SHOP Magazine cover illustrations

Next week London’s Kemistry Gallery will showcase a selection of the SHOP Magazine’s 2011 cover artwork commissioned from a host of illustrators all commissioned by art directors Studio8…

Next week London’s Kemistry Gallery will showcase a selection of the SHOP Magazine’s 2011 cover artwork commissioned from a host of illustrators including Adrian Johnson (a cover illustration by Johnson for a London issue shown above), Pietari Posti, The Heads Of State, Nathalie Lees, and Robert Hanson…

SHOP Magazine, art directed by Studio8, is the world’s leading shopping publication – publishing a whopping 3.8 million magazines in 78 editions across 28 countries.The week long exhibition in London will celebrate this year’s cover artwork across the title’s many editions. Here are a few of our favourite images:

by The Heads of State
for Singapore

by Adrian Johnson
for London

by Brett Ryder for Portugal

by Pietari Posti for Istanbul

by Nathalie Lees (for Copenhagen)

Limited edition prints of the illustrations are on sale at the show and via (where you can see more of the work) and profits will go to Kids Company, a London-based charity which provides education and support for vulnerable inner-city children.

SHOP Magazine Cover Illustrations runs from 21-26 November at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PD.

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