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Fleet Street Scandal

Portland, Oregon

Today’s feature was incredibly difficult to determine, as our featured firm is a side project of two fantastic individual talents working for equally fantastic professional firms.  Do we feature the faces?  Do we feature the firms that employ said faces?  Or do we take a completely separate route altogether and feature their side project?  The struggle was of biblical proportion, but we have decided to feature the Fleet Street Scandal, the collective brainchild of founding illustrators Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham.

Dart and Turnham both have incredible personal websites worthy of individual attention, but the Fleet Street Scandal is an exciting resolution of their two distinct styles.  After a great reception as stars of the recent Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego, the firm immediately piqued our interest and needless to say, we were not disappointed.  Their work is unique and edgy with marvelous composition and color execution.

One of the most interesting things about this daring illustrative duo is that they operate the Fleet Street Scandal from two separate satellite offices.  Mr. Turnham resides in Portland, OR and works for LAIKA Animation Studio (the entity responsible for the full-length animated feature film Coraline), while Mr. Dart resides in Los Angeles, CA and works as a free-lance illustrator.  We at Ballista Magazine are familiar with the plight of the long-distance business relationship (our collective is operated from Boston, MA and Chicago, IL) and applaud the Fleet Street Scandal’s ability to think creatively as one despite the geographical separation.  We won’t belabor the point with long-winded analysis of their work, just check it out below and see what you think!

If you have a free moment today or this weekend, please be sure check out the websites of  Kevin DartChris Turnham, and the Fleet Street Scandal duo.  If you like what you see, make sure to subscribe to FSS’ RSS Feed or “Like” the Fleet Street Scandal Fanciers Association on Facebook for continuous updates on the goings-on of their up-and-coming illustration firm.  After a strong showing at Comic-Con 2010, we at Ballista Magazine expect a very strong future from these two talented artists.  Enjoy!

One Response to “Fleet Street Scandal”

  1. lost

    Excuse my English but, This post makes my mind spin at the speed of dark.

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