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News for January 2012

Paul Davis + James Carey (O.Two) / The New Clapham Hidden Art Project

Paul Davis + James Carey (O.Two) / The New Clapham Hidden Art Project

Paul Davis & O.Two AKA James Carey were commissioned by Realise Creative to work on a unique project within The New Clapham development currently being built by the Cathedral Group.Paul & James were asked create a work of art over the interior walls of the still under-construction Penthouses (11th floor) of the development in Clapham, only for it to be almost immediately hidden forever under the internal wall linings within days as construction work recommences to complete The Library Building on Clapham High Street in time for its February launch.Photographer Thomas Butler (Who we previously collaborated with in Monaco) was on hand to produce these 2 videos of Paul & James at work.You can watch Paul's video here and James' video here.Thomas also shot tons of stills, all of which can be seen here on our Flickr page.

Serge Seidlitz / Educational Insights Jigsaw Puzzles

Serge Seidlitz / Educational Insights Jigsaw Puzzles

Serge Seidltz was commissioned by the guys at Educational Insights to design 8 children's jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle is made up of between 24 and 48 pieces with words printed on one side and parts of the picture on the other. The puzzles work by choosing a piece, reading the word on it and searching the puzzle tray for the synonym to that word and then setting the piece in place. Finishing the puzzle then reveals the hidden picture.You can see the full set of puzzle images and more in Serge's folio. If you'd like to buy a set of the jigsaws they're available here.

Oscar Wilson / Gil Scott-Heron Book Cover

Oscar Wilson / Gil Scott-Heron Book Cover

Oscar Wilson has been working with Canongate Books on the cover art for the postumous memoir of Gil Scott Heron entitled The Last Holiday. Oscar Wilson worked closely with the team at Canongate to create this iconic image of Gil made from selected poems and lyrics.Gil Scott-Heron's Publisher and friend Jamie Byng said of the work:“I think Oscar has created an iconic image of Gil and one that will become widely known and it makes the whole book come together beautifully. Words were so important in Gil’s life and he loved playing with them so having this image of him in which he is literally made of words seems perfectly apt especially for a memoir which is made up of his words”.The book launches today and to coincide with the launch Oscar has produced a limited edition screen print available to purchase here.

Sam Kerr / iPhone Portraits

Sam Kerr / iPhone Portraits

Sam Kerr approaches his work with an equal amount of thought placed on the drawing style and concept. “For me, the two are inseparable and as important as each other. To get the best out of an idea, you have to match it to the right medium.”Although most ventures into different ways of working have come about through a basic need for variety, some were born out of necessity. In 2011, Sam Kerr spent six months bedridden as a result of back problems, so in order to keep up his drawing, learnt to work entirely on his iPhone, as you can see from the above portraits.As of December 2011, Sam returned to his studio with a new back and continues to work on his collaborative projects with illustration collective Lie-ins and Tigers, and new joint venture Interrobang with friend Russell Weekes.Sam Kerr is available for commission right now, and to see more from his folio check here: www.debutart.com/artist/sam-kerr

Mac Premo & Oliver Jeffers / The Daily's Review Of The Year 2011

Mac Premo & Oliver Jeffers / The Daily's Review Of The Year 2011

Happy new year folks, and welcome to 2012.Long time collaborators, and studio buddies, Mac Premo & Oliver Jeffers were commissioned by the folks at iPad magazine The Daily to create this beautiful stop motion animation for The Daily's review of the year 2011. Stills can be seen above.Regarding the process, and mainly in Mac's words here.... Oliver Jeffers and Mac Premo compiled a list of "those events so pertinent as to be relevant to the fabric of shared existence, so absurd as to remind us of the fragility of said fabric, or some intriguing place in between."Mac Premo then solicited the extraordinary talents of his wife, Adrianna Dufay, and recorded a voiceover headlining each story, using that as a structure for the video. From there, Oliver Jeffers and Mac went to work, making a (http://www.debutart.com/motion) / visual / animated / moving illustration image that illustrates the year in review according to the following 2 rules:1) "The path of least resistance between our collective...