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Feb 26

Meg Hunt Helps Jamie Oliver Magazine in the Garden

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates for Jamie Oliver magazine

Not every world-famous chef would have a Gardening section in his magazine, but Jamie Oliver certainly does. In fact, he has his own gardener – Peter Wrapson – and Jamie Magazine art director Adrienne Pitts was determined to reflect Peter’s passion for gardening with the perfect illustration.

“Gardening appears in the front of the magazine with a lot of newsy items surrounding it,” she explains. “As such, the pages really need to sing out – be colorful, attention grabbing, and beautiful.” And, because of the broad range of topics covered from issue to issue, Adrienne needed an illustrator who could illustrate not only food, but also “plants, people, activities, inanimate objects… The list goes on!” With Meg Hunt, she knew she’d found her girl.

“This section has become an ongoing job for Meg, as her colorful style and attention to detail really combine to create illustrations that jump off the page. Some of the topics are a little tricky, but she always comes up with charming and detailed works that enhance the words on the page. She’s a delight to work with and strengthens the visual brand of our magazine.”

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates for Jamie Oliver

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates for Jamie Oliver

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates for Jamie Oliver

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates for Jamie Oliver magazine

Feb 9

Bettering Lettering: Goes Way Beyond Comic Sans

Scott Hull Associates artists share how an infinite variety of feelings can come out of 26 measly characters.

“Type has always been my passion. When I was a senior in high school, I used to steal my older sister’s type specimen catalogs (she was a graphic design student) and use it to draw posters mimicking the endless styles of type. Our local Kroger store even had me painting their front windows and mirrors in the meat department with ad specials and holiday messages. When I went to college, I was introduced to the craft of typesetting and ligature design, so when I graduated as a designer, I treated type in a more formal, classic Bauhaus style.
- Lisa Ballard

Lisa Ballard from Scott Hull Associates lettering

“Few things can brand a product, business or service like a custom hand-lettered logotype. Illustrative lettering is the perfect balance between design sensibilities and illustration. A unique personality and identity can be imbued from illustrated letterforms that a standard typeface could never achieve.” – Von Glitschka

Von Glitschka from Scott Hull Associates lettering

“I always feel like the odd man out in illustration cause I never planned on being an illustrator. In college, I wanted to make logos, brochures and even brand guidelines. So, when I stumbled into the world of illustration, I still approach things with the mindset of a graphic designer. Type is second nature to me, so I always want to fine excuses to use it in my illustration. It might not always be lettering, but even some smart selections of a few classic typefaces can really make an illustration sing.”  – Mikey Burton

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates lettering “I love the natural visual play that exists between words and images. Reading and writing was my gateway to drawing. Some of the first images I ever drew were inspired by pictures that formed in my mind while reading a story that I loved. I respect the power of and relationship between words and images. It only makes sense that in my work one of my favorite things to do is visually interpret the mood or amalgamate the literal meaning of a word into unique illustrative lettering.” – Dani Crosby

Dani Crosby from Scott Hull Associates lettering

My type designer friends would laugh if I called myself a letterer, though being an illustrator who is also a designer it is natural that I apply the two. There’s a running joke with Sagmeister alumni that if the type is made from something else it’s too “Sagmeistery.” These visual trends come and go but what remains a playful tribute to our ability to customize, experiment and create.- Mark Pernice

Mark Pernice Lettering from Scott Hull Associates http://scotthull.com/artists/mark-pernice

“I’ve always been drawn to design, typography and art. My years spent as a designer and art director allowed me to explore the connection between them on many levels and ultimately informed my approach to illustration. I love to return to the play between the shapes and forms of type and the organic nature of illustration. Their combination offers up never ending possibilities.” – Lorraine Tuson

 

Lorraine Tuson from Scott Hull Associates lettering

What the illustrative lettering artist brings to the table is the recognition of type as art. Once upon a time, all letterforms were created by people who could draw. So rather than assembling and contorting computer generated fonts, as the modern designer does, we approach the lettering design with type’s history in our DNA and the drawing ability to create a unique piece of lettering art.
- Mark Riedy

Mark Riedy from Scott Hull Associates lettering

It never ceases to amaze me how many possibilities there are with hand-lettering. It’s just 26 characters, but you can get such a different feeling from a bold, quick stroke versus a thin, tidy one. Illustration doesn’t have to stop with an image. – Penelope Dullaghan

Penelope Dullaghan from Scott Hull Associates lettering

Lettering has always held a certain kind of hidden magic for me. Being a bookworm from an early age, I’ve devoured countless books, letting type subtly mingle together to create stories and ideas on the page. The ideas and pictures that combined in my head were more important than the type on the page. But now as an illustrator my role with words has evolved. Word and image don’t need to co-exist like an arranged marriage or fight for dominance– the lines are blurred and personality can also shine in letterforms and images alike. My voice becomes stronger the more I play with both, and realize the countless possibilities. – Meg Hunt

Meg Hunt from Scott Hull Associates lettering

Jan 6

Mikey Burton + Craft Beer = KAIJU!

Mikey Burton brand design and illustrations for the devastatingly good, Kaiju! Beer, another product by the Autralia-based, South East Brewing Company. I highly recommend the Where Strides The Behemoth

Scott Hull Associates Mikey Burton for Kaiju! label

Scott Hull Associates Mikey Burton from Kaiju! logo

Scott Hull Associates Mikey Burton for Kaiju! bottles

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates Labels Red and Metamorphosis

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates  KAIJU! bottle labels

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates Robohop Label

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates Labels Double and Cthulhul

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates KAIJU! t-shirts

Mikey Burton from Scott Hull Associates KAIJU! Stickers

Jan 5

Penelope Dullaghan+Papyrus Valentine’s Day Card

Scott Hull Associates Penelope Dullaghan for Papyrus Valentine's Day card

I’m excited to share Penelope Dullaghan’s Valentine’s Day card she did for Papyrus. You can find it at Target and wherever Papyrus cards are sold.

Jan 5

Scott Hull Associates + Panera

Panera Bread was looking to freshen up their in-store cafe decor with a gallery direction theme of the world’s largest collection of bread artwork. The in-house design group in charge needed to put together an impressive presentation of original artwork with a broad range of styles in a very short time. After explaining the theme and audience to Scott Hull, he put out a call to his talented associates. The resulting imagery made for a presentation that wowed the client and was readily available for reproduction and mass application to customize each cafe.

Scott Hull Associates Larry Moore for Panera in store cafe

Scott Hull Associates Larry Moore for Panera Bread cafe

Scott Hull Associates Curtis Parker for Panera Cafe

Penelope Dullaghan from Scott Hull Associates for Panera

Lorraine Tuson from Scott Hull Associates for Panera mural

Lorraine Tuson from Scott Hull Associates of Panera Mother Bread

Andera Eberbach from Scott Hull Associates for Panera

Andy Hayes from Scott Hull Associates for Panera

Lorraine Tuson from Scott Hull Associates Panera Salad Dressing