I know we normally do this in December, but at the time of writing, in August, it’s already been a year packed with activity. So, as we head into September, we thought we’d bring you a quick update on Breed’s highlights of 2018 so far.
We’ve talked to a number of luminaries in our industry, and associated industries, including:
- Journalist, author and commentator, Paul Gorman, about PRINT! Tearing It Up, an exhibition he curated celebrating the history of British independent magazines, at Somerset House.
- Jane Hassanali, Art Editor at British Vogue.
- Stuart and Simone Tattersall, who run pub, restaurant, guest house and art haven The Gunton Arms in North Norfolk.
- Sophia Ghonim, Digital Communications Officer at the Design Museum, to ask about their regular Sunday tradition on Twitter #FontSunday.
- Debbie Millman, President of the Design Division and Chief Marketing Officer at Sterling Brands in New York for over 20 years, on her podcast, Design Matters, where she has interviewed over 400 guests, including Alain de Botton, Marina Abramović, Seth Godin and Steven Pinker.
- Daniel Moorey, Head of Photography and Illustration at Adam & Eve DDB.
We also made an appearance at Connections Paris, Le Book’s custom-made tradeshow, showcasing photographers and illustrators.
Some of our highlights from the artists:
Cat started the year in Ecuador, producing a series of striking images of the country. In her role as Leica Ambassador, Cat worked with fellow photographer Kim Leuenberger on film to launch Leica’s #LeicaXMe campaign. She also photographed the artisans of Goodwood, West Sussex, Home of Rolls-Royce, images shown at Rolls-Royce London in Berkeley Square as part of London Craft Week. There have also been a series of portraits, including the young gatekeepers of White City House, Richard Madden, Fearne Cotton and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson, television producer Claudia Rosencrantz for an article in the Sunday Times Style magazine, and students at The London Film School.
Craig & Karl
In January they created their own Frankenstein’s monster for the cover of Science magazine , following it up with an installation for the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. They followed work for Wacom last year with new packaging for the Wacom Cintiq Pro, and were among a number of artists asked to create their interpretation of the New Yorker’s iconic mascot Eustace Tilley for the 2018 anniversary issue. Examples of their work went on sale in Lane Crawford, China’s luxury lifestyle, fashion and beauty department store, they helped design the marketing for Television Centre, formerly the BBC Television Centre at White City and created the sleeve for a vinyl EP ‘Universal Love’ which reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community. Recently, they created an identity for shaving products company Harry’s to celebrate Pride. They also worked on the Universal Love campaign which just won a Gold Lion at Cannes.
Andy created the look for global property agents Savills’ new portfolio, in shades of pink and black, as well as a wealth of his own geometric personal work.
Early in 2018, Danny spent time in India, documenting his trip with photos. In later travels he took leaving notes in hotel rooms with classic hip hop lines on them. Next, he directed a series of ads for Innocent with creative agency Mother London through Lief, created a series of works by drawing on an old issue of Vogue, and documenting what ends up on his desk under the hashtag #dannysdesktop. His latest short film WAR also debuted @vimeo as a #staffpickpremiere
James has had a busy 2018 so far. He produced a limited run of prints for Valentine’s Day, illustrated a piece on James Dyson in Wired, had his illustrations appear in the Guardian’s Review section, Financial Times magazine, M Le Magasin du Monde and Italian GQ. He also had an exhibition called ‘No Clowning Around’ at Westfield White City in April, designed icons for boutique hotel Mama Shelter, won a place as one of the 30 artists making up the Jealous Needs You 2018 Portfolio, and had a piece accepted for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.
The big news for Kate was their ongoing collaboration with Disney and Uniqlo, launching the new Love & Mickey Mouse Collection with their designs featuring Mickey and Minnie on Uniqlo t-shirts. They’ve been making personal appearances at stores in London, New York, Disney Springs and Singapore to promote them.
Anna Bu Kliewer
Anna has been collaborating with writer Haroon Ali on her series ‘Modern Love’ in the pages of Elle Netherlands, created a poster magazine for Selfridges.com and had three pieces for sale at Browns East, fashion retailer Browns’ east end outpost in Club Row, Shoreditch. She also illustrated a history of cocktails in KANPAI! Magazine, added her distinctive touch to anthropologie.com and appeared in the pages of Esquire and Allure.
Matt worked with Rapha to create a series of t-shirts celebrating the premier cycle races of the year. Staying with his love of cycling, he also helped celebrate 200 years of cycling in the UK by designing a piece for the London Cycling Campaign seen during the City Cycling Festival. He provided the illustration that were turned into animated film ‘Wandering in Florence’ to promote the opening of a new Marni store in the city. He designed a cover for Penguin books and produced a new image every day for a month to appear in the New York Times. Just recently he provided illustrations for a new regular treat deliver service for dogs, barkism.com and has just drawn a portrait of the Breed team.
At the start of 2018, Steven Wilson had two exhibitions opening in Korea, the main one in two rooms at the prestigious Kumho Museum of Art in Seoul, the other in Daegu at the Jeon Museum. He also set up his new website at stevenwilson.gallery, provided the front cover for the Guardian Guide’s Oscar special, created a 3D piece for video games developers Riot Games’ European League of Legends Championship Series and continued working with Robert Plant, designing posters for his Californian show. He also worked with Soho homeless charity The House of Barnabas on Lost & Foundry, a project to preserve some of the old fonts from the vicinity, and make them available via the Fontsmith online shop.
Natasha’s work appeared in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine illustrating a piece by Afua Hirsch and has just created a new limited edition print ‘Her Back on Coral’ available through gallery and exhibition hosts Eleven
Neal Murren was commissioned by Pottermore, the digital heart of J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world, to create some illustrations that could be turned into animated gifs for Valentine’s Day, and has just completed a personal work ‘Fun Day Out’, a classic circus poster with a difference.
Paula’s work has been turning up in Flaunt, a Los Angeles based magazine devoted to fashion and satire, while she also provided an illustration of the street layout for the Art Basel event in Miami’s Design District Art Basel in Miami in the Wall Street Journal Magazine and illustrated an article on the history of the wine glass in the Financial Times Magazine.
Phillippa joined us in 2018 and got off to a flying start with her own exhibition at The University of Exeter called ‘Truth and beauty’. She’s also produced a number of portraits including of Eva, the three-year-old daughter of a sheepfarming friend, tending a lamb, a green-eye nude, one in charcoal and ink, applied with rags and a feather, and a series of figures created in a variety of media.
Also joining us in 2018 was Quentin Jones, who was soon chosen by fashion brand Marella to create their new ART.365 capsule collection with a hand-painted series of striking abstract black-and-white designs. She wrote and directed the short film Eve Before, starring Jessica Biel and launched it in Soho. Her photography appeared in issue 7 of the new PUSS PUSS magazine, collaborated with Estee Lauder to create a set of new cosmetic bags, compacts and backpacks, and was one of the artists asked to create a work for a fundraising exhibition at Print Club’s Dalston studio gallery called ‘Choose Love’ in aid of Help Refugees. Plus she has a large festive project being announced shortly.
Images by Steven Wilson