Gallery/Art & Design

Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary ∙ 2009

Zakee Shariff & Alex Newman, 'Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary', front cover. For Laurence King Publishing, 2009
Zakee and her husband Al compiled a fashion dictionary for Laurence King Publishing entitled Fashion A–Z, An Illustrated Dictionary. Illustrated by Zakee and written and designed by Al, it is available from Amazon and all good bookshops. More

Leona Naess, Polydor/Verve ∙ 2008/09

Zakee Shariff & Al Newman, Leona Naess Thirteens UK album CD booklet centre spread, for Polydor Records, 2009
Zakee art directed, illustrated and co-designed the album campaign for Polydor/Verve artist Leona Naess, in collaboration with her husband Al Newman. The first single from the campaign, "Heavy Like Sunday", was released on seven-inch single in June 2008 (limited to More

Shariff/Miller, “Floral” ∙ 2007

'Ranunculus', 2007. Digital illustration over photograph
While pregnant with her first child, Rosalind Miller, one of Zakee's long-time friends and collaborators, photographed a series of plants and flowers representing growth, form, beauty and health. To these, Zakee added sacred geometric shapes and fine line drawings, combining More

Zakee Shariff For Sceptre ∙ 2007

Zakee's cover illustration for Siri Hustvedt's book, What I Loved, published by Sceptre, 2007
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of its literary imprint, Sceptre, publisher Hodder Stoughton commissioned 21 artists and illustrators to come up with original covers for a range of its titles. Zakee illustrated the cover for a new edition of What More

Zakee Shariff For Coca-Cola ∙ 2007

'Al-'Over Cola', 2003
In 2003, Zakee was approached by Coca-Cola to design a textile print using the contour bottle. Zakee paid homage to Andy Warhol's Coca-Cola screen-print by positioning the bottles next to each other, adding her own touch by giving each bottle More

Al Fingers Meets Zakee Shariff, “Stardust” ∙ 2007

Stardust mixtape, compiled by DJ Al Fingers for Zakee Shariff, 2007
In 2007, DJ Al Fingers compiled a mixtape entitled Stardust to accompany Zakee's collection of the same name (see it here). Featuring Jill Scott, Minnie Riperton, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Brian Eno among others, the mix is Al Fingers' musical More

“My 2007″ Exhibition, Colette ∙ 2007

'Peace & Love', 2006. For Colette's 'My 2007' show in aid of WWF
Zakee was invited to participate in the My 2007 exhibition at Colette, Paris, 2007. The show featured work from artists, illustrators and graphic designers from across the world, including Futura, Laurent Fetis, Cody Hudson, Kaws and many more, all of More

Skye, Atlantic Records ∙ 2006

Skye, Mind How You Go album cover Zakee Shariff (illustration) & Frank Bauer (photo), 2006
Zakee was approached by Atlantic Records to produce artwork for Skye's Mind How You Go album campaign. Working with photographer Frank Bauer's imagery, Zakee illustrated the album cover and inlay book, as well as the cover of the single, "Love Show". More

V&A ∙ 2006

'Karokia' (detail), 2004. Silk-screen print on paper. 60 × 250 cm
In 2005 one of Zakee's screen prints, Karokia, was procured by the V&A Museum, and was subsequently featured in their Prints Now exhibition, held in the V&A's Julie & Robert Breckman Gallery in 2006. The show detailed recent developments in printmaking and More

Shariff/Hudson, “We Are Running Slightly Blind” ∙ 2006

Zakee & Cody's work hanging together at the Hejfina Gallery, Chicago, October 2006
Zakee collaborated with Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson (Struggle Inc) for a show entitled We Are Running Slightly Blind, held at the Hejfina gallery/store in Chicago. More