Handsome Frank’s Tweet-A-Brief show

For a showcase exhibition, illustration agency Handsome Frank turned to its Twitter followers, asking them to tweet illustration briefs for its artists to respond to…

For a showcase exhibition, illustration agency Handsome Frank turned to its Twitter followers, asking them to tweet illustration briefs for its artists to respond to…

“We wanted to showcase the talent that we have on our books,” explains HF co-founder Jon Cockley, “but we wanted to do something a little more engaging and interactive than just a themed exhibition. The Tweet-a-Brief concept not only helped us to spread the agency’s name and make new friends and contacts, it really pushed our artists creatively and it’s resulted in some of the best work they’ve ever produced.”

The agency received over 200 briefs via Twitter and each artist on the ageny’s roster selected his or her favourite and set about creating a new artwork. The resulting work is currently showing (until July 22) as the Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at The Church of London‘s new 71a Gallery on Leonard Street. Here are a few highlights:

Helen Musselwhite
created this three dimensional response to a brief to create “wallpaper coming to life in a dolls house”

Emma Kelly responded in pen and ink to Charlatans’ singer Tim Burgess’ tweet asking for someone to illustrate his favourite single, New Order’s Blue Monday

A request to see “inside the mind of Stanley Kubrick” was responded to by Alexandra Bruel in clay

Stephen Cheetham
chose to illustrate “140 characters”

And Handsome Frank showed off its spanky new neon logo by Malika Favre‘s response to “all things bright and beautiful”

The Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition runs until July 22 at 71a Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS



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