6/21/16

We Love Paint. We Love Line.

Looking to assign some stunning art? We’ve got some gorgeous eye candy for you. These artists know their way around paint and ink line.

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Jessica Allen for Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor e-course

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Rebecca Bradley for Canada Water Cafe

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Katie Vernon

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Sarah Walsh

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Rebecca Bradley

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Trina Dalziel for Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor e-course

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project.

We are happy to help you!

6/11/16

Want a full time art career with a top art agency? Enter our 2016 Global Talent Search.

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Our 4th Annual Global Talent Search 2016 (GTS) is now open for registration!

ARTISTS: If you are an artist looking for representation or simply looking for a great creative challenge, be sure to enter our Global Talent Search 2016. You might just be the next artist we are looking for. Imagine getting representation with a top art agency and scoring tons of lucrative work right off the bat!

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This year, the Global Talent Search will be bigger and better than ever, with over 17 top industry leaders who are judging Round Two. Together, we’ll be awarding the winner amazing licenses, commissions, and Skype consultations with some of the best art directors in the business. It’s almost impossible to get this kind of access to art buyers.

Some of the prestigious judges include art buyers from: American Girl, Chronicle Books, Nickelodeon, Quarry Books, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Uppercase Magazine, Madison Park Greetings, Hallmark, Creative Co-Op, and Oopsy Daisy.

ART DIRECTORS: The Global Talent Search is a great way for you to spot new artists, art styles, and trends. Want to be a judge and help select our next artist? Please contact us here.

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Check out some of the work by previous winners:

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Final Round Entry by Kate Mason, our 2015 Grand Prize Winner

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Final Round Entry by Katie Vernon, our 2015 Special Studio Winner

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Final Round Entry by Clairice Gifford, our 2015 Special Studio Winner

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Artists: Imagine an entire line of gift products–candles, wrapping paper, soaps and cards–featuring YOUR art. This collection is by artist 2014 GTS winner Flora Waycott for Madison Park Greetings. 
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 GTS Winner Tara Lilly’s sketchbook for Quarto Publishing.
One of the many cool jobs she’s gotten with us since being represented.

Upon sign-up, all registrants also receive Lilla’s Top Tips: Learn how to prepare for professional competitions download for free.

Read more about how it works, key dates, and more.

I hope you’ll join us for this fun adventure! You’ll love our all-new assignments.

Warm regards,
Lilla

P. S. We’ve heard from artists who tell us that they’ve gotten work just by the exposure they’ve received from entering the GTS.

6/3/16

5 Reasons to Hire an Illustrator-

Often, an illustration can tell the story better than a photograph. Here are 5 reasons why to hire an illustrator. I’ve included a few recent examples by our artists.

1. Sometimes an art director wants some serious pop on the page, like this piece by Lisa DeJohn that was commissioned by the Boston Globe Magazine.

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LISA DEJOHN for THE BOSTON GLOBE

2. Illustration is perfect for maps. It can give the feel of the place through color and icons.

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KATIE VERNON for Oopsy Daisy

3. Everyone always reads a cartoon or comic strip, and these can illustrate a concept like nothing else.

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4. Stunning typographic illustrations are a gorgeous way to design a page.

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CLAIRICE GIFFORD for REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE

5. Take a typical scene like mealtime. Now ask an illustrator to make it visual appealing. Illustration adds personality and appeals to your demographic.

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SARAH WALSH for RUNNING PRESS

Hope you enjoyed the show. Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project.

We are happy to help you!

XO
Lilla

5/26/16

Our Surtex NY recap and four zany antics!

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Above, our booth sign for the show designed by Clairice Gifford.

Giant thanks to all of you who stopped by to say hello or check out our work at Surtex! It was our best show yet, with tons of clients and appointments, and a few zany antics.

Here are our artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik taking a breather during a quiet moment at our booth. Do you like the navy linen tablecloths? Take a look at all those gorgeous portfolios! Didn’t make the show? Contact us to see pdfs of the books, or request a gallery of specific work. We’re happy to help.

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Our product shelves were new this year. To the right is Sarah Walsh’s banner.

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The gang, from left: Susan McCabe (Senior Agent), Helen Dardik (Artist with 140K+ Instagram followers), me, Carolyn Gavin (Artist also with 100K+ Instagram followers), Reine Sloan (Marketing), Joanne Hus (Agent), and Flora Waycott (Artist from New Zealand).

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Zany Antic #1: It was fun to see Helen and Carolyn hamming it up at our photo banner. We love to try new things each year, and this year it was our photo banner idea. Art by Sarah Walsh.

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Here’s a view from the side of our booth. Banners from left, Daniel Roode, Suzy Ultman, Tara Lilly.

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Zany Antic #2: Susan got her hands henna’d at the booth by Helen Dardik’s sister, Valeria.

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Here I am at our freestanding sign by Katie Vernon at the entrance of the show.

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Zany Antic #3: Agent Susan with two men in kilts!

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Antic #4. Last day of Surtex. Flora and Carolyn playing with Suzy Ultman’s fabric tea set for Land of Nod.

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…and no Surtex show is ever complete without Helen Dardik’s shoes!

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Thanks again for all your support! Let us help you find great art to make your product or editorial content shine. Read more about what other people say about us here. We’re happy to help you!

xo
Lilla and the Studio Ladies

5/13/16

Kate Mason for Surtex

Come visit us at Surtex Booth #220 and see loads of new work by some of the best artists working today! Today we’re featuring this gorgeous promo piece done by artist Kate Mason. Kate loves to eat raspberries and has five young children! Read more about Kate and check out her portfolio here.

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xo,

Reine

5/13/16

Rebecca Jones for Surtex

Today we’re featuring artist Rebecca Jones. Rebecca loves to drink a lot of tea and her favorite cheese is brie.  Learn more about this Australian based artist and see her portfolio here.  Swing by Booth #220 at Surtex to see her latest works.

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xo,

Reine

5/12/16

Lilla Rogers Booth #220 at Surtex

We love seeing Lilla Rogers Studio featured in the news with the upcoming Surtex NYC show May 15th-17th.  Our artists are featured here on the hip and groovy Print & Pattern blog.

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And also here in the Art Buyer Magazine.  To read the article click here and go to page 38/39 in the spread!

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show!

xo,

Reine, Susan and Joanne

5/11/16

Rachael Taylor for Surtex

Hi Lilla!

I’m so excited as we get closer to exhibiting at Surtex 2016 in stand 220!

I have been busily working away in the studio, creating new designs, a new advert & a brand new, gorgeous portfolio book to be displayed at the show!

Below is a little peek into the studio as I prep for Surtex and a special sneak peek at my new designs and new portfolio book!

xo,

Rachael

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5/10/16

Suzy Ultman for Surtex

Come visit us at Surtex Booth #220 and see loads of new work by some of the best artists working today! Today we’re featuring this adorable promo piece done by artist Suzy Ultman.  Suzy finds inspiration scouring flea markets, hiking in the woods, walking down quirky city streets and doodling on sticky notes. Read more about Suzy and check out her portfolio here.

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Check back on the blog everyday for new artwork created for Surtex by one of our artists!

xo,

Reine