Ben Jennings collaborated with Ted Baker for their in-store window display and festive website animation for their Christmas 2016 campaign. Ben, who is well known for his rapier wit when it comes to satirical cartoons, was a perfect match for Ted Baker's irreverent sense of humour: [vimeo size="large"]195969440[/vimeo] "Ted Baker always like to have something tongue-in-cheek for their Christmas store windows, so it was a really fun project to work on," said Ben of the brief. "My job was to design a polar bear character, and then complete a finished illustration of a scene featuring the character, along with the typography, which would be used on Ted Baker's Christmas shopping bags and boxes, as well as being created into a 3D window display for Ted Baker stores worldwide. I also provided some additional illustrations for an animated version of the scene that was used on Ted's social media channels. "The concept was to have a polar bear character, scratching themselves up against the...
Helen Friel's art direction and paper engineering skills bring Tesco Mobile's holiday deals campaign to life, in these three short but sweet animations. Enjoy the lovely tangibility of hand-made paper craft and stop motion. Animation by Andy Biddle. [vimeo size="large"]195483007[/vimeo]
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.
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