Nina Cosford Illustration - women in space, google arts and culture

Google Arts & Culture

Various projects made in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.   The first two pieces, Women in Space and Zaha Hadid Quote were released in conjunction with Women's History Month. Read more about the project and the participating artists here.   The following project, titled Ode to Joy was created to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday. Google Arts & Culture partnered with @globalodetojoy, a project dedicated to Beethoven's life and work that focuses on his iconic piece Ode To Joy - the finale of his 9th symphony. ...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - Caran d'Ache

Caran d’Ache

Nina is an official ambassador for Supracolor Soft pencils by iconic Swiss brand Caran d'Ache.   Here are some examples of work using solely Supracolor Soft pencils - Nina's favourite drawing material!   The first two pieces (titled La Fête and Explosion of Colour) were commissioned by Caran d'Ache to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Supracolor Soft pencils. Nina was sent 20 brand new limited edition shades to create the drawings with.   The other pieces are self-initiated projects which Nina made with Supracolor Soft pencils and include a giveway competition launched in 2020.  ...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - UNHCR

UNHCR Refugee Agency

In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Nina was approached by UNHCR and Caran d'Ache to work on a project which spotlighted three inspiring refugee stories.   As well as illustrating the campaign's quote Everyone Can Make a Difference, Nina drew the portraits of three people: Saleema, the first ever female Turkmen refugee doctor in Pakistan; Foni, a South Sudanese refugee in Kenya working as a communications officer; Moheyman, an Iraqi refugee working as a nurse in Iran.   Watch the timelapse making of videos here and here.   The original artworks were sent to each of the refugees, some of whom Nina was lucky enough to have contact with!...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - wow foundation

WoW Foundation

Women of the World Festival (WoW Foundation) is an annual arts and science festival based in London that celebrates the achievements of women and girls, as well as looking at the obstacles they face across the world.   Nina was commissioned to illustrate a range of inclusive characters to be used across their Code of Conduct documentation. ...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - samsung


Towards the end of 2020, Nina collaborated with Samsung on their global 2020 Illustrated campaign.   The aim of the project was to creatively highlight some positive things that came out of a very strange and unsettling year. Drawn on the Galaxy Tab S7+ and S Pen, Nina's pattern of people explores the big and small things that connect us as people, particularly the meaningful gestures that surface during challenging times.   The making of videos were broadcast on Nina's Instagram, across all international Samsung channels and even on TV!   The design was then turned into a print and wrapping paper to be won in an audience giveaway.     ...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - cass art

Cass Art

A collaboration with the UK's leading independent art shop, Cass Art.   Nina created illustrations and handwritten lettering for the company's family history timeline which was made to celebrate the company's 100+ year birthday.   The timeline booklet opens up into a poster featuring all 12 Cass Art shop fronts and is widely available to pick up for free in-store. Nina's illustrations and handwriting have also been used for promotional postcards and even on the staff's uniforms!   Watch the making of the timeline video here.   Made with Charlie Smith Design....

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Nina Cosford Illustration - british red cross

British Red Cross

Work made for the British Red Cross on their Kindness Will Keep Us Together Campaign.   The aim of the project was to encourage unity and social support through the ongoing pandemic and to raise funds through the merchandise range on their online shop (available here).   Click here to download the original print or print in black and white to colour in!   Read more about the campaign here....

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Nina Cosford Illustration - uk parliament womens history month

UK Parliament

To celebrate Women's History Month 2021, Nina was asked by UK Parliament to illustrate an educational resource for 5 to 11 year olds.   The booklet contains stories of influential women who have impacted UK laws and equal rights and have made a huge difference to our society. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Emily Wilding Davison, Barbara Castle, Lady Brenda Hale, Anne-Marie Imafidon and Laura Coryton.   You can download the resource here!...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - H&M x Stranger Things

H&M x Stranger Things

In 2019, Netflix collaborated with H&M to create a Stranger Things collection. Full of 80s nostalgia, dreamy summer styles and replicas of pieces worn by the hit show’s characters, it was launched to celebrate the release of Season 3 that summer.   Nina was asked to illustrate some key pieces from the collection including lookbook style flatlays, title images and an animated gif as part of an online promotional campaign for the launch. ...

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Nina Cosford Illustration - watered


Nina collaborated with WaterAid for their 2017 campaign Out of Order.   The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the fact that 1 in 3 women in the world don't have access to a safe or clean toilet. Along with a handful of other artists from the UK and Sierra Leone, Nina took over a gallery space in London's Truman Brewey that was designed to look like toilet cubicles.   Nina's three pieces which hung in her "cubicle" each explored the various challenges women can face when on their period - from comical moodswings to excruciating cramps to the serious threat to safety many women in developing countries have to face everyday.   Nina also designed lettering for the show's identity.   Nina's illustrations were printed up large scale and installed at Glastonbury 2019, in the She Pee area as well as on postcards included in a Fempowered mail pack.   Read more about the project here....

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