BETH JOHNSON, CRISTINA RIVERA AND THE ARTISTS OF FRIEND AND JOHNSON
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So you think there’s nothing sexy about cast away fishing nets? Photographer GEOF KERN proves otherwise in his work for Ogilvy’s campaign featuring recycled flooring from Interface.
JILL CALDER Woman of whimsy, revealed. Here’s a glimpse at the ever-popular Jill Calder. For the full interview, check out the blog at friendandjohnson.com. Q: How did you get started? A: I always loved drawing and telling stories to myself about the pictures—I was very happy entertaining myself this way, and to some extent that’s how I approach my work today. Q: What mediums do you mostly work with? A: Ink! I love the fluidity and various permutations of it. It feels deliciously naughty and messy to work with, too. I also create texture sheets with crayons, paint and pastels. I try to make my work a seamless blend of traditional and digital elements. Q: Tell me about your studio. A: It’s on the ground floor of the 19th century house my husband and I bought ten years ago. It’s in a small fishing village on the east coast of Scotland. Q: Do you have a personal mantra? A: Not that I can say out loud. Q: Aside from other artists, what inspires your work? A: Travel. I like to get out of the studio and just be somewhere else, even if it’s nearby. The smallest thing can inspire, so I keep my eyes and ears open at all times.
Growing up on the gulf coast, TIM TOMKINSON has a deep appreciation for the sea and its inhabitants. Pair that with his quirky illustration style and quick visual wit—and you’ve got the perfect talent choice for Sperry Top-Siders. The campaign’s theme is Coastal Discovery. Inspiration came from vintage botanical drawings and the rugged cliffs of Mendocino. The result is sheer Tomkinson—muted colors, curious creatures, painstakingly hand-drawn Latin lettering, and the clever incorporation of Sperry’s iconic brown boat shoes. A maritime fantasy of a job for one very seaworthy illustrator.
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“They wanted something far more rustic, real, and editorial than any images they’d used in the past,” says KATHRYN BARNARD about her recent work for Jimmy Dean sausage. Teaming with agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, Barnard delivered—and then some. With some twenty people on set, and enough props to stage at least a hundred scenes, challenges were both artistic and psychological. According to agency art producer Kay Gautrad, “In my experience, shoots this long were either a struggle to complete, or cabin fever ensued. The fifteen days we spent with Kathryn were some of the most productive and easy going ever. To this day I miss driving to that studio each morning.”
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PATRICK FRASER’S striking image of Carla Körbes, left, principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, has been chosen for the 2013 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition. The show runs from November 2013 to February 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Below is one of Patrick’s favorites from the shoot, early morning on Long Beach, Washington.
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