Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Gill Button

Mentioned recently as one of Dazed & Confused's 'illustrators to follow', the last two years have been nothing short of a meteoric rise for artist Gill Button, whose work is currently gracing the cover of WWD magazine, billboards across America to promote the new season of Transparent, and in a new catalogue by Dries Van Noten documenting an extensive collaboration with Dries (including hand painting 1200 show invites for AW16/17 and exclusive artworks for the brand which in turn inspired the show's make-up). A favorite of Alessandro Michele, Button was selected by Gucci's creative director to be a part of an online campaign to launch their blooms and Caleido pattern by interpreting them in her own distinct way.

Much of Gill's work post-graduation (Kingston, 1995) and pre-instagram era was created digitally, with clients including Vanity Fair, British Airways and The Times newspaper. It was her blog in 2014 Sketchy Men that was to become the beginning of her exposure for hand rendered artwork.  Her oil paintings, traditionally a medium associated more with fine art than illustration (and great proof of the continuing overlap of both fields) are recognizable for their portrait focus on major figures in the fashion industry.

Be sure to check out Gill's instagram.

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