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Dublin’s Creative Festival is back!

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With Christmas almost upon us we thought we would put our Santa’s hat on, uncork the mulled wine, dust off the mistletoe and let you all know that OFFSET is back!

Our dates for Dublin are 6th, 7th & 8th March 2015. That’s just over 3 months, which is plenty of time to digest our incredible lineup of speakers and to arrange your travel needs. ??Independently found and run OFFSET has grown considerably from 450 to 2500 delegates in their last year. Each edition of the 3-day conference attracts visitors and speakers from every corner of the world with representatives from every continent sure to be in attendance.

We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

External Link: Dublin’s Creative Festival is back!

The Snowglobe RSPCA Appeal

Animated by Andy Baker, known for animation in ‘Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared’. The style of this video was inspired by ‘The Snowman’, to create a cosy homely feel.

Using a looping mechanic on YouTube combined with annotations, this is more than just a video. It allows viewers to intervene and end the literal cycle of cruelty, which represents the tens of thousands of incidents reported to the RSPCA each Christmas.

Creating this video for RSPCA we tried to convey a serious message about cruelty without depicting real-life cruelty. Let us know what you think.

Mail Me Art 4 Deadline! Can you keep a secret?

It’s been a while since we moved the LCS blog from Apefluff to the main site and it’s been a while since our last blog post. A lot has happened and there’s a lot to talk about!

1911Mail Me Art 4 (Open All Hours) has been going for 17 months now. We launched MMA4 along with the current book at the London exhibition for Mail Me Art 3 (Short & Sweet) in July 2013. During that period the most asked question has been when is the deadline. Well… we’re happy to announce the deadline is 28th August 2015. For MMA4, the mail art isn’t being delivered directly to us, it’s being picked up in batches and so far we’ve collected 3 batches of brilliant mail art. I would like to show off a few of the highlights, but before that I want to mention that if you want to take part in MMA4 all you need is a copy of the MMA3 book and to receive a copy all you need to do is CLICK HERE. The Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet (MMA3) book is published and distributed by The Little Chimp Society, you can get it from Amazon, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg. It’s cheaper to get it directly from us, and where do you think Amazon gets them from anyway? Continue Reading →

New cover illustration for Chickadee children’s magazine

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New cover illustration for Chickadee children’s magazine by Charlene Chua, illustration. Super fun to work on; animals are the best. Please visit the site to see the cover with the masthead, as well as concept sketches.

External Link: New cover illustration for Chickadee children’s magazine

New illustration for NGT Magazine, Wedding on the beach

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For this issue David Whitely writes about attending a friends wedding in Australia. He hates the idea of dressing up smart and having to pack a suit without creasing it. To his surprise the wedding is held on the beach. Dressed in his suit David is frazzled in the intense heat, to see that the other guests are casually dressed for the occasion.

External Link: New illustration for NGT Magazine, Wedding on the beach