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Introducing Joe Webb

Début Art is delighted to have been appointed by Joe Webb, a world renowned collage and oil painting artist. Joe is a full time artist, working with hand made collage and oil painting. Joe has a BA Fine Art degree from the UCA - University Of Creative Arts. Joe repurposes found imagery to make thought provoking artworks. His work explores many issues including the environment, war and inequality. Webb's work has become an online sensation with hundreds of thousands of people sharing his images on the internet. As well as going viral in the virtual world, Joe has exhibited and sold work internationally. His paintings, original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery, 45 Park Lane and in the private collections of Coldplay, Eric Cantona and The Madden Brothers. His artwork has been used on album covers for well known artists such as Tears For Fears and Janelle Monae, inspired a music video by Coldplay and been featured in advertising and on book covers. He supports, with...

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Chris Labrooy / Lexus UX

Lexus commissioned Chris Labrooy to create a series of animations for the new all-electric Lexus UX, featuring some of Chris’ trademark interests to highlight the new dynamic features of the model. The animations were used in Lexus’ online advertising campaign. You can see more of Chris' work here.

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Yuko Kondo / Tiny Forest / Earthwatch

Yuko Kondo was commissioned to create the artwork for Earthwatch’s ‘Tiny Forest’ campaign. Tiny Forests are densely packed native forests that fit into the size of a tennis court. This means they bring all the benefits of a forest – climate cooling, lower flood risks, biodiversity, improved air quality and physical and mental wellbeing – right into the heart of our cities and urban spaces. Yuko created a design that packs the wildlife and plant life of the United Kingdom in to this space. The design was used both online and also as mural in urban areas around the UK. You can see more of Yuko's work here.

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BloodBros / What Is Strategy / Harvard Business Review Press

BloodBros was commissioned by Harvard Business Review Press to create the artwork for ‘What Is Strategy’. The book looks at business strategy concepts in a short, easy-to-understand, graphic format. What works and what doesn’t. BloodBros illustrated the book throughout, making what can often be a bland topic, fun and engaging with his fun and entertaining characters. You can see more of BloodBros' work here.

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WRKSHP 33 / Prevail Junior Skate Park

WRKSHP 33 has been working with Prevail Juniors, an indoor skate and scooter park in Bournemouth UK. From a blank canvas Ben Beach / WRKSHP33 designed a full branding suite, promotional printed material, merchandise, exterior & interior signage, interior styling/design, design and installation of large painted wall murals and a huge feature 'paste up' poster wall. You can see more of WRKSHP 33's work here.

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Doug John Miller / The World of Sherlock Holmes / Laurence King

Doug John Miller was commissioned by Laurence King to create the artwork for ‘The World of Sherlock Holmes’, a complex and storied jigsaw puzzle which captures the world of the famous detective. The plan for the puzzle was authored by Nicholas Utechin, the official historian of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. Following his brief, Doug created a bustling cityscape featuring Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries, locations, characters and clues. Doug’s artwork displays his particular eye for architectural detail and talent for composing intricately detailed scenes which draw the viewer in with the multiple strands of stories being told. You can see more of Doug's work here.

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Peter Horvath / Gestalten / The Age of Collage Vol. 3

We are very pleased to announce that Peter Horvath and his work are a prime feature of Gestalten’s ‘The Age of Collage Vol. 3 - Contemporary Collage in Modern Art’, published Autumn 2020. The range of Peter’s coverage includes an 8 page detailed article and interview examining his work and practice (written by Francesca Gavin) plus use of his illustrations on the opening and closing endpapers. Inclusion in such a prestigious publication is testament to Peter’s status as one of the leading contemporary collage illustrators, and we are delighted that his work has been presented as such. You can see more of Peter's work via his Début Art portfolio here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/peter-horvath

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New Artists / Manuel Bartoletti / Laurie Greasley / Bartosz Kosowski / Dmitry Ligay

Over the summer, we’ve been communicating with several artists regarding representation and are proud to announce that we are now the artist representatives for Manuel Bortoletti, Laurie Greasley, Bartosz Kosowski and Dmitry Ligay. Manuel Bortoletti is an award-winning infographic designer, seamlessly blending technical information, data visualisation and illustration. His clean and rational work is accompanied by attention to aesthetics and colour combinations, following his belief that a high standard of visual attractiveness draws in the viewer and motivates their understanding of data. You can see more of his work on his Début Art portfolio here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/manuel-bortoletti Launching his professional illustrator career in 2014, Laurie Greasley has already made great strides, collaborating on a wide variety of projects from comics to concept designs for film. His work is heavily influence by science, technology and science fiction, his creative imagination captivated...

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Andrew Archer / The Venetian

Andrew worked together with Art Advisory to create the story, give creative direction and supply the artwork for The Venetian’s new restaurant ‘Hiro’. Andrew created a written story for the main character Hiro and four additional characters. This was then used as the foundation to tell the story of the restaurant and it’s roots. Andrew took the narrative and transformed it into an 18.5m x 2.25m (60ft x 7ft) layered installation which was also animated and implemented into the digital ordering design. You can see more of Andrew’s work on his Début Art portfolio here

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Trending Now / Coronavirus Content

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain— our artists are creating brilliant work around and about the pandemic, whether it be in their personal time or for clients. Whether it be thoughtful, conceptual pieces like Vilius Vizgaudis’ personal work about social distancing, or bold, graphic, editorial illustrations like Patrick George’s recent work highlighting everyday heroes for Supermarket News, one thing we know for sure is that our artists are thinking about the pandemic and creating insightful, meaningful work through it. They are finding beauty in the madness or bringing comfort and warmth during these strange times. While Vilius’ work is all about the small details, with a focus on architecture and the surreal, Patrick’s work is powerful in it’s simplicity. He takes a conceptual idea and turns it into a graphic moment that his audience immediately understands. On the more informative and educational end of the spectrum, some fantastic work has been created by artists Bloodbros...

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Max Loeffler / #SaveTheNight / Jägermeister

Max was commissioned by Jägermeister.de and Here Design in London to create imagery for a Jägermeister #SaveTheNight limited edition bottle. The initiative is helping to raise funds to support the nightlife community which has been hard hit by coronavirus. Product photography by Here Design. Max collaborated with Here Design to reinterpret Jägermeister's iconic label and bottle packaging for Jägermeister's new campaign, #SaveTheNight

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World Illustration Awards 2020

Congratulations to the three Début Art represented artists whose works have been longlisted and shortlisted for the 2020 World Illustration Awards. The projects selected (and displayed above) are: Bartosz Kosowski's 'Spatial Compositions', Peter Strain's 'The Lighthouse', Lisa Sheehan's 'Hit the Off Switch' and a further piece by Bartosz 'Eraserhead'.

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