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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.

Live Illustration for York Fashion Week at Marks & Spencer

Live Illustration for York Fashion Week at Marks & Spencer

York Fashion Week 2018 (by Fashion City York) was a stylish week-long festival celebrating fashion and creativity across one of our favourite cities, York. When we first discovered this, we were eager to get involved and it’s lovely to now be a part of the festivities! One way we’ve been contributing to the magic is through live illustration. We were delighted to be asked to illustrate portraits at the VIP Launch Party at Marks & Spencer.

Whilst at the party, we interacted with local bloggers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists... the list goes on and on! Everyone loved socialising and celebrating. Our live illustration offered respite for those in need of a sit down! Those that did sit with us, had a lovely experience receiving a bespoke portrait drawn by us live on the night. Our favourite part of the process is seeing the guests’ faces light up as they receive their illustrations. 

John Lewis x Buttercrumble: Easter Egg Illustration

John Lewis x Buttercrumble: Easter Egg Illustration

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of visiting John Lewis in Cheadle for their Easter activities. There we illustrated bespoke surprise eggs for customers, young and old. What was the surprise? Each egg, when opened, revealed a message of positivity. We love to spread a little joy through our work.