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Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing Shakespare & Opera illustrations.

What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.

My unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, iPhone Wallpapers, and More.

The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, working with local artisans in the UK and Society6 in the USA to produce gifts. Elizabeth has worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.

Tudor Portraits

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Books and the Sublime

Part of the Shakespeare collection of Tina, the ImmortalLongings minion.

She's also got an amazing exhibition coming up in March: 

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Tiny Inspirations

otherworldly: optical delusions and small realities
museum of arts and design, new york
miniature work by lori nix
‘beauty shop’ (in progress), 2010

Thursday, 23 February 2012

World Shakespeare Festival in 2012
London with be bursting with Shakespearean activity this year!
Super excited. Hoping to complete the remainder of the Shakespeare Series to celebrate.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

New Mod Quote Design:  
Brevity is the Soul of Wit 
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- with my modern Quotes, I enjoy a bit of cheekiness with puns.  But I will be brief.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Really looking forward to the new Coriolanus film! With Ralph Fiennes it’s got to be good. And a play so often overlooked for film or performance. War and politics, it’s a play that speak to modern times surely? Here’s the trailer on youtube.

(and of course I illustrated a Coriolanus design too!)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

This winter I've been missing the old midwest snow: I made some frosty-looking jars for the London studio.  
For the snow effect:  Take one clean jar, spray throughly with inexpensive hairspray (give it a good coat.) Then blow cornstarch onto the surface while the hairspray is good and wet.  The more spray, the frostier the glass - an old prop department trick I love. 
You can pat the cornstarch one the surface to make it a more solid coat, or leave it a little spattered looking.  One more quick hairspray for good measure and you’re done.
Easy to wash jars and glasses clean again after the holidays as well with a bit of soap and water.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

In the Studio

Working long hours in the studio...  currently powered by coffee and spy novel audiobooks.
Nearly all storyboards and concept art, but more Shakespeare and Opera underway.
Best bit of the working day is definitely the sunset over the Thames.