Début Art are very very very proud, and excited, to announce our newest signing, Mr Oliver Jeffers.
Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
Illustration clients include The Guardian, Orange, Lavazza Coffee, Newsweek International, Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, and the Irish Times for which he received the Gold Icad Award for Illustration.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and The Great Paper Caper. Picture Book awards include the Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, and The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book was developed into an animated short film, which has received over fifty awards(!) including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
Oliver Jeffers was brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he recently co-founded the product design company You And Me, The Royal We.
Alan Berry Rhys was commissioned to create a series of pinball table glass designs for Pacifico. The final working machines form part of a bar tour in the US to promote Pacifico Clara. You can see more of Alan’s work here
Chris Labrooy was commissioned by Breitling watches to create a series of images to promote their Top Time classics range. Chris’ images form a retro futuristic California road trip with the Shelby Cobra Top Time Watch and were used across social media by Breitling. More of Chris' work can be seen here
Deb JJ Lee was commissioned by BMW to create an illustration to celebrate, show solidarity and reinforce their commitment to diversity over Pride month. The illustration is being used across all of BMW’s social channels through out Pride month. You can see more of Deb's work here
We are pleased to announce that Lisa Sheehan has been featured in the World Illustration Awards 2023 shortlist for two different pieces, 'Carbon Footprint' originally commissioned by Scholastic, and 'Who Wants to Own a Hotel Now?' commissioned by the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Also included in the World Illustration Awards 2023 Longlist were; 'Return to Legoland' by Bartosz Kosowski, commissioned for a film festival by Argomedia, another piece by Lisa Sheehan, 'Blood Sport' -a cover illustration for Mother Jones magazine, 'Reisefieber', a self-initiated piece by Marcin Wolski, and 'Shanghai Under Lockdown' by Xinmei Liu, commissioned by The New York Times.