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Neil Webb / Royal Mail / Agatha Christie

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.

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Welcome back the great Si Scott!

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.

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Andrew Baker / From A to B: Pages from the Paper Galaxy

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.

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Introducing Jon Fox

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.

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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 PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

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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