Secondary Menu

Archive | Recognition

‘BYRONESQUE OFFLINE,’ Featuring Craig Ward Mural, Nominated for CLIO Image Award

emailgxl_534ee2ae-9600-438f-aa8e-45330a645fc8

“BYRONESQUE OFFLINE,” a shoppable retrospective that feted the one-year anniversary of vintage e-commerce and editorial site Byronesque.com – and featured a 700-square-foot mural by B&A’s Craig Ward – is nominated for a CLIO Image Award (Engagement/Experiential).

Ward received a copy of Jens Peter Jacobsen’s poem “Company of Melancholiacs” from Byronesque.com CEO and editor-in-chief Gill Linton and creative director Justin Westover. The text “sums up why we started Byronesque – because pandering to ‘the common herd’ has [gotten] out of control,” Linton explained. “We wanted to create something more provocative, more polarizing.”

The artist responded to the brief with an enormous mural using layered wheat-pasted posters installed in Manhattan’s former James A. Farley Post Office for three days last December. “It dealt with the idea of emotional layers and the masks we wear from day to day – the image we project … versus what lies beneath,” Ward said. “Icons of masks and fragility were juxtaposed with images of strength and sat alongside bold and raw typographic pieces. Through layering and tearing these posters, we revealed other messages, with each line trying to cover up, or being revealed by, the next.”

Regarding the CLIO Image Award, “We’re definitely the underdogs in the game, and what we did was very underground by comparison, so we were surprised when we got the call,” Linton noted, “but it is testimony to everyone who helped make it happen. We were blown away by how people threw themselves into making it better than we could ever have imagined, including Craig and his team.”

The winners will be announced May 7.

External Link: ‘BYRONESQUE OFFLINE,’ Featuring Craig Ward Mural, Nominated for CLIO Image Award

Carlos Araujo is one of the “Los Diez”

hotelo2_FB

Carlos Araujo’s illustration “Space Hotel” is one of The Ten… “LOS DIEZ” are here!

From the 29 winners selected in the Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración Dos competition, 10 illustrators were picked to be included in this special, traveling exhibit produced by EPSON.

This special selection were unveiled November 6th at the Big Talk event in NYC. “Los Diez” exhibit will travel to different locations as part of the EPSON tour. The collection will return to New York next year and be part of the PHOTOVILLE festival in Brooklyn, September 2014.

External Link: Carlos Araujo is one of the “Los Diez”