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03/11/14

Hey guys,

Aw shucks. The only thing sexier than oysters is when our amazing artists put their talented heads together to create artistic wonderlands with our stellar production and animation team, Flutter. Together, Rilla Alexander, Adrian Clifford and Flutter created this animated clip about the debilitating stress and over-the-moon joy of buying a house for Domain.com.au. It was a good move for all involved *golf clap*. As Christmas carols begin to get hammered down our throats, Benja Harney has hand-crafted some deliciously festive paper creations for Good Weekend’s 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition, which also hosts three futuristic illustrations by the inimitable Ben Sanders. Head on over here to see what our world could look like in 2043 (spoiler alert: there's still bacon). Andrew Fairclough took a less breakfast-themed but nonetheless smokey look at the inevitable demise of the human race for GQ Magazine. More on that down below. We launched Megan Hess' new book and solo exhibition at Lamington Drive: The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion promises to flatter and enthrall, captivate and mystify, polarise and provoke you so check out the show and buy the book. Lastly, if you've been looking for a denim partridge doorstopper, Fleur Harris has just the ticket as part of her Christmas collection for Mozi. BYO pear tree, though. Love always - jw.

Okay okay, so life isn't all sunshine and cupcakes, and it just so happens that life as we know it may one day change drastically, disastrously and irreparably. There are a lot of doomsday theories out there; some of which have been made into films and some of which have just made 'the crazy'. But Andrew Fairclough's latest illustrations for GQ Magazine propose that, while climate change and nuclear war are obvious choices, we shouldn't rule out a robot uprising when it comes to the collapse of civilisation — or something even weirder... 
 

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Andrew Fairclough for GQ Magazine

Oct 31, 2014 12:30 pm

What’s the upside of the untimely demise of the human race, you ask? Well, my friend, when GQ Magazine runs a feature on how we’ll be taken down by the rise of super-human oppressors, bio-terror, alien invasion, antibiotic inefficacy and the increasingly credible theory that humanity may just be an elaborate alien computer simulation that could be switched off at any moment, they get the one and only Andrew Fairclough in to illustrate it! The issue is on shelves, so we suggest ducking out to grab a copy now before things get all ‘War of the Worlds’.

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Fleur Harris for Mozi’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ Collection

Oct 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Guys, do you realise that it’s almost Christmas?

Before you start fretting about what to buy for that special person in your life (or that kris kringle you’re forced to spend money on) let us calm you with the news that Fleur Harris’ latest collection for Mozi is now in-store and online for you to snap up.

As well as being a Jacky Winter luminary, Fleur is Design Manager at Mozi, and inspired by the handkerchief designs of 50s illustrator Pat Prichard, she has been working away on the ’12 Days of Christmas’ range since February. From a partridge in a pear tree and geese-a-laying, to pipers piping and drummers drumming, Fleur has brought all of your favourite Christmas critters to life for the collection.

The full range includes melamine dining, kitchen textiles, candles, napery and more. Tiptoe across to mozi.com.au to check it out!

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Benja Harney & Ben Sanders for Good Weekend’s 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Oct 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Well aren’t we just proud as punch?! Not one, but two of our amazing artists were featured in Good Weekend’s recently released 30th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition.

First up is Benja Harney and his deliciously festive paper creation for the issue’s cover. Never before have we seen paper look so appetising. There’s candles, streamers, stars and more – it’s a pumpin’ paper party and you’re all invited!

When you’re done drooling over the cover, head inside to admire three futuristic illustrations from wonder-boy Ben Sanders. Accompanying a story that looks at possible predictions for our world 30 years from now, his illustrations touch on advancements in transport, robotics and 3D printing. Some of what they suggest is unsettling – like fines for parking your hovercraft in the wrong place or robots taking over your workplace – but I certainly can’t see anything wrong with the potential to print bacon and eggs at the touch of a button. Bring on 2043!

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Flutter ft. Rilla Alexander and Adrian Clifford for Domain

Oct 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Buying a home is tough. It’s a rollercoaster ride of debilitating stress and over-the-moon joy, turning you inside out and upside down all at the same time. Luckily, real estate experts Domain understand these highs and lows of home buying and provide a multitude of tools and tips to help make things easier. As part of a larger rebrand, advertising agency The Works Sydney wanted to spread this message and develop a piece that would build Domain’s business and promote their latest products and services and knew that Flutter were the team to do it.

To create the line illustrations, we brought former ‘Rinzen’ art collective comrades Rilla Alexander and Adrian Clifford back together – because two amazingly talented heads are better than one, right? Together with our stellar production and animation team they produced this charming clip. Rolled out across a Domain microsite, it provides valuable insight into how a bottle of bubbly can help the home buying process along. Tackling a challenging deadline, we created a workflow that leant itself to the timings without sacrificing the creative needs of the piece. There are some animated GIFs in the works too so watch this space for an update soon. In the meantime, take a look at the rest of Flutter’s projects here.

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And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,

   
The Jacky Winter Group

Named for the adorable native Australian robin, The Jacky Winter Group is an independent Australian creative agency.

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Photographers, onshore and offshore, dedicated exclusively to photography.

The country's largest, best (and most exciting) roster of illustrators.

Where our prospects earn their patch. Emerging artists of the utmost promise.

Our hard-working storyboarding and visualisation all-stars.

The best artists from around the globe, represented in Australia.

A new breed of imagemakers, from art directors and 3D artists to stylists and set builders.

Putting our work in motion, Flutter is a full-service animation house combining the genius of Jacky Winter's roster with the talents of our award-winning motion graphics and animation specialists. 

Your one-stop digital shop featuring a hand-picked selection of work from Jacky Winter's finest. Fixed cost rights-managed images, including out-of-license and purpose-created imagery, are available on-demand for your projects in the formats you need.

The Jacky Winter Group: Special Projects Unit. From Live-Action events and conferences to freelance curating or art buying, this is where our production expertise allows us to take on weird and wonderful projects of any shape and size. Coming soon.

Our gallery space dedicated to showing the work of Jacky Winter's image makers and beyond in a selection of solo and group shows. As well as killer commercial art in a devoted gallery space, Lamington Drive also houses New Blank Document, our fine art printing division.

Lamington Drive is pleased to present The Dress, a solo exhibition by Megan Hess. On show for a limited time from this Saturday.

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The Jacky Winter Group

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