illustration

Graphic Design and Illustration — Where is the Line?

Graphic Design and Illustration — Where is the Line?

Graphic Design. Illustration. Intrinsically-linked or mutually-exclusive? At Buttercrumble, we like to think of graphic design as the umbrella and illustration as typical British raindrops — both together and separate! They are, at times, part of the same.

Both have become creatively intertwined and embedded into commercialism, but what exactly is the difference between the two?

Live Illustration at Seasalt Cornwall, Lincoln

Live Illustration at Seasalt Cornwall, Lincoln

To celebrate the launch of the new Seasalt Cornwall store in Lincoln, we were invited to create a buzz with our stylish, live illustration.

We had such a fantastic time and thanks so much to everyone who popped by to receive an illustrated portrait. We hope you enjoy them! They are always a pleasure to create. The new Lincoln store is looking beautiful and situated within the newly redeveloped Cornhill Quarter. It's definitely worth a visit.

Playtime Paris: Here We Come!

Playtime Paris: Here We Come!

We’re delighted to be travelling to Paris to take part in Playtime’s 2019 January Show. Here, we’ll be creating a large-scale group portrait of the event’s attendees. The mural is inspired by Playtime Paris’ theme of “family” and will encourage participation from those who visit us.

Live Illustration at York Culture Awards 2018

Live Illustration at York Culture Awards 2018

York is a city of beauty, talent and heritage, so it’s no surprise they have their own Culture Awards evening, hosted by Make It York. York Culture Awards is an annual celebration of the city’s best cultural and arts organisations and events. We were so excited to be invited to record the event through the power of illustration.

Live Illustration at Seasalt Cornwall, Lytham

Live Illustration at Seasalt Cornwall, Lytham

Seasalt Cornwall launched a beautiful new store in Lytham, Lancashire and we were delighted to be invited to its opening. There were giveaways, gifts, Cornish saffron buns, fudge and illustrations by us. We were in residence from 11am - 4pm and illustrated lots of lovely customers whilst there.

Illustrating The Secret Garden: The Finished Illustration

Illustrating The Secret Garden: The Finished Illustration

We partnered with York Theatre Royal and Little Vikings to bring the outside, inside for Bloom! Festival 2018. Over the course of a sunny Saturday, we illustrated the windows of the theatre and encouraged visitors to join us. We were inspired by the nearby gardens and used this in our drawings.