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News for December 2016

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Ben Jennings / Ted Baker / The North Pole Dancer

Ben Jennings collaborated with Ted Baker for their in-store window display and festive website animation for their Christmas 2016 campaign. Ben, who is well known for his rapier wit when it comes to satirical cartoons, was a perfect match for Ted Baker's irreverent sense of humour:<style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='http://player.vimeo.com/video/195969440' frameborder='0' webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe></div>"Ted Baker always like to have something tongue-in-cheek for their Christmas store windows, so it was a really fun project to work on," said Ben of the brief."My job was to design a polar bear character, and then complete a finished illustration...

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Helen Friel / Tesco Mobile

Helen Friel's art direction and paper engineering skills bring Tesco Mobile's holiday deals campaign to life, in these three short but sweet animations. Enjoy the lovely tangibility of hand-made paper craft and stop motion.Animation by Andy Biddle.<style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='http://player.vimeo.com/video/195483007' frameborder='0' webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe></div>

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Morten Morland & Ben Jennings / Political Cartoon Awards 2016

Huge congratulations to Morten Morland and Ben Jennings for their achievements at the Political Cartoon Awards on Tuesday 29th November. Morten was awarded Political Cartoonist of the Year 2016, and Ben scooped the Tenniel Tankard as Runner-Up for Political Cartoon of the Year 2016. They were presented their awards by the Political Cartoon Society, along with guests of honour the Rt. Hon. Ed Balls and Lord Paddy Ashdown. We're delighted to see the calibre and importance of these two artists' work recognised by such a prestigious award.For a more thorough overview of their work, you can view each of the artists portfolios on the Début Art website here (Morten Morland) and here (Ben Jennings). You can read about the Political Cartoon Awards in more detail here.