BY RICHARD KEELING
Shadow Shapes is simply that. A simple concept using colour as its subject. Shadows are intrinsically understood by humans and I find it can give an illustration meaning.
▪︎ Exclusive to Nine By Nine
▪︎ Only 50 limited edition prints per size
▪︎ High quality A2 or A3 archival Giclée print
▪︎ 210gsm Hahnemühle matt-coated paper
▪︎ Includes signed certificate of authenticity
Worldwide shipping available
▪︎ 3-5 working days for prints
▪︎ 5-8 working days for print + frame
Hand crafted frames
We've partnered with one of the UK's leading art framers to bring you custom made, beautifully crafted frames for your new print. All frames are custom made here in the UK using new technology and old school craftsmanship. These high quality, totally custom frames will last a lifetime.
Your frame comes with Clarity+ glazing. Although this material is more expensive than glass, it's used in your frame because it offers superior UV protection, is far safer and is beautifully clear.
Backing & Fixings
Your frame arrives ready to hang, with a backing board and hanging kit.
Our supplier is recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild. All custom made frames have tightly pinned corners, contain crystal clear Clarity+ glazing and are made from precision cut real wood.
Made to order
Every product is individually produced in England, allow
3-5 days for delivery and a little longer for framed prints.
All of our prints are produced using an archival Giclée method on 210gsm Hahnemühle matt paper.
All artists receive a fair commission on every print sold which helps them to keep doing what they do best.
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We offer returns on any items that are damaged in transit. Just get in touch with us as soon as possible.
I'm a freelance designer, illustrator and art director usually based in London but often working remotely as I travel the world. I love working with interesting brands and have experience creating brand identities, campaign art direction and illustration. Past Clients include All Star Lanes, Die Zeit, American Express, Tishman Speyer, Brewhouse & Kitchen and more. Colour is my favourite. I also enjoy telling stories with my designs without the need to over complicate or overload my designs with unnecessary information.
Tell us a fun fact about you Michael Jackson was my 1st concert.
How did you get into illustration? From tracing comics as a kid.
Who or what inspires you the most? My friends and shadows.
What does a typical day look like for you? At the moment I like to keep as busy as possible.
What do you do when you have a creative block? Start something else. Even if badly. It often turns into something just from trying.
Top three clients you've worked with? All Star Lanes, Without Violence and Photomatic.
What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Indesign. I know its weird.
What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Taking a walk.
Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Don’t worry about what you have to do. Just try, Theres always something else to try until it starts working. Just keep trying. Do it badly if needs be, at least that will get you to start without the pressure of nailing it 1st go.
What would your dream project be? An album cover.
How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram
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