Fashionary X V&A X Lesley Barnes
Fashionary collaborate with V&A museum in London and illustrator, Lesley Barnes to create a fashion sketchbook to celebrate the exhibition titled “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014” during 5 April - 27 July 2014.
UK Artist Lesley Barnes created a ‘concertina’ illustration inspired by Italian fashion from the 1850s, the end of the Second World War, to the present day. This was to compliment their exhibition ‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion’ with the story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style.
The illustrations have been used on a whole host of gift products and the Fashionary sketchbook was a key piece in the collection and we decided to use the bold optical 1960s designs for its cover. This illustration was initially inspired not only by the optical mono prints of the 1960s but also by the uniforms that Pucci created for Baniff airlines (including the famous ‘bubble’ helmet). For the Fashionary cover we decided to simplify this design so it was really graphic and eye catching and that’s how we came to the final cover - two colours and optical patterns!
This special fashionary in womens edition is created exclusively for V&A and it can be purchased now at the V&A shops in London. For more information, please visit Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Here’s a couple of new pieces. Top I’ve my submission for the Secret 7 charity auction that took place in London last weekend.
Below is an illustrated map of the islands of St Kitts and Nevis, for a Telegraph travel app.
I love this new illustration by Ben the illustrator!
Editorial illustration for the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, to check out the full project click HERE!
Tonight may you all dream of inflatable ladders….
I bought a print of you at Gallery 33 (in Amsterdam), it looks awesome :)! Where in France are you working?
Hi, wow thanks very much for buying my print! I’m really pleased that you like it! I have one in my flat too, it’s the only print of mine that I’ve got hanging up as I think it’s my favourite.
I’m living and working in Dijon, in Bourgogne. It’s a beautiful city, lots of mustard : ) Where are you based? In the Netherlands?
I saw your how to create beautiful bird artwork tutorial, and your work really inspired me! It's absolutely stunning. I'm glad I discovered you!
Hi, thanks so much for the kind words! I hope you haven’t been waiting long for a reply, I’ve only just realised that I had messages on tumblr, doh!
I’m glad if the tutorial helped you in some way and feel free to email me if you have any specific questions about technique, or illustration in general. All the best!
Small spot illustrations for French magazine ‘Le Particulier’.
A new one and an old one that I don’t think I’ve shown on Tumblr.
Top - Easy Jet magazine.
Bottom - String Nutrients packaging illustration.
Here’s a new cover illustration of mine for a paper by the Malaria Consortium. More examples on my portfolio here: http://lyonsa.com/Malaria-Consortium
I’ve recently opened up my Instagram and will only be posting work related things (sketches, tear sheets, shots around the studio etc) from now on. If that floats your boat then you can find me here: