Chris Labrooy – Sushi Shop London

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web sans-serif; color: #000000;">Chris Labrooy has illustrated the packaging for Sushi Shop London’s latest offering, London Box. In his trademark humorous style, Chris created 6 lively anthromporphic letters to form the branding ‘London’ on the box’s exterior.

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Adam Stower’s Troll and the Oliver at Cartoon Forum 2015

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Arena is very excited that another of our talented artist's, Adam Stower, was also at this year's Cartoon Forum. The trailer forTroll and the Oliver, based on Adam's picture book was pitched to the group of broadcasters as a special, one-off 26 minute animation by Grid Animation in Belgium, in collaboration with Zooper Film and Tinker Labs. Aimed at 6 to 8 year old children, the TV special will be a 3D computer animation.

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Jean-Pierre Le Roux Character Series for Coca-Cola

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Jean-Pierre Le Roux was commissioned by 360i to create a series of cool characters for Coca-Cola Freestyle. Jean-Pierre illustrated and produced six animations for this exciting social media and web campaign, approved which is live now.

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Jonny Duddle & Cyber Group Studios Present Gigantosaurus at Cartoon Forum

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Bestselling author/illustrator, Jonny Duddle and Cyber Group Studios, presented the Gigantosaurus trailer based on Jonny's picture book at Cartoon Forum 2015 in Toulouse this month. The forum is an event where all the great and the good of the European animation world gather together to pitch their projects to broadcasters and investors.

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Will Broome’s Frankie and Dorris goes to Kidscreen

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Will Broome's Frankie and Dorris featured on the front cover of Kidscreen magazine. 

Will and the co created Ann Riley are going to Toulouse for the 2015 Cartoon Forum

Here's some words from Will himself:

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Paul Blow – VH1

We are big music fans here at HF which makes this project by Paul Blow for VH1 even more of a pleasure to bring you. Paul was asked to create the visuals for a new animated short for VH1.com titled “The Complete History of Heavy Metal: Fingers Bloody Fingers” which tells the amazing story of the one and only Toni Iommi.

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This instalment sees Paul’s wonderful mark making brought to life by animator Kee Koo as the infamous guitar player explains how he made the best out of a bad situation. Be sure to see the short here – https://vimeo.com/120351437

Little fun fact: Did you know Tony’s middle name is FRANK?

 

Paul Blow is represented by Handsome Frank  

David Sparshott – Game of Inches

Late last year David Sparshott was approached by Brookyln’s finest Doubleday & Cartwright and asked to work on a huge project for US corporate giants General Electric (GE).

The agency were striving to build a sports-relevant campaign to articulate GE’s Internet of Things innovations. As athletes know, symptoms incremental improvements — in training, nutrition, or strategy — can lead to major gains. Using this analogy the agency build a campaign to show the same rules apply to industry in the information age. A content-driven campaign known as “Game of Inches” was build around this premise.

To bring this all to life they turned to David, seeing his illustration as having the tactile quality required to communicate the human story behind the technology. As well as still illustrations, his work was also animated into a series of short spots. You can watch the full set here.

The campaign rolled out across Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr and a YouTube campaign promoting the “Game of Inches’ during the Super Bowl XLIX.

David Sparshott is represented by Handsome Frank

 

 

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Our cinema tickets are booked for the long awaited, third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is released in cinemas this month. John Howe has worked in New Zealand for over 5 years as concept artist on Peter Jackson's epic film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy adventure story, The Hobbit. Alongside Alan Lee, he has played a pivotal role in the creation of the characters and environments from pre-production all the way through to post-production, learning new techniques along the way.

As John returns to his studio in Switzerland, we're also looking forward to exploring behind the scenes in The Appendices of the recently released Extended Edition DVD of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

John Howe is represented by Arena

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Tado animation for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition in LA

Commissioned by Sanrio and The Japanese American National Museum, Tado were asked to create this animation to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary. Taking about two months to complete, everything was created in Tado's basement in Sheffield, with a bit of help from their friends Alex Veitch (lighting advisor), Nick Hunter (wood-wizard) and Ben Ridley (music and sound design).

The animation can be viewed here: http://www.debutart.com/news/tado-hello-kitty-40th-anniversary

Tado is represented by Début Art

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