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Stephen Vuillemin / AXE #FindYourMagic

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

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Summer Print Show At The Coningsby Gallery

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.

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Jacquie Boyd / 'Be Great Donate' Scope

Jacquie Boyd has been asked to create a set of characters and artwork for the 'Be Great Donate' Campaign launched by the charity Scope. Jacquie developed three main characters for the campaign: Chris, Fiona and Sophia, along with print material such as window posters, postcards and till-point signs. They are on a mission, each in their own way, to de-clutter, clear out and donate unwanted clothing to support Scope's work with disabled people and their families. More info about the campaign can be found on Scope's main webpage and Facebook page. To see more of Jacquie's portfolio click here.

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Début Art Welcomes Chris Skinner

We are delighted to welcome artist Chris Skinner to Début Art. Chris joins us as a highly successful illustrator and designer. He has worked for a variety of companies across a range of sectors and media, including interactive, broadcast, motion graphics and print. For the last 6 years Chris has worked as a freelancer and has focussed on illustration work. Chris uses a mixture of techniques in his exceptionally detailed illustrations, including traditional media, 2D digital, 3D modelling and digital sculpting. He also works with motion graphics using 3D and 2D techniques to create style frames and videos. Previous clients include: Marvel, DC Comics, 20th Century Fox, Studio Canal, BBC, Ubisoft, Universal, 2waytraffic, Mondo, Acme Archives, Marks & Spencer and ASDA. Chris also regularly exhibits art in pop culture galleries across America, and his limited edition screen prints are highly sought after. To follow his work click here.

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Martin O'Neill / Luxembourg Ceiling Mural

Martin O'Neill was commissioned to create and install a 35m2 ceiling collage in Bar Amicale des Amis, an annexe to the Stayrooms Hotel in Luxembourg. The collage was initially created ‘by hand’ in studio then scanned and reprinted at scale, recut and wheat pasted up by hand. Finished with a matt lacquer. The collage was intended to be viewed from multiple angles so has no ‘right side up’, creating unusual juxtapositions for the customers depending on where they engage from. To view Martin's complete portfolio of works click here

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Début Art Welcomes Alan Berry-Rhys

We are delighted to welcome Alan Berry Rhys to the Début Art group. Alan joins us as a highly successful illustrator and graphic artist, having already exhibited at several solo shows in his native Buenos Aires in addition to several others across America. As a commercial illustrator he has worked for a string of high profile brands including Jack Daniel’s, Nike, Puma, Vans, Oero, Absolut Vodka and Penguin. Alan’s bold work is characterised by his adaptation of old printing styles and colours, yet clearly stands out today as part of contemporary urban culture. He derives inspiration from vintage graphic advertising, observing the methods of screen-printing, risograph printing, and painting in order to incorporate these elements into his work. His work subsequently bears the attractive characteristic of the errors and limitations born about through these techniques, exuding an appealing lo-fi quality. In tune with his observance of traditional methods, Alan includes references to craftsmanship...

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Corey Brickley / 3x3 Mag Professional Show

Congratulations are in order for Début Art-represented illustrator Corey Brickley, who has recently been announced as Merit Winner in 3x3's Professional Show. "Each year 3x3 Magazine assembles top juries for each of its three shows: professional, student and children's books. Our international panel of judges vote independently and as a result the 3x3 show is one of the most unbiased juried competitions for illustration." 3x3 Magazine's annual Professional show "is considered to be one of the top three international shows for illustration". Corey has been awarded this prestigious mention -having received the majority of judges' votes- for his recent animated illustration for the Huffington Post, "The Shooting Gallery".

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We are thrilled to launch our brand new website! We hope very much that you like the redesign and all the new features. You will find the latest artwork from all the artists you have come to know and from new artists Alan Berry Rhys, Corey Brickley and Chris Skinner. One of the goals of this new website has to been to provide clients with state-of-the-art search functionality to access some of the world’s finest original illustrators, motion artists and illustrative designers. New features include direct navigation to ‘Illustration’, ‘Motion’ and ‘Design’ and monthly collections of ‘Featured Works’ on the homepage. The search functionality, which is now also within each artist's portfolio, allows you to carry out more refined searches, including by type of project and style. The dedicated ‘Styles’ section will show you a variety of outstanding artists working with a particular visual approach and across a range of different kinds of project. The ‘News’ section is frequently updated with...

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Peter Crowther & MDI Digital / The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We are proud to share Peter and MDI Digital’s recent collaborations with The Edinburgh Fringe Festival to launch and promote their 2016 programme of events. In keeping with this year’s tagline of ‘Defying the norm since 1947’ each artwork plays with and defies our perceptions of the expected. The Fringe remains the largest arts festival in the world with 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues over three weeks in August! Click here to get your talons on a digital copy of the programme.

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Chris Labrooy / Nike Presto

For the launch of the new Presto Ultra Flyknit, Chris designed and produced a series of Emoji icons. You can see the animated versions of the icons here Direction : Tom Darracott and Carl Burgess at Moresoon Design & Production : Chris Labrooy VFX / Animation : Analog

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Yehrin Tong / Canongate + Folio Update

Yehrin Tong's collaboration with Canongate's Rafi Romaya and author Michel Faber has gone from strength to strength. This year alone saw the publication of two further Faber titles - a re-released collection of short stories and a book of selected poems - each one featuring a beautifully designed and illustrated jacket in Yehrin's distinctive patterned style. With these two new artworks Yehrin's versatility and continued development as an artist clearly shows. The boldness of each cover is in their deceptive minimalism, presenting stripped down, conceptually-led designs that instantly convey the emotion and ideas behind each title. This is particularly evident in the powerful cover for 'Undying: A Love Story', a poignant collection of poems Faber wrote in memory of his wife. Yehrin's proficiency in creating beautiful book covers has meant for a particularly fruitful time for publishing projects. Above are a very select few of her recent book commissions, but you can see more in her portfolio...

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Tado / Sky Kids

Mike and Katie, the ingenious creators behind Tado, were delighted to see the release of their Sky Buddies last month. This host of colourful characters were commissioned by Sky for the launch of the Sky Kids app, designed to guide children and help them navigate their way to the kids shows they love. Click here to see Tado's full portfolio

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