Jon Rogers’ background as an Art Director has stood him in good stead in his subsequent long career as a top London-based illustrator. Jon started illustrating over 20 years ago using airbrush, and concentrated mainly on creative lettering and atmospheric book covers. Since then he has developed many different styles particularly the graphic flat colour digital work that has won him many awards including two D&AD silver awards, a Creative Circle award, a Clio in New York, and the Palme d’Or at Cannes for his Guiness Extra Cold campaign, as well as two British Press and Poster awards. His work is prolific and he is constantly developing and adapting his style being aware of current trends.
Conceived in the back bar of a Soho Pub. A bastard child of the drunken union of a desperately unsatisfied Art Director and an understanding Artists Agent. I need a Chagall and I need it quick!
Pastiche matured very quickly in his artistic Soho surroundings. He studied for years at the French School (Soho Branch), with such luminaries as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. His route to fame was however on a different path.
So, you want Rembrant’s ‘Christ on the Sea of Galilee’… By Thursday… Instead of Christ you want Meerkats… Mmm… Tricky one… What time on Thursday? Simples!
“I want a giant panda, called Vinnie… He’s riding a thoroughbred horse… In the style of George Stubbs… With background… Is Monday okay?”
“Any chance of a Leonardo by Tuesday?”
Early in his career he was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Zoot Alors! Vincent! Diagnosis… Incurable.