|Billie Jean Fig. 1.|
|Billie Jean Fig 2.|
|Peter Blake Fig. 3.|
The work of Billie Jean holds some similarities for me with one of my favourite artists, Peter Blake, whose iconic images, especially in the world of music and album covers, and has remained in-vogue and inspirational for decades.
The use of hand-drawn images, coupled with collage, type and a collection of symbols and pop art give a real retro feel.
|Kate Gibb Fig. 5.|
|Kate Gibb Fig 6.|
Renowned for her silk screen and textile designs she is best known for her work in fashion and music.
drawings most of my life, especially in this role as book illustrator for Roald Dhal. He has illustrated over 300 books and his style is unmistakeable, with its humour and originality, always a little off the wall.
|Ollie East from Elbows Neat Little Rows|
Ollie East follows on from this with his simple childlike images using metaphor and symbolism in his naive-like paintings and images. Another artist who has been working in the world of music, most recently for Elbow on their last two albums.
I see similarities in the techniques and medium used by Banksy and David Foldvari, below, not only in the use of Grafitti-style art, but also in the use of metaphor.