Thursday, 16 December 2010

Happy Christmas folks!

As most people seem to be nursing hangovers from their office Christmas parties today, we thought Henry McCausland's illustration would brighten up the day and get everyone back in the mood for more festive fun! Happy Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Paul Bedser: Winter Maiden

Paul Bedser completes his set of Seasonal Maidens illustrations with the 'Winter Maiden' shown above. Very topical considering the cold and snowy winter weather we're all experiencing! To see more in this series, click here.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Cornelia O'Donovan - Selvedge Christmas Fair

If you feel like braving the cold and snow this weekend head up to Archway, London, to the Selvedge Christmas Fair, on this Saturday 4th December from 11am - 5pm. You'll find all sorts of handmade goodies and Cornelia O'Donovan will be selling her beautiful range of hand printed Christmas cards and screen prints, a selection of which are shown above. Great opportunity to buy some very special Christmas presents for your loved ones!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Ray Fenwick - FormFiftyFive™

Last but not least, Ray Fenwick completes our artist takeover of the FormFiftyFive website header, his illustration is shown above. To view it in all it's brilliance click here. A million thanks to Glenn and all at FormFiftyFive - it's been great!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Welcoming new artist - Henry McCausland

We are delighted to introduce new artist Henry McCausland who joins UNSEEN this month.

Henry's illustrations take the shape of skewed observations of the world around him. His subtle layering of textures and hues and his unique use of perspective create an otherworldliness that draws the viewer in. This combined with Henry's innate capacity for recording intricate detail and capturing the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, is what makes his work so beguiling.
Inspiration ranges from films, a childhood of watching cartoons and trips to a thousand museums.

Henry graduated from Central St Martins College of Art & Design and lives by the seaside in Kent with his three year old daughter.

If you would like a closer look at Henry's portfolio please get in touch or click here to view his online folio.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Nick Deakin - FormFiftyFive™

Nick's illustration for FormFiftyFive's most excellent website will be gracing their masthead for this week only, catch it here before it goes...

Nick Deakin - Floodit

Santos Java
Floodit 06

Floodit is a live silkscreen and music event, held at theNottingham Contemporary. Floodit is a collobrative project between Waste Studio & Gringo Records. It’s aim is to merge both the arts and music scene together in one event where the crowd get to listen to live bands and buy limited edition artwork.

'Santos Java' will be available as a limited edition poster and screened live onto t-shirts.


Nick Deakin - 'I Saw You' / Don't Believe The Type

'I Saw You'
Don't Believe The Type

Don't believe the type is a one-day typographic festival ran by Trapped in Suburbia. This year held in The Hague, it features artists such as Alex Trochut, Anthony Burrill and Craig Ward, and workshops held by Hort, Jeff Can Ham and Sean Freeman.

Don't Believe The Type

Nick Deakin - Now Then

Cover, feature and interview for Sheffield's Now Then Magazine.

Nick Deakin - The Light

>The Light, Leeds / Retail campaign.

A selection of characters and type produced for The Light shopping centre retail campaign directed by Ledgard Jepson.

Nick Deakin - Lausbuben Zine

I contributed to Stefan Joch’s zine 'Lausbuben'.

Lausbuben is a 36 page limited edition b/w illustration zine about 22 different makers of mischiefs.
Lausbuben translates as 'Rascals'.

Full Zine

Buy Lausbuben

Nick Deakin - Ledgard Jepson Boardroom

I was asked by the good people at Ledgard Jepson to draw all over their boardroom wall. So I did.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Paul Bedser - 'Seasonal Maidens'


Since relocating to Osaka, Japan, Paul Bedser has been busy working on a new series of illustrations. Entitled 'Seasonal maidens', Spring, Summer and Autumn are shown above, watch this space for Winter which will be following shortly....brrrrrrrrrr!
To view more of Paul's work click here and to read all about his new life in Japan check out his blog here.

Monday, 15 November 2010

New work from Andrew Groves

Andrew has recently completed work for a brand new TV ad for Chevrolet. Andrew worked with W&K Delhi and animation studio Captive. Amazing to see Andrew's illustrations come to life!
View the full ad here.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Matthew the horse for FormFiftyFive

Our takeover of the FormFiftyFive masthead illustration continues this week with the work of the supremely talented Matthew the horse, check it out here...

Ray Fenwick for Houghton Mifflin - more photos

As previously posted, Ray has completed a collection of 4 illustrated book covers for Houghton Mifflin. The beautifully designed books are shown above and include designs for George Orwell's 'Down And Out In Paris And London' and Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'A Room Of One's Own'.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Ben Javens for 8th Continent Soy Milk

Ben's illustrations for the range of 8th Continent Soy Milk packaging continue to attract fans across the pond.
We only wish we could pick up a carton or two at our local cornershop!
(Photo with thanks to Billy Craven)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Ray Fenwick for Houghton Mifflin

Ray Fenwick has illustrated four classic book jackets for Houghton Mifflin. The range is shown in all it's glory above. View more of Ray's work here.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

New work from Nick Deakin

Above are a selection of prints Nick Deakin has created for The Becton Centre for Children and Young People, a part of Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
'The Arts for Health programme aims to improve the environment and amenities of the hospital and the Trust’s other sites for patients, their families and visitors. It also enables our young patients to get involved in activities whilst in hospital, which help pass time and alleviate some of the anxieties, as well as adding a lot of fun along the way.'
To view more of Nick's series of prints for the project click here and here.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Starting from today and for the next six weeks, Unseen artists will be providing the masthead illustrations for the very brilliant design website FormFiftyFive. Catch Andrew Groves illustration, above, here for this week and keep your eyes peeled on the site over the forthcoming weeks for more visual treats from our artists.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cat Johnston at Multiplied

Editions from Cat Johnston will be featuring at Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair, hosted by Christie's in South Kensington. The showcase in collaboration with more than 30 London galleries will coincide with Frieze Art Fair to present editions from some of the most exciting names in emerging artistic talent. Admission is free from 15th- 18th October. Click here for further info on Multiplied Art Fair.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Ben Javens for Anorak Magazine

Ben has recently contributed to the latest publication of the superb and quite brilliant Anorak Magazine. His illustration above is to accompany an extract from the diary of Oscar Kirk.

Matthew the horse - 'House Party'

Matthew's latest work, illustrating the perils of what can happen when things get weird at a house party....soon available as an A3 screen print too. View more of Matthew's work here and here and buy one of his unique and ultra cool t-shirts here.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Ben Javens for Hotline Magazine

Illustrations by Ben Javens for an article about the Liverpool Biennial in this months Hotline Magazine.