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Unknown.png Bernie Krause / Northeastern University
cocc-t-rex-1080-02.jpg Confessions of a Class Clown / Penguin Random House
oscar_wilson_globe_colours-independent-school-mag.jpg Globe Colours / Independent School Magazine
Ribbons_of_Age.png High Noon / Ribbon Decay
stgeorge phoneboxGUIDE.jpg St George Phone Box
Yodel copy.jpg Yodel / Save the British High Street
Economy Drive / Supply Management Magazine Economy Drive / Supply Management Magazine
cloer-still-low-res-jennifer-dionisio-artwork-illustration-film-noir-horror-vintage-art-mystery.jpg Closer Still / Personal Work
Bloomberg_Businessweek_'Joy_Buolamwini'_Watercolour.jpg Bloomberg Businessweek
NatureOutlook-The Brain.jpg The Brain / Nature Outlook
56974017_102091880964263_6127491533033070206_n.jpg Sustainable Future Cover / Greenpeace Magazin
Toyota-Yaris.jpg Toyota Yaris
smarties_bunnies_insta-01.jpg Easter Bunny / Smarties
Tylko school.jpg Tylko School
winter books2a amend.jpg Winter Books
image 2.1 final.jpg Business and Tech / Biz Ed Magazine
Square Eyes Pond.jpg Golden Hour Error / Square Eyes / Jonathan Cape
A4.jpg Arrivals of the New Parisians / The Gift: Freedom, Equality and Diversity
Unknown-6.jpeg Teach The World To Sing
fenris-01.jpg Fenris 1
Space 2015.png Space 2015
horvath cover.jpg Strike Force / San Francisco State University Magazine
Christmas In Portobello Road Christmas In Portobello Road
HEY HEY MY MY.jpg Hey Hey My My
Yuval_Noah_Harari_The_Economist.jpg Yuval Noah Harari / The Economist
03.jpg Drug Baron feature / 1843 Magazine
78.jpg Postcard 5 for Krasny Oktyabr
HighRes_GuideCover-RGB16bit_V4 2.JPG Press Play / The Guide
a-regine-oct-16-friday-139-of-211.jpg Rivian Electric Truck
Unknown-17.jpeg Pure desire / Kawala
MonstersInc copy.jpg Monsters Inc / Pixar
EMP_JAN21_COVER_SUBS.jpg Wandavision / Empire Magazine
Girl In A Canon / Glamour Magazine Girl In A Canon / Glamour Magazine
ToyStoryDarkFinal.jpg Toy Story Noir
nike airmax III master.jpg Nike Air Max III
Sam Chivers for Boat International Superyacht design festival 2021.jpg Superyacht Design Festival 2021 / Boat International
James Taylor.png Grooming / GQ Magazine
02 Hotel Astor.jpg Hotel Astor / Kiel Fragments
Wetlands Wetlands
Unknown-6.jpeg Neurodegeneration / Science Magazine
Unknown-21.jpeg Groovin
2.jpg Baedeker
Turnaround-jennifer-dionisio-illustration-artwork-illustration-vintage[2].JPG Turnaround
Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7
Pietari Posti  - Stella Artois2.jpg Stella Artois 2
Unknown-14.jpeg Rare Vos Amber Ale / Ommegang Brewery
SNAPE_DOE-lowres.jpg The Cursed Child Mural / The Lyric in New York
Bob Ross Bob Ross
Longtooth_Bottle Label_FINAL.jpg Longtooth Gin
Year_of_the_Pet_BloombergBussinessweek.jpg Year Of The Pet / Bloomberg Businessweek
RSC_Candle.jpg Candle / Royal Society of Chemistry
3.JPG Two Suns / New Scientist
jc_redbull.1.jpg MOTO GP / Red Bulletin
75RGB.jpg 75 / Libramore
sleaford mods art SH.jpg Sleaford Mods / Mojo Magazine
StephenFry_Apple_detail.jpg Stephen Fry / Apple
Ardbeg_Wee Beastie_KV Landscape.jpg Ardbeg's Wee Beastie / LVMH
IMG_7428.JPG Secret Society Of Second-Born Royals / Disney
01-Final_MG©2020.jpg Top 500 / Focus Magazine
Tablets on Prescription Tablets on Prescription
MobileStrokeUnit.jpg Metro Tunnel Victoria
202010【昭和電工マテリアルズ様】空港関連看板広告モニター資料[1].jpg Hitachi Kase
Boldly Expose Public Delinquencies Boldly Expose Public Delinquencies
wash_your_hands.jpg Wash Your Hands
IMG_7331.JPG Ezra Cornell / Cornell University
pcrowther_PreventMagazineCover.jpg Shoe Cover / Prevent Magazine
Ramen Ai on ipad.PNG Ramen Ai on iPad
Map_drwho_PILOT.jpg Map / Dr Who / PILOT
RLab, La Repubblica_04.jpg RLab 2 / Repubblica
1-Fractal02.jpg Fractals
Scaffolding-Mag-COVID-Impact.jpg COVID Impact / Scaffmag
Mens-Health-comic-strip-4.jpg Men's Health Comic Strip
HighStreet copy.jpg Save the British High Street
Starman II.jpg Starman II
Focus / IFC Focus / IFC
Felix Baumgartner Felix Baumgartner
Unknown-16.jpeg Cars In The Snow
Lobster / Ted Baker Lobster / Ted Baker
Wired Future City HERO.jpg Future City / Wired
82.jpg Postcards for Krasny Oktyabr
Love Creative Type Love Creative Type
Pietari Posti  - VW iD Hub 1.jpg VW iD Hub 1
JLA 23 Page 20.jpg Justice League America 24 / Pencil Page 20
3-FortuneMag_Final01_MG©2020.jpg Portrait / Fortune Magazine
hitandrun_SPEED_01.jpg Let Us Bring You Up To Speed / Virgin Media
Fortune_Starbucks-01.jpg Starbucks / Fortune Magazine
GATORADE.jpg Gatorade / Runners World
NYT_Trump_Bust.jpg Trump Bust / New York Times
Spoonfed.jpg Spoonfed
Consoles Collection 2 Consoles Collection 2
Labyrinth.jpg Labyrinth
14.jpg Unknown Ability
Bird Girl Bird Girl
LaputaArtPrint.jpg Laputa
Hand 2012.jpg Hand 2012
lion1.jpg IAPM Mall
TELEGRAPH_POEM_SPOTS_2.jpg Poem Spots / Telegraph
New-Scientist-Body-Conscious.jpg Body Conscious Cover / New Scientist
British Isles_Wood_5.jpg A Tour of the British Isles / Best Western Magazine
DISAPPEAR_HERE.jpg Disappear Here
TheGuardian - 180119.jpg The Guardian / 18.01.2019
Astronomer.jpg Astronomer
Prevail 3.JPG Prevail Skatepark
wp_data.jpg Tech Objects
Playtime---EMI_Production_Music.jpg Playtime / EMI Production Music
M&SFoodhall copy.jpg M&S Foodhall / Save the British High Street
Irish Distilleries for Golf Magazine.jpg Irish Distilleries / Golf Magazine
HEADLAMP.jpg Headlight / Duracell
ABC Of Modern Urban Advancement G ABC Of Modern Urban Advancement G
I Love Japan I Love Japan
Kelly Thompson DM-colour2019-Heidi1-646_Flat.jpg Amanda / D&M Salon
TNY_ML-SlaughterhouseFive-final[1].jpg Slaughterhouse Five / New Yorker
Pilotpriest Album Cover Pilotpriest Album Cover
Cali.jpg Cali
Euromoney_colour.jpg Euromoney
Super Identity Super Identity
AKIRA poster master 16x24.jpg AKIRA Poster Master
Legoland_NY.jpg Legoland New York
Gentlemen's Style 2 Gentlemen's Style 2
NIKE_AM1TYPE_Mark_Ward.jpg Air Max / Nike
The Social - Gifs
AIemi1.jpg Alemi
Green&Blue infographics01.JPG Green & Blue / La Repubblica
IMG_9586.JPG Thanksgiving / Star Wars
Life In The Deep / New Scientist Life In The Deep / New Scientist
WE_04.jpg WE / Yvgeny Zamyatin / The Folio Society / Internal Illustrations I
NSS_faceboot.jpg Facebook / NSS
CLIMATE CRISIS.jpg Climate Crisis


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World Illustration Awards 2021 Longlist

We are pleased to announce that a number of Début Art represented illustrators have had projects longlisted for the 2021 World Illustration Awards. These artists include; Max Loeffler, Lisa Sheehan, Jim Tsinganos, Xinmei Liu, Patrick George, Stephanie Von Reiswitz and Sarah Jones. Our warmest congratulations to all the artists who have been longlisted. We are very proud to see the work of our illustrators being recognised by an award and organisation that is so important in the creative field.

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Introducing Nicky Ackland-Snow

Inspired by stories imagined within found ephemera from the past, Nicky is passionate about creating new meanings from old contexts. Her work has a strong conceptual base and uses typography and metaphor to create layers of visual poetry. The technicolour utopianism of the 1950’s has inspired a feel-good approach to her illustration, projecting hopefulness and fun. Having actively engaged in editorial and publishing projects for the illustration industry over the last 30 years, Nicky has also been inspired by a range of opportunities in the commercial art world. Working in the arenas of festival branding, international product merchandising, illustrated commercial interiors and authorship, Nicky embraces all possible outlets for her work. Nicky has a BA in Graphic Design from Bath School of Art which helped to mould an illustrational approach with a strong base in design principles. She lives, works and lectures in the South West of the UK and continues to scour the flea markets, auction...

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Introducing Jordi Ros

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Jordi Ros. Jordi Ros is an illustrator, designer and academic currently based in Barcelona. Jordi has a BA in Product and Graphic Design, and an MA in Illustration from ELISAVA, Barcelona’s most prestigious and largest Design University. Commercially, Jor has a special focus on developing concepts which brands can use to launch new products, service or engage with their audience in new and interesting ways. He is especially interested in editorial work, such as covers for different publications and books, the music industry and advertising, as well as crossing the boundaries between product and illustration. Jordi’s commercial illustration is marked by his strong belief in developing his experimental and personal practice. He enjoys creating deep, personal narratives in what for him is a very intimate process of sharing his views and feelings on certain subjects. He is particularly influenced by the world of classic eastern animation,...

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Introducing Xinmei Liu

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Xinmei Liu. Xinmei Liu was born in Shanghai, China, and now lives and works in New York. She has a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Xinmei’s work has a clear visual identity, which belies her status as a recent graduate. Her images are rich in narrative, curiosity, nostalgia and fun, inspired by her cultural background, social issues, childhood experience and history. She cites vintage adverts, packaging, Asian calendars and propaganda posters as key influences on her style. You can see more of Xinmei Liu’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/xinmei-liu

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Introducing Kanith Thailamthong

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Kanith Thailamathong. Kanith Thailamathong’s artwork draws from her personal experience of cross-cultural backgrounds, coming from a Chinese-Thai family and being born in Bangkok, Thailand. She likes to explore the behaviours, attitudes and inner lives of people and characters traversing these boundaries and different identities. She is especially drawn to depicting being a girl in Eastern culture, and what goes unsaid even though it is felt. Kanith notes Edward Hopper as one of her earliest influences. The simple and mysterious methods of storytelling in his paintings showed her how daily life could be poetic. You can see more of Kanith Thailamathong’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/kanith-thailamthong

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Introducing Janelle Barone

We are now delighted to present internationally acclaimed illustrator Janelle Barone. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Janelle's style has grown from a mixture of influences including cinematography, comic book art, Art Nouveau and traditional Ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Recent clients include Apple, Disney, The Washington Post, Wired, Macmillan Books US, Buzzfeed and the Brisbane International Film Festival.

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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.

Contact details

début art – UK

30 Tottenham Street
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 1064

début art – New York

420 West 14th Street
Suite 5 SW
New York
NY 10014
Tel: 212 995 5044

début art - Tokyo