Début Art is extremely proud to be one of the founding member agencies of Agents for Change.
It is widely recognised that there is a problem around representation in the creative fields, which given the reach and consumption of its outputs has harmful effects on society as well as missed opportunities for individual people and businesses. Agents for Change are taking action to demystify the industry and improve pathways into it.
Agents for Change's current offerings include free portfolio reviews open exclusively to those belonging to typically under-represented groups, honest and open Q&A events, a series of published interviews with established creatives to share their journeys and inspire others, and a central directory of grants and other organisations that can help. We are currently also working on a school outreach plan, and a set of resources and guides about illustration and the surrounding creative industry to be released later this year.
Enormous thanks are due to Grand Matter for spearheading this initiative and for bringing us together. You can find out more via www.diversifyingillustration.com
We are proud to announce that four Début Art represented illustrators have had work longlisted for the 2022 World Illustration Awards hosted by the AOI. They are: Lisa Sheehan, Christian Gralingen, Xinmei Liu and Bartosz Kosowski. You can view the entire long-listed works here.
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.
Creating posters based on the classic 'National Lampoon Christmas Vacation' and recent TV hit 'Squid Game', Doug John Miller worked with the Bottleneck Gallery to create a limited run of prints. The first edition of the prints has sold out but keep your eyes peeled on the Bottleneck Gallery's website here for any further editions.
Chris Labrooy's iconic Porsche 966 takes a trip to China in this new animation. One in his surrealist car series, the Porsche 966 is a personal favourite of Chris' and the Swan 966 features heavily across his work.