Burton Snowboard design by Helen Musselwhite

Many of our client's work on projects well in advance of their release. In fact it's not uncommon for us to be working on a Christmas campaign in March or April, but when Burton snowboards approached us in 2015... 2018 seemed like a very long way away. Yet here we are in September 2017 and the Burton Women's Genie Snowboard for 2018 has just been released... featuring artwork by our very own paper magician Helen Musselwhite.

Helen was invited to design a board and jumped at the chance (excuse the pun). She created a gorgeously detailed woodland image on one side and hand-cut 'Burton' lettering for the reverse. As you'll see from her work in progress shots, the artwork was created at 'real board' size and features a wonderful sense of depth due to her intricate layered style. The boards are on sale now... all we need now is some snow.  

Whale illustrations by Sarah Maycock

Sarah has been having a whale of a time painting a broad spectrum of whales for the Natural History Museum's Whales: beneath the Surface exhibition. Dive in and have a scroll through. 

Andrew Lyons - Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival

Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival is an annual food festival that celebrates the Copenhagen gastro scene and Denmark as a food country. Local design agency Double Projects have developed a clever identity which revolves around a 'C' (formed with a spoon) and evolves every year via collaborations with artists and photographers. This year the agency chose Handsome Frank illustrator Andrew Lyons to partner the project and together they created a host of gastro themed illustrations to adorn the identity. The campaign is now live all across the city and surrounding area. 

3D illustrated GIFs by Guillaume Kurkdjian for Den Haag

French illustrator Guillaume Kurkdjian made this set of animated GIFs for the Den Haag, the independent tourist board for The Hague. Each 3D GIF shows a key tourist attraction around the city and are combined on a website that helps you create easy to follow walking guides. You can check out some of the routes here and here

Natural History Museum Whale exhibition by Sarah Maycock

In the depths of winter 2016 Sarah Maycock and myself were invited to the Natural History Museum to discuss a new and exciting (top-secret) project. Ushered through a side door we gathered round a grand table in one of the many rooms of the museum that are closed off to the general public. Benji from Weidemann Lampe showed us some complex looking floor-plans, which were the initial thinkings of the 'Whales: Beneath the Surface' exhibition that opened it's door in July 2017. 

In the prevailing months Sarah was tasked with illustrating a long list of whales, ranging from the Blue Whale to species that are now extinct. Each painting had to go through a complex sign-off process involving specialist scientists at the Natural History Museum (aptly named Dr. Frank Fish) to make sure they were anatomically correct and of course various members of the design teams to make sure they looked the best they could. 

Benji Weidemann, Design Director at Weidemann Lampe told me the paintings were an important part of the exhibition as it allowed a deeper level of engagement for the thousands of people that will meander through the exhibition space over the coming months. His team have done a stellar job of creating an immersive exhibition that captures all your senses. Well done!