Map of London I did was picked up by the publisher of CITIX60 and used for their London book CITIX60: London. Pick up a copy HERE!

Map of London I did was picked up by the publisher of CITIX60 and used for their London book CITIX60: London. Pick up a copy HERE!

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY: Get 50% off the ZSL London Zoo Screen print when buying it through my Etsy store! Buy today to get it shipped in time for Christmas!

AS FEATURED IN TIMEOUT LONDON

For more info visit: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154384567/zoo-screen-print-london-zoo-illustrated?

Happy Holidays! :)

Work being exhibited at the Southbank Centre, London from the 18th - 22nd September. Same Gerald the Dog show as the one in New York by Lazerian in May. Y’all should come!

Feature in Time Out Magazine

On your next visit to London Zoo, be sure to make the most of it by grabbing a copy of London Zoo Illustrated, a wild hand-crafted silkscreen print. For artist David Robinson, what was originally a sketch of gorillas and occupied onlookers, turned into a mammoth nine-month drawing project of the entire zoo.

A close inspection of the detailed and accurate map will reveal that not only does it include every animal in the zoo, but hundreds of individually drawn spectators, each with their own personality and physical characteristics.

The London Zoo Illustrated map is available to buy with 25% of sales donated to the Zoological Society of London, but you will have to be quick to nab one of the 250 limited first edition copies.

For more information and to view other pieces of his work, visit davidryanrobinson.com.

For more information about the print, and to buy, visit the ETSY shop

 Love the Zoo? Get yourself down to London Zoo Lates.

London Zoo Illustrated

London Zoo Illustrated is a limited first edition (exclusive to 250 copies) silkscreen print using oil-based inks onto 280gsm recycled paper. The prints measure 514 x 580mm and look perfect mounted to fit a standard 70x70cm frame. Each print comes signed, numbered and embossed with the ZSL London Zoo logo.

25% of the sale of each print will be donated to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). ZSL is made up of a unique combination of scientific research, worldwide conservation and outstanding educational facilities at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Nine months ago I started drawing London Zoo. Starting with the gorillas and a few spectators, this rapidly became, what is now, an accurate detailed map of the zoo. When you look closely you’ll be able to see every animal you can find there. Each one of the hundreds of individually drawn people is different to the next, each with their own personality. As you can imagine after months and months of drawing and studying, I now know the zoo like the back of my hand!

ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 208728

For more information, please visit the Etsy store HERE

'London Zoo Illustrated' will be available to view and purchase as a limited edition (only 250 copies) screen print from April 2013.

ZSL London Zoo

Another image for the same project. This time a map of Liverpool.

Another image for the same project. This time a map of Liverpool.

My contribution to  Mail Me Art 3. Flirting monkeys.
About Mail Me Art:
Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal The Little Chimp Society.
The Mail Me Art project is here for everyone to enjoy, both as artists and onlookers. It’s not about making a statement or rebelling against the establishment – it’s about having fun and connecting with other people around the world. If you’re looking for a history of the mail art movement or some serious mail art-driven political agenda, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a celebration and archive of the artists who have taken part in Mail Me Art, plain and simple! We love mail art and we hope you do too!
Mail Me Art 3 has been a long time coming and this time around the project will be called Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet. MMA3 will be by invitation only and limited to 200 participants. There will be an exhibition in July 2013 and a new book showcasing all of the brilliant new mail art! Mail Me Art 3 will be short and it will be sweet.
MMA: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers is still available to buy.

My contribution to Mail Me Art 3. Flirting monkeys.


About Mail Me Art:

Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal The Little Chimp Society.

The Mail Me Art project is here for everyone to enjoy, both as artists and onlookers. It’s not about making a statement or rebelling against the establishment – it’s about having fun and connecting with other people around the world. If you’re looking for a history of the mail art movement or some serious mail art-driven political agenda, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a celebration and archive of the artists who have taken part in Mail Me Art, plain and simple! We love mail art and we hope you do too!

Mail Me Art 3 has been a long time coming and this time around the project will be called Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet. MMA3 will be by invitation only and limited to 200 participants. There will be an exhibition in July 2013 and a new book showcasing all of the brilliant new mail art! Mail Me Art 3 will be short and it will be sweet.

MMA: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators and Designers is still available to buy.

My work can be found in a book out this month (in the UK) and next month in the US, NZ and Australia. A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers is available from all good book retailers! Including Waterstones, Amazon, Magma and Barnes and Noble.

Traveler.es writes:

 Cuando David Ryan Robinson llegó a Londres decidió dibujar su propio mapa que le sirviera para orientarse. Añadió algunos toques de humor y referencias que le eran básicas en su día a día y voilà: el resultado es esta abigarrada 


No idea what this means! Let’s hope it’s nice.

Further progress on my ZSL project. The final piece will come out square, so I’m about 2/3rds of the way finished. This section so far is A0 actual size. It’s pretty big!

Further progress on my ZSL project. The final piece will come out square, so I’m about 2/3rds of the way finished. This section so far is A0 actual size. It’s pretty big!

I am still without internet in my new flat! But thought I would share my progress on the zoo! I’m over a quarter of the way done and it’s look pretty sweet! Very excited to get these screen prints produced in the new year!

I am still without internet in my new flat! But thought I would share my progress on the zoo! I’m over a quarter of the way done and it’s look pretty sweet! Very excited to get these screen prints produced in the new year!

Progress on my latest illustration for ZSL - London Zoo

Over the next couple of months I will be working on an exciting project with ZSL, producing a map of London Zoo! These will be available to purchase as silk screen prints, and 25% of all purchases will go to the Zoo’s charity!
Add me on Twitter to keep updated on this!

Over the next couple of months I will be working on an exciting project with ZSL, producing a map of London Zoo! These will be available to purchase as silk screen prints, and 25% of all purchases will go to the Zoo’s charity!

Add me on Twitter to keep updated on this!

So yesterday was a busy day! After Rex Features got in touch with me, I was featured on the both Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, for my map!
Here’s what readers are saying:
"how did this take hundreds of hours? its not even that good. if it had said 10 hours maybe even 5 hours, i’d still think that was a bit long"
- Gary, Bexley, 15/8/2012 16:57
"why is this load of sh… in the news?? i,ve got a 5yr old grandchild that can do better"
- tell it like it is, liverpool england, 15/8/2012
"Well he’s got the publicity he was obviously after! Having first seen the drawings I thought what a fantastic 10 or 12 year old - found out he was 23 and a Graphic artist! - Drawings are great all the same but very juvenile in design."
- PaulW, London, 15/8/2012 17:26
"My child drew a picture of a dinosaur wearing a cowboy hat. Far more interesting. ‘Artist’ is not a simile for ‘Idiot’"
- Redspider, Blackpool juxta Tamworth, 15/8/2012 21:12
"should have just drawn a toilet ……."
- stuart, stockport, 15/8/2012 20:24

"Its a shame he didn’t put his 100 hours to better use like our heroes in Afghanistan and Iraq or our nurses working 72 hour shifts in the NHS. They would love nothing better than to eat an ice cream. Instead they are working to make people like David’s lives better and he doesn’t even look grateful in his picture. Broken Britain.”
- Jake Finnhouse, Birmingham, England, 15/8/2012 18:22

"Its a doodle… so what? I mean anyone can draw this given enough time. Like the quip on the back of a tshirt that says "I’m with Wally"… so we know where wally is. This is where the fun is, in the detail. But its nothing that I or most others couldn’t do…. and in 6 months thats a lot of forgone earnings.."

- EUSSR, London, 15/8/2012 20:39
I think some of these gems will be going up on my website later! Despite the negative, I got a lot of positive! Countless emails came through yesterday and the map sold out within hours. I’m expecting another day of people emailing asking if there are any available. I’m sorry but there is not! The maps where an addition of 100 and now they have gone i’m afraid!
However, after the success of this map, I will now be drawing another map of New York City! To keep updated of the progress of this map (when I begin!) and my other work, please follow my Tumblr (this!) and Twitter: @DRyanR
Keep it classy!
DRR

So yesterday was a busy day! After Rex Features got in touch with me, I was featured on the both Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, for my map!

Here’s what readers are saying:

"how did this take hundreds of hours? its not even that good. if it had said 10 hours maybe even 5 hours, i’d still think that was a bit long"

"why is this load of sh… in the news?? i,ve got a 5yr old grandchild that can do better"

"Well he’s got the publicity he was obviously after! Having first seen the drawings I thought what a fantastic 10 or 12 year old - found out he was 23 and a Graphic artist! - Drawings are great all the same but very juvenile in design."

- PaulW, London, 15/8/2012 17:26

"My child drew a picture of a dinosaur wearing a cowboy hat. Far more interesting. ‘Artist’ is not a simile for ‘Idiot’"

"Its a shame he didn’t put his 100 hours to better use like our heroes in Afghanistan and Iraq or our nurses working 72 hour shifts in the NHS. They would love nothing better than to eat an ice cream. Instead they are working to make people like David’s lives better and he doesn’t even look grateful in his picture. Broken Britain.

"Its a doodle… so what? I mean anyone can draw this given enough time. Like the quip on the back of a tshirt that says "I’m with Wally"… so we know where wally is. This is where the fun is, in the detail. But its nothing that I or most others couldn’t do…. and in 6 months thats a lot of forgone earnings.."


I have just received photographs of the silk screen prints I am picking up tomorrow from Mesh. Very excited to see them!