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! 

Tom Haugomat - Uber

We're delighted to have worked on Uber's first big UK advertising campaign created by BBH London. The agency chose three illustrators, including our Tom Haugomat, to create a series of illustrated (and animated) executions. The brief called for colourful, character-driven styles showing a character going from one part of their day to another effortlessly: in Tom's case a man sliding down a bannister from work to a date. 

John Lewis National Treasures

The theme of this summer's John Lewis campaign is 'National Treasures', so it was no surprise when the UK retailer came knocking for Paul Thurlby, a man who is fast being a national treasure himself. Working closely with the John Lewis team, Paul has created a series of illustrations which capture the quintessential essence of a modern British summer. 

The work includes a host of characters and a variety of gloriously iconic scenes which perfectly sum up summertime in Blighty. The images have now been rolled out across all 44 UK stores and can be found adorning everything from the windows to the merchandise. Now all we need is sunshine!

 

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