Hattie Stewart | Rainbow of Hope Artist Spotlight

The anarchic "professional doodlings" of Hattie Stewart transform real-life images into frenzied cartoon explosions.

For Rainbow of Hope, Evermade's latest artwork series, we had the pleasure of working with Hattie on a rainbow-inspired print. You can find the original piece below - with 100% of profits being donated to NHS Charities Together. 

Ever blackened in someone’s teeth in a newspaper? Scribbled some biro devil horns onto a copy of Good Housekeeping? Then you’re destined to fall in love with the devilish doodles of Hattie Stewart. The London-based, Kingston-graduate first broke out into the illustration world in 2010 drawing colourful, tongue-in-cheek cartoons over the pages of Vogue, i:D, and Playboy - and we’ve been hooked ever since. 

A decade later, and Hattie’s delightful designs, or "doodle-bombs," are no longer just etched onto iconic magazines, they are printed in them. The artist has illustrated for Playboy, Interview, and GQ, created designs for Adidas and Marc Jacobs, and officially doodled for SZA, Kylie Minogue, and Mac Demarco - if that’s not an all-star client list, we don’t know what is.

She's even released a sticker book - bursting with over 500 eye-popping stickers - so the rest of us can doodle-bomb magazines and posters too. No matter the project, Stewart continues to transform icons of contemporary culture into bubblegum-bright creations that snap, crackle, and pop. 

While Hattie’s pop-art process is heavily centred around celebrity culture, her work is also awash in nostalgia. Citing vintage pornos as one of her biggest inspirations, the illustrator often draws her Mickey Mouse-esque doodles over old Playboys and wrestling magazines. Hattie even carries this vintage quality into her work outside of doodle-bombing. Her original illustrations evoke both the sugary sweet cartoon style of the 30s and the acidic aesthetic of 90s rave culture - a combination that never fails to make us grin. Her latest offering, made in collaboration with Evermade, is no exception.

For our new Rainbow of Hope edition, we asked Hattie for her take on an iconic symbol of hope - the rainbow. The artist has bowled us over once again with a solely illustrated design dripping in colour and cute cartoon charm. Titled Shine A Light, Hattie's artwork vamps up a blue-skied horizon with technicolour stars, a melting rainbow, and a rosy-cheeked sunset. If you're looking for something to brighten your day during lockdown, look no further. This utterly vibrant vision is sure to do the trick.

Hattie’s limited edition artwork titled Shine A Light is available for purchase now - with 100% of all profits going straight to NHS Charities Together.

Hattie's artwork titled Shine A Light, with 100% profits of art print sales going to NHS Charities Together.

 

You can check out more of Hattie's work here. 

All images courtesy of Hattie Stewart.

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