Handsome Frank is a UK-based agency representing around three dozen wildly talented illustrators—and yesterday, they offered a simple call on Twitter:
Ok illustrators, let’s start a nice thread for all the Art Directors on Twitter. Post below the piece of work from 2020 that you’re most proud of …
… and it blew up from there, with scores of designers and illustrators providing an outpouring of brilliant, inspiring work.
Here are but a few we loved.
For the full thread—or to add your work to the mix—follow along here.
I had a lot of fun with this 🍻 pic.twitter.com/IOVtc3XXZC
— vanessa lovegrove (@vclovegrove) December 1, 2020
During lockdown I illustrated a weekly journal as a sort-of coping mechanism/attempt to understand what was going on, and now I've made it into a zine! pic.twitter.com/c3Bz2ML9wK
— Jenni Sparks (@jennisparks) December 2, 2020
I enjoyed doing this piece a lot. Did this back in September. pic.twitter.com/yfyNlgr44b
— rivy_the_creative (@rivy_da_artist) December 2, 2020
Lovely idea, thanks!
This spread from my first book, published this year, serves as a good reminder to look up & take breaks; the light coming through my window sparked the idea! Proud it was included in the @SOI128 annual—also a first in my career! pic.twitter.com/1PfA2h08bQ
— Anika Orrock (@Anikadrawls) December 1, 2020
A simple set of travel illustrations. Not usually my style, but the client liked them. pic.twitter.com/bbP4rx22Gw
— João Serpa (@joaoserpa) December 1, 2020
i just start to explore a new drawing style and i really love this two!! ✨✨ pic.twitter.com/hOfV04u9GJ
— latiefah (@latiefaahh) December 2, 2020
dug this one for motherjones about policies that let violent cops off the hook pic.twitter.com/vOY71zS1XV
— Rob Dobi 👤 𝙾𝚗𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙽𝚘𝚠! (@Robdobi) December 2, 2020
Most proud of this for NYT Sports cause 1) was easy/fun to collaborate with my AD for it and 2) was my first time getting print in a major paper 🥺 pic.twitter.com/vZjCxR9ABn
— Nusha Ashjaee (@nushma) December 1, 2020
I think it's the poster I'm most proud of this year. I was able to do more than usual so it's very complicated to choose! pic.twitter.com/7PB268G9BS
— Gokaiju (@Gokaiju) December 2, 2020
An editorial for an article about indulging your senses. Had a great time indulging my own with tapestry research. pic.twitter.com/zbBH7wnqaK
— Ellice Weaver (@ElliceWeaver) December 1, 2020
This one from the beginning of the year for me… The World of Sherlock Holmes 🔎🔎🔎 pic.twitter.com/PRhm9IxRXr
— Doug John Miller (@DougJohnMiller) December 1, 2020
— JAMESJAMESJAMES Creative (@_jamesx3) December 1, 2020