As every pucker fantasy art fan knows, the legendary artist Chris Achilleos died just before Christmas 2021. He left the legacy of his artork to his two daughters Anna and Esther who are setting up a website to honour this legay.
They have explained that it has been, and still is, very hard to process the fact that theirDad is no longer with them. Anyone who knew Chris, as i did, knows that he was full of life and even at 74 he was out clubbing a month before he died so I’m sure you can understand what a shock his sudden and unexpected death was to his two duaghters along with everyone else who knew him. Esther and Anna really want to make him proud and would want him to know that the decision to leave his artwork and PI to them was a good decision. With that in mind, we are sharing the link to their new website here. The link currently only goes to a landing page but it does have a contact link on it to email them about licensing issues etc. They will, in time, grow the website and will produce prints and merchandise.
The link is: www.houseofachilleos.com
You can also buy various reproductions here.
Over the years at Artists UK we have improved our ecommerce software for www.artistsuk.co.uk several times to give our customers a better shopping experience. We’ve made the site work faster, smoother and made it more logically organised. It has a powerful SEARCH facility and there are buttons all over the place allowing customers to contact us by email if they have questions. We then built up this information site with a brand new logo designed by the excellent team at Farbweiss Media in Germany who also designed the website for us. Somehow along the way we never got round to updating the original Artists UK logo and we realised for some time how static and dated it was looking, especially compared to the Artists UK DotNet logo so we’ve finally gopt round to vamping it up into a more dynamic modern version. We hope you like it. You can see it here.
Someone was asking us today about Elric prints by a particular artist and although we are fairly sure they are not available we thought we’d check the artist’s own website just to be sure we haven’t missed something. Bash in the URL and up comes this blank screen with a “download plug-in” message. Didn’t have time for all that messing about so I left it and wondered at the logic of presenting a new visitor to your website with the choice to download software or go away!
Any prizes for suggesting the answer we came up with?
The only member of the Artists UK team who may have thought that a Flash Intro (especially without an obvious ‘Skip’ option) is a really good idea was Mitzi … and since she is the cat and we can only interpret her reaction from the purring she makes when she gets stroked, we decided that that was as close to unanimous as unanimous ever gets. Plus we decided that Mitzi would be extremely pleased at the mouse in unanimous :-)