Auctions + Invitations

Urban Caprice (Caprice Holdings)


For over 4 years now I have the main illustrator for Urban Caprice, the events arm of Caprice Holdings (The Ivy, J.Sheeky, Scotts, Annabels etc). I have been involved in many projects with them from early on and have often been involved in the brainstorming stages, giving a great deal of input and direction over how the images/design might look. The first 14 images here were created over 4 years for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala's Main Charity Auction brochures. 

The rest of the images, also created at Urban Caprice are for varying clients. Other Events work can be seen on the page entitled 'Maps and Buidings'.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

Auction lot for dinner with Gorbachev in his private apartment.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

Auction lot for an Endeavour Yacht.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

Auction lot for Personal tour round Lenin's Tomb

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

This lot was for a driving experience with Lewis Hamilton

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

This was another option for the Lewis hamilton bid.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

The second year I did the auction brochure. This was for a trip to Moscow.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

A lot for flying in a Russian MIG

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

A lot for going on a bear hunt. (poor bear)

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

In this year ('10) The event had a concept of Russian war poster graphics, which they wanted to carry through into the images.

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

For '11 the auction brochures needed to represent stained glass windows. This was a lot for a Francis Bacon

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

This lot was to fund chemo therapy for a child

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Summer Gala

This lot was for a Mark Quinn original.

Earl Spencer

Brief: Earl Spencer was having a celebration for the 500th anniversary of Althorp. Concept: To use patterns and fonts from the 1500's. I used tapestries and boarders for everything, the invites, the RSVP cards, the menus etc.

Annabel's

Brief: I was asked to design the front cover to a party invite at Annabel's, with a Pirates theme. Concept: to use the ship in a bottle which they had on one of their shelves to represent the theme.

Urban Caprice/Jonathan Rutherfurd Best

Brief: To design a party invite for this 50th birthday at 2 Temple Place, and use a quotation from his favourite novel, Rebecca. Concept: I did an etching style drawing using line only, in a style from the era of the story, so that I could have them printed by hand onto gold edged mount board.