17th August - 16th September
Two of Scotland's leading Illustrators. The opening is 7-10pm on the 17th Aug and the show runs till the 16th Sep. The Roxy 171 are kindly sponsoring it and we'll be heading there after the opening.
The duo have put their mutual obsessions of mid-20th century life style illustration, pulp fiction covers, vintage comic books and photography to good use; they've combined visual forces, spawning a new collection o f individual and collaborative works.
The exhibition marks their renewed love affair with commercial illustration and celebrates "real honest to goodness mark-making".
Lucy MacLeod is an Edinburgh based illustrator with a background in Fine Art. Since turning her hand to the graphic arts, her clients have included British Airways, Levi Strauss, Nylon Magazine, The Times and La Perla to name but a few. She's exhibited worldwide and her work has been used on billboards, in magazines, featured in numerous books, on record covers and more obscurely, on pants! Hand crafted and passionate, her work combines a love of the hand-drawn. Focusing on powerful and strong compositions, she draws from life with precision and ease.
She has a morbid fascination with Judge Judy and favours a thin willow charcoal.
Dwayne Bell is based in the Borders, working as a Lecturer of Illustration at the University of Cumbria. His clients include Wired Magazine, The Financial Times, Adidas, Fenchurch Clothing, GQ Magazine, Digital Arts Magazine, The Ride Journal and Singletrack Magazine.
His work juxtaposes hand drawn, analogue mark making and sketchbook aesthetics with a clean digital, graphic styling. The result of this blend is an engaging 'contemporary collage' of traditional and modern illustration techniques. He's an aficionado on all things mountain bike-y and favours a nice Caran D'ache Prismalo 160.
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