Foursight illustration collective launches with Vs book that pitches artists against each other

To highlight the launch of Manchester-based illustration collective Foursight, the four fresh graduates behind the project have put together a self-funded book that pitches artist against artist to create work on opposing themes.

The book features the work of the Foursight crew: Matt Bray, recent Digital Arts contributor Dominique Byron (work above), Jordan O'Brien and Kris Sale – plus other illustrators including Stanley Chow, Guy McKinley, Tom J Newell, Lord Whitney, Ian Murray and OWT Creative.

As you can see below, the artists were challenged to produce works on subjects such as Brain vs Brawn, Night vs Day and Nature vs Nurture – though each of the artists didn't know who was working on the opposing artwork.

"By keeping the opponents secret it created a lot of buzz around who might be against who," says Dominique, "and also was a great incentive for people to come down to the launch night, find out who they were against, and meet each other in person."

Brain by Jordan O'Brien vs Brawn by Guy McKinley

Day by Lord Whitney vs Night by Jessica Fortner

Nature by Cat Sneeze vs Nurture by Barney Ibbotson

New by Owt Creative vs Old by Tom J Newell

The book is a set of 20 prints, printed at 8"x10". Dominique says the images are "printed back to back so that the buyer has to choose a winner when they hang/frame the print. The book is reversible so can be read from either end, has hand screen printed covers by the four of us, and is bolted together and has perforated pages so the prints can be easily removed."

All money made from the book is going towards the next publication, says Dominique. It can be bought for a bargainous £10 from the Foursight shop on Bigcartel.

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