Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A Graphic Cosmogony ON SALE NOW!

I remember last autumn when Al from Nobrow started to kick around the idea of creating a comic anthology and now a year later here it is in all its glory. WOW! I think you'll agree, after perusing the photos I've nabbed from their website, that it is one sexy looking book. Hot damn, gotta love that cloth spine (drool!). The incredible front and back cover have been illustrated by the insanely talented Micah Lidberg. When I first saw this cover illustration, I wanted to go and throw my pens, pencils, brushes and computer in the bin. Its just TOO good.
Get ready for that tasty cloth spine. BAM!
'The Graphic Cosmogony' contains interpretations of the creation of the universe by 24 illustrators over 7 pages (24 hours in a day, 7 days a week. Neat, huh? Yes... yes, it is). Each interpretation is completely unique and printed in 4 whacked out spot colours. I played a small part in helping to edit the book in the early stages and also contributed 7 pages to the anthology. You can see one of my double page spreads below.
Further below is my favourite image that I produced for the book and I can not wait to see it in print on Thursday, when Nobrow have an official launch for the book, alongside the opening for Jon McNaught and Rob Hunter's 'Murmuring landscapes' exhibition at the Nobrow Gallery. RSVP on the facebook page by clicking HERE.
This splendid artifact can be purchased via the Nobrow website for a mere £24 by clicking HERE and will also be available from all GOOD bookshops in the UK, USA and Europe.

Here is the complete list of all the talented illustrators that contributed a 7 page story to the book; Stuart Kolakovic, Mikkel Sommers, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Luke Best, Rob Hunter, Jon McNaught, Ben Newman, Andrew Rae, Luke Pearson, Jack Teagle, Jon Boam, Jakob Hindrichs, Clayton Junior, Daniel Locke, Isabel Greenberg, Mike Bertino, Nick White, Rui Tenreiro, Sean Hudson, Luc Melanson, Katia Fouquet, Yeji Yun, Matthew Lyons, Liesbeth De Stercke.

My Favourite Raymond Chandler Quote

I've read every book Chandler wrote. He is utterly brilliant. Chandler's use of simile in his work makes me smile no end. I decided to illustrate one of my favourite lines from 'The Lady in the Lake'.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Pre-order the Brand New Bento Bestiary Now

Hold on to your hats, folks! Here comes the brand new Bento Bestiary ready for pre-order (its only £12 English sterling). Every pre-order comes with a Nobrow canvas bag (while stocks last), which just so happens to have one of my lazy ass pictures on (what are the chances? Fair, I'd say). Here is the canvas bag illustration below.
Here are couple of inside shots from the new Bento Bestiary. KA-BLAMMO!
Pre-order the book by simply clicking HERE! If you are a book shop, gallery or any shop of any kind, the Bento Bestiary and all other Nobrow books are available in the UK and Europe through Turnaround Distribution and in the USA by Last Gasp! (West coast) and AdHouse Books Distro (East Coast).

Monday, 15 November 2010

The Solar System

My brand new 'solar system' poster is now available to buy online by clicking HERE. This large offset litho beauty is £10 plus £4 p&p and is packed with useful information about our sector of the Universe, which will entertain the young and the young at heart. I've been wanting to create large mass produced posters for a while now as I've grown a little bored of solely designing and printing limited edition prints. The idea was to create something that can be pinned to a wall or put in a lovely frame at an affordable price for all. I'd been looking at educational posters for children and found that a lot of them were lackluster and the very formal information provided was incredibly unexciting. Anyhoo, hopefully this is just the first of a series informative posters I'll be producing.

I'd like to thank Taylor Brothers for such fantastic customer service and printing this poster so beautifully and also Dunstan Baker at The Fine Art Print Company for all the hard work he put into making this happen. What a diamond!If you run a shop or gallery, please feel free to email me at ben@bennewman.co.uk for wholesale prices and shipping costs. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sneak Preview of New Print

Excerpt from a new large mass produced poster. Should go to the printers this week. I hope.