Labs are a 3D / CGI company who specialise in advertising and really pack a punch. Their inspirational work is always very detailed and well executed.