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News for April 2011

Yehrin Tong / Bombay Sapphire

Yehrin Tong / Bombay Sapphire "Infused With Imagination" Set Build

9 months in the making we can finally show you what Yehrin Tong has been working on with photographer and director, Richard Foster & RKCRY&R for Bombay Sapphire. AND... whoa, what a beauty she be.The Imagination Installation was created by a team of designers including our very own Yehrin Tong and established photographer and director Richard Foster, known for his work with De Beers, Gucci and Rolls Royce. Inspired by the word infused‘, meaning elements bleeding into each other, Yehrin Tong created a dream-like visual that has no beginning or end; rather it feels like an organic mixture of images both natural and mythical. This design has now been turned into a large 3D art installation laid out as a series of sections depicting different pieces of the story. Each illustrated panel is hung separately in an overlapping design, telling the Bombay Sapphire story. The entire artwork uses perspective in that you can only fully appreciate the stunning effect from a specific point...

New Studio / Airside Join Début Art

New Studio / Airside Join Début Art

We are very happy, and pleased, to now be representing the omnipresent Airside.For those not up to speed, Airside is a creative agency working across the disciplines of graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image (more of that soon)Founded in 1998 by Alex Maclean, Fred Deakin and Nat Hunter, Airside's unique approach has won many awards including recognition from D&AD, Bafta and Design Week.Previous clients include: Barclays Bank, Bassetts, Battle Royale (Film), BBC Asian Network, Carhartt, Chanel, Clarks, Coca-Cola, eBay, Fiat, Ford, IBM, Konditor & Cook, Lemon Jelly, London Transport, Lucozade, MTV, Mastercard, Nokia, Orange, Sony Bravia, Surf, Varoom, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains and many many many more.Airside are now available for commission for both illustration and motion projects. Let us know if you have any thing in mind.

New Artist / Yuko Kondo Joins Début Art

New Artist / Yuko Kondo Joins Début Art

Début Art are very proud to announce a new signing, Mr Yuko Kondo who we have known for many years but are now excited to be representing for all things illustration and motion based.Yuko Kondo is an illustrator, art director and animator based in London, UK. Yuko Kondo graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA(hons) in Communication Art and Design. For his vibrant and intelligent work, Yuko Kondo is in demand with major brands and creatives world wide. Yuko has built up an impressive client base as listed below.Yuko Kondo’s aim is to entertain the viewer through his work, making bold use of colour, pattern and a distinct repertoire of surreal and often darkly humorous characters.Previous clients include: Microsoft Windows 7, Playstation Portable, Playstation, PS3 (Little Big Planet), Nike, Coca Cola, LEE Jeans, Converse, Levis, Virgin Mobile USA, Orange, Doritos, Covent Garden, European Union, NYC GO, Don't Panic, Eurostar, TGV, Rail Europe, International Feel Recordings,...

Best Brit Agency Opens NY Office

Best Brit Agency Opens NY Office

Début Art's new office in NYC opened recently. Located in the Meatpacking District, the office is able to respond expertly, creatively and rapidly to any and all inquiries. Kat Irannejad is the primary contact and she is available to visit all clients in the NYC area. Contact her at kat@debutart.com or 212-995-5044. Kat will be able to place any of the 160 highly original world-class illustrators, motion artists and designers represented by Début Art's at your disposal. Kat has a range of reference items available to mail to you upon request.Some recent news from NYC:Craig Robinson designed Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best Business Schools 2010" cover (left) last November, and it recently garnered an SPD nomination for their annual awards for "Best Illustrated Cover". More recent covers are Justin Metz's "Crisis" cover (center), and Jethro Haynes' "Jungle Justice" cover (right).Tado have been working with Nickelodeon to come up with an exciting new spot for both Nickelodeon...