by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 22 December 2011
Over the last few months I've been commisioned by Richard Turley at Bloomberg Businessweek to illustrate portraits for their Hard Choices column. Basically various business people are interviewed about a crucial decision they've had to make which affected the course of their company.
Before I took over they had a problem in that the straight photographic portraits often resulted in a rather stiff and unattractive outcome.Instead they wanted a painted portrait of each person surrounded by extra elements which were relevant to that particular story i.e. company logos, other relevant characters, symbols etc.
It's sometimes a challenge to make these guys look interesting but here's a select few that I think have worked.
by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 21 December 2011
I've worked on a few illustrations for magazines of a more political bent lately including the covers for both Italian magazine Internazionale and Newsweek. For their cover story about the crisis of capitalism they wanted Karl Marx as Santa Claus - a fairly straightforward assignment that I gave them three options for. They went for the more photographic piece with the sun over NYC.
by jimmy turrell on Saturday, 3 December 2011
Details are here: http://www.greatwesternstudios.com/events/399-05-10-11-open-studios
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 2 December 2011
by jimmy turrell on Monday, 14 November 2011
I was asked by a friend to contribute a few pieces to A Gala Charity Art Auction for Bafta and The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. It will take place at the BAFTA's and be hosted by Sir Richard Attenborough and John Cleese. I have two of my own pieces in there and also a couple of collaborations I've done with 2xelliott and Mashcreative. Other artists include Terry O'Neil and Kate Gibb.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 4 November 2011
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 7 October 2011
by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 6 October 2011
I'm really pleased to say that my design for Yellowire's packaging has just been chosen for Creative Review's Album Cover Of The Month. Check their blog here.
by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 5 October 2011
My first new website for 5 years (www.jimmyturrell.com) went live yesterday and thanks to everybody who've given it their support. Due to the nature of the site and the ease in which I can now edit the imagery there will be fresh updates on there all the time so keep checking back. Consequently this blog will now feature much more than just my own work. I'll be posting up music (a monthly Spotify playlist), video and also other artists and subjects that I find inspirational - basically anything that floats my boat and feeds back into my work. Site designed by Two Times Elliot.
by jimmy turrell on Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Finally got my studio sorted again after the mammoth project that was Yellowire. Sometimes a bit of creative chaos can be very inspirational but its good to get some order back to clear the head.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 9 September 2011
I recently completed the artwork for new Universal Records band Yellowire. They lets me go to town about a bit with the packaging on this one - I managed to get die cuts, fluro inks and metallics all in the same piece of artwork so big up to Olly Beach, Ruth Ward, Ali Essen, Jim Beach, Fernando Gutierrez, Kerry Wadsworth, Dean Rose and James Horwitz at Two Times Elliott (for the pack shots). Hold tight for the video….