Monday, 19 December 2011

Radio Times

Editorial illustration, illustrating an article about a radio play entitled 'You Drive Me Crazy', about a man who suffers anxieties relating to driving.





The Skinny

I illustrated the cover of The Skinny's Food section, and some icons to be incorporated into the text. Pictures will be added shortly!




Management Today

I was asked to create two images for articles in Management Today - the first is about the changing meaning of the word 'loyalty', and the second is about 'succession planning' in business.




Monday, 17 October 2011

Annalemma Magazine

For Annalemma Magazine.
I was asked to illustrate a short story entitled 'Never Let Your Enemy Be Above You', by Kawika Guillermo.
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Monday, 5 September 2011

Oh Comely Issue 7

I contributed these five images to the latest issue of 'Oh Comely'. The standard of the work in the magazine is very high, so it was a pleasure to be featured amongst the talents of Katie Harnett, Jack Hudson and Jes Hunt. I also had a little Q&A too. 


The article I was asked to illustrate was about vehicles which have become obsolete over time - They were Velocipedes, Dirigibles, the Necropolis Train, the Bathysphere and the Dymaxion Car.










Thursday, 11 August 2011

Boar-Dum, Boar-Dum

A little stupid boar's head

 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Smokies Life

Editorial work for Smokies Life (US), for an article entitled 'Three Professors and a Mule'. This was pretty fun to work on, and it was the first time I've had to properly tackle drawing a map, so that was interesting to work on.






Wednesday, 27 July 2011

BUY 'The Highwayman Annual' from Anorak

I am very pleased to announce that my book 'The Highwayman Annual' is now available to buy from Anorak Magazine

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Some new photos of old things

Just some photos of mock-up book covers and my piece from the 'Home' exhibition.







'The Highwayman Annual'

Here are some spreads from the book I recently made. It's available to buy, in two formats - hardcover  (£25) and softcover (£12) - just get in touch if you're interested - jacobstead@live.com










Saturday, 4 June 2011

The Secret History

I did a couple of projects last year based on Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History', and wanted to do something new, so I made this mock cover for the fun of it





The Plants That Feed Us

Just a little mock editorial



Saturday, 9 April 2011

Troublesome Bodies

Mock editorial for a New Scientist article.



Friday, 1 April 2011

The Highwayman

Crops from a book I'm working on. Will post complete images when it's all ready, printed and bound.







Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology

This is my first proper attempt at designing a book jacket. It's for the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Vol. 4 cover competition, which is open to students on my course.




Sunday, 13 March 2011

Updates Updates

I've been working on a book recently, so haven't anything stand-alone to post really, but in the meantime here are a couple of crops from some work I created for an upcoming exhibition in April. I'll post the details when I have them, but in the meantime I'll just say that this was an interesting project to work on, and I'm very excited about exhibiting alongside some of my favourite illustrators! 


Friday, 18 February 2011

Elephant Graveyard

An exhibition of illustration at Urban Outfitters, Bristol - Private view is Thursday 3rd March 8 - 10pm, organised by my good friends Liam Barrett and Adam Ruff (who also designed the Elephant Graveyard flyer) and sponsored by Kopperburg. Come down, it'll be a riot. 





Monday, 31 January 2011

Lloyds Art of Nurture

Here are my two entries to the 2011 Art of Nurture competition. Again, first prize is £5000, so I'm crossing all fingers and limbs.


The two images are for the briefs 'We Succeed Together' and 'We Take Ownership'





Monday, 17 January 2011

The Outsider



This is a crop of my cover entry for to 'The Outsider' competition.

The Outsider




This is the first image for my entry to the 'The Outsider' competition.

The Outsider



This is the second in a series of 3 illustrations for The House of Illustration and the Folio Society's competition, to illustrate 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus. First prize is a £4000 commission to create 4 more images for the book.