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Little big book for Friend and Johnson artists.

New look book for Friend and Johnson artist representatives

New look book for Friend and Johnson artist representatives

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coco-connolly_fjLookBook_jeff-lukerCollaborated with artist Rinee Shah on the cover of this portfolio of work showcasing 19 fabulous illustrators and photographers. Design challenge to show the diverse work in one 84 page 6 x 6 inch book format. Printed on McCoy Silk from SAPPI paper. Beautiful stock. Shapco Printing in Minneapolis produced the books on time and on point!

Feeling blue.

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Mailing this week. New promo for the illustrators of Friend and Johnson. Type by Rinee Shah. Butterfly by Caroline Tomlinson.

VIEWING BLUE MAY SLOW YOUR HEART RATE. BUT WHAT BLUE? SO MANY BLUES.
caroline tomlinson, new artist at Friend and Johnson coco-connolly_jill-calder_f+jPromo coco-connolly_rinee-shah_f+jPromo coco-connolly_sean-mosher-smith_f+jPromo coco-connolly_tim-tomkinson_f+jPromo

I gathered some random blue thoughts to run along side the illustrations. I liked the idea that blue could possibly calm the heart rate. I could use some of that this week…I’ll say no more! You know what I’m talking about.

BLUE IS A COLOR THAT SUGGESTS PEACE. AS THE COLOR OF THE SPIRIT, IT INVOKES REST AND CAN CAUSE THE BODY TO PRODUCE CHEMICALS THAT ARE CALMING AND EXUDE FEELINGS OF TRANQUILITY. INDIGO, FADED INK, TWILIGHT, BLUEBIRD, CORNFLOWER, DENIM, SAPPHIRE. LIGHT BLUE IS THE COLOR MOST LINKED TO CREATIVITY. SKY BLUE IS THE MOST CALMING SHADE OF BLUE.

SKY BLUE INSPIRES SAFETY AND SERENITY. 53% OF THE WORLD’S FLAGS USE BLUE. AND SO MANY CORPORATE LOGOS. DARK BLUE REPRESENTS KNOWLEDGE, POWER, INTEGRITY, AND SERIOUSNESS. THE BUSINESS POWER SUIT, BLUE UNIFORMS OF POLICE. GREEKS USE BLUE TO WARD OFF THE EVIL EYE. IN AMERICA BLUE IS SOMETIMES SAD, FEELING BLUE, SINGING THE BLUES. IN GERMAN TO BE BLUE, BLAU SEIN, IS TO BE DRUNK. BLUE IS A FAVORITE COLOR OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD. AZURE, BERYL, CERULEAN, COBALT… WHICH BLUE ARE YOU?                 

design: COCO CONNOLLY

illustrator self promotion using coasters

Who doesn’t need a few drink coasters on their desk? This one sports Tim Tomkinson’s smoking scorpion.

illustrator self promotion using coasters

Karolin Schnoor

illustrator self promotion using coasters

Rinee Shah, from her Made Up Words project.

illustrator self promotion using coasters

Jill Calder

Now printed and ready to go, Drink Coasters featuring illustrators from Friend and Johnson. The artist representatives use them as give aways at portfolio showings. Super simple to create and order at Vistaprint online.

 

 

Red Carpet illustrations for St. Jude event invite.

              Mailing now! Thank you to Jen Sheeler, Creative Director at FAME for including me in this worthy cause. Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital I painted the originals in watercolor on 140# hot press Arches paper.

coco connolly_stJude_twoWomen Experimented on scan with curves in photoshop. Interesting, but client was looking for the more traditional look of fashion illustration.CocoConnolly_stJude_adjustedCurves