Not the first time i’ve mentioned or written about Drawbertson this past week, and possibly not the last. If you’ve not read the post, or if you need to familiarise yourself, do so now, because before you know it, Drawbertson would have taken over the world with his creative illustrations.
Head to any Smashbox counter and you can leave with more than one of the most celebrated primers in the cosmetics industry, because Donald Robertson has put his mark on the BE LEGENDARY MATTE LIPSTICK and PHOTO ANGLE PURE PIGMENT GEL LINER. The illustrations are what one would expect of Drawbertson: lanky framed, colour adorned female silhouettes, whilst the products remain the quality, texture and pigment of Smashbox’s range.
Walk along Conduit Street and at the corner by Saville Row, something colourful hits you, and no, it’s not the high-vis workmen who have taken over the street corner. The three-floor and 8,612 sq ft building on this corner, is now the first London flagship for Dsquared2 brothers Dean & Dan Caten. The windows, are also currently home to some giant Drawbertson illustrations.
“Dsquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten hosted an evening of celebrations in honour of their first store in the UK… To mark this special occasion, the store windows featured Donald Robertson drawings of the SS15 collection.” – dsquared2.com [22 Apr 2015]
As you sip your Starbucks from what I have declared as the best Starbucks in London, (2-3 Conduit Street)- because have you sat downstairs? Taking a wander to view Donald Robertson’s sketches, is like being in an outdoor gallery with your favourite coffee and, as it were, in the pouring British rain, but despite that, what better way to enjoy your art.