Daniel runs Tiny Media Empire, a production company who release his art prints and posters, as well as elaborately packaged vinyl records and albums, artwork and vinyl box sets, designer toys, and prints by
other artists. As well, he currently plays baritone guitar and sings in the erratic indie rock band A City Safe From Sea, releasing their debut full length LP in July 2009.
He has a cat named after internet slang.
He has written and illustrated the graphic novel Cages and short story collection Pictures That Tick, and is working on a new novel and second volume of short stories. He has designed and illustrated well over a hundred cd covers for artists as diverse as Michael Nyman, Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Bill Laswell, Bill Bruford, Counting Crows, Iain Ballamy, Tori Amos and Frontine Assembly.
He has designed a Broadway Musical, creatures for the Harry Potter films, advertising campaigns for Kodak, Nike, Smirnoff, BMW Mini and the British Government, and exhibited in Europe, America and Japan. He has also directed five short films and two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna.
He lives in Kent, England with his wife and two children.
Although he works in various media, he is best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons released in softcover books or postcard packs. Like the poet Ivor Cutler, Shrigley finds humour in flat depictions of the inconsequential, the unavailing and the bizarre - although he is far fonder of violent or otherwise disquieting subject matter. Shrigley's work has two of the characteristics often encountered in outsider art - an odd viewpoint, and (in some of his work) a deliberately limited technique. His freehand line is often weak, which jars with his frequent use of a ruler; his forms are often very crude; and annotations in his drawings are poorly executed and frequently contain crossings-out.
Shrigley is a lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest FC.
Hailing from Amsterdam, they are a graphic design unit founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing mainly on printed matter and installations, Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum (SMCS), Purple Institute, Centre Pompidou, Colette, Dutch Post Group (TPG), Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN), Le Cent Quatre (104), De Theatercompagnie and t-shirt label 2K/Gingham.
Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as Terminal Five (JFK Airport, New York, 2004) and The Free Library (Riviera Gallery, New York, 2004). Solo exhibitions have included Kelly 1:1 (Casco Projects, Utrecht, 2002) and Ten Years of Posters (Kemistry Gallery, London, 2006).
In 2007, a large selection of work by Experimental Jetset has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), for inclusion in the MoMA permanent collection. Since 2000, Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam).
Past and ongoing projects include brand identity and signage for Frieze Art Fair (2002–present); brand-identity for the Design Museum and continued exhibition collaboration (2002-present); re-branding, packaging, marketing and press material for Habitat (1996–2002); store graphics and signage for Marks & Spencer (2004–present) and continued regular print materials for The Gagosian Gallery, New York and London. A significant part of GTF’s work is in the field of graphic design for exhibitions where they have collaborated on projects for the National Museum of Science and Industry, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum, The National Maritime Museum, The Wellcome Collection, Manchester City Galleries and The Design Museum GTF projects have been included in group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and America.
Their typography deftly melds cultural, musical and graphic elements. From early forays into distressed digital alphabets to sophisticated type and lettering systems, House Industries’ work transcends graphic conventions and reaches out to a broad audience. What ultimately shines in the House Industries oeuvre is what always conquers mediocrity: a genuine love for their subject matter. Be it hot rods, classically relevant lettering or Swiss Modernism, House continues to provide typographic optimism in this age of the lowest aesthetic common denominator.
Rich Roat, one of House Industries founders, was our speaker and his enthusiasm was incredible over the whole weekend.
He was born in Taiwan but was raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators of LA, and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of NY. He has also contributed to many national and international publications. His clients include Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, Knopf, Prada among others. He has also illustrated covers for the comic book series Fables and The Umbrella Academy, for which he has won five Eisner Awards for "Best Cover Artist".
James Jean currently has four published works, all of which collect his illustrations and art: Process Recess Volume 1, Process Recess Volume Two, Fables: Covers and XOXO. The Process Recess volumes display Jean's process in his illustrations, by showing both the original sketches and the final coloring, Process Recess is also the name of his blog, which includes similar content. Fables: Covers is a collection of all the cover art illustrations James Jean has made for the comic book series Fables. Finally, XOXO is a selection of his illustrations displayed in the form of postcards.
His picture books, including Lost and Found, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and most recently, The Great Paper Caper. Oliver was brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in New York.
He has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions, first for ‘The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey’ by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for ‘When Jessie Came Across the Sea’ by Amy Hest.
‘The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey’ has sold more than a million copies in the United States alone, and has recently been made into a motion picture. In recent years PJ has seen his work expand out of the book illustration world with many commissions including posters for Opera Ireland and the The Abbey Theatre as well as several sets of stamps for An Post (the Irish Postal service), including four Christmas issues.
He has also completed work on two large scale murals in oils on the theme of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ for the new Cavan County Library. His latest work, an illustrated book about Abraham Lincoln by Rosemary Wells was published earlier this year.