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The Red Dress - The Maxi!

We are pleased to present a bevy of recent high-profile illustration commissions created by The Red Dress, leading with their cover artwork for the soon-to-be released hardback edition of Michael Palin’s highly anticipated ‘North Korea Journal’, published by Hutchinson September 2019. The Red Dress’ striking painterly render of Michael Palin’s visage for this title’s cover derives from the stellar work they produced in collaboration with the Metro and Channel 5, for a special edition wraparound artwork designed to promote and advertise the televised programme that the work accompanies. Taking its cue from cultural visual trends and propaganda design, the work is tastefully and sensitively referential, a necessary quality for a documentary about a nation that remains an object of scrutiny and fascination to outsiders. The Red Dress’ talents for creating carefully styled digital paintings, reminiscent of the golden age of movie posters, also led them to be commissioned by Publicis Ireland...

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Force of Nature - Simon Prades

Simon Prades - Force of Nature - Exhibition at Debut Art’s London gallery. Simon Prades was born in 1985 into a German/Spanish family. He lives in Saarbrücken, Germany with his wife and son. His commissioned illustrations often deal with the complexities of the civilised world, interpreting and depicting concepts surrounding politics, science, economy and human relations. By contrast, Simon’s personal work is influenced by his fascination with the absence of humans. He is drawn to wildernesses and environments where humans exist only as visitors, and where plants, flowers and trees proliferate. The endless assembling of forms, silhouettes, shadows, and the natural architecture of fields and woods have a clear and pervasive influence on his imagination. Literature and music provide other sources of inspiration, but nature is the subject matter to which he turns towards most often as a space of refuge and of recreation. The exhibition runs until 12th September, with artworks available...

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Introducing Max Löffler

We are delighted to announce that we now represent internationally acclaimed illustrator and graphic designer Max Löffler worldwide. The German born artist made his start illustrating album art for various punk and metal bands and has since gone on to work with some of the best clients such as The New Yorker , The New York Times , Google, GLOBE Brand, Future Islands, Bloomberg Businessweek and Folio Society.

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Début Art Artists - 2019 Awards Winners

We are delighted to announce several Début Art represented artists have had their work recognised by the Communication Arts Awards, American Illustration and American Photography (AI-AP) Awards, and the 3x3 International Illustration Annual. Images, from top to bottom, left to right: City cycling danger in Houston / Houstonia Magazine / Neil Webb Food Alphabet / Sunday Times UK / BloodBros. Will Your House Kill You? / Reader's Digest / Istvan Banyai Quantum Computing / IEEE Spectrum Magazine / Christian Gralingen Chad Walde / Pro Publica & The Sante Fe New Mexican / Corey Brickley Neil Webb’s work for Houstonia Magazine on the dangers of city cycling in Houston was awarded a Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2019, and a merit in the 3x3 International Illustration Annual No.15. BloodBros., Istvan Banyai, Christian Gralingen, Corey Brickley, and Martin O’Neill and were all respective winners of the AI-AP Awards 2019. Congratulations to all artists for their stellar work...

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Alex Williamson / Studio Process, Collage and the Graphic Archive

‘Untitled/Re-assembled. Intersections of form and content: Studio Process, Collage and the Graphic Archive', an exhibition of work by Alex Williamson, is currently on display at the Windgate Gallery, part of the Windgate Centre for Art and Design at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. The exhibition offers an extensive and comprehensive insight into Alex’s practice over the past 20 years as an image maker and illustrator specialising in collage. Editorial, advertising and design commissions are displayed alongside Williamson’s process sketches and works in progress, highlighting the role exploration plays in the formation and production of each image. This deliberate arrangement of exhibiting speculative sketches next to ‘final’ artworks references Schwitter’s Merz principle of ‘equal evaluation’. As outlined in the exhibition’s statement: “The approach is intended to be ‘non-precious’, reflecting the spirit and loose, associative nature of the working method, and to challenge the...

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Andrew Archer & Helen Friel - Shortlisted for AOI’s World Illustration Award 2019

We are delighted to announce two of Début Art’s represented artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Award. Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ (Gingko Press, 2018) and Helen Friel’s ‘Hoakes Island’ (Laurence King, 2018) are both shortlisted in the ‘Books’ category. Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ pays tribute to his twin passions: basketball and Japanese art. What began initially as two self-initiated pieces (‘The Rock’ & ‘The Ghost’) expanded into a stunning series of 45 original artworks. In May 2018, these were collected in a single volume, along with sketches and accompanying text offering the reader a detailed insight into Andrew’s process and inspiration. ’Hoakes Island’, created, designed and illustrated by Helen Friel and co-authored with Ian Friel, is Helen’s début interactive book for older readers. The title engages the reader in an ingenious and immersive narrative puzzle, unfolding inside...

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Jennifer Dionisio / BBC3's 'Fleabag'

This month, BBC3 announced the arrival of the new series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s much-celebrated show ‘Fleabag’ with a striking poster created by Jennifer Dionisio. Jennifer worked closely with the design team at BBC Creative to bring the quasi-saintly portrayal of the show’s titular character to life. The driving concept of the campaign was to highlight the redemption arc in the show’s narrative, whilst still reflecting the gritty humour that the show is revered for. This directive allowed Jennifer’s signature talent for creating elegant yet offbeat portrayals of female characters with an edge to shine. Her careful attention to detail meant that the poster’s homage to devotional stained-glass windows was modern, tasteful and still utterly deadpan in its delivery. To see more work from Jennifer Dionisio, you can visit her portfolio on Début Art’s website here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/jennifer-dionisio

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Tobias Hall / The Rolling Stones / HONK

Tobias Hall was commissioned by Studio Fury to produce the cover illustration for the exciting new 'HONK', a new 'best-of' compilation by The Rolling Stones released by Polydor with 20 songs. Tobias was also commissioned to produce the cover illustration for the band's Record Store Day release 'She's a Rainbow'. Design and Art Direction by Studio Fury. Much more of Tobias' work can be viewed at www.debutart.com/artist/tobias-hall and on his instagram.

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Planet Rescue Kickstart / Patrick George

Planet Rescue, "An interactive children's picture book with 'magic' pages to inspire young eco-warriors". The new interactive children's picture book by illustrator Patrick George teaches young children about the importance of respecting and working towards a green planet in a fun and interactive way. The concept of Planet Rescue is that children reading the book can see the positive changes going on in the book through the act of turning the transparent pages to ‘magically transform the action underneath’. From leaving the car at home, to eating less meat. The book is available to back on Kickstarter until the 28th March 2019 here.

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Sarah Hanson / Are You Next? / Absolut Vodka

Absolut Vodka commissioned collage artist Sarah Hanson to create artwork for their new 'Are You Next?' promotional campaign to find new artists to create poster artwork for the brand. You can see more of Sarah's work here.

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Harry Malt / Ted Baker

Harry Malt was commissioned by the highly creative and very successful Ted Baker London to create illustrations for use in its first ever advertising campaign. Harry’s inimitable approach and illustration style also then led Ted Baker to commission Harry to create a range of 16 playful portraits of key personnel at Ted Baker. Harry’s full portfolio can be reviewed here.

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Tado / APM Mall

Kung hei fat choy! Tado were asked to work on the CNY characters and decorations for the prestigious APM Mall in Hong Kong’s celebrations for Year of the Pig. With help from MDI Digital to produce the 3D models. To see more of Tado's work, please visit their online portfolio here

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