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Lee Hodges

Lee Hodges - Rhythmic, vibrant illustrator. UK

Based in Devon, Lee Hodges creates colourful and energetic artwork that gets people excited, which is why he’s the go-to illustrator for clients wanting images dripping with fun and creativity. Hugely inspired by Latin music, rhythm seems to permeate Lee’s work, which is ideal for festivals, events, club nights, cafés and restaurants, music packaging and more.
Originally from Cornwall, Lee studied at Falmouth School of Art then at Bournemouth School of Art, specialising in Illustration. In addition to creating vibrant, mixed media illustrations featuring strange and wondrous characters, he runs club nights across the Southwest of England and his poster work for them caught the eye of new clients leading to his career in illustration. He recently made a boardgame with Clarendon Games, emblazoned with his inimitable artwork.

Approach

Lee uses a range of media including paint and screenprinting, and often cuts out the parts that will make up his characters, paints and assembles them to form his illustrations. His sketchbook is full of doodles, and he also works digitally with a graphics tablet.

Style

Lee’s work is textural and painterly, abstract and vibrant. He’s inspired by Latin American artwork, culture and music. It shows through in his style, which is also influenced by artists like Edward Gorey, Yuri Norstein and even Saul Bass.

Client list

Some of Lee’s clients include WOMAD, Waitrose, Songlines magazine, Clarendon Games, Red Active, Carnibal Records, the Royal Horticultural Society, Scholastic, Rambunctious Social Club and Freshly Squeezed Music.
The Goulash Disko Festival
The Goulash Disko Festival
With festivals now back in swing, Lee Hodges is delighted to see his poster art used for this year's Goulash Disko Festival.
The Goulash Disko Festival
Electro Swing!
Electro Swing!
Lee Hodges captures the fervent flavours of Swing for a debut album by Tallulah Goodtimes.
Electro Swing!
A Rhythmic Retrospective
A Rhythmic Retrospective
Celebrating five years of poster artwork for Love Carnival, Lee Hodges releases a digital publication.
A Rhythmic Retrospective
The International Festival Guide!
The International Festival Guide!
Songlines magazine commission Lee Hodges to create a vibrant illustration for the cover of The International Festival Guide.
The International Festival Guide!
We Love Carnival!
We Love Carnival!
With the 5th birthday of London's Love Carnival events, Lee Hodges brings together his collection of commissioned posters.
We Love Carnival!
A Romanian Folk Tale
A Romanian Folk Tale
Spider Magazine commission Lee Hodges to illustrate The Fox, the Hedgehog and the Bag of Tricks.
A Romanian Folk Tale
Exploring the Wild Side!
Exploring the Wild Side!
Lee Hodges illustrates the packaging of Forest Feast's vegan snacks with his energetic style.
Exploring the Wild Side!
The UK Festival Guide
The UK Festival Guide
Lee Hodges uses his spirited style for the Songlines UK Festival Guide.
The UK Festival Guide
Festival Mania!
Festival Mania!
The latest Songlines International magazine is out with cover artwork by Lee Hodges.
Festival Mania!
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival is back with a glorious poster illustrated by Lee Hodges.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Eco Superheroes
Eco Superheroes
Lee Hodges takes great pleasure in creating another poster for the RHS.
Eco Superheroes
Poppycock
Poppycock
Lee Hodges is excited to announce the imminent release of the board game ‘Poppycock’ by Clarendon Games!
Poppycock
WOMAD
WOMAD
Lee Hodges captures the spirit of the popular WOMAD festival with T-Shirt artwork sold at the event.
WOMAD
Songlines Cover Star!
Songlines Cover Star!
Lee Hodges puts his talents to an interactive cover for Songlines Magazine on the WOMAD festival.
Songlines Cover Star!
Body Confidence
Body Confidence
This bold image by Lee Hodges encourages body confidence for Women's Health Magazine.
Body Confidence
The Salish Sea
The Salish Sea
EAT Magazine Collector's Journal is decorated with a sustainable illustration by Lee Hodges.
The Salish Sea
Rhythm & Colour
Rhythm & Colour
Lee Hodges follows his Songlines International festival guide with the UK version appearing in the June Issue of the magazine.
Rhythm & Colour
Latino Coffee
Latino Coffee
Lee Hodges completes a local commission for a Latino coffee shop.
Latino Coffee
Malavita
Malavita
A spirited album artwork created by Lee Hodges decorates Malavita's Flamingo Lingo.
Malavita
Festival Guide
Festival Guide
Representing the colourful diversity of culture and music, Lee Hodges creates the Songlines International World Music Festival Guide artwork.
Festival Guide
Tropical Pressure
Tropical Pressure
Lee Hodges creates a festival poster for a 2018 Summer event in Cornwall.
Tropical Pressure
Bulletin Awards
Bulletin Awards
Lee Hodges' vibrant art is used on the front cover of the Royal College of Speech and Language's 'Bulletin' magazine.
Bulletin Awards
Scoop
Scoop
Lee Hodges Scoops up a magazine cover!
Scoop
Rhythm and Hues
Rhythm and Hues
Q&A with illustrator Lee Hodges
Rhythm and Hues
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Lee Hodges covers the international storyteller's guitar with images of his tales.
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Long Tooth Wine
Long Tooth Wine
Lee Hodges' brightly decorated skulls appear on a fabulous new Californian wine.
Long Tooth Wine
Bugs & Slugs
Bugs & Slugs
Creating another year of family excitement and activities, Lee Hodges is asked to illustrate the RHS Garden posters.
Bugs & Slugs
The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas
Lee Hodges is commissioned by Premm Design for another RHS Gardens poster.
The Magic of Christmas
Octoberfest
Octoberfest
Lee Hodges illustrates for Canada's EAT Magazine.
Octoberfest
Spider
Spider
The American children's magazine Spider commission Lee Hodges for a ghoulish cover illustration.
Spider
Shortlisted!
Shortlisted!
Lee Hodges is over the moon to have his RHS Garden Posters shortlisted for the 2016 World Illustration Awards!
Shortlisted!
Prehistoric Adventures
Prehistoric Adventures
Lee Hodges illustrates four book covers showing Britain's pre-history for Wayland Books.
Prehistoric Adventures
Special Offers
Special Offers
This dynamic front cover by Lee Hodges appears on the latest Print Week.
Special Offers
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Lee's Scrapbook is Live!
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Boom!
Boom!
Lee Hodges produces a firework spectacular for Waitrose Weekend Magazine!
Boom!
Love Never Dies
Love Never Dies
Lee Hodges interprets Bram Stoker's Dracula for Creative Sparks' annual 'Little Print Shop of Horrors'.
Love Never Dies
Lee's Prints on Show
Lee's Prints on Show
Lee's Prints on Show
Out of Doors
Out of Doors
Out of Doors
Garden Fun
Garden Fun
Garden Fun
New Talent: Lee Hodges
New Talent: Lee Hodges
New Talent: Lee Hodges
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