Volvo Cars UK

I recently worked alongside Mindshare on creating a large piece of artwork to celebrate 100,000 Likes on the Volvo Cars UK Facebook page.

Fans submitted comments based around the theme “100 reasons to love Volvo” and 100 of these ideas were included in the drawing.

I intended to create an illustration that people can really study all the different ideas and explore the details on close inspection and hopefully there is a sense of playfulness too.

A few of my favourite comments submitted by Facebook users that I enjoyed drawing were…

“5 mad vikings under the bonnet”, “Volvomort”, “She’s my baby girl” and it’s not everyday you get to illustrate “Rexy the sexy xc”!

Watch the film created at the Volvo Car UK head office or take a closer look at the illustration in more detail.

Matt Johnstone illustration, Volvo

Matt Johnstone illustration, Volvo

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Hong Kong underground

I’ve just got emailed some photos of the Greenpeace campaign I worked on, taken in underground stations in Hong Kong. Cheers to Nicky for sending them over…

Matt Johnstone illustration, Greenpeace, Car-free

Matt Johnstone illustration, Greenpeace, Car-free

Matt Johnstone illustration, Greenpeace, Car-free

Matt Johnstone illustration, Greenpeace, Car-free

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Greenpeace China

I have been working hard on illustrations promoting a car free day organised by Greenpeace China. I drew three sets of tire tracks for the project and there is a story contained in each of them. The day will be held on 22nd of September and tries to encourage people to stop using their cars so much and use public transport, cycle or walk.

You can have a look at the first of the three illustrations and read an interview that I did about my cycle to work on the Greenpeace website.

Matt Johnstone illustration, Greenpeace, Car-free

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Rainforest

I have been working on a new print inspired by nature documentaries and comic books. The print is of a detailed rainforest scene with lots of animals that are partly factual and partly made up, the idea is to explore the scene and see what creatures you can find. The print will soon be available to buy from a selection of shops.

Matt Johnstone illustration, Rainforest

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Best Nights Ever… Beach party

Beach party is the second in the series of Best Nights Ever… record covers I have been working on for House label Seamless Recordings. Look out for the crabs out to keep the noise down, a mermaid enjoying the music and a few familiar faces including a devoted clubber wearing an Indian headdress.

Matt Johnstone illustration, Seamless Recordings, Beach party

Matt Johnstone illustration, Seamless Recordings, Beach party

Matt Johnstone illustration, Seamless Recordings, Beach party

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Best Nights Ever… House party

The first in the series of Best Nights Ever… is now out. I have been working on illustrating the series of record covers that starts off with House party. Commissioned by Seamless Recordings and design work by Nick Cannon Studio. Each double CD comes with a foldout illustrated poster of mad party scenes with lots of characters doing weird and wonderful things.

Matt Johnstone illustration, Seamless Recordings, House party

Matt Johnstone illustration, Seamless Recordings, House party

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