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Big Active - art direction, graphic design, creative consultancy and representation +44 (0)20 7739 5601

Big Active - art direction, graphic design, creative consultancy and representation +44 (0)20 7739 5601
Mat Maitland has directed a 3D video installation for the window of Parisian department store Printemps du Louvre. Situated next to the Louvre Museum, their first store in 30 years is the new flagship for the luxury French retailer. For such an esteemed location, Printemps needed an evolving long-term solution for the store exterior that competed with (and measured up against) their prestigious neighbours. Mat’s solution came in the form of a three minute film played on a screen mounted within a mirrored frame. The mirrors create a kaleidoscopic effect, surrounding an interchangeable physical product. The film features architectural detail from the original Printemps store, as well as images of the iconic artworks from the museum next door.

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About — Agent Pekka Established in 2007, we specialise in assisting agencies, brands, publishers and other organisations looking to commission illustration, graphic design, art direction and moving image. With offices in Helsinki and Amsterdam, we work globally, promoting our creative talent for collaborations with clients who seek original and contemporary image-makers. We are passionate about quality and only represent talent who possess a strong individual style. Our hand-picked roster includes both established names and talented newcomers. A key player in promoting Finnish illustration, we are the only consultancy of our kind in Finland.

High Tide High Tide is an independent design studio creating compelling visual narrative through innovative and interactive media tools. By partnering with a visionary group of photographers, illustrators, and developers, High Tide creates timeless design that conveys a unique identity and emotional resonance. From branding and marketing projects to limited edition publications and site-specific installations, High Tide communicates a vision that pushes the boundaries of traditional design. A native New Yorker, Danny Miller received his B.F.A. from UCLA before returning to New York to work as an art director at Atlantic Records.

500 Storyboard Tutorials & Resources Once the script is written – how do you effective communicate the visual direction of your film? The answer is storyboards – essentially a scene-by-scene visual guide to the screenplay of the film. Storyboards are a vital part of the pre-visualization process, as well as being an important tool for preproduction and on the set. Developed in the 1930s by Walt Disney company for their animated cartoons, they grew in popularity during the early 40s. Vania Zouravliov - Illustration - Big Active Russian-born Vania Zouravliov was inspired from an early age by influences as diverse as The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians. Something of a child prodigy in his homeland, he was championed by many influential classical musicians including Ashkenazi, Spivakov and Menuhin. He even had television programs made about him and was introduced to famous communist artists, godfathers of social realism, who told him that his work was from the Devil. By the age of 13, Vania Zouravliov was exhibiting internationally, visited Canterbury several times as well as Paris, Colmar and Berlin. He subsequently studied in the UK, and during this time began creating illustrations for The Scotsman and comics for Fantagraphics and Dark Horse in the US.

They’re Alive: Carnival of the Animals Presenting our 2011 Holiday Windows The BG Holiday Windows are a most welcome institution — they give a lot of pleasure to us while others do the hard work. We have the easy part—we show up marvel and take pictures. David Hoey and the visual team have the hard part: planning, building, perfecting, and collecting antiques for more than two years. Well the work is over and the windows are here: The Carnival of the Animals have arrived. Each window features a specific material that depicts animals you’ll find from icebergs to the tropics—but rarely on Fifth Avenue.

MUTI : Illustration, Typography & Design in South Africa We illustrated a set of icons for Everyday Stamps, a private photo journal app that lets you collect your thoughts and mark the moments of your everyday life. Each stamp represents a concept or mood which the user then adds to their photo.Graphic Design, Icon Design, Illustration2014 We created an illustrated map of Japan for Monocle Magazine, using icons to highlight landmarks, animals and people from different regions.Editorial Design, Icon Design, Illustration2014 Ask Alice Stationery in Australia invited us to be 1 of 12 artists contributing to the 2014 'Wish You Were Here' calendar. Each artist was asked to portray their hometown, resulting in an illustrated atlas of 12 cities. All proceeds from the calendars and limited edition prints will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.Illustration, Print Design, Typography2014 We illustrated a series of portraits based on characters from the iconic 1980's animated TV series, Masters of the Universe.

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Origami Masks and Tessellations by Joel Cooper Paper artist Joel Cooper folds these astounding masks and tessellations from single pieces of paper. Given the right conditions I might be expected to fold a piece of paper in half, and on a good day even into fourths, but I simply can’t fathom the patience and understanding required to transform paper into three-dimensional objects like this. You can see more of his work here and some of the pieces seen here are available on Etsy.

James Gilbert on working solo with others For James Gilbert, operating as a one-man studio rarely meant working alone. After five years collaborating with specialists on projects, the designer felt it was time to build this into his mission statement. We speak to him to find out why it was so important to relaunch himself as Studio Contents, and how he went about doing it. Why did you choose to move away from your one-man studio approach? I've never truly worked solo - I always have other designers, developers, illustrators, copywriters and so on collaborating with me. The transformation into 'Studio Contents' represents a decision to actively make this a part of my professional model.

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