Illustration - Design House Studio Ltd.

Illustration

We often get the opportunity to work on more experimental and arty projects here at Design House, creating illustrations for bands, musicians and clothing labels. The mix of working with both corporate businesses and rock n’ roll clients allows us to be more versatile and creative in each area and develop our skills as designers.

There have been illustrations for Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Muse, and one for the cancelled Rolling Stones tour of Australia in 2014. Alongside these clients we also did some watercolour portraits of 90’s rock band Skunk Anansie for a poster and new designs for an up and coming streetwear company.

The Process

Generally we start these kinds of projects chatting with the client to get some sort of brief we can work to, then produce a few sketches and illustrations. Most projects will be coloured or edited on the computer in some way, before being sent off for approval. Once the client is happy with the artwork, we create a print-ready illustration, and in some cases we separate each colour for screen printing.

If you have any projects that require a handmade, or illustrative edge, please just let us know by contacting us here. We are always keen to pick up new clients and work on exciting and diverse projects.

We recently completed this 1.2m wide print for a client. The 40th birthday gift contains 126 album covers that chronicle a ‘life in music’. Wonderfully thoughtful gift. Not sure I’d trust anyone to get mine right - too many guilty pleasures. #wallart
Hello Instagram Land, we’ve been away from you for a while, but we are back. Here’s a cool sweatshirt we made for @chilipeppers #peachy
The first run of 50 have arrived back from the printers, and the colours are amazing. We printed on a middle weight, white stock with a slight texture. Cannot wait to get everything else finished. Plenty more to do before we launch summer 2020.
We have four new prints available in the studio. Limited editions. Online soon. Full disclosure of the designs later this week. 
There is still plenty of good stuff available in our studio and online now. Link in bio #art
Jimi is in the window today. It’s an early 70s poster in pristine condition. Salvaged from a lock-up in Los Angeles. The photo is a portrait from the 1968 Electric Ladyland shoot. Those with a keen eye will notice that the image is flipped from the original. It’s a rare one alright! Framed and ready for a new home. #jimi #jimihendrix #hendrix
We had initially planned to put gold in the boxes around the text, but the customer who purchased the piece prior to the golding had another idea that, actually, compliments the piece in a more subtle way. It’s seems there is such a thing as ‘too much gold’. Who knew? #sold
I love goooooold
We’ve been adding some gold foil to this A2 skull print. Now available in the shop or online. It really packs a punch and catches the light in all sorts of wonderful ways. It’s a delicate process, that needs plenty of time to dry, followed by some light brushing to remove the excess. By building up multiple layers you get a textured finish that sparkles from different angles. #skull #gold #goldenskull #art #artprint #goldfoil
Two of the new prints we have for sale in the studio//gallery at Design House. These were designed and created by us, and available as a limited edition of 5 regular, and 1 hand finished, gold foil variant of each. The ‘Circus’ gold foil is still in progress at the moment. It’s quite a time consuming and very delicate process that requires multiple layers. So, trying to squeeze foiling time into a busy studio schedule is proving a wee bit difficult this month. 
A2 prints in black wooden frames.
420x594mm. Available online or in the studio.
Louis Prima A2 print, finished in gold leaf. A2 framed and ready to wrap/hang.
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