About me

I'm Emile, a New Zealand made, London-based illustrator pseudonymously known as Blood Brothers. Despite the plural, I'm just one guy... kind of Like Bob Dylans or William Blakes.

Now a freelance illustrator, I actually practiced as a graphic artist for eight years, and also animate. My work is underpinned by graphic design principles and crafted typography (when I'm left to it). Do you find me more appealing now?


I'm represented worldwide by the lovely folk at D├ębut Art. For commercial commissions please contact them directly. For anything else, get in touch with me by simply emailing eholmewood@gmail.com

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Previous clients

Bank of America, Seamless (New York), Game UK, Shortlist Magazine, The Sunday Times, GrubHub, Runners World, The Hollywood Reporter, Financial News, Exxon Mobil, Marketing Week, Bank West, IBM, Toshiba, 99 Percent Invisible (podcast), Jaguar Land Rover, Radio New Zealand,  NZ Trade and Enterprise, Ronald McDonald House, Boosted.org.nz, Lion Nathan, New Zealand Winegrowers, Terra Sancta [vineyard], My Food Bag, Healtheries Tea, Macs Beer and Gravity Coffee 

Awards + Honours 

2017 Adweek ad of the day 
2017 Winner: Barbican + Wrap magazine into the Unknown
2016 Kus Comics #26 selection
2016 Special mention/runner up: Barbican + Art Spiegelman Wordless!
2015 Secret 7" Selection
2015 Best Awards Finalist
2013 Best Awards Silver, Bronze, Finalist, Finalist
2012 Best Awards Finalist
2011 Graphis Platinum
2009 Best Awards Finalist
2008 Best Awards Silver