NEIL STEVENS WORDS & PICTURES

My name is Neil Stevens, a one-man studio illustrator and image maker. These pages are a great chance to show my image work in finer detail and as an add-on to my portfolio site (www.crayonfire.co.uk). It will also be a chance to share other work that has caught my eye. From my love of cycling, music, design, typography, film and illustration. Enjoy!

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Gent-Wevelgem
By Neil Stevens

The latest in the Spring Classic Series is the Gent-Wevelgem race held every year around March and one for the sprinters. There’s often a few hefty climbs thrown into the route each year since it started in 1934 and is now an essential part of the cycling calendar. This print is now available in the online store here.

Amstel Gold Race
By Neil Stevens

The Amstel Gold Race is one of seven prestigious Spring Classic cycling races of the sporting calendar. Held in the southern part of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands it was established in 1966. Eddie Merckx won the event in 1973 and 1975. There is over 4000 meters of elevation over 33 climbs in this one day race. The print, along with other Spring Classic posters, is now available in my online shop here. Enjoy!

Tour of Flanders
By Neil Stevens

Print 3 / 7 in the Spring Classic cycling series i’ve been working on. Here we have the illustrative print of the Tour of Flanders, another monument of European cycling. Inspired by the cobbled hills of Belgium, this landscape print contrasts nicely with the previous typographic prints in the series.

Spain & Portugal
By Neil Stevens

A detail of a new map i’ve been working on for Majestiic Wines. Overall there have been 10 new maps i’ve created for them this week of the various popular wine regions around the globe. These are always a joy to work on and looking forward to placing the whole series up on my main portfolio site very soon.

Be Your Own Boss
By Neil Stevens

I was approached by the guys at net magazine to create a cover visual for their June Issue. The theme was based on the elements that are involved in becoming your own boss. I thought the retro model kit idea of various objects making up a full ‘freelance kit’ would work well here and thoroughly enjoyed creating this one. All going well the cover elements will have a nice bit of spot UV for that enhanced look and feel too. Here we have the ‘director’s cut’ of the final image without the cover masthead and feature text.

Milan-San Remo
By Neil Stevens

Another print in the Spring Classic series I’ve been creating. Inspired by old theatre bills and boxing posters I thought the style would lend itself nicely to a poster/advertisement of this prestigious cycle race. This new typographic print is also now available in my online print shop here.

Paris-Roubaix
By Neil Stevens

It’s the 111th edition of the cobbled classic bike race this Sunday April 13th and to celebrate i’ve created an all new print inspired by the infamous ‘hell of the north’ race. It will be available in the online shop this week and each print sale will include a few extra cycling postcards thrown in to the package.

Othello
By Neil Stevens

In the background between the commissions I usually tackle a few self-initiated projects, and over the past few months i’ve been working on a few William Shakespeare illustrations. Inspired by the plays i’ve read in the past I began with Othello.

Leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi i’ve worked on a number of winter sport illustrations. Here’s the first of a handful i’ve really enjoyed working on. I love the nature of freeze-framing speed sports such as downhill skiing, bobsleigh and snowboarding. 

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