We are delighted to announce two of Début Art’s represented artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Award. Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ (Gingko Press, 2018) and Helen Friel’s ‘Hoakes Island’ (Laurence King, 2018) are both shortlisted in the ‘Books’ category.
Andrew Archer’s ‘Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball’ pays tribute to his twin passions: basketball and Japanese art. What began initially as two self-initiated pieces (‘The Rock’ & ‘The Ghost’) expanded into a stunning series of 45 original artworks. In May 2018, these were collected in a single volume, along with sketches and accompanying text offering the reader a detailed insight into Andrew’s process and inspiration.
’Hoakes Island’, created, designed and illustrated by Helen Friel and co-authored with Ian Friel, is Helen’s début interactive book for older readers. The title engages the reader in an ingenious and immersive narrative puzzle, unfolding inside the magical universe of Hoakes Island Amusement Park. It is the perfect combination of Helen’s intellectual technical approach with her capacity for imagination and storytelling.
Congratulations to both Andrew and Helen, and to all the other illustrators who made the shortlist. The finalists will be announced at the awards ceremony in July 2019.
Marta Cerda was commissioned by Nike to create a new logo for footballer Erling Haaland to celebrate his return to the Nike family. The logo will be used across branding and merchandise globally. You can see more of Marta's work here.
JaceyTec was commissioned by Massimo Pitis at Wired Italia to create this science-fiction portrait illustration for the cover of the late-March edition of the magazine. The cover article features an insight into the technological enhancements to the human body- that may end up making us all super human. More of JaceyTec's work can be seen here.
We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Paris born illustrator Manon Biernacki. 'Born and raised in the heart of Paris, France, Manon has always been captivated by the vibrant art scene that surrounded her. From a young age, she was enamoured by the intricate designs and beautiful illustrations that filled the city streets and dreamed of one day contributing her own art to the mix.' More of Manon's work can be seen here.
Sam Chivers worked with Love Creative to create a key visual for Scotland based distillery Ardbeg’s new ‘adventure themed’ Smoketrails whisky. The illustration follows the journey of ‘Scottie Dog’, Ardbeg’s mascot, as he journeys across the world in his Ardbeg zeppelin. More of Sam’s work can be viewed here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/sam-chivers