Début Art are very very very proud, and excited, to announce our newest signing, Mr Oliver Jeffers.
Oliver Jeffers makes art. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
Illustration clients include The Guardian, Orange, Lavazza Coffee, Newsweek International, Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England, and the Irish Times for which he received the Gold Icad Award for Illustration.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and The Great Paper Caper. Picture Book awards include the Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, and The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book was developed into an animated short film, which has received over fifty awards(!) including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.
Oliver Jeffers was brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he recently co-founded the product design company You And Me, The Royal We.
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