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HOBBS USA

HOBBS of London, a boutique fashion brand I've done a bit of work for recently, famously known for being a favourite of Duchess Kate, has just opened their first US store in Greenwich Connecticut. I did several pieces of new artwork for both the store itself and its launch.Some of the artwork I did for the London stores, plus a few new pieces, have been printed and framed inside the elegant new location.I love the way the artwork has been mixed and matched and hung together in different combinations to create a 'collection'. Some has even been framed up for the changing rooms...I also did a detailed map of the area around the new store, full of interesting buildings, a park, and some historic houses......which is now framed up and on display.It looks like a wonderful store, I hope I'll get to visit one day. Thank you to Hobbs for providing these photos.

HOBBS High Street Kensington part 2

The new HOBBS store in High Street Kensington, London is open! And lots of my specially commissioned illustrations are framed and decorating the walls...store 1I was asked to create illustrations for the stores, in a variety of styles, that reflected their values of quality and British heritage.store 2I also made a special map of the surrounding area showing the wonderful buildings and streets you can explore near the new store. HighstreetkenmapartworkI highlighted some of the HOBBS iconic fashion items...

fashion... and added in elements like local British flowers and animals.framesFoxgloves and sweetpeas, foxes and a stag...

16 foxgloves artwork... and of course a countryside feature, the pheasant!9 pheasant artworkI also did some hand-lettered quotes, some etchings, and included some pages from my sketchbooks.store 3I hope you'll be able to visit and let me know what you think. Happy shopping!

Thanks to Nick Jesse for the store photos.

HOBBS High Street Kensington

I recently did some artwork for HOBBS fashion stores in London. I produced over 20 illustrations for use inside their stores, and also one very special one for the promotion of their newest store in High Street Kensington, inside the iconic Barkers building. Here's the promo they made for instagram: [video width="640" height="640" m4v="http://www.marikojesse.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMG_2885.m4v"][/video]

 

The illustration also went out on invites for VIPS and local customers...26646283513_b0a20b0c20_c...and I heard that a good time was had by all. Next post will have photos of the store!

kapok shop window displays

I recently designed an autumn window display theme for kapok in Hong Kong. I created watercolour illustrations in shades of reds and browns for their 'into the wild' theme, featuring foliage, berries, and cute woodland animals. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I created various layouts of the illustrations for the six different store locations.

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Kapok has two stand alone stores in Wanchai, one large one in PMQ in Central,PMQ 2 copy and several concession stores within department stores,kapok voyage copyso they all needed slightly different treatments. I love the cube stands and little details inside the stores too...store copyHere's to a happy Autumn!mouse