Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

I have long been a fan of Angela McKay‘s wonderful illustrations and the new work on her website www.bytherealmckay.com features more of her lovely drawings of houses but also some delightful depictions of Chelsea Flower Show which seem to me to capture the spirit of the event perfectly.







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Anatomical illustration is a personal interest of mine, and I have recently been grabbed by a variety of anatomically inspired domestic items that have been emerging on the high street. Besides having a role within the medical domain, anatomical illustration has an artistic merit in its own right as the human body form is a visually intriguing subject matter. Here are some examples that make the most of this theme, and that definitely make for some wonderful, if a bit weird, designs!


This Striking A3 paper art print ‘Skull’ is by artist Coulson Macleod at Not on the High Street



‘Phrenology’ is a fantastically retro piece of anatomical illustration that serves as gift wrap by Cavallini & Co, at Rockett St George.  Cavallini & Co’s gift wrap is extremely high quality and could even be framed to hang on the wall.



This set of 6 recycled glass ‘Heart and Head Tumblers’ are an amusing table piece, by Space 1A Design at Not on the High Street.



‘Supermodel’ is a life size, 10 plate piece depicting the human skeleton, and is closer to a work of art that it is to crockery!  Designed by Phoebe Richardson at The New English.



Rockett St George also sells a range of Phoebe Richardson’s work. This quirky ‘Skeleton Cup Stack’ is part of her Bone Collection.



Phoebe Richardson, Bone Collection, ‘Skull Dinner Plate’ at Rockett St George.



Bryonie Porter, Cornwall based artist covers furniture with wallpaper. This Desk is covered in skull print wallpaper by The Magnificent Chatwin Brothers, featured on the Anatomy Uk website.

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‘Anatomy Skeleton Chest of Drawers’ by Bryonie Porter at Not on the High Street



I have never seen anything like this reupholstered anatomy chair by Sam Edkins, part of a set sold at Cavaliero Finn. Gruesome or cool? I can’t quite make up my mind!



Emily Evans, professional medical illustrator, as well as anatomical artist sells a wonderful range of products at her Anatomy Boutique online. This ‘Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper’ depicts the ‘Memento Mori’ – an iconic Mexican symbol of life and death.



Beware the Moon’s ‘Skulls Wallpaper’ features a contemporary gothic skull and crossbone, at Rockett St George.

Whilst we love all of these designs, we would advice that you do pick and choose your favourites, or your friends may worry about you!

This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website. 

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We love the illustrations of Angela McKay (not least because she is responsible for the beautiful drawing of our office building) and she has been busy recently producing new work which can be seen on her website. I have always loved her drawings of building that capture the character of a location so well, but the new images of dogs really made me smile. Here are just a few but there are lots more on her gorgeous website.







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Angela McKay is a very talented illustrator with a passion for drawing houses (amongst other things).  She has recently launched a house portraits service which I think would make the most wonderful present for a proud houseowner, or as a personal memory of your own cherished home. Some of her work is shown below and you can get all the information on how to get your own house portrait at www.therealmckay.com . Other work from Angela can be found on her main website at www.bytherealmckay.com

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