Lo Cole’s distinctive artwork first came to prominence in the mid-1980s when he was invited to produce the controversial album sleeve designs for Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Welcome To The Pleasuredome.” Voted ‘best dressed record sleeve of the year,’ by the NME reader’s poll, Lo’s work was launched on a market that has provided him with employment as an artist and illustrator over 25 years.
His work regularly features in national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times, Vogue, Elle magazine, The Boston Globe and more, where his humorous and abstracted approach to imagery is highly identifiable.
As a poster artist, Lo has produced dynamic designs for clients including the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, London Transport, British Rail, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His corporate clients include John Lewis plc, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Abbey National, Gartmore and Lloyds TSB, working with leading design and advertising agencies. Lo has also been widely involved with work for charity and has created powerful campaign graphics for Lynx, Greenpeace, Action Aid, the WWF and more. Locally he has designed posters for The Suffolks Traders’ Association.
Lo has illustrated several children’s books for Longmans and produced book jackets for Harper Collins, Scholastic and Penguin. Recently Lo has illustrated two new ‘Bod’ books based on the popular children’s TV character from the 1970’s and 1980’s (originally written and illustrated by his parents, Michael and Joanne Cole).
Cole’s bold use of line-work and flat color is further realized when produced on a large scale. He has undertaken several public art mural commissions as well as those for corporate and private clients.
Trained as a fine art printmaker, Lo has continually produced his own limited edition prints, paintings and drawings, which he regularly exhibits. Lo's limited edition signed and numbered screenprints and Giclee prints are available to purchase on Esty.