Wishing you all a very Happy 2013... To bigger and better projects to come... 2013 I'm coming...


Freehand typography iconic London Screen Print 
Limited edition of 20 hand Screen printed and signed by me. Dimensions 70 x 50 cm Lambeth cartridge 370g £100.00 available from my site ----→ http://lukeembden.bigcartel.com/product/london-screen-print


As I'm currently unable to own a French Bulldog the next best thing is drawing them, but with my own little twist... This is the first member of my gang of masked furry friends.. More to follow in the very near future... This one is currently available to order from here. In the meantime.. enjoy.


Recently started working on a new body of work, this is a selection of some new paper cuts work entitled "Forever Chasing the Dream"... more to follow shortly.


A few more photos of the amazing Coca cola x Streetgames festival project that took me around the country over the summer months and run up to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. It was a great opportunity for me to get to work with a broad range of teenagers and get them interested and interacting with art and help create the Murals that ended up being displayed in the Olympic Village. The grand finale was in Manchester where we were lucky enough to have Streetgames ambassador Amir Khan come down and get involved with painting the Mural.

Import.Io Illustration

New illustration for the exciting Internet Data company Import.Io. This is the second commission for them which captures the essence of what the company's about... A few action shots of the design recently being printed onto T-shirts by the lovely All Cats are grey team, and some of the Import.Io team rocking the Tees fresh off the printing press.


>>>>>> HACKNEY BASED ARTIST TEAMS UP WITH BRITAINS TEENAGERS TO CREATE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS INSPIRED ART PROJECT <<<<<< London artist Luke Embden has teamed up with teenagers in seven cities around the UK to create seven Olympic themed murals to be displayed at zones at Olympic venues during the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer. The murals celebrate the three universal Olympic values (Respect, Excellence, Friendship) acknowledged by the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, and the four Paralympic values (Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality). The teenagers helping to create the murals were chosen by StreetGames a charity which helps make sport more accessible to young people in disadvantaged communities. The murals are being created at neighbourhood sports festivals taking place around the UK to raise awareness of what the Olympic and Paralympic values mean to young people. Each mural includes a quote from a StreetGames teenager to show what the Olympic and Paralympic value represents to them. Coca-Cola Great Britain is rewarding the teenager from each city whose quote is used on the artwork with a pair of tickets to an Olympic or Paralympic event at London 2012. The mural project will see East London artist Luke spend the next 6 weeks touring StreetGames festivals in cities around the UK to team up with young people to create the series of murals and encourage them to leave their mark for the 2012 Games. Luke Embden said, “It’s great to travel round the UK and see the young people so enthused to bring a passion for art and sport together for this project. To many of these young people sport is the centre of their lives; it’s helped them to stay off the streets and keep out of trouble. The murals are a great way for them to show their creative side and produce a mural that will be seen on a global stage this summer.” Liz Lowe, Citizenship Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain said; “The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are the most exciting opportunities we have as a Worldwide Partner to engage young people and help to build a legacy of increased grassroots sports participation. “We commissioned the Olympic and Paralympic Values artwork to encourage our young people to make their mark for the London 2012 Games by exploring what the Olympic and Paralympic values mean to them. “We’re greatly looking forward to seeing the final artwork from the seven cities and seeing them go on show this summer at the Games.” Jane Ashworth OBE, CEO at StreetGames said, “The StreetGames festivals are wonderful opportunities for our projects to come together and celebrate doorstep sport. The young people enjoy the competitive elements of the day, but what is also important to them is to meet their peers from similar backgrounds and to feel part of a national movement.”

Google GSLC Notebook artwork

Fresh off the press... the Notebook artwork from the rececent Google annual sales leadership conference that I was commissioned to create. Each notebook was personalised with the attendees name printed onto the spine and cover. Now that's what I call classy...

New Look AW Press Day 2012 Showroom

Had the pleasure of being asked to customise the New Look AW Press Day Showroom.... Once again I was given creative freedom to add a splash of colour and character to the walls. Inspiration was taken from the forthcoming seasons collection, key influences were bold colours and Street Art to name a few...

Google GSLC Art Work

A recent project that I was commission for was to design Google's annual sales leadership conference Art work and personalised Notebooks. This year the conference was held in the luxurious Grove hotel in Hertfordshire. The event featured a celebrity line-up of speakers including former US President Bill Clinton, Annie Lennox and Lily Cole to name a few. The event ran on the back of Zeitgeist - in its 7th year, the annual invitation-only conference aims to bring together the “great minds of our time” to discuss on issues spanning technology, politics and the arts. I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Luma who brought my illustration to life. Luma cleverly mapped my linear illustration bringing the complex network of doodles to life, each with its own quirky personality which captured the spirit of the event.