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News for March 2012

Harry Malt + Serge Seidlitz / Ted Baker 'Ted’s Drawing Room’ RESULTS

Harry Malt + Serge Seidlitz / Ted Baker 'Ted’s Drawing Room’ RESULTS

As per our previous post, Harry Malt & Serge Seidlitz were asked to help celebrate the in-store launch of Ted Baker’s SS12 campaign The Great Exhibitionist and his Private Views with a host of other acclaimed illustrators to create a digital fashion portrait service called Ted’s Drawing Room.Harry & Serge were set up at Ted HQ by Guided Collective to receive images of customers & their Ted look that that had been taken using special Instagram booths located in Ted Baker stores. The photographs were automatically beamed straight into the artist’s studio – Ted’s Drawing Room where the boys and the others to recreate as an original artwork.Check here to see all of the portraits completed on the day, and on Ted Baker's Flickr to see shots from in and around the studio during the daytime. You can also click here to watch a short film on the days event. Lots of fun and hopefully we'll get to do another soon. Thanks again to all at Guided Collective &...

Free Début Art 2012 Brochure

Free Début Art 2012 Brochure

The new Début Art reference folders have just arrived. Each updatable folder comes with page after page of Début illustrators work. If you'd like us to post one out please email your full name, company details, and your postal address to info@debutart.com

Peter Crowther / Caterham F1 / F1 Magazine

Peter Crowther / Caterham F1 / F1 Magazine

The 2012 Formula 1 season gets underway this weekend and we can't wait. In the build up to it Peter Crowther was asked by F1 magazine and the Caterham F1 team to create 3D renders of their new CT01 car. Peter created 4 different views of the car which were used not only of the cover and inside F1 magazine but also by the Caterham team to promote the launch of the new car. You can also check out more of Peter's F1 magazine work in his portfolio, here, here and here.

Vince McIndoe / Mary's Bottom Line 'Kinky Knickers' Packaging

Vince McIndoe / Mary's Bottom Line 'Kinky Knickers' Packaging

Very pleased to show you this sexy pin up by Vince McIndoe for Mary Portas's new range of Kinky Knickers which form part of her new show "Mary's Bottom Line". With the show starting tonight on Channel 4.Mary Portas has been in the retail business for thirty years. Last year she produced her own fashion line that she hoped to be as British-made as possible, but soon found it was a nigh on impossible task. Britain was once a manufacturing colossus, renowned for its world-class clothing industry. But today, most fashion is manufactured cheaply abroad and, across the UK, vast, bustling factories and skilled manufacturers have simply ceased operation. So when and why did we stop buying British?In Mary's Bottom Line, Mary Portas wants to boost the UK clothing industry by starting her own production line to manufacture a key staple in any woman’s wardrobe - Knickers. The common economic wisdom is that Britain simply cannot compete with the Far East when it comes to producing high street...

Harry Malt + Serge Seidlitz / Ted Baker 'Ted’s Drawing Room’ Live Event

Harry Malt + Serge Seidlitz / Ted Baker 'Ted’s Drawing Room’ Live Event

Continuing on from last years collaborations with Ted Baker, Harry Malt & Serge Seidlitz have been asked to help celebrate the in-store launch of Ted Baker’s SS12 campaign The Great Exhibitionist and his Private Views, Ted with a host of other acclaimed illustrators to create a digital fashion portrait service called Ted’s Drawing Room.Launching on 17 March 2012, the initiative, devised by Guided Collective, will see over 100 lucky customers receive a signed and framed, original, one-off fashion portrait created by one of 11 top illustrators.Shoppers will be invited to pop into store, try on pieces from the new collection and pose for a photo in one of Ted’s ‘Exhibitionist’ photo booths. An image of their Ted look will be taken using Instagram and the photograph will be automatically beamed straight into the artist’s studio – Ted’s Drawing Room, situated in Ted's London HQ – to be re-created by one of the illustrators as an original...

Viktor Koen 'Metamorphabets' 22nd March - 30th April

Viktor Koen 'Metamorphabets' 22nd March - 30th April

Viktor Koen is exhibiting his latest collection of work entitled 'Metamorphabets' at The Type Directors Club in New York from March 22nd to April 30th 2012.Metamorphabets showcases Viktor Koen's ongoing preoccupation with integrating images, symbols, and concepts into typography. For the last fifteen years, illustrated type has been a natural extension of his work as an illustra- tor and artist. Drawn to typography in his senior year of art school in Israel, he now considers graphic design to be second nature to him. From the publication of his limited-edition portfolio, Funnyfarm: The alphabet of mental disorders, in 1998 to the most recent exhibition of Warphabet in Athens last November, his commitment to social criticism has found expression in his meticulously structured typeforms.Even words constructed for assignments with specific thematic requirements incorporate his seamless and layered approach, his preferred textures, and the (even if only momentary) believability with which he...