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© Robin Hursthouse

Bad Call

Linesman makes a bad call, making a tennis player angry. Tennis ball is shot like a thunderbolt from storm clouds towards the linesman's mouth.

© Robin Hursthouse

© Robin Hursthouse

Deep Sea Adventure

Adventurer in a deep sea diving machine explores the sea bed and meets mermaids.

© Robin Hursthouse

Sharing Machine

A retro-futuristic machine designed to share funds between different housing associations. Characters collect coins in buckets from different tubes. For Inside Housing magazine

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Unseen Hero, Piano Tuner

People who do vital jobs are seldom celebrated. A piano tuner at work on stage, in the spotlight. For The Guardian Weekend Magazine

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London Loves The NFL

NFL fixtures in London are a big success. Cupid, up in the clouds, wearing a football helmet aims his arrow at the heart of the UK below. For The Guardian

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Garden Birds

Some of the garden birds that visit the tree at the bottom of my garden. Crow, pigeon, robin, blackcap, thrush, wren, blackbird.

© Robin Hursthouse

© Robin Hursthouse

Thinking Clearly

The art of thinking clearly. A character with a sun-head emerges from a group of people stuck in the clouds. For The Guardian Weekend magazine

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Tennis Storm

Winning a tennis match can depend on your state of mind. A grass court tennis player with a thunderstorm head hits a hard, fast ball at his sun-headed opponent.

© Robin Hursthouse

Rainbow Skydive

Seven skydivers make a rainbow with brightly coloured smoke. A plane with vapour trail and clouds in the blue sky behind.

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F1 Is Hot

Temperatures get extremely high in Formula One racing. A racing car speeds up a thermometer with flames beneath. For The Guardian

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Sports Science

Illustrative typography on the subject of sports science, showing different sports people performing in the shape of letters spelling the word SCIENCE. For The Guardian

© Robin Hursthouse

Lost In Space

On a universal scale we are of little significance. An astronaut floating in space is ignored by different planets with faces. For The Guardian Weekend Magazine

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Closed Mind

The benefits teachers taking postgraduate studies are not recognised by the school management system. A graduate teacher knocks on a door on the side of a large head, looking at a class of children reading books. For The Times Educational Supplements

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Toy Library

Toy library with children playing with a variety of different toys. For Early Years magazine

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School Debate

Children participate in a school debate. Books, folders, pens and pencils flutter in the air above, lit up from below by the beams of the children's voices. For The Times Educational Supplements

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Flamingo Court

Theatre poster design for a play set in the Florida keys. Characters appear in the windows of an apartment block, flamingos wading in water form part of the typography of the title.

© Robin Hursthouse

O is For Owl

An owl with an 'O' for an egg on a nest.

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Chill Out

Christmas can be a stressful time. A toy robot displaying the words 'CHILL OUT" moves across a room with a Christmas tree and toys. A kitchen doorway with an oven and smoke in the background. For The Guardian Weekend Magazine

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Robin Hursthouse

Biography

After deciding that he probably wouldn't make it as a rocket scientist, Robin set off for art college. Emerging some years later in London as a fully fledged illustrator. He has since worked with many different clients on editorial, publishing and design projects. He loves old stuff, including vintage travel posters from the 1940's, 50's and 60's and enjoys creating bold, graphic pictures with textures and tones by hand, before finishing them digitally. He now lives with his family in Sussex.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Pencil, Stylized, Digital Sculpture

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Botanical, Children, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Industrial, Maps, Music, Nature, People, Posters, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro