The Illustrated is a personal project by Ben Hopper; a collaboration of photography, illustration, graphic design and typography.
I’m calling all Illustrators, Graphic Designers and Typographers where ever you are – if you like any of my photos and would like to play around with it / mess / fuck it up – however you want to call it.
Find the picture you like on my website (http://therealbenhopper.com/), drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy of the photo, your details (including a link to your portfolio) and if I like you I will send you a Hi Res so you can take it from there. Simple.
Creating a body of work and sharing it with the world.
Creating dedicated specific work rather than a pile of scattered random mixed collaborations. Something that is a mutual interest for both of us, something that we both care about or can debate on together, expressing different opinions that’ll merge into one piece or series of works.
Obviously, I can then produce a “customized” series of photos for you to work on.
Going commercial; We’re going to reap just what we sow.
Getting commissioned to create dedicated sets of images for commercial/editorial work. Publishing the work in print & online magazines / blogs. Exhibit and sell prints. Make a book …you see where I’m going with this.
Some more examples:
“Painstaking Vectors” was done by British graphic designer Alex ‘Twiy’ Chappell, “See You in My Nightmares” was done by a French graphic designer GZA and Ilan Baffet is an Israeli illustrator who works in the CGI industry and beyond.