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Welcome back Peter Grundy AKA Grundini

We're very pleased to announce the return of Peter Grundy AKA Grundini to Début Art. Peter has been shaping visual narratives for four decades. As a pioneer of infographics, he has developed a remarkable ability to communicate complex messages with visual simplicity. In 1980 he co-founded Grundy & Northedge, where over 26 years he developed an approach to design more about explanation than selling. Today, he continues his ground breaking work under the name Grundini, helping clients convey messages effectively and beautifully through visual storytelling. Notable clients; 1980 to 2000 Pentagram, The World Bank, The United Nations, Unicef, The British Council, The British Library, The Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast, The Imperial War Museum, The V&A, Times Newspapers and Readers Digest Notable clients; 2000 to present day Shell International, World Economic Forum, World Energy Council, Institute of Civil Engineers, Harvard University, University of California, Alan Fletcher, Th...

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Alex Williamson / It's Showtime! / Blackpool Museum Installation

Showtown: the museum of fun and entertainment, and Blackpool’s first museum, opens its doors on the iconic Golden Mile on 15 March after six years of development. Across six interactive exhibition spaces, Showtown is an immersive, behind- the- scenes journey through what makes the seaside town famous. A multi- layered and visually rich experience, the museum celebrates and details the unique Blackpool aesthetic and its richly layered cultural heritage; seaside, circus, magic, show, dance and illuminations, and the entertainers who put the town on the map. Showtown uses eye-catching graphics and large scale artworks by Alex Williamson who was commissioned by Cason Mann to enhance the experience, visually weaving the museum’s interactive exhibits, objects and stories together. For this project, Alex worked with visual material from the Heritage Collection; fabulous archives of printed ephemera, old posters, postcards and photography, to create a series of large scale collage artworks...

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Introducing Liam Eisenberg

We are delighted to announce that Début Art now represents Italian illustrator Liam Eisenberg. Liam Eisenberg is an illustrator based in New York. His work relies on bold outlines and graphic colors to communicate narrative and conceptual ideas. He is a graduate of Montclair State University (BFA Illustration & Animation) and School of Visual Arts (MFA Illustration). In addition to freelancing, he teaches illustration at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. One of Liam’s main strengths is his figurative work. He depicts people in relatable and surreal situations. Liam has an ability to tackle a wide range of topics, taking complex subjects and communicating them in simple ways. His work relies on strong linework and bold colors. You can see Liam's full portfolio here.

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Introducing Gianluca Folì

We are delighted to announce that Début Art now represents Italian illustrator Gianluca Folì. Gianluca Folì is an award-winning illustrator who lives and works in Rome. He likes pizza but doesn't play the mandolin. In more than 20-years of his career, Gianluca has pursued a path of study, of gaze, of search for his own intimate vocabulary. He explores the connection with things, visually referencing the objective correlative in the poetry of Thomas Eliot and Eugenio Montale which clearly represents emotions through things and the breaking of the boredom of everyday life. Gianluca's images stem from this narrative, transformed into shapes and colours by an alchemical process, with elegant momentum and modulation of the visual. The creative force of his images is balanced by a tightrope walking technique, in a happy and magical balance between drawing and color, between reality and the surreal. The arrival at a more direct code, made of synthesis and simplification, suggesting and ev...

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Xinmei Liu / 'Growing up Under a Red Flag'

'Growing Up under a Red Flag', a memoir of surviving the Chinese cultural revolution by Ying Chang Compestine with cover and a internal art illustrated by Xinmei Liu . The book is available to preorder now on the Penguin Random House website - https://rb.gy/muhd79

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BSME Awards 2023 Shortlist

In this years BSME Awards we are pleased to announce three Debut Art represented artists have been selected for the shortlist of 'Cover of the Year - Consumer'. The artists are; Lisa Sheehan, Justin Metz and Peter Crowther. The full awards shortlist can be seen here.

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American Illustration Awards Winners

We're very pleased to announce that the following Début Art represented artists have all been selected as winners at the recent American Illustration Awards; Christian Gralingen, Justin Metz, Peter Strain, The Red Dress, Viktor Koen and Xinmei Liu.

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Début Art is proud to have been appointed to act as artists' representatives (agents) by a highly selected grouping of some of the world's finest and most original illustrators, motion artists, motion studios and illustrative designers. Début Art represents over 140 outstanding, highly artistic individuals and studios working around the world across almost all visual communications fields including: advertising, design, corporate, experiential, book publishing, magazine publishing and educational publishing.

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