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


“BYRONESQUE OFFLINE,” a shoppable retrospective that feted the one-year anniversary of vintage e-commerce and editorial site – 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 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”


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”

Taschen’s The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen


I’m proud to have around fifty illustrations featured in Taschen’s brand new children’s book, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, edited by Noel Daniel and published this month. I created silhouettes of various sizes for the book, for classic tales such as The Little Match Girl and The Snow Queen and also designed some hand decorated ‘pea tendril lettering and the endpapers. My work sits side by side artwork by some of my illustration idols, including Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, Kay Nielsen and Lotte Reiniger to name but a few! The book is my second working with Taschen, following 2011′s The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

External Link: Taschen’s The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Carlos Araujo accepted into Latin American Ilustración 2


Carlos Araujo’s work “Space Hotel” – created for Brazilian rock band Hotelo debut album – was selected to be part of 2013 Latin American Ilustración 2! From 431 images, only 29 were selected to represent the best images from Latin America…!

The 29 selected images will be presented in New York City at two exclusive events that will occur in November: BIG TALK, on November 6th, a symposium with juries from the year’s competition. And THE PARTY, November 7th, celebrating the winners… and there will be much rejoicing! Yay!

External Link: Carlos Araujo accepted into Latin American Ilustración 2