6 November 2010


One of four new illustrations for EMB Viewpoint Magazine, this one runs on the cover. Working with Morning Design once again.

15 October 2010

Mens Health

New illustration in the current issue of Mens Health in the USA.

14 October 2010


New Illustration for Wired Magazine in the USA, this accompanies an article on successful comeback albums by Brian Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Raekwon, Roky Erickson and Sonic Youth.

18 August 2010


New Illustration in todays Telegraph Newspaper, on the cover of the 'Careers in Fleet Management' supplement.

30 July 2010

BA High Life Magazine

From a new series of illustrations for BA High Life Magazine accompanying an article on Style Cities.

27 July 2010

Swallow Magazine

I have a full page collage in the latest issue of travel and food magazine Swallow, a Trans-Siberian special. In the shops now.

23 July 2010

July Update

Been working on projects for BA Highlife Magazine, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Faber & Faber in the last few weeks, hopefully some of it will see the light of day at some point. I've also updated my website: www.milesdonovan.co.uk

Above is an early version of something I just completed for Highlife Magazine.

4 July 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles

New illustration 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' for the Art Department Summer 2010 promo book 'Ex Libris'

1 June 2010


'Arctic', Giclee print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag. 100% Cotton 188gsm. Measuring 420mm x 594mm. Limited edition of 40, signed and numbered. £50. Available here.

'Field', Giclee print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag. 100% Cotton 188gsm. Measuring 420mm x 297mm. Limited edition of 40, signed and numbered. £35. Available here.

'Train', Giclee print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag. 100% Cotton 188gsm. Measuring 420mm x 297mm. Limited edition of 40, signed and numbered. £35. Available here.

10 May 2010

More Qantas

Another press ad for Qantas Airlines in Australia working with M&C Saatchi, following on from the previously completed football advert, this time the theme was rugby.

6 May 2010

Colour Me Badd

'Color Me Badd-The New Jack Swing Colouring Book', 12 page colouring book printed on sugar paper, featuring Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat, SWV, Bell Biv Devoe and many more. £6 + P&P. Available here.

19 April 2010

Pick Me Up at Somerset House

Bit of a busy few weeks preparing for the forthcoming Peepshow exhibition at Somerset House. 'Pick Me Up' is the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. Peepshow will have a selection of nice prints, books and objects for sale as well as running a print workshop on certain days where you can use pre-made blocks designed by the Peepshow team to create a one off relief print. I'll have a selection of new Giclee prints available to buy, some of which are exclusive to the show.

We are in good company, other artists/collectives/publishers at 'Pick Me Up' include Print Club London, Rob Ryan, Concrete Hermit, NoBrow, Evening Tweed, Landfill Editions, HelloVon, James Joyce, Le Gun and It's Nice That.

'Pick Me Up - Contemporary Graphic Art Fair', April 23rd until May 3rd 2010. Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R 1LA

More info here.

Be sure to pop down and say hi.

17 March 2010

Qantas League

I recently completed this press ad for Qantas Airlines in Australia working with M&C Saatchi.

15 March 2010

Blair & Brown for The Guardian

New Illustration in today's Guardian Newspaper. The 'Service Design' supplement is inside Media Guardian.

21 February 2010

Still Bill Withers

If you find a screening of 'Still Bill', a film about the legendary Bill Withers, go see it! Ok so, it's got Sting in it, but don't let that put you off. Highly recommended. More here

15 February 2010

Pick Me Up at Somerset House

Peepshow will be at 'Pick Me Up' at Somerset House this April. The first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design from the likes of No Brow, Concrete Hermit, Le Gun, Landfill Editions and Evening Tweed.

The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and performances including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan, a pop-up print workshop from Print Club London and an exhibition of the best up and coming graphic designers and Illustrators including HelloVon, James Joyce, Mr Bingo, Natsko Seki and Melvin Galapon. Phew!

More info from us soon.

'Pick Me Up - Contemporary Graphic Art Fair', April 23rd until May 3rd 2010. Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R 1LA

Further info and booking here.

12 February 2010

Tapping Into a Global Ideas Bank

Recently completed work on this film commissioned by Sennep for the Kantar website. Pete Mellor, Lucy Vigrass and myself on art direction duties with Pete working his magic on the animation front.

10 February 2010

Australian Woman's Health Magazine

Two of six spot illustrations in the March issue of Australian Woman's Health Magazine.

29 January 2010

My Career So Far.....

I'm interviewed in the latest issue of Computer Arts Magazine (Issue 133) for a regular feature 'My Career So Far', choosing eight pieces of work from the last ten years and discussing them. In the shops now.

Here's the pieces I chose and why.

2001 - 'Deface the Face-Madonna'. Client: The Face/HHCL/Tango.
I was working in record shop at the time of this piece. I was asked to be a judge for a competition run by the Face magazine to re-interpret a Face cover, and created this as an example of what you could do. It's a very early example of me using my first Mac with hand sprayed scanned material, just working out what you could and couldn't do by accident. It has lots of fake drop shadows and photoshop lens flares…oh yeah! 

2002 - Notorious B.I.G. Client: The Source
My first commission when I signed with Art Department  in the US was this portrait of Biggie Smalls. I'm bit of a hip hop fan, so this was an honour. I painted on the canvas digitally, scanning artwork separately so I had full control over every part.  The process has improved, but continues to this day.

2004 - 'Access'. Client: Wire Design
While making really bright portraits of hip hop stars, I also created this illustration for a book by a design company. They weren't paying so you could do what you liked. It was my first photo collage, and influenced lots of other similar projects. I was working with McFaul and others on Black Convoy at the time.

2005 'BBC 1Xtra Hip Hop Weekend'. Client: Blue Source
This ran on posters on the Tube promoting the radio station in 2005. The height of my mental photoshop documents stage, it had hundreds of layers and represents a progression from what I had started with the Biggie portrait three years earlier.

2007 - 'Kylie Minogue', Client: The Observer Music Monthly
This is from the run I did for the Observer Music Magazine a few years ago which included portraits of lots of people including the Arctic Monkeys, Prince and Rihanna. This Kylie image is my favourite and the pinnacle of this style of work. I realised shortly after that I couldn't do much else with it and developed a new style.

2007 - 'Isolation', Client: Sound In Print
I created this piece in 2007 for a book that to my knowledge didn't ever actually come out, which is shame. I made it by carving up photos of UK shopping centres and playing around with perspective, before finally making use of some of the cubism lectures I endured years of at college.

2008 - 'ASOS', Client: The Telegraph
A lot of the work I made when I started out commercially was spraypaint-based: this came out of not being allowed to silkscreen print at college because I wasn't from the fine art department. But I was definetely starting to move away from the urban spraypaint thing by 2008. This project ran full-page in the Telegraph and was one of the first versions of the two colour collages thatI've been doing a lot of recently. It's nice to be given a bunch of photos, and make work relatively quickly.

2009 - 'Arctic', Personal Work. 
A personal project, this one was created to go alongside a number of other collages for a Peepshow exhibition that we held back in the summer of 2009. It was the first piece of work that I'd made in ten years completely unaided by a computer.

2009 - 'Billion Dollar Bubble', Client: The Financial Times. 
It's interesting how the style of work determines the clients you work for. Three years ago with all the ink and spraypaint it was music related briefs and clients; now with this new collage work it's mainly business magazines. This project ran on the Financial Times cover last year and is a development of the photo collage style I've been working on for the last few years with a very limited palette.

12 January 2010

10 January 2010

A Decade of Illustration

Myself and Spencer from Peepshow are interviewed in the latest issue (132) of Computer Arts Projects. 'A Decade of Illustration' by Lawrence Zeegen also features Michael Gillette, Paul Burgess, Jim Stoten and Jasper Goodall. In the shops now. You can read the article here.

5 January 2010

New Peepshow Website

I've been working on a new Peepshow Collective website for the last six months. I'm very happy to say that it is launched today. Huge thanks to Matt, Hege, Marit, Lorenzo and all at Sennep for all the hard work.



2 January 2010

Forthcoming for Swallow Magazine

I recently finished this full page illustration for Swallow Magazine issue two, published February 2010.