2016 marks the centenary of Agatha Christie writing her first detective story – The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The Royal Mail is marking the occasion with a set of six stamps illustrated by Neil Webb and designed by Jim Sutherland. The stamps represent some of her best-known novels – Murder on the Orient Express, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Body in the Library, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and A Murder is Announced. Royal Mail have also developed an augmented reality feature for the The Mysterious Affair at Styles stamp which triggers a 3D animation, which can be seen here. Click here to see Neil Webb's full portfolio.
Broken Hearts Make it Rain (self-initiated piece). Words are the main influence on the majority of Si’s work - whether it’s something he’s heard, read or a song lyric etc… Words have always played a big part in his life (not only in his work). ‘Broken Hearts Make It Rain’ is a Radiohead lyric which, as soon as he heard it, Si scribbled down in his notebook for future reference. Even if Si isn’t working on a type piece he can pretty much guarantee that his idea will come from words in one way or another. Each of Si’s original hand-drawn designs and 3D creations are timeless, or they are all anachronisms in their own right. With global recognition from creative industries and institutions, Si’s award-winning work have been featured in numerous publications, including the Best 200 Design Moments Ever by Computer Arts Magazine, and honoured twice in Lurzer’s Archive - The Best 200 Illustrators In The World. To view Si's full portfolio click here.
5 September 2016–16 September 2016 This show, Andrew Baker’s first solo outing, celebrates his contribution to the world of editorial illustration and offers a preview of his illustrations for a major new book, ‘BODY, The Graphic Book of Us’, due for release later this year. Andrew is an award winning illustrator with work spanning editorial, advertising and packaging projects. This collection of work explores how his characteristic blend of colour, design and wit has brought to life the pages of a galaxy of publications from Vogue to Nature, from Design Week to The Times. On display alongside original artworks are covers, pages, tear sheets and endpapers showing his images in the context of the printed page in all its variety. The exhibition will be showing at The Coningsby Gallery from the 5th - 16th September 2016, open daily from 10am until 6pm, Mondays to Fridays. The Private View will be held on Tuesday 6th September from 6.30-8.30pm.
We are delighted to introduce you to the talented artist Jon Fox. Jon is a praised illustrator and painter, known for his dynamic structures and vivid use of colour. His work spans across publishing, murals and EP covers. Born in the UK, he has studied in Bristol and Brighton (Fine Art Painting) and participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Égrégore: The Zenith of Pop Surrealism at Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art, Montréal (2014), and has held solo shows in various cities around the world. "A child of the 80s, he was initially attracted to Japanese and American cartoons, comics and computer games, along with hip hop and the graffiti styles that came with it. Drawing on personal introspection, Fox juggles narrative and pictorial composition to produce vivid mindscapes, layered journeys in search of an underlying energy and balance." Click here to see more of Jon's work click here.
Stephen Vuillemin worked with the guys over at Vice to produce a series of illustrative gifs for the AXE #FindYourMagic global social media campaign. It’s your style, your way - Focusing on 3 of AXE’s biggest product lines, Stephen created 9 gifs celebrating the unique look, moves and feel of individuals. Launched in August this year the social media campaign with run across 4 continents, get involved by searching #FindYourMagic across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr To view the gifs in action and Stephen’s incredible portfolio click here
We're excited to announce a group showcase of Début illustrators' prints and artwork at the Coningsby Gallery. This exhibit will run from Monday 8th August until Friday 2nd September 2016, open 10am-6pm daily, Monday to Friday. Prints will be displayed from international artists, the majority of which are for sale online through the Coningsby Gallery Shop. Artists include: Peter Strain, Vince McIndoe, Craig Robinson, Walter Newton, Stephan Walter, Patrick Morgan, Katie Edwards, Katherine Baxter, Sarah Hanson, Joe Wilson, H.Y.T Studio, Chris Skinner and Yehrin Tong.
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.