Illustrator vs illustrator
To create the artwork to fill its first publication, Manchester-based illustration collective Foursight (comprising the talents of Dominique Byron, Jordan O'Brien, Matt Bray and Kris Sale) paired up 20 illustrators and asked each duo to do battle...
Foursight then selected ten pairs of "binary opposite words" such as war and peace, analogue and digital, and big and small, and gave each duo of artists one of the word pairings to interpret.
The resulting artworks appear in the publication, entitled VS, in the form of ten double sided tear-out prints – the idea being that the viewer becomes a referee in the each of the ten included 'battles', ultimately deciding which side of each print to tear out and display.
And so we find Foursight's Dominique Byron illustrative interpretation on War on one the first page...
with Sam Caldwell's response to Peace on the reverse:
And Jordan O'Brien's Brain illustration...
is backed by Guy Mckinley's Brawn:
High by Ben Jones
Low by Matt Bray
Big by Kris Sale
Small by Rob Flowers
New by OWT Creative
Old by Tom J Newell
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This is a very interesting concept. I like the range of illustrative styles, I can already identify which of the opposites I would tear out and display!
these artist did very well. every piece shows the two opposites well. my favorite is definitely the knight. it is just very creative and the colours are fantastic
Wonderful illustrations, the creativity and skill is of a high standard, i have many favorite pieces but the best one for me would be High by Ben Jones.
Kris Sale's illustration is amazing
Lovely work and a great idea. Bravo.
Nice, very nice.
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