Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist. She studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, and an MA at the Royal College of Art ensued. She was awarded the D&AD Best New Blood Award and was recently shortlisted for the AOI prize and The World Illustration Awards.
Her jewel-like, mixed media art explores the beauty of relationships and humanity in a relatable, sometimes whimsical, sometimes sophisticated way. Blake grew up in the Art World, and vast museum-scapes often provide a backdrop, a stage, in work that explores a rich narrative and interaction between an array of idiosyncratic individuals. A couple exchange flowers, a child totters hand-in-hand with their parent, their droopy teddy almost lost in the movement, and a yoga-loving bystander is entertained by a giddy cluster of school children with matching rucksacks.
Blake has completed commissions for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The BBC, Film 4, Cartoon Network, Disney, Philips, The Groucho Club, Converse, Penguin, The V&A Museum, The Tate, Markus Lupfer, Sophie Hulme and Stella McCartney.
The New Yorker . The New York Times . The Sunday Times Magazine . The Guardian . Volkswagen . New Statesman . bbc.co.uk . Google Creative Lab . Stella McCartney Kids . BBC 4 . The Boston Globe . Stella Magazine . Nationwide . Phillips . Thameslink . Tate . Heals . Cartoon Network . Tatler . V&A Museum of Childhood . The Groucho Club . New York Magazine. FutureBrand . Markus Lupfer . Bon Appetit . Martha Stewart Living . Converse . The Telegraph . The Independent on Sunday . Random House . asos.com . Walker Books . Psychologies Magazine . It's Nice That Magazine . INT Works- Unilever . Sekret Firmy . Management Today . Doberman . Nick Lowe- Yep Roc Records . Passion Pictures . Nobrow . Studio Output- Penguin Books . Hornet Inc . Film 4- Somerset House . Zizzi Restaurants . Lux Magazine . Sophie Hulme . Visual Editions . Metropolitan Magazine (Eurostar) .