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Andy Council - Illustration and Murals, Bristol UK


Born in the Georgian city of Bath, Andy Council now lives in nearby Bristol where he loves the creative vibe. His work is full of urban detail and he’s drawn everything from huge cutaway diagrams of cityscapes through to dinosaurs made from streets and houses.


Andy studied animation at Bournemouth Art College, and has diverted many of the skills he learned towards illustration.


Drawing is at the heart of Andy’s work, which combines physical and digital imagery. His drawings are scanned in, and colour is added using a computer. Recently, he has begun exploring with more natural media - acrylics, inks and spray paint. Street art and graffiti are important influences for him.


Most of Andy’s illustrations are architectural - landscapes, cities and maps. He has become well known for creating composite beasts made up of architectural landmarks and other recognisable elements. His work is dominated by lots of small elements that together to create a new form, or a scene with a story behind it. He’s like a modern day Giuseppe Arcimboldo.


Clients include - 

  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • Miracle Gro
  • Curo
  • Unite
  • Herman Miller
  • Jurassic Fibre
  • Orange
  • The Big Issue
  • RBS
  • Leo Burnett
  • Computer Arts Projects
  • Timberland
  • Texas Instruments
  • Howies
  • GWR
  • Torchbox
  • Arcadis
  • Jamie's Farm
  • Easy Jet Magazine
  • Better Food Company
  • Belfast City Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • East Quay Watchet
  • Chelsea And Westminster Hospital