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Alan Kitching / English Heritage

In 2020 English Heritage is exploring how England and the English have been shaped by geography, climate, language and the coming together of different people and cultures over time. English Heritage is collaborating with Alan Kitching on the design of the project. Alan is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking, and you’ll find his vibrant artwork on English Heritage's range of Voices of England products, as well as in the Handbook and the Members’ Magazine. Watch English Heritage's film ‘Alan Kitching – Man of letters’. The image at the top of this page is the artwork created for the front cover of English Heritage's Members Handbook, the image at centre on this page is a bookmark for use in the Handbook and the image immediately above is a typographic illustration for English Heritage's magazine.

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Workbook Spring 2020 Cover / Andrew Archer

Workbook is one of the world’s premiere client-illustrator sourcing channels. We were thrilled when Workbook, with all its specialist knowledge and experience, selected Andrew’s image for the cover of the current issue of Workbook Illustration I Animation I Design. More of Andrew’s work can be viewed at https://www.debutart.com/artist/andrew-archer

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New York Times 'The Best of Illustration' / Max Loeffler and Justin Metz

We are pleased to announce that both Max Loeffler and Justin Metz appeared on the New York Times' opinion piece 'The Best of Illustration 2019', showcasing "the most memorable illustrations of the year and the work we're looking forward to in 2020". The whole article can be read here.

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Introducing Dániel Taylor

We are now delighted to present internationally acclaimed illustrator Dániel Taylor's portfolio. From Budapest, Hungary, Dániel has been a full-time practising illustrator since 2015. With Surrealism at the core, his work ranges from black & white to full colour. Previous clients include Adobe, Playboy, Marvel, Mondo, BrewDog, Metaleap Creative and New Scientist Magazine.

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Alan Kitching / KIA / Sunday Times

Letterpress artist and printmaker Alan Kitching worked with Kia Motors, Bridge Studios and the Sunday Times to create this typographic poster and short film for the new Kia Xceed. You can see the full video here.

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Mayenne / Yann Legendre

Yann Legendre has been commissioned by the Department of the Region Mayenne to produce 12 illustrations of different sites in the Mayenne Department in France. The illustrations vary from dreamy, metaphorical, surrealistic and historical settings. The pieces will be exhibited throughout cities in France.

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Tobias Hall / McMullen Heritage Ales

Tobias Hall was asked by McMullen, a family brewer since 1827, to rebrand their collection of Heritage Ales. McMullen has long been affectionately known as “Mac’s” and to celebrate this has created a new sub-brand under that name that ties together their three Heritage Ales: Country Best Bitter, East India Pale Ale and the famous AK. Creating a logo suite for the new Mac’s brand as well as individual logos for each of the new heritage ales, and their respective pump clips, Tobias created a range of treatments across the project. By mixing familiarity and the brand’s existing iconography with an injection of personality and refinement, Tobias was able to implement both drawn elements as well as clean letterform design. You can see more of Tobias’s work in his portfolio at https://www.debutart.com/artist/tobias-hall

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Sam Chivers / Atlas Obscura

Sam Chivers was commissioned by Workman Publishing to produce twelve travel posters for Atlas Obscura’s 2020 calendar, depicting bizarre-but-real locations and surprising natural phenomena from around the globe. Atlas Obscura are renowned for their spirit of adventure and for pushing at the boundaries of travel, and Sam’s illustrations perfectly encapsulate the sense of wonder, enchantment and vision that come with exploration.

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Introducing Ben Lewis Giles

Début Art are delighted to be the newly appointed representatives of collage and multi-media artist Ben Lewis Giles. Since graduating from a BA in Fine Art at Kingston University, Ben has established his career as a freelance artist and illustrator in Norwich. His work is defined by his handmade collages, utilising antique and vintage materials. The collage often spills into other mediums such as sculpture, paint and illustration. His work is inspired by many different things such as colour, nature, juxtaposition, children’s encyclopaedias, repetition and metamorphosis. Artistically speaking influences range from Bosch’s complex and surreal character filled landscapes, to the metamorphosing patterns of MC Escher. Ben has focused on working on commercial commissions for several years, such as magazine editorials, fashion labels and advertising campaigns. He has also exhibited his work around the world, held creative workshops and partaken in art residencies. His goal is to continue to...

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Congratulations Max!

One of the winners of this year’s recently announced Young Gun 17 Awards was Début Art represented illustrator Max Loeffler. Max is based in Germany. Jury member Tamar Levine said the following regarding Max’s work “ I was immediately drawn to Max’s style. I can see inspiration from movements like Surrealism and Dadaism, yet he adds his own modern, unique twist to it. The result is quite refreshing, going outside what is popular at this specific moment. His work is very thorough, beautifully detailed, I love his use of color, and really happy to see his name on the winner's list. Very well-deserved!". You can view more of Max Loeffler's work in his folder here

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Chris Labrooy / Money Supermarket

Chris Labrooy was tasked with the creating the visuals for MoneySuperMarket’s ‘Energy Monitor’ advertising campaign. Static and motion variations of the images can be seen on sites all over the UK, including a superwide variant on the giant screen at London Waterloo train station. Further examples of Chris’ work can be seen here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/chris-labrooy

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Chris Skinner / ITV / Rugby World Cup 2019

Chris Skinner was commissioned by ITV to illustrate their campaign poster promoting the Rugby World Cup 2019, hosted by Japan. Chris was the ideal choice to create this aspirational vista of futuristic Tokyo, with a nod to Japan's rich culture and anime and anime aesthetics. The campaign is appearing as 48 sheets, 6 sheets and digital banners for the duration of the Rugby World Cup.

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