Friday, 10 June 2011

Cat Johnston - photos from Centrespace Gallery

'Recorder Beast'

'God of Wasps'

'God of Hair'

'God of Eyes'

The photos shown above are of Cat's models produced for the show 'Ask Before Handling' at the Centrespace Gallery in Bristol.
Cat decided to make effigies of her own personal gods for the show, each model is made up of a skeleton of wire, balsa wood and modroc. All the models faces have a balsa wood base with milliput on top and their clothes are painstakingly hand-stitched felt, with various embellishments including, leather, ribbons and intricate embroidery. Interesting fact - the God of Hair has real human hair and if you look very carefully you will notice that his crown is decorated with golden headlice and pearly nits and his combs have tiny golden moustaches. Amazing!
To view more of Cat's wonderful work click here and keep up to date with her blog here.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

We are hiring!

Do you have a passion for contemporary illustration? If so, you could be the person for us!
We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to join our busy team at Unseen promoting the work of our 10 talented illustrators.

Your role would involve the organisation of and participation in face-to-face presentations with our existing database of clients and with new clients you have sourced yourself. Networking and attending private views would also be an important part of your role, so ideally you would be London-based.

The position is commission only (expenses covered) and would involve working independently, so a strong work ethic is imperative.
This is a rare opportunity to join a unique and progressive company.
Please email your current CV together with a covering letter to

Friday, 3 June 2011

Ben Javens for Zeit Magazine

Ben was recently commissioned by German newspaper Die Zeit to illustrate 15 fairies to be used in a special edition of Zeit Magazine where the theme of the issue was new technologies and how they change our lives.