by jimmy turrell on Tuesday, 28 October 2014
New illustrations I've worked on for the NME's Album Of The week column. From the top........Foo Fighters, Johnny Marr, Aphex Twin, Kasabian, Jamie T, Hookworms, Superfood, Julian Casablancas & The Voids, Shabazz Palaces, Alt J and Merchandise.
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by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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by jimmy turrell on Monday, 22 September 2014
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I was asked a few weeks ago to illustrate an article for The Guardian on Margaret Thatcher’s privatisation policies in the late 70s and 80s. As someone who’s grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne and who’s dad worked in Swan Hunters shipyards as a teenager and then went on to become a fireman and staunch union member this particular article connected in more ways than one.
by jimmy turrell on Monday, 8 September 2014
The first one is of Polish film director Walerian Borowczyk described by film critics as a 'genius who also happened to be a pornographer'.
Borowczyk’s films, which often look like a carefully animated paintings are invariably about sex, love and death. He was a surrealist and a provocateur and I wanted to communicate this within the illustration.
The next two are options that I did for the magazines cover of the new movie Boyhood. Its basically a coming-of-age drama directed by Richard Linklater which incredibly was shot intermittently over an eleven-year period from May 2002 to October 2013 as the main actor, Ellar Coltrane grew from childhood to adulthood. I wanted to communicate the complexities that this journey can often lead to so kept the the tones and textures quite dark while adding playful silhouettes of childhood to add balance. I also two images of Coltrane at the beginning and end of the process. The chosen cover was the simper version at the bottom.
by jimmy turrell on Monday, 1 September 2014
I purposely try to stay away from the featured artist's existing album artwork in order to put my own stamp on each portrait. An album or song title can also help spark an idea or concept for each piece. For instance I jokily referenced one of David Ickes main conspiracy theories for the self titled album from Royal Blood - i.e. that the British Royal family are reptilian humanoids controlling humanity. Or by using the simple dove image for Morrissey's "World Peace is None Of Your Business"
Also included here are illustrations of La Roux, Metronomy, Jungle, Ratking, Merchandise, Wild Beasts and Warpaint.
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To see the full list including Paul McCartney and Damon Albarn - check out my website here: www.jimmyturrell.com
by jimmy turrell on Tuesday, 6 May 2014