ZSL Artists in Focus

David Ryan Robinson: 'London Zoo Illustrated'

David Ryan Robinson has been working with us on an exciting project producing a birds-eye illustration of ZSL London Zoo. This brilliantly original piece of art captures London Zoo in a moment of its history, and is a significant work of importance for that alone.

About the artist:
David Ryan Robinson is a London based illustrator and graphic designer. He attended the University of Salford, where he got a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration and fell in love with the Uniball eye pen.

Past clients include The Guardian, The Times, Cartoon Network, [adult swim], Risk Magazine, The Financial Times, EDF Energy, Becks Beer, BBC, Sports Relief, Quintet Publishing and Gestalten Publishing.

David Ryan Robinson is currently working as a designer for Cartoon Network at Turner Enterprises.

London Zoo Illustrated is a limited first edition (250 copies only) silkscreen print using oil-based inks onto 280gsm recycled paper. The prints measure 514mm x 580mm and look perfect mounted to fit a 700mm x700mm frame. 25% of the sale price of each print will be donated to ZSL to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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London Zoo Illustrated by David Ryan Robinson

London Zoo Illustrated

David Ryan Robinson on his drawing:

'As well as just starting a new illustration I wanted to help raise money for a worthy cause. So I sent ZSL London Zoo an email asking if they would be interested in such a project and luckily they were very enthusiastic about it. I was allowed to do research at the zoo...and so the project was born! Fast-forward 7 months of drawing, visiting the zoo and studying photographs and the illustration is complete. as I presented the art to the Zoo I was shown around the new Tiger Territory enclosure. It is a delight to walk around the zoo with everything mapped out pretty accurately to my drawing and to see that money raised from sales will go to such a worthy cause'.

To get in touch, please email contact@davidryanrobinson.com

Martin Gibbons

The Birds of ZSL

Whilst undertaking his project at ZSL, Martin hopes to capture as many species of bird as possible within the collection, and to highlight the collections status and diversity as well as their country and area of origin.

Martin has a keen interest in conservation and is looking to broaden his understanding of the vital work carried out by ZSL whilst engaged in his project.

Martin studied at London College of Art & Central St Martins.


If you are an artist interested in working on a project with ZSL, please email: arts@zsl.org