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Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014

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NOISE Festival 2014 has just extended the deadline for entries to 6th July! This means there is a further month to get your illustration, animation, sketches, and general drawing and doodles seen and endorsed by the legendary Gerald Scarfe.

Scarfe has been behind some inspiring illustration in a distinguished career. Illustrating ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd, Disney’s Hercules film, and a long time political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times and The New Yorker. To have your work seen and for the chance to be personally picked out by Scarfe, NOISE Festival invites emerging illustrators to create a FREE online portfolio of their work and then submit this work to the 2014 Festival online.

The very highly rated artists from NOISE Festival 2014 will also be offered work placements or mentorship alongside leading creative organisations and individuals.

Head to NOISEfestival.com to share your work, and for all the details of the 2014 Festival and the fantastic opportunities for up and coming creatives on offer.

External Link: Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014

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

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“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