Tuesday 18 December 2012

Star Gazing

Here is a little look at a greeting card that I illustrated recently, fresh from the printers.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Traveller Magazine Maps...

I recently had the pleasure of producing a series of illustrated maps for Traveller Magazine, the inflight magazine of EasyJet airlines. The commission involved making maps of various destinations with icons of landmarks and buildings etc. It was a nice challenge and a fun job to work on. Thanks to the client and to the good folks at my agency - Lemonade Illustration.

Sunday 2 December 2012

Book Covers

Earlier this year I decided to have a go at doing some book cover illustrations, just for the fun of it really. I have been working on these in between commissions since then and I thought I would share of few of the resulting images. I had a lot of fun working on these, hopefully more to come soon.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

stationery cards

I have added some new products to my store at Society6 - stationery cards are now available (just in time for the holidays!) in packs of 3, 5 or 10.

Monday 26 November 2012

The Show...

Here are some pics of my current show with Angela Keoghan. The exhibition runs until January 18th at The Framing Workshop. Thanks to all the people who have come along and purchased works. Big thanks to Sarah at the Framing Workshop for her beautiful framing and hanging expertise.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Throw Pillow!

I am happy to say that I now have a throw pillow available for sale at my Society6 store - featuring (fittingly) my illustration 'The Sleep of Reason'. There is also a rather nice tote bag available of the same image. Go here to see the prices etc or for art prints. Free worldwide shipping until Monday as well!

Wednesday 21 November 2012


The aforementioned 'Places and Chases' exhibition opens tomorrow, so I thought I would share this little guy with you - he will be featuring in one of my prints. Enjoy!

Monday 12 November 2012

Places and Chases!

I am very much looking forward to my upcoming illustration show with friend and fellow illustrationeer Angela Keoghan. The show will feature framed giclee prints of illustrations which will be for sale, based on the theme of maps, exploration and wild goose chases! Here is the poster for the exhibition which will be opening on Friday 23rd, at The Framing Workshop in Hamilton. Would love to see you there if you are in the area.

Friday 2 November 2012


Here is a full page illustration that I did awhile ago for Unlimited Magazine, about the pros and cons of executive education providers.

Sunday 14 October 2012

Wall Street Journal

I was recently very pleased to do an illustration for the Wall Street Journal (Asia), for an article entitled 'What to read this Fall'. Autumnal colours are always a pleasure to work with so I really enjoyed working on this one.

Click here to see it in context and read the article over at the online edition.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Paris Map...

A while back I worked on this illustrated map of Paris for the 'Radius' section of the Eurostar Metropolitan Magazine.

You can see it in context by viewing the online version of the magazine here.

Tuesday 11 September 2012


I recently contributed an illustration for the current issue of Jamie Oliver Magazine (Dutch edition) - an illustrated map of Menorca. Looks like a rather nice place to visit!

Monday 20 August 2012


Some of my work has been featured recently on the Jolly Bureau website - in the curate section which is a blog showcasing inspiration from illustrators and designers. Thanks to the guys at Jolly Bureau for featuring me, I recommend having a browse around the blogs as there is lots of good stuff posted on there.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Moving on

I recently did this quickie illustration (very short turnaround!) for Wintec Circle - it was for a postcard aimed at recent graduates. We ended up going with a brighter yellow background to fit the branding but I still quite like the original palette so here is a look...

Thursday 9 August 2012


Here is a little peek at a full page illustration I completed awhile ago for Unlimited Magazine (it's in the current  issue), about the Snark stealth helicopter which was designed by New Zealander Trevor Rodgers. I had a lot of fun working on this one, taking a little bit of inspiration from Lewis Carroll's 'The Hunting of the Snark'.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Ljubljana Maps

I recently completed a couple of illustrated maps of Ljubljana for Wizz Magazine in the UK, the inflight magazine of Wizz air.

You can see them in context in the online version of the mag here.

Thursday 12 July 2012

More on the '40 Winks' illustration show...

I seem to be posting a lot about the show, however I have also just completed some editorial illustrations for magazines here and in the UK, so there will be some non-show related stuff coming very soon.

For now, you can see some pics from the opening night here.

And there is a brief write-up on the show here.

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Drawings from the show...

Here is a look at some of my drawings from the '40 Winks' show, currently on at Draw Inc. in Hamilton. The images are based on narrative fragments from various folk tales. Thanks to Anne Challinor of Draw Inc. for these pics.

Wednesday 27 June 2012


The nice folks over at Jolly Bureau have included me in their 'weekly inspiration' blog. Check it out here:

40 Winks...

Here is the poster for an group exhibition that I am involved in. Opens next week - check it out if you are in the area, some great work by these good folks. I have contributed some pencil drawings. Should be fun!

Thursday 21 June 2012


This wee house is going in the background of an illustration I am currently working on.

Tuesday 5 June 2012


The nice folks at Plog Magazine have featured me on their daily blog: http://plogmagazine.com/archives/5558

Check them out while you are there - looks like a really great little magazine, well worth a look!

Monday 4 June 2012

Pechakucha Posters

Here are the posters from last week's Pechakucha event - which I did the illustrations for. Nice graphic design by Verdict in Hamilton.


I have revamped my website layout somewhat... it is now live and hopefully much less cluttered and user friendly. www.garyvennillustration.com

News and updates...

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