Huge congratulations to Morten Morland and Ben Jennings for their achievements at the Political Cartoon Awards on Tuesday 29th November. Morten was awarded Political Cartoonist of the Year 2016, and Ben scooped the Tenniel Tankard as Runner-Up for Political Cartoon of the Year 2016. They were presented their awards by the Political Cartoon Society, along with guests of honour the Rt. Hon. Ed Balls and Lord Paddy Ashdown. We're delighted to see the calibre and importance of these two artists' work recognised by such a prestigious award. For a more thorough overview of their work, you can view each of the artists portfolios on the Début Art website here (Morten Morland) and here (Ben Jennings). You can read about the Political Cartoon Awards in more detail here.
Tobias Hall flexes his hand-lettering muscles in his collaboration with Wagamama for their latest campaign ‘Feed Your Good’. Tobias was commissioned by J Walter Thompson to create these energetic, free-hand slogans which perfectly complement Wagamama’s trademark clean, contemporary photographs. For each iteration, Tobias experimented with composition to get the right balance and flow before executing each treatment in his lively brush-led style. You can spot them out and about in the wild, and hopefully be encouraged to slurp down some ramen as a result. You can see more of Tobias’ type work – ranging from free-hand lettering to intricately rendered typographical designs – on his online portfolio here.
Arn0 has joined forces again with adam&eveDDB for John Lewis' 2016 festive campaign, illustrating the full cast of mischievous bouncing creatures in his cuter-than-cute, hyperrealistic style. These characters frolic across press adverts, merchandise, and in-store decorations, bringing the magic of the television advert into day-to-day life. You can spot them out and about on the tube, on the John Lewis website, and quite possibly on that mug you’ll receive for your office Secret Santa gift. Click here to see the full merchandise range. To see more work from the incredible Arn0, you can click here to see his portfolio.
Sam Chivers worked with The Guardian to produce a stunning series of animated illustrations to accompany the article ‘What will the airport of the future look like?' Sam’s work naturally veers towards that blurry point between science and nature, and so it is no surprise that Sam was the perfect artist to visualise the subjects of the article - transport, alternative energy, biodiversity and innovation. Sam beautifully animated each illustration and you can see them action here along with the article on The Guardians website. Follow the link for Sam’s full portfolio and profile.
We’re delighted that the time has come to share Florian Schommer's outstanding illustrations for The Folio Science Fiction Anthology, introduced and edited by Brian W. Aldiss - published by The Folio Society. Science fiction has always been a fertile home for the short story and this special Folio collection is a shining constellation of science-fiction stars, each story exemplifying the very best of the genre. Florian is an illustrator and graphic designer, who in 2013 graduated from Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Communication & Graphic Design, and since then has been continuing his artistic practice in Hamburg. In addition to his freelance work, he co-founded the kjosk collective, creating original designs for clients all over the world. He received the FWA site of the day in 2013, the ADC Bronze Award in 2013, the ADC Student of the Year Award in 2014, the Illustrative Nominee Award in 2014, and three ADC Gold Awards in 2014. You can now get your...
Début’s own Viktor Koen, illustrator, designer, and fine artist, recently completed an on-site installation for an impressive cultural center combining the National Library of Greece, Greek National Opera and Stavros Niarchos park, designed by noted Italian architect Renzo Piano. The installation houses Bréal’s Marathon Silver Cup, presented to the first marathon winner at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. In Viktor’s words: “As the cup landed in its permanent SNFCC home, it became clear that we needed a comprehensive solution to document the cup’s history for standing readers, designed intriguingly enough to keep them reading to the end. Other than archival images accompanying every angle of the story and an editorial inspired layout, a long dynamic illustration occupying the full length of the frieze seemed to be just the visual device to wrap everything together and turn the connection between reader and text into an experience. The rest is history.” See photos...
Début Art is proud to have been appointed to act as artists' representatives (agents) by a highly selected grouping of some of the world's finest and most original illustrators, motion artists, motion studios and illustrative designers. Début Art represents over 140 outstanding, highly artistic individuals and studios working around the world across almost all visual communications fields including: advertising, design, corporate, experiential, book publishing, magazine publishing and educational publishing.