We are delight to share the news that Corey Brickley and Peter Strain are proud winners of the Communication Arts 2017 Illustration Competition, receiving an Award of Excellence. Corey Brickley for his dramatic album cover artwork for the release of Blood Youth’s debut album ‘Beyond Repair’ and Peter Strain for not just 1 but 3 covers produced for Arborist’s debut album ‘Home Burial' & 2 singles. Of the 3,995 entries to the 58th Illustration Annual, only 178 were accepted, representing the work of 159 artists, making the Illustration Annual the most exclusive major illustration competition in the world. Published each May, the Illustration Annual incorporates special reproduction techniques developed by CA, including quality 200-line colour separation and printing on premium 70 lb. coated paper by one of the finest printers in the United States. Everything that was originally in colour is reproduced in colour at a size that allows the concept to be understood. About Communication...
Martin O'Neill was commissioned to create four large scale collaged murals for installation in Binske's new Luxury Cannabis store in Colorado USA. The illustrations are being used in store and on a range of luxury products and edibles. The collages were created from hundreds of vintage etchings & watercolor reproductions from the archives of natural history, zoological and botanical worlds. They were themed to coincide with the stores four elements that run through their products ranges Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. The collages also tied in key organic botanical ingredients in their products. To view more of Martin's beautiful hand cut collages - click here
Justin Metz collaborated with BT for their latest nationwide campaign to promote the new BT Mobile Family Sim. Justin’s exceptional talents as a CGI artist, as well as a designer and retoucher, are regularly called upon for commercial and editorial projects in need of slick, high-end, more-real-than-real finishes and for delivering conceptual realistic imagery. His unique skill set is in clear evidence here as the hero image is brought to life. Justin’s handiwork for BT can be seen across all media and TV in the UK. View Justin's full portfolio here
Oscar was recently commissioned by the iconic New York alt-weekly The Village Voice to create a portrait of Donald Trump, for an article titled "Stop Making Sense", giving advice for writers in the current political landscape. Oscar collaborated closely with them, using Trumps' own words, curated by the Voice's editors, to create this portrait. We hope you like this unique and timely depiction of the 45th U.S. President on the occasion of his inauguration. To see more of Oscar's work you can click here to see his portfolio.
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]
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.