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Magnificent Murals | Harriet Popham for Mercure Bridgwater

14 December 2018

Hugely accomplished illustrator and surface pattern designer, HARRIET POPHAM, collaborated with Accor Hotels to create a townscape-inspired mural for the multinational hospitality company’s new Mercure hotel in Bridgwater, Somerset.

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Matthew Taylor Wilson on Community and Creativity

16 November 2018

At The Bright Agency we are passionate about creating a community that inspires and nurtures creativity. We see first-hand that interconnectivity and the process of sharing builds strength and success. But for artists starting out, building a community can be easier said than done.

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Retail Takeover | Viola Wang for Pepe Jeans

09 November 2018

Talented children’s book author / illustrator, Viola Wang, partnered with Pepe Jeans’ London-based custom studio for a unique, live-drawing collaboration. For one day only, customers were able to have the clothing they purchased in-store customised with Viola’s exquisite illustrations.

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Introducing: Allie Runnion

03 August 2018

Inspired by vintage illustration, and with a degree in Illustration and English from the highly-esteemed Rhode Island School of Design, Allie Runnion’s bright, bold designs and strong sense of colour and texture lend her work an immediate appeal, combining the warmth of a subtle nostalgia with an undeniably trend-savvy energy.

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Bright judges at New Designers 2018

06 July 2018

Bright’s Senior Licensing Agent, and newly-appointed director, Hannah Curtis, was honoured to be invited to join the small-but-select panel of judges to decide the award for SAA New Talent in Illustration Associate Prize at the prestigious New Designers Awards, taking place at London’s Business Design Centre this week.

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Artist Profile: Karl James Mountford

21 June 2018

Karl James Mountford is one of Bright’s most successful and instantly recognisable artists. His distinctive visual language channels a retro aesthetic that, while acknowledging the legacy of some of the true greats of the illustrative and animation ‘canon’, is never cosily nostalgic, and which makes striking use of an often limited palette and wonderfully textural, hand-rendered effects - all delivered with an undercurrent of the ever-so-slighly-unnerving…

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The Fairytale Art of Olga Baumert

27 April 2018

Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM

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Christmas comes early: Jane Newland designs for Leonidas

24 April 2018

Hugely popular across a diverse range of products areas with her signature style that combines intricately-detailed, painterly and almost meditative mark-making with an irresistibly narrative appeal, Bright artist Jane Newland has now been commissioned to create a series of seasonally-inspired designs for luxury chocolate brand, Leonidas.

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Celebrating Bright's 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

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A Career in Art: Jane Newland Shows You How

01 March 2018

Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn.

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