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Ollie Ink: fashion skulls on large canvases

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By Ollie Searle in New Art on Saturday 26 January 2013

I love fashion illustration and see it as an art form in its own right. If I was to put a label on it, it would be Fashion Art. My latest work blends fashion and skulls on large canvases using grey, white and black acrylic paint.

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Vibrant couture illustrations by David Downton

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By Ollie Searle in New Art on Friday 25 January 2013

Every time I revisit David Downton’s work, it’s like seeing it for the first time. If Downton’s artwork could speak for itself, then ‘Couture’ (among other fabulous words) would certainly be part of the artwork’s vocabulary.

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René Gruau: legendary fashion illustrator

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By Ollie Searle in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 January 2013

René Gruau became one of the best known artists of the Haute Couture world during the 1940s and 50s, working with a variety of high-style magazines such as Marie-Claire and L’Officiel. But it was his creative collaboration with Christian Dior and the House of Dior that really sealed his reputation.

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Richard Haines: gorgeous fashion illustrations

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By Ollie Searle in New Art on Thursday 17 January 2013

If you love fashion illustration and you haven’t heard of Richard Haines, then you should check out his successful blog: What I Saw Today. He is an artist with real integrity, where smudges ooze personality onto the paper.

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Misery Bear goes to Germany

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By Ollie Searle in Video on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Misery Bear isn’t your usual cute teddy. He gets depressed, lonely and probably the most suicidal teddy you will come across. Oh, and he is a ‘borderline alcoholic’! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I watch Misery Bear. Warning, if this is your introduction to Misery Bear, they can be addictive.

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