Sweaty Eskimo's Portfolio

Sweaty Eskimo on why vinyl wall stickers are best for office mural art

There aren’t many illustrators that know more about office mural art than Sweaty Eskimo. Also known as Tahgasa Bertram, Sweaty Eskimo has produced office wall murals for a strong portfolio of clients across his native Birmingham, London, Europe, and the rest of the globe, for more than a decade. But here’s the thing, he moved […]

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The Benefits Of Flat And Volume Based Illustration

To find the right illustrator for your project it helps to know what you’re looking for. Luckily there are some ways to index the spectrum of contemporary illustration. One of them is how mass is depicted; in other words, do the images appear flat, or do they have volume. Both types of artwork have their advantages, and […]

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Eight Tips On How To Hire An Illustrator

Illustration can be a brilliant way to promote, inspire and communicate. And luckily, there’s no sacred art involved in commissioning an illustration. Whether you’re an art director, or a shop owner retailing your own products, here are some pointers when hiring a professional illustrator.   1. Begin by considering what subject is to be depicted. […]

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Colour In Mind by MrHass

When creating an illustration, the introduction of colour is often one of the most fun, and most pivotal steps to be taken. This is especially true if it is applied by traditional means rather than digitally. Good use of colour can raise unexceptional line-art into a great image. Unfortunately the opposite is also true.   […]

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Illustrator Mr The Beef (Andy Hulland) Joins Column Arts Agency

Column Arts Agency is delighted to announce that a wonderful new illustrator has joined our ranks.   Mr The Beef, aka Andy Hulland, is an artist that creates bright funny characters in a style reminiscent of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the mid-1960s. Based in Derby, Andy draws influence from mid-century design, the 1980s, old signs, […]

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Column Arts Agency & Mark Salmon Create ‘Converge: Illustration On Photography Exhibition’

Column Arts Agency have teamed up with portrait photographer Mark Salmon to create ‘Converge: Illustration On Photography Exhibition’. Commissioned for Birmingham’s annual visual arts and pop culture festival Eye Candy, Converge explores how the mediums of photography and illustration can work together. The exhibition consists of a series of photographs of fantastic Birmingham Royal Ballet […]

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Two Column Artists In Secret Walls X Birmingham Final & Check Out Our Sketch-O-Matic At Sneaks&Peaks!!

Two Column Artists In Secret Walls Final & Check Out Our Sneak-O-Matic!!

Two Column Arts Agency illustrators have made it to the Secret Walls X Birmingham final. Old-boy Trou will be taking on Column newby Joel Millerchip  in this illustration war, which takes place Saturday 6 September 2014. Both artists had to beat-off stiff opposition to get through to the final. Trou defeated former champion Foka Wolf and fishy customer […]

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Column Arts Agency’s Busy Summer With 3 Birmingham Events

Column Arts Agency will be participating series of exciting creative events in Birmingham this summer. BICYCLE BASKET BAZAAR Summer in Southside organisers, POD Projects and Eye Candy festival, have asked the artists from Column’s illustration agency to take part in Bicycle Basket Bazaar. The event is part of Birmingham Hippodrome’s festival of outdoor summer events […]

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Column Arts Agency Sign First International Illustrator

Column Arts Agency are pleased to announce that we’ve signed our first international illustrator. Hailing from New York City, Patty Bowman is a detail-obsessed illustrator and children’s author with a droll sense of humour. Patty, who is often compared to Edward Gorey, likes to work in traditional pen-and-ink, and water colours. These mediums give her […]

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Column Illustrators Battle In Secret Walls X Birmingham

Column Arts Agency are chuffed to announce that two of our illustrators will be battling-it out in Secret Walls X Birmingham 2014 Series 2. Old-boy Trou and Column newby Joel Millerchip will be taking part in this illustration war for the first time. The event sees two artists go head-to-head in a live illustration battle. […]

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