by jimmy turrell on Tuesday, 18 December 2012
As I mentioned a couple of days ago I've just completed this weeks New Scientist cover. Basically the idea was to represent a feature about the ‘second brain’ in your intestine/gut without it being all gross with images of guts and brains etc
The feature briefly mentions butterflies in your stomach so I went for a simple approach - I took a few shots a friend of mine and then dropped butterflys over as a representation of communication between the head and the stomach.
by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
I'll admit it straight off the bat - I've been a bit flakey on the old blog front over the last few months. I've just been ridiculously busy lately and I've basically taken my eye off the ball a bit when it comes to updating stuff here.
Anyway I'm gonna post up everything I've been up to within the next week including new work for Wallpaper Magazine, work for the V&A and the cover for this weeks New Scientist. I've also just done a big commission for Fiat which unfortunately I've got to wait until the launch to show. Should be it hitting billboards across Europe early next year.
In the meantime heres an illustration of the rapper K'Naan I've just completed for The New York Times
and a piece I've just worked on for Esterson Associates on cyber crime and hacking. Both pretty different stylistically but hopefully a similar spirit runs throughout.
Check back tomorrow for more work and a special Xmas giveaway. Updates every week now - New Years Resolution - promise!
by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 1 November 2012
Myself and silkscreen artist Kate Gibb have been lucky enough to be invited to run a series of workshops down at the V&A in collaboration with the CreateVoice project. CreateVoice is basically the youth collective of the V&A.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 24 August 2012
Heres a few portraits I've just completed for Wallpaper magazine for their contributors page. I went for a stripped back approach here - I limited the colour palette and added simple geometric halftones over the tops of the watercolours. The people featured here are Jason Evans, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Henry Bourne and Charles Negre.
by jimmy turrell on Saturday, 11 August 2012
Heres my cover for todays Guardian Guide feature on The Bourne Legacy. The guys over at the Guardian wanted something quite stark and moody for this piece so I went for a simple watercolour portrait of the movies star Jeremy Renner coming of darkness. Also here is the original sketch I based the illustration around.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 6 July 2012
The pieces here are all available to buy here - Primitive Heritage
Also check out IDN v19n2 for a profile of Primitive Heritage.
by jimmy turrell on Monday, 25 June 2012
Heres the cover I've just produced for the K&S remix album "Mixed Feelings" Its basically a hybrid of the original album design and a few earlier designs I did for them - so I suppose its a remix in itself. The album features Sebastian, Romanthony, Farley and Heller, Max Sedgley, Lee Fields, Analog People In A Digital World, Sander Kleinenberg, Ursula Rucker, Smoove and Turrell and Solomun.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 22 June 2012
by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 21 June 2012
Heres a few examples of a poster I did for Channel 4's Paralympics coverage along with the guys over at INTWorks (Its Nice That's creative division) They wanted it as colourful and poppy as possible and as I had to fit all these athelete's into one image it was quite a feat to pull off. The third one down is the one that made the cut.
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 8 June 2012
My brother John Turrell (of the band Smoove and Turrell) has just released his first solo single proper - Wrong Time. Its from his forthcoming album The Kingmaker - which I've just checked properly out and is really amazing (I'm not just saying that because he's my little bro - promise!) so watch this space for updates.
by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Another exhibition I've been asked to contribute to is A Family Affair - a show organised by Fallon and Macmillan Cancer Support. Other artists include Brett Ryder, Paul Willoughby, Eduardo Recife, I Love Dust, James Dawe, Jody Barton and Stevie Gee.
The idea is to raise awareness for afamilyaffair.com and more importantly money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Basically the brief was to create imagery concerning bicycles or family. I've chosen to use an image of a friends mother and her sister when they were kids. I was chatting to her recently and she said how much their love of cycling really bonded them as sisters.
If you can't make the exhibition the prints will also be available for a limited period through:
Anybody who fancies the private view pop down to Fallon tomorrow night from 6.30 - 9.00. It should should be a laugh.