07 October 2014

Mat Maitland for Hunter Original AW14

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Mat Maitland has created a new film for Hunter Original’s AW14 collection. Starring model Charlotte Wiggins and a host of beloved animals Mat’s film is a surreal interpretation of the Scottish Highlands. See the film here

07 October, 2014 - Posted in Mat Maitland, Moving Image | | Permalink

07 July 2014

Adrian Johnson – Tour de France 2014

Adrian Johnson for Tour de France

Adrian Johnson has been commissioned by the Tour de France and Transport for London to create posters to both commemorate and communicate the great cycling race, as it passes through London. The designs for the two posters can be seen across London as part of of the race wayfinding and other signage, as well as across the transport network. Widely praised as fresh and eye-catching but in the spirit of the great transport posters of the past, Adrian’s designs are also available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop.

07 July, 2014 - Posted in Adrian Johnson, Art Direction & Design, Illustration | | Permalink

23 June 2014

Lana Del Rey / Ultraviolence

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Congratulations to Lana Del Rey and Polydor Records for reaching number 1 with ‘Ultraviolence’. All of the artwork features design from Big Active and photography by Neil Krug. See more

23 June, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Mat Maitland | | Permalink

27 May 2014

Hattie Stewart joins Big Active

Hattie Stewart

We are happy to announce that illustrator, director and doodlebomber Hattie Stewart is now represented by Big Active.

27 May, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Hattie Stewart, Illustration, Moving Image | | Permalink

20 May 2014

Andy Rementer ‘Meet Me Later’

Andy Rementer – Meet Me Later

Andy Rementer just closed an exhibition of new paintings and drawings at Mondo Cane in New York. Following on from last year’s painting show ‘I Wish I Knew‘, ‘Meet Me Later‘ continues to reveal snapshots of loneliness in the urban landscape; furtive moments of people trying to connect with eachother and the city.

20 May, 2014 - Posted in Andy Rementer, Art Direction & Design, Illustration | | Permalink

08 May 2014

Mat Maitland for Tate’s Matisse Exhibition

Mat Maitland was commissioned by Tate to create a trailer for their blockbuster exhibition of 2014, Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Working with animator Paul Plowman, Mat created a short that evokes Matisse’s working process later in life, when he began ‘carving in colour’ with scissors. The exhibition runs until 7 September.

08 May, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Illustration, Moving Image | | Permalink

02 May 2014

Secrets Revealed

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Secret 7s – the charity record fair that gives music fans the chance to pick up a unique 7″ vinyl artwork by a world-famous artist, designer or unknown upstart returned again this year – culminating in a hugely impressive exhibition and the sale of all singles going direct to War Child. Seven hundred one-of-a-kind record covers were created for this year’s event, by a choice line up of names including Sir Paul Smith, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Fred Deakin, Dan Tobin Smith and Big Active. Contributors were invited to create an artwork inspired by a song – and each record offered for sale for £45 on Record Store Day. Buyers don’t actually know who’s created the sleeve or which song they’ve purchased until they’ve handed over their money. This years songs were: Black Sabbath, Age Of Reason; Elbow, Grounds For Divorce; Jake Bugg, Strange Creatures; Lorde, Team; Massive Attack, Karmacoma; Roxy Music, Virginia Plain; and T-Rex, Get It On.

The sleeves by Big Active artists are revealed here….

02 May, 2014 - Posted in Adrian Johnson, Art Direction & Design, David Foldvari, Hattie Stewart, Illustration, Mat Maitland, Music, Vania Zouravliov, Wilfrid Wood | | Permalink

22 April 2014

Matt Furie for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Matt Furie - Animal Planet

Matt Furie was invited by Darren Aronofsky to be part of an exhibition to accompany the film director’s latest movie, Noah. Alongside FAILE, James Jean, and other artists, Matt created Animal Planet (above) for the exhibition, which launched in New York and is currently touring the United States. As Aronofsky explains, ‘I was curious what other minds would come up with if they tried to represent the original (Noah’s ark) story. So I decided to reach out to my favorite artists and ask each of them to return to Genesis and create something in his or her own medium. The response was overwhelming.’

22 April, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Illustration, Matt Furie | | Permalink

01 April 2014

Michael Jackson / Xscape

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Big Active Creative Director and lifelong MJ fan, Mat Maitland, has created the cover for the new Michael Jackson album ‘Xscape’. Mat explains, “I really wanted to create an image of Michael that felt current, like a brand new album, rather than something that felt retrospective and it was important to me to evoke his magic and otherworldly presence.” The album, containing 8 previously unreleased songs produced by the likes of Timbaland and Stargate, is out on May 13. See more

01 April, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Mat Maitland | | Permalink

21 March 2014

Prince

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From spending his art classes at school creating fantasy record covers for Prince, Big Active Design’s Mat Maitland achieved his life long dream of designing the real thing for his new single Fallinlove2nite. The cover features an image created by Mat in his signature collage style. Welcome to the Dream Factory.

21 March, 2014 - Posted in Art Direction & Design, Mat Maitland | | Permalink

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