Monday, 28 May 2012

New Signing: Mark Ward

Born in South London in the early 80's, Mark grew up surrounded by the grey suburban landscape, on a healthy diet of candy coloured MTV and Thrasher skateboard magazine. Mark combines surreal elements of pop culture with a truthful mundane undertone to create his own iconic visual language. Mark produces bold and original ideas through his universe of characters, typography, animations and everything in between. To view Mark's folio click here.

New Signing: Andrew Bannecker

A collecter of old ephemera and just about anything wood and metal, Andrew creates inspiring art that captures the imagination and tells a story. He works in a studio in Washington DC, beautifully cluttered with everything from toy rocket ships to vintage glass beakers filled with skittles. Andrew is a rare talent who has worked with an array of exciting agencies and brands worldwide, boasting a vast amount of experience within the industry, whilst keeping his finger firmly on the creative pulse. To view more Andrew Bannecker click here.

Monday, 23 April 2012

JBR New Signing: Stephen Chan

We're excited to announce our latest signing Stephen Chan! It was a few years after Stephen graduated that he created his unique style. His work is character driven and often involves large, isometric detailed landscapes and scenery. Originally from Hong Kong, Stephen now resides in the UK but the influence of a healthy does of Manga, Anime and computer games absorbed as a child is clear to see. Stephen exhibits his work worldwide and enjoys a large following and enthusiasm globally from clients and collectors alike. To view Stephen's folio click here.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Google: Alex Varanese

Alex Varanese is a digital image maker from San Francisco. An extensive use of 3D in his work enables Alex to create lifelike depictions of architecture, product design and urban landscapes from scratch, without photography. He has a large following of enthusiasts and an equally healthy client base, many of whom are high profile companies like Google.
This latest project (click here to see animation) was to give Google's targeted, metrics-driven advertising technology a memorable introduction to the world of TV, director/writer David Bryant wanted to contrast the profound evolution that television has undergone in the last half century with the sluggish pace at which TV advertising has advanced. As such, the first half of the animated piece is a tour of the televisions themselves, from the clunky wooden boxes of the 40's and 50's to the sleek flat panels of today. Along the way brief motion graphics pieces capture the essence of each era, starting with the infamous indian head test card, then on to the colourful but ham-fisted world of animation in the 60's and 70's, moving through the laser grids and neon pink script of the 80's, and finally settling on the obnoxious excess of modern-day cable news packaging. We then zoom out to reveal a patchwork of televisions arranged as a single video wall, at which point narration and animation info-graphics take over.

Friday, 23 March 2012

JBR New Signing: Debbie Smyth

Debbie Smyth's playful, yet sophisticated folio is created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins. Her work beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine art drawings and textile art, flat and 3D work, illustration and embroidery. The execution of her line literally lifts the image off the page, in a series of "pin and thread" clusters. As well as creating a number of installations, from public spaces to window displays, Debbie's style lends itself well to printed commissions and has proven most popular across the board. You can see more of Debbie's work here:

JBR New Signing: Candykiller

Dundee based Candykiller began his creative career in the graphic design and advertising world. After a number of years he made the decision of becoming a full time illustrator and hasn't looked back. Influenced by childhood imagery varying from vintage comics to Pop Art, he set about putting together a portfolio of work, executing his style through both painting and digital means. With a number of toys, prints and merchandise items being sold and constantly created Candykiller has a large following of enthusiasts worldwide. You can see more of his work here:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Audio-Visual: Peter Crawley

Not one to rest on his laurels for long, stitch God Peter Crawley has created this fabulous new self-initiated project entitled 'Audio-Visual.' The inspiration for his latest project was born through his fascination of the different song-waves created by particular songs. There are always specific parts of songs, a big crescendo or a drum crash or fade, for example, that are ingrained in so many people he thought it would be interesting to record these moments. Songs like 'Satisfaction' by the Rolling Stones were not necessarily that striking visually due to a generally even and full sound-wave, whereas many of Dylan's acoustic songs have huge peaks and troughs.
After a careful song selection Pete set about capturing the visual information from a series of well-known sixties songs with intriguing results.

Both prints and originals are for sale, for more info just email!