Our final 10
From sculpture to pen and ink, typography to paper cuts, the submissions have been fun to go through.
But, the day has come; we can now reveal our final #BAGSIE artists!
Emma Russell is a freelance illustrator based in London. She specialises in contemporary, figurative drawings, flat colour and patterns.
Mike is a creative writer for brands, and head of a (thus far) tiny writing agency in Soho, London. He also writes fiction, poetry and films (first short recently commissioned by Springboard Films), and doodle a lot: especially quick iPad portraits of strangers.
Lizzie is a multi award-winning illustrator/artist based in London.
Featured on BBC, Huffington Post, The Independent, Glamour and more, Lizzie’s pen and ink drawings have been exhibited internationally in London, New York and Paris.
Matt is a Brighton-based Designer & Illustrator, having created the likes of T-shirt designs, murals, brochures, editorial illustrations and portraits for a wide range of clients. He has a three-legged cat and actually enjoys running.
Tash illustrates hand rendered lettering from everyday musings that she hears on the bus or just seem to happen to her and in her spare time. She’s lucky enough to teach some amazing students at the university of Salford, where she is the Programme Leader of the BA Graphic Design course. Between that, she sometimes pops out with an album sleeve design, for people like Elbow (asleep in the Back), and collaborations on skateboards with Linder Sterling.
Stacey is a paper collage illustrator based in Norwich. She’s been freelancing since graduating with a first in Illustration from Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA) in 2012. She paints all her papers to create textures for her illustrations, so each piece is completely unique.
Nick is a Manchester based illustrator and graphic designer working across many mediums. His uniquely detailed illustration style incorporates both typography and a varying subject matter which have won him high profile commissions in the UK and abroad.
Murray Somerville is the man responsible for the weird imaginings of super fighting toasters, conjoined twins playing battleships and exploding melon heads.
Emily is a British needlework designer who works mainly in wool and canvas. Her kits are sold through her website emilypeacock.com, in Liberty of London as well as other independent shops around the world.
Oli Frape is a hand-letterer, typographer and illustrator based in London. He produces copy-led images that are bright, colourful and playful and always drawn by hand. Oli’s work has been used by editorial, publishing and advertising clients including The Guardian, Nokia, Tate & Lyle and the British Heart Foundation.