King of the ILL

King of the ILL 2011

King of the ILL is a character design tournament in which tag teams designed by students from the Montserrat College of Art face each other in a juried competition. The 2011 edition, organised by Kelly Murphy and I, is judged by an all star jury of artists and designers, Ann Smith, Cutter Hutton, Paolo Rivera, Scott Campbell (“Scott C.”) and Willie Real.

Antoine Revoy in Design Stars Boulevard vol.12

Antoine Revoy in dpi Magazine's Design Stars Boulevard vol.12
My work is featured in Taiwan-based illustration and design publication dpi Magazine‘s Design Stars Boulevard vol.12, a special edition on “meticulous art”. My specific article’s title can be loosely translated “The Extension Lines of Imagination”. It was an honour to be selected among such diverse and inspirational artists as junaida, Kris Kuksi, Bente Olesen Nyström, Tomislav Tomić, Marie Desbons to name a few, as well as to join my wife Kelly Murphy, who had been featured in the very first volume of this series, Design Stars Boulevard vol.1.

Many thanks to editor Vicky Liao for the opportunity.

Antoine Revoy in dpi Magazine's Design Stars Boulevard vol.12 (cover)
Antoine Revoy in dpi Magazine's Design Stars Boulevard vol.12 (inside)
Antoine Revoy in dpi Magazine's Design Stars Boulevard vol.12 (spread)

The Enchanted Letterpress

I have recently created an illustration depicting an enchanted letterpress workshop, where the presses and power tools come to life at night. While the full illustration can be viewed here on my portfolio, I thought I would reveal some close ups of details that I enjoyed devising for this piece.

I took the opportunity to subtly insert a number of favourite covers, writers or subjects on the dancing sheets of paper which are shot out of the enchanted presses: Euclid’s Elements, Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, the Book of Changes, Titanic newspaper announcement.

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s legendary poster L’Atlantique, Méliès’ Le Voyage dans la Lune.

Scattered pages of Euclid’s Elements, Da Vinci drawings and imaginary anatomical illustrations.

A special guest, the studio cat.

Antoine Revoy in Graphis Logo Design 8

Antoine Revoy in Graphis Logo Design 8

My logo design work has been selected by Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, a bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery, for publication in its upcoming annual Graphis Logo Design 8.

Antoine Revoy in Spectrum 18

Antoine Revoy in Spectrum 18

I was delighted to learn that my illustration “The Seed” was selected by Spectrum‘s jury to appear in Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

American Landscape

An illustration created for the Montserrat College of Art‘s Illustration Department theme show exhibited at the 301 Gallery from February 14 to February 25, 2011. An artist reception and awards ceremony is held Thursday February 17th (6:30PM – 8PM).

Close up of the pencil drawing foundation:

Meteorites (Noah’s Ark)

I am currently working on an illustration representing animals fleeing meteorites aboard a flying equivalent of Noah’s Ark. Below are some early stages of the process, prior to the colour finish:

Meteorites (Noah's Ark) pencil drawing

Ink drawing below:

Meteorites (Noah's Ark) ink drawing

Pen and ink details:

Meteorites (Noah's Ark) ink detail
Meteorites (Noah's Ark) ink detail

Society of Illustrators 2011 Book and Editorial exhibit opening reception

Kelly Murphy and I will be attending the Awards Presentation and Gala for ILLUSTRATORS 53: Book and Editorial Categories on Friday, February 4th, 2011 (starting at 6:00 P.M.). We are greatly looking forward to congregate with other artists on exhibit.

New illustration for Plan Adviser

Micro Giants

I was commissioned by PLAN ADVISER‘s art director SooJin Buzelli to create an illustration for the “microscope” feature of their November – December 2010 Issue. I chose to limn blossoming city-flowers to illustrate the article “Micro Giants”, which investigates the new frontier in the small- to micro-plan market.

The illustration is a pencil drawing which I digitally coloured:

Micro Giants pencil drawing

“The Lodge” selected by The Society of Illustrators

Antoine Revoy and Kelly Murphy‘s collaborative illustration “The Lodge” was selected by The Society of Illustrators during the course of its 53rd annual competition. The illustration will be featured in the society’s 53rd Annual Book and the original will be presented at the Book and Editorial Exhibit which will be held Museum of American Illustration in New York in 2011.

“The Lodge”