Velocity Man takes the Cake
Exhibition poster for Bike Art Thessaloniki in Greece, featuring work by 60 artists, with limited edition prints available for sale. The proceeds went to fund much needed local school painting projects.
"Falling back in love with my gas mask collection is but a healthy kind of thing for a man going through his middle age crisis (getting a new fast car is not an option as I never had a driver’s license) and using one for this image came naturally, as natural as the air we breath in urban environments, especially when riding bikes and often stuck behind a blooming car muffler. Even though the original name for this character was “Bike Rider from Hell”, I optioned for a fin instead of bat wings as this was a piece about cycling and not demonics. After torturing myself for a good poster title through endless showers and dish washing, “velocity” came to me as a perfect double entendre solution while on a bus, enviously watching Manhattan bike messengers wheezing past me.
A few months later, Velocity poster received the Communication Arts magazine Excellence Award. Yes, I called my mother immediately and tried to explain the magnitude in having one of the 168 images to make it in the CA 2014 Illustration Annual issue, out of 4.362 submissions, but she was not impressed."
Letterpress printmaker and typographer Alan Kitching has been sharing insights into his traditional print making process over on his Instagram , check out this breakdown into how a letterpress print is put together by Alan here . More of Alan's work is available to view here.
We are proud to announce that two Début Art represented illustrators have had work shortlisted for the 2022 World Illustration Awards hosted by the AOI. They are: Lisa Sheehan and Christian Gralingen You can view the entire long-listed works here.
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Korean born, Brooklyn based illustrator Deb JJ Lee. A published graphic novel artist as well as illustrator, Deb's free time is spent training for half marathons and eating large amounts of food. Her selected past clients and work experience include the New York Times, New Yorker, Google, NPR, Washington Post, Facebook, Adobe, Wells Fargo, HarperCollins, Radiolab, Macmillan Publishers, Simon and Schuster, Scientific American, Chronicle Books, ProPublica, New York Public Radio, Medium, The Verge, PBS, Discovery Inc, Procreate App, Lyft, LinkedIn, Faber-Castell, Sir Kensington’s, Temple University, Columbia University and 3dtotal.
To celebrate their 5th birthday The Ned London commissioned Nathan Ward to create this mid-pop confetti cannon. Nathan worked with his regular collaborator in GFSmith to put together the beautiful paper colour combinations for the project.