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It was great to be asked to be part of a talented crew of 10 Canadian illustrators and designers for the Greetings from Canada project. This is part of a limited edition run of fine letterpress cards put together by Vincent Perez and Tom Froese from Everlovin’ Press and includes Riley Cran, Benjamin Nelson, Genevieve Simms, Doublenaut, Kate O’Connor, Studio Tipi, Tom Froese, Rory O’Sullivan, and Yo Rodeo. Go to Greetings from Canada to buy individual cards for $4.00 or better yet, the full set for $40.00! Hope you like my saucy addition to the pack.

Greetings from Canada - Canadian Pin-up illustration by Jacqui Oakley - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca

Greetings from Canada - lettering by Jacqui Oakley - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca

Here’s some of my inking process before I brought the ink drawings into the computer to colourize it and get it ready fro letterpress.

 

Greetings from Canada - Canadian Pin-up illustration ink process by Jacqui Oakley - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca

Greetings from Canada - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca. Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Greetings from Canada - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca. Mountie Card by Riley Cran

Above: card by Riley Cran

Greetings from Canada - illustration by Doublenaut

Above: card by Doublenaut

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Above: card by Studio Tipi

Above: card by Tom Froese

Greetings from Canada - illustration by Genevieve Simms

Above: card by Genevieve Simms

Greetings from Canada - Canadian Pin-up illustration by Jacqui Oakley - Letterpress Printing by Everlovin’ Press. For sale at greetingsfrom.ca

So great to be a part of such a talented group of Canadians and to see my work in letterpress for the first time. Thanks Everlovin’ Press! Be sure to pick up a pack before they sell out at Greetings from Canada.

 

 

My Studio in Hamilton Magazine February 25th, 2014

So nice to be included in Hamilton Magazine’s art feature with so many talented artists including my good friend Christina Sealey. Photo of my studio by the talented Jeff Tessier. Check out his site for more artist studio shots.

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Jacqui Oakley's Studio - Photo by Jeff Tessier for Hamilton Magazine

Speaking at Creative South! January 15th, 2014

Excited that Jamie Lawson and I will be teaming up for a talk at Creative South in Columbus, Georgia in April and with such a great group of designers! Hope to see some of you there. Here’s a little bit about it:

Creative South is one of the premier art and design events in the Southeast. It started four years ago as a grassroots event. Unlike any other conference, Creative South prides itself in nurturing personal design conversations with the creative community at all levels. It’s far more than just a networking event. With expanded educational workshops this year, more music and entertainment, the 2014 event will draw an even greater crowd.

Creative South exposes creative and marketing professionals, business people, and students to key speakers on the subject of branding and design in the digital era. It’s a showcase of cutting-edge design and arts trends, but served up on a Southern tablecloth.

CreativeSouth -  Jacqui Oakley Illustration

CreativeSouth Speakers - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Waxworks Records Covers December 12th, 2013

Thrilled that my husband Jamie Lawson (from Poly Studio) and I are teaming up with the incredible Waxwork Records to do the art for classic horror soundtrack LP covers! It’s going to be awesome to collaborate together on something so near and dear to our hearts.

Waxwork Records is the label behind the amazing, ghoulish-green Re-Animator vinyl soundtrack by Richard Band, John Harrison’s classic 1985 score to Romero’s Day of the Dead & the soon to be out Rosemary’s Baby soundtrack by Christopher Komeda. We have the first two and can’t wait to get out hands on Rosemary’s Baby. That sounds a tad strange doesn’t it? The Day of the Dead & Rosemary’s Baby package features art by Jay Shaw & the Re-Animator art is by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. We can’t wait to join the ranks of this talented team.

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Here’s a little sneak peek of my painting process so far. What film might this be?

WAXWORK - Jacqui Oakley - Painting Process

Here’s the striking Day of the Dead art and design by Jay Shaw:

Waxworks Records - Day of the Dead - Jay Shaw

Check out the stunning colours of this vinyl.

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Art for the 1985 horror film, Re-Animator created by Ghoulish Gary Pullin with contains a massive 18″ x 24″ full color poster of his eye-catching cover art. This totally captures the vibe of the film.

Waxworks Records - Re-Animator - Ghoulish Gary Pullin

Waxworks Records - Re-Animator - Ghoulish Gary Pullin

Up next is the haunting score for Rosemary’s Baby with cover art by Jay Shaw which you can pre-order now at Waxwork Records.

Rosemary's Baby - Waxworks Records

Waxworks Records - Rosemary's Baby - Jay Shaw

Print Holiday Sale! November 18th, 2013

HOLIDAY PRINT SALE – 20% off all the prints in my shop until Nov 30th! Just use the code 2013HOLIDAYSALE at the checkout in my Etsy shop.

Prints - Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Whale print - Jacqui Oakley Illustration