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Yehrin Tong / V&A Illustration Award 2015

Yehrin Tong / V&A Illustration Award 2015

Our warm congratulations go to Yehrin Tong, who was awarded with a prestigious V&A Illustration Award for Book Cover Design last night at their 2015 award ceremony. The V&A Illustration Awards celebrates the best illustration published over the last year, and Yehrin's beautiful, intricate cover design for Michel Faber's 'The Book of Strange New Things' (Canongate Books, 2014) was a well-deserved winner. The Début team were proud to support her on this very special evening, alongside Canongate's Art Director, Rafi Romaya. A single teardrop composed from intricate geometric patterns is the focal point of this cover, embodying the book’s themes of love, loss and the fluidity of human relationships. The author’s name – Michel Faber – forms the dominant typographic feature, prominently placed to emphasise the publisher’s focus on name-brand and retail positioning within the UK’s competitive book market. In this highly accomplished design, Yehrin Tong has created a book ...

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Sam Chivers / Yehrin Tong / Expo 2020 Dubai

Sam Chivers and Yehrin Tong were 2 of the 21 artists commissioned to create stunning artwork featured in the Expo 2020 Dubai. Sam's work explored Lifecycle Design and Yehrin's work investigated Financial Fluidity. Expo 2020 is about the great things that happen when people collaborate. To highlight this and explore Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, we invited artists from the Middle East and across the globe to create 21 illustrations that represent key topics within these three areas. The illustrations are showcased on 21 bespoke installations located in public spaces around the UAE. Each structure is accompanied by its own interactive touch screen where you can explore the topics and meet the artists. The breadth of topics demonstrates Expo 2020 Dubai’s wide focus on issues that are relevant to everyone.

Celebrated illustrator Peter Horvath joins Début Art

Celebrated illustrator Peter Horvath joins Début Art

"Thought has no limits and creativity is the only human characteristic that can conceive of the eternal cosmos." Peter Horvath, born of Hungarian descent into a lineage of photographers, began taking pictures at age 6. After spending his formative years inhaling darkroom fumes, he worked as a photographer until he discovered computers in 1995 when a friend gave him a Macintosh Plus. Shortly afterward, he happened across the work of Dadaists John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch, which exposed him to the world of photo-montage. He has since produced hundreds of digital collage works exploring narrative, the surreal, and abstraction. Previous commercial clients include: The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Scientific American Mind Magazine, The L.A. Times and L.A Weekly among others. Peter has been awarded numerous grants from The Canada Council for the Arts for his new media work and is the recipie...

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