Kristjana S. Williams + The Connaught Hotel

The historic Mayfair Hotel taps the Icelandic-born, London-based illustrator for a fresh and fanciful new face

At its core, a hotel should provide its guests with a place to escape. But the hotel-as-sanctuary is an oft sought-after yet equally rare experience. In this regardwith its personal butler service, Michelin-grade restaurant and rich historyLondon’s Connaught Hotel in Mayfair exceeds expectation. So it is no surprise that when planning to restructure its identity, the Connaught wanted an artist who could not only match, …

UK Graphic Artists Celebrate the Year of the Bus

Putting original artwork (and a bus map) in Londoners' wallets with 10 limited edition Oyster card-holders

This year happens to be the Year of the Bus, and a celebratory campaign by Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum is recognizing buses as “arteries of the capital.” Pretty apt, considering London is home to one of the largest and most accessible bus networks in the world. TfL is collaborating with Outline Artists (you might be familiar with the small illustration agency’s …

Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive

Matthew Dear's Tears for Fears, Outline Artists' creative series, South Africa hits Brooklyn and more in our look at music this week

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It’s been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest release “Stay Alive” pop up on the internet as part of the soundtrack for Ben Stiller’s new film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” While the new tune’s …