28 November 2011

Hero&Cape's Talented Friends >> Tobias Hall

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Self-initiated portrait of Roger Federer.

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For issue 6 of Popshot Magazine - The Love issue.

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Painted on a wall in Zizzi Croydon, London.

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Tobias at work on a mural featuring Nina Simone, Brooklyn bridge, Tower bridge and a skyline inspired by the film Blade Runner.

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Tobias working on a mural for Zizzi in David Bowie's home town, Beckenham. The restaurant was once the pub from which Bowie launched his career.

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The completed David Bowie mural.

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Created for a Zizzi restaurant in South Woodford, where Winston Churchill was MP from
1945 - 1964.

So, this weeks talent spotlight is on the spectacularly gifted illustrator Tobias Hall!

Tobias' journey into illustration really began when he took an art and design foundation course which allowed to really explore the way in which he wanted to work, before going on to study illustration at Coventry University. Initially inspired by the work of artist David Foldvari, Tobias began introducing different elements of his own which has eventually led to his current unique style.

Upon graduation and displaying his work at the New Designers exhibition, he was asked by the design team at Zizzi Restaurants to paint a mural for the Earls Court branch. He is now part of their design team, working as an illustrator, designer, photographer and even occasionally as art director! The rest of the time Tobias works freelance as an illustrator. 

Take a few minutes and head on over to his website www.tobias-hall.co.uk and check out the masses of his work on the site, which include his work for Zizzi's and Popshot Magazine plus many editorial pieces!

You can also follow him on Twitter @tobiashall

A big Thank You to Tobias Hall for all information and imagery! Cheers buddy!

23 November 2011


Hey Guys!

We have such a treat for you for the remaining weeks of 2011! Its Hero&Cape's first Christmas so we're celebrating by giving all our supporters and followers free delivery on all our products and orders for the rest of the year!

We just want to say thank you for your support with this offer, and we've put together a short animation to show you guys how our artist and illustrator works. We hope you enjoy the video and don't forget to head on over to www.heroandcape.com and grab yourself a treat or do that Christmas shopping you've been putting off!!

12 November 2011

The 1000 Followers Twitter Giveaway!

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Well we're finally there! 1000 Twitter followers! To celebrate, we're having a giveaway exclusive to our Twitter followers. Simply follow (if you're not already one of our fabulous followers!) and retweet our giveaway tweets! The giveaway tweets will be hash-tagged with #1000giveaway.

The prize is a Hero&Cape T-shirt of your choosing from www.heroandcape.com and a one of our retro music player necklaces! Choose from the Cassette Tape Necklace, Ghetto Blaster Necklace, Turntable Necklace, or the Reel to Reel Necklace!

So what are you waiting for! Just click here to go to our Twitter page and get retweeting to enter the giveaway!!

The eventual winner will be randomly chosen at midnight on Friday 18th November from our list of followers via Twitrand.com.

8 November 2011

Happy Birthday Coca Cola

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Well Coca Cola is 125 years old this year, so I thought I'd dust off my small and humble Coca Cola collection for you guys!

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm a total Diet Coke junkie. I'm constantly jonesing for a can, is there a cola equivalent of a nicotine patch?!

I'm not really sure how this collection started but I'm always on the lookout for special editions of things! The can is a 2005 edition designed by Kenzo Takada who is the founder of fashion and cosmetics brand Kenzo. I have no idea where I bought this from but the fact that its branded Coca Cola Light leads my investigative nouse to conclude that its from my travels around Europe or Hong Kong.

The two World Cup bottles were introduced prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, I think these were fairly common as they were sold in supermarkets throughout the UK.

The Night Fusion bottle was actually a new sub brand that Coca Cola introduced in France targeted specifically at clubbers (thats probably the reason theres zero nutrition info and small print, who has the time and the lighting to read a bottle in a club!). I acquired this bottle when I was in Paris with Sarah from Temporary:Secretary circa 2005.

there are so many special edition bottles I'd love to get my hands on but some of them are so exclusive! Natalye Rykiel designed a diet Coke bottle in 1999 and Roberto Cavalli designed one for the Italian market in 2008. More recent collaborations include Zac Posen, Manolo Blahnik and a design by photographer Ellen von Unwerth which will be sold at selected fashion events!

Does anybody know of any other special edition bottles/cans? Or do you have any that you've collected yourselves? I'd love to see your collections too!