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AOI World Illustration Awards Longlist 2022

We are proud to announce that four Début Art represented illustrators have had work longlisted for the 2022 World Illustration Awards hosted by the AOI. They are: Lisa Sheehan, Christian Gralingen, Xinmei Liu and Bartosz Kosowski. You can view the entire long-listed works here.

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Nathan Ward / The Ned London

To celebrate their 5th birthday The Ned London commissioned Nathan Ward to create this mid-pop confetti cannon. Nathan worked with his regular collaborator in GFSmith to put together the beautiful paper colour combinations for the project.

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Doug John Miller / Bottleneck Gallery

Creating posters based on the classic 'National Lampoon Christmas Vacation' and recent TV hit 'Squid Game', Doug John Miller worked with the Bottleneck Gallery to create a limited run of prints. The first edition of the prints has sold out but keep your eyes peeled on the Bottleneck Gallery's website here for any further editions.

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Chris Labrooy / 966 Swan in China

Chris Labrooy's iconic Porsche 966 takes a trip to China in this new animation. One in his surrealist car series, the Porsche 966 is a personal favourite of Chris' and the Swan 966 features heavily across his work.

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Kolchoz / Phytomining / Education in Chemistry

"Phytomining is the method of using plants to extract minerals from the ground." Kolchoz worked with Royal Society of Chemistry to produce this cover illustration for their Education in Chemistry magazine showcasing scientists 'phytomining'. More of Kolchoz' work can be seen here.

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Alan Berry Rhys / Carnada Viva 3

The third instalment of Alan Berry Rhy's solo exhibition series 'Carnada Viva' came to the Coningsby Gallery in June 2022. The work featured a mix of new illustrated, painted, embroidery and sculptural works by Alan. Works from the show as well as other projects by Alan can be viewed in his portfolio here.

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Lisa Sheehan / Carbon Footprint / Scholastic

Lisa Sheehan was commissioned by Scholastic to create these contrasting artworks on carbon footprints. Lisa said the following about the project - "The artwork was created for Choice's magazine from Scholastic - which aims to empower teens. This was for the cover feature on Carbon Footprints. The concept was to reveal nature within a footprint shape, I chose to have the foliage based on a concrete stone floor to help emphasise the stark difference between the harsh stone and the natural environment within the footprint. A converse style shoe was chosen to signify this was a teenagers foot. " More of Lisa's work can be viewed here.

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Bekologic / Folio Society

"It’s the end of the world as we know it …" - Kurt Vonnegut. Joonho Ko (Bekologic) worked with the Folio Society to illustrate their new edition of Kurt Vonnegut's renowned novel 'Cat's Cradle'. The illustrations range from interior page illustrations, slipcover and pattern designs and a striking binding. More illustrations from this project and further works by Bekologic can be viewed here.

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Introducing Pablo Hurtado de Mendoza

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Madrid based illustrator Pablo Hurtado de Mendoza. Pablo has worked as a freelance illustrator since he graduated, developing changes and evolving his style whilst trying to express his own vision of the world through his art. While studying design, Pablo developed an interest in negative space and graphic elements, which ended up shaping his illustration style. His work can be distinguished by the use of visual metaphors and modern graphic language mixed with a more traditional sense of art. Thematically, he explores issues from urban spaces and contemporary life, in both a physical and psychological context.

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The Red Dress / Disney Anniversary Posters

The Red Dress were commissioned by Disney Pixar to create celebratory anniversary posters for several of their most-loved films. 'Finding Dory', 'Monsters Inc.' and 'Toy Story' reached their 5th, 20th and 25th anniversaries respectively in 2021, and Disney Pixar requested The Red Dress to create a poster for each following a particular art style. 'Finding Dory' and 'Toy Story' followed a film noir theme, whilst 'Monsters Inc.' was influenced by vintage 'Wish You Were Here' postcards. The resulting artworks were released on social media in conjunction with the production companies' celebrations of these landmarks. They demonstrate The Red Dress' adeptness at executing quintessential and well known eras of art in a contemporary fashion.

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Jordi Ros / Gorillas Campaign

Jordi Ros was commissioned by the ACE B.V for Gorillas, a grocery delivery service. Jordi created the key visual for their nationwide outdoor and digital campaign in the Netherlands, creating both a still and motion graphic to make the most of print and digital media platforms.

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BloodBros. / New Hokkaido Packaging

Emile aka. BloodBros. was commissioned via Sally Morrow Creative to create a suite of packaging designs for craft beer brand New Hokkaido. BloodBros. has now worked with New Hokkaido on several new designs, the latest being for their latest release Daruma IPA. Emile's knowledge of, fascination with and lived experience of Japanese culture has been a constant cornerstone of his work, and is utilised at its fullest fluency here. His appreciation of an understanding of the many creatures, characters and symbolic figures from Japanese folklore and fables are rendered in his signature clean and fresh style.

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