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Tobias Hall / Warburtons

We're delighted to share the outcome of Tobias Hall's collaboration with WCRS for the latest Warburtons nationwide campaign, a mammoth project that called on Tobias to create an aesthetic identity for their nationwide print and digital campaign. Warburtons has become well known for its blockbuster approach to advertising, and they made no exception for their latest offering. British-born comedian Peter Kay was called upon to be the heart, face and indeed body of the Regency-era epic drama, a bread-themed parody of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. In creating the still assets to accompany the television spot, Tobias maintained the 19th Century look and feel of the advert. He sought inspiration from hand-painted adverts of the period, bringing them up to date with a modern and lighthearted twist in keeping with the humour of the campaign and with Warburtons' instantly recognisable branding. Tobias' particular ability to create rich, intricate designs that are both refined and dynamic...

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James Taylor / Saint George’s Society of New York

This month sees the re-launch of the Saint George’s Society of New York , an association founded in 1770 to help Brits in New York who have fallen on hard times. The rebranding was spearheaded by Landor Associates. To mark this James Taylor was asked to create as series of images. To see more of James's work click here.

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Alan Berry Rhys Solo Exhibition / 'Carnada Viva'

Later this Summer, The Coningsby Gallery will be delighted to welcome Début Art-represented artist Alan Berry Rhys to present ‘Carnada Viva’, an exhibition of original paintings and screenprints inspired by the culture and lifestyle surrounding the Paraná River in Argentina. The exhibition will run from the 29th August until 9th September 2017. As Alan explains, “In Spanish, Carnada Viva means ‘live bait’. Ever since I was a boy I have been drawn to fishing, and to this day remain fascinated by the variety of the sport. Equally, I love the paraphernalia associated with it; the bait shops and their billboards. My friends and I most often fish along the huge river that runs all the way through the east of Argentina from the north to the south: The Paraná River. I’m completely amazed by this body of water. It flows through a dense subtropical forest and on its shores are colonial towns, sites of cultural heritage and the locale for some of the more significant moments of Argentine history....

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Matt Herring / Our Girls Of Perpetual Succour

Matt Herring produced a series of stained glass style theatrical poster illustrations for the new production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. The comedy, set over the course of a single day, follows a choir of catholic school girls on a trip to Edinburgh for a competition. The play, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy during its run at the National Theatre, opened in the heart of London West End's at The Duke of York's Theatre, with Matt’s Gilbert & George inspired artwork providing a shining beacon of subversive wit. To see more of Matt's work click here

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BloodBros Winner of the Barbican Sci-Fi Print Competition!

We are very proud to announce that BloodBros, AKA Emile Holmewood, has won the Barbican and Wrap Magazine’s print competition with his poster, ‘Art Forms of Fiction’! The competition was announced in the lead up to the Barbican’s major upcoming exhibiton, ‘Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction,’ opening in June. The exhibition is an exploration of one of popular culture’s most celebrated genres, which spans film, music, literature and contemporary art, and will 'present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction’. Emile says, ‘I've taken inspiration from Ernst Haeckel's 'Art Forms of Nature', creating a specimen sheet of sci-fi related themes: i: 'Host' ii: 'Rock' iii: 'Flora' iv: 'Intelligence' v: 'Mother' vi: 'Bubblegum' vii: 'Slime' viii: 'mutation' ix: 'A.I.' x: 'Sea life' xi: 'light/reflection' xii: 'Alien life' xiii: 'sound'. In several cases the specimens draw influence from specific movies/books.’ The competition was judged by Into the Unknown curator, Patrick...

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Yann Legendre / Star Wars 40th Anniversary

Lucasfilm asked Yann Legendre to illustrate 24 stickers to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the movie ‘A New Hope’. In honour of this milestone anniversary of A New Hope, Star Wars Stickers: 40th Anniversary is now available in the App Store for iMessage. The pack comes complete with 24 stickers, featuring characters and classic lines from the film. You can send stickers in chat, place them anywhere on your iMessages, customise photos with them, layer stickers on top of each other, and scale and rotate them. View Yann's full portfolio of illustration and bio - here

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Sam Falconer / Flora: The Graphic Book of the Garden

We’re delighted to be able to reveal an early look at ‘Flora: The Graphic Book of the Garden’, a wonderfully illustrated title that is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Sam Falconer and Melissa Smith at Aurum Press that’s set to be officially launched later this year. ‘Flora’ is one of the latest in a series of luxury non-fiction titles published by Aurum, each providing a broad yet carefully considered insight into a select topic with every page boasting beautifully visualised graphics. Sam was the natural choice for ‘Flora’, with his portfolio of lush, information-rich illustrations and his particular bent for natural science. His artwork strikes the right balance between modern and traditional, conveying the intricate handling typical of botanical subject matter but presented with a contemporary outlook. Illustrating all of the one hundred odd spreads was no mean feat, and Sam found the experience to be a productive learning curve: ‘Over the past few years I have been...

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Chris Skinner / Ghost In The Shell / Variety Magazine

Chris Skinner collaborated with Variety Magazine to create an editorial piece of art to accompany their Ghost In The Shell film review. The concept is based around the construction of life housed within an artificial body and Chris shows the human form created from mechanical parts with the face being one of the last elements to be added. Chris Skinner first of all blocked out all the main elements in 3D software, then added some materials and lights to establish the overall shading before taking the renders into Photoshop where he painted the details including Scarlett's face and added colours. As a hark back to the original printed Manga Chris put the finishing touches on with half tone patterns. For more of Chris Skinner's stunning illustration - view his full portfolio here

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Andrew Archer / EDO-BALL Collection

Andrew Archer has created the latest artworks as part of his Edo Ball collection - a series of 10 original artworks inspired by Basketball, Culture, Japan and Ukiyo-e art. The series started in 2013 with two personal artworks - The Rock & The Ghost, created from his love and passion of the game of Basketball, Ukiyo-e art and Japanese culture. The subjects mixed together seamlessly and were incredibly popular with the Basketball and Japanese culture communities. After multiple project collaborations with basketball brands based on the two popular artworks, Andrew Archer decided in mid 2016 to revisit the series. Over the last 12 months Andrew has patiently crafted 8 new original artworks to accompany the original 2 artworks. Each artwork has a story behind it. Some are based on Japanese mythology and culture, others are narratives based on players nick-names and some are created from popular sayings from the game of basketball. Each artwork is available as prints, postcards and...

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Andy Lovell / LUSH x Mother's Day

We are extremely pleased to share Andy Lovell's collaboration with LUSH Cosmetics to create these beautiful floral designs celebrating UK Mother's Day on the 26th March. Andy's bold and expressive monoprints feature on a series of LUSH's signature knot-wraps. Their decision to work with Andy for this special project was based on his passion for nature, evident in all of his work and in his everyday artistic practice. Commenting on the symbolic significance of blooms being the sole focus of his designs, Andy said, “It seems entirely appropriate to be depicting the purity, strength and beauty of these simple flowers as a metaphor for the qualities found in our marvellous mothers.” You can read more about the collaboration here. You can also see more of Andy Lovell's fantastic work in his portfolio here.

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A World Like Nowhere Else / Royal Ascot 2017

We are delighted to share Joe Wilson’s collaboration with Antidote and Ascot Racecourse ‘A World Like Nowhere Else’: a bespoke, hand-painted globe telling the story of Royal Ascot’s long-standing traditions and rich heritage. Joe’s illustrations depict some of the most iconic and recognised elements of Ascot, including the Royal Procession, the renowned Greencoats, Afternoon Tea, the famous bandstand, and of course the well-heeled attendees, all rendered in his exquisite and fine detailing. London-based globe makers Bellerby & Co. took the globe to its final iteration, cutting, painting and applying Joe’s illustrations to the structure by hand to create the wonderful final piece. The globe was unveiled at The Goring Hotel in London and is now on a tour of London and the South East for public viewing. It will then take centre-stage at the Royal Ascot racecourse from Tuesday 20th June until Saturday 24th June 2017. The “A World Like Nowhere Else” campaign, features images and films...

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Celebrating 'Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress'

Début Art is proud to support Alan Kitching and Laurence King Publishing in a series of upcoming events celebrating the launch of ‘Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress’ the bookshop edition, published by Laurence King March 2017. The first of these will be ‘Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints’, an exhibition of both acclaimed and new works from Alan Kitching presented by Advanced Graphics London and showing at the Coningsby Gallery from 11th – 15th April 2017. We are thrilled to welcome Alan back to the Coningsby Gallery for what promises to be an exciting show, marking the status he has earned as a world renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner. Alan will also be present for an exclusive book-signing event at the exhibition on the 15th April 2017 from 12 noon until 3pm. Succeeding this, ‘Alan Kitching and John L. Walters in Conversation’ will be a one-off event hosted by Laurence King and citizenM Tower of London Hotel, with support from Début Art, on Thursday 27th April...

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