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.
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.