Just released on legendary label Kompakt is ‘In Technicolor’ by Coma, for which Siggi Eggertsson was commissioned to create a cover. Siggi worked up a custom type to be debossed onto a holographic foil, which can be seen above.
Mat has just created an 8 page story for the new issue of mens fashion magazine HERO. Following the issue’s theme of suburbia, his collages show a series of desirable fashion items mingling with iconic American household goods.
Letman was recently invited to speak at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as part of the Insight Design Lecture Series. In a time when we handwrite less and less to communicate, Letman’s lecture and the live type work that it accompanies serves to emphasise both his skill, and the importance of cursive script as a craft.
Take a look at this short and neat animation from Mimi. Based on a still illustration created for the Eames ‘Power of Ten’ project, Mimi worked with Melbourne-based animation studio Dirty Puppet to create the the short clip.
Big Active’s Mat Maitland has just overseen the creative direction for the new Basement Jaxx single ‘Back 2 The Wild’ including the video as well as sleeve artwork.
The promo, co-directed with Natalia Stuyk, features Mat’s signature collage style along with specially made items by French hair stylist / fashion designer Charlie Le Mindu and make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench. Maitland also shot the sleeve image which similarly uses a Le Mindu headpiece.
Mimi Leung recently completed a shop window for Adidas Originals and Platypus Shoes in Melbourne. Mimi worked with industrial designer Chris Ruffe to bring her concept of black light and fluorescent colours to life. The picture above shows the display at night, where the colours really pop out to highlight Mimi’s frenetic style and energy.
Jim Stoten features on the cover of this month’s Creative Review. The illustration was taken from an animation collaboration with Adam Buxton and The Layzell Brothers, who feature in the magazine as part of a feature on ‘Animators to Watch’.
To coincide with his talk at Berlin’s Pictoplasma conference, Will Sweeney has been invited by gallery and print shop In:Surgo! to present a selection of new digital prints and earlier silkscreen work. The show is the first exhibition of Will’s work in Germany, and is presented back to back with prints by comic book legend Charles Burns.
Big Active Design have recently completed work on an innovative campaign to launch Ruth Ozeki’s new novel ‘A Tale for the Time Being’. In a forward thinking move by Canongate Books the title has been published simultaneously across all formats. The edition includes an ebook / physical and deluxe bundling and uses ‘Blippar’ technology to create a fully interactive cover and access to additional content. “We believe in creating an integrated experience” says Big Active’s Gerard Saint, “so it was great to work with a book publisher who shared the same vision”. The project was designed by Markus Karlsson, “It was important to create a solution that was beautiful not only in terms of being a piece of artwork, but also as a concept that works equally well for physical product and handheld devices, online animation, interactive digital access and the wider marketing campaign.”
The integrated project was commissioned by Canongate’s Rafi Romaya, “This multiple format release model recalls the experimentation which has taken place in the music industry in recent years, whilst publishing is working through equivalent changes. We wanted to collaborate with a team that would be experienced in this and fully open to working towards bespoke on multiple platforms from inception.” Jess Butcher, CMO of Blippar commented: “Creating the first blippable book jacket is an important milestone in the evolution of the printed book. With this project, Canongate has pioneered a use of interactive technology to redefine the experience of buying, owning and reading a book”. The marketing campaign also includes an above the line digital poster campaign at railway and airport sites. Canongate’s Head of Marketing Cate Cannon concludes, “As with advertising and other print media, you can see that augmented reality certainly has a place with books too, and really integrates the design and marketing process. The animation and design translates across our digital outdoor advertising, our website and all our editions… creating a brand identity for this novel that is enriching, engaging and progressive.”
One of Geneviève’s furry characters has made its way onto the front page of Varoom!, the magazine of the Association of Illustrators. Their latest issue title is ‘Rules’, and discusses how creative rules help or hinder the creation of the contemporary illustrated image.