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Ben Tallon

Ben Tallon - International Hand drawn, organic illustrator. London

Manchester,, UK
Loud, lively, frenetic and expressive, Ben Tallon’s artwork captures the many moods of modern life thanks to his instinctive drawing style and ample splashes of ink, brush marks and scribbles. His ability to organise chaotic creativity and turn it into a captivating image is exactly what his clients want.
Growing up in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Ben loved Leeds United, wrestling and video games as a child. They still give him inspiration today, and sometimes feature in his work, alongside pop icons and TV stars. Now located in London, Ben is passionate about creativity and is the author of Champagne and Wax Crayons, as well as the host of the podcast Arrest All Mimics. He has a BTEC in Graphic Design from Keighley College, and a BA in Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire.

Approach

Pens, inks, brushes, found materials and textures, acrylics, spray paint, pastels, wax and coloured pencils – Ben is very much a mixed media creative. He’ll use worn out old brushes that have a little more depth and character than new ones, and favours the unexpected or happy accident. Photoshop is used to layer everything together and finalise the composition.

Style

Ben’s style is loose and organic, full of marks and gaps because he likes to engage viewers by leaving something to the imagination.

Awards

2015 – Dot London Small Business Awards – Creative Agency of the Year

Client list

Ben has been commissioned by clients including The Guardian, Sephora, Adidas, World Wrestling Entertainment, Comic Relief, Channel 4, The Premier League, UNICEF and more.
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Dancing girl portrait
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Black and white drawingg for Voice Project 3/4
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Noel Gallagher illustration by Ben Tallon
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Media fuelled doom and gloom in the economic downturn
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Musician portrait art
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Conceptual illustration of smoking killsby Ben Tallon
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Water color design of Cassette
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Nikey Dog black and white drawing
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Line drawing of energizer for the 'Know What I Mean Series'
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Ink box black and white illustration
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Elephant illustration by Ben Tallon
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Retro painting of Arsene Wenger's for the UEFA Champion's league
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Contemporary illustration of Fire Extinguisher
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Angels & Demons illustration by Ben Tallon
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Hand painting on wall
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Eddie Guerrero WWE autobiography jacket design
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Don Letts interview portrait
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KWIM2 Cig Bin illustration by Ben Tallon
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Artwork for E4 for the new series of Skins tv trailer
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Robot Illustration by Ben Tallon
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Chocolate bar wrapper illustration by Ben Tallon
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ink, drawing, line drawing, hand drawn, hand painted, illustration, contemporary illustration
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Poster design of Race v Sex Challenge by Ben Tallon
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Drummer Illustration
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ink, hand painted, music, youth, colour, spray, sexy, type, typography, urban, edgy, editorial
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Shawn Michaels WWE digital art
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Ben is an exceptional talent that I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with on several occasions. Not only does he deliver to a specific brief when necessary, he is also full of creative solutions for the more challenging projects. His thoughtful process and attention to detail are always greatly appreciated
Creative Director, World Wrestling Entertainment
I can't recommend Ben highly enough. He is excellent at interpreting assigned briefs in his unique visual style, and is a pleasure to work with
Hayden Russell, Mixmag
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