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Hello hello,

Wanna hear an embarrassing story? Up until now, the date has still been stuck on 2013 for this newsletter. We've been living in the past. Danger zone. Mind blown. Our inner existentialist is flipping out. Last week (and we do mean 7 days ago, not 7 days and 12 months ago), we expressed our love for you by giving away tickets to Supergraph (which was fab, by the way). We admired Nigel Buchanan's slick cover art for a new quarterly magazine, and we stepped into an enchanted world where little girls bloom like garden roses. We also invited you to sit beside us on a loveseat and we dared you to attend a book launch. If we could effectively headbutt the screen to go back in time, we'd do it all again. Love always - jw. 

Hayley Sparks only moved from America to Australia last year but she's already carving out a unique niche in the SEA scene thanks to her ethereal lighting and editorial style. She recently shot a series of sweet, whimsical portraits which depict young girls as garden roses with the help of Sydney stylist Lydia-Jane Saunders. Click through for the rest of the images - they'll make you yearn for places you've never been.

Around Town

Guy Shield for Penguin Books Australia

Feb 17, 2014 01:00 pm

Guy Shield created the cover art for Penguin Book‘s latest exciting, action-packed adventure series for young readers. The ‘Do You Dare?’ series transports readers back to colonial times and takes a frenzied romp through Australian history. Better yet, the ‘Do You Dare?” book launch will be held next Sunday, 23 February at the Readings bookshop in Hawthorn. Do you dare attend?


Georgia Perry for Freedom Furniture

Feb 14, 2014 03:57 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what a ‘love seat’ is but been too tentative to ask, Georgia Perry is here to demystify you with her hand-painted design for Freedom Furniture. Georgia was one of four local artists to quirkily customise a limited edition bench set for their Valentine’s Day giveaway. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all - we hope you’re covered in pink sprinkles.


Hayley Sparks: ‘Flower Girls’

Feb 13, 2014 01:42 pm

Hayley Sparks created these sweet, whimsical images and lent a whole new meaning to the term ‘flower girls’ with the assistance of Sydney stylist Lydia-Jane Saunders. The creative concept was to present the girls as fresh garden roses with a deliberate nod to the ephemeral and fleeting nature of childhood. We want to climb inside this fairytale and live there forever.


Nigel Buchanan for Eight by Eight

Feb 12, 2014 12:00 am

There’s a new quarterly mag on the block and it’s as rich in illustration as a literal reading of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man*. Eight by Eight focuses predominantly on European football and aims to thrill the graphic designer inside. Nigel Buchanan brilliantly illustrated the cover for Issue 2. He shoots, he scores!

*Is that analogy confusing because it’s artistic, or artistic because it’s confusing?


Supergraph ft. Ben Sanders Giveaway!

Feb 11, 2014 12:07 pm

Oooooooh, do we have a treat for you! We’re giving away a double pass to Ben Sanders’ Masterclass at Supergraph this weekend. Ben will be teaching kids how to capture the likeness of people they’ve always known, without the assistance of Madame Tussauds™ wax, Egyptian techniques or cryonics. Participants should bring along a photo of 3 relatives or friends – this class is best suited to artists aged 8-12. All you have to do to win is shoot an email to with the subject line ‘I’ve an Uncle Ivan’ and Bob’s your, um, uncle (well, maybe). Check out Ben‘s creative process below!


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.


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.

A warehouse gallery space in the heart of Collingwood, dedicated to showing the work of Jacky Winter's image makers 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.

Inspired by the still life format of BIG!, Lamington Drive will host two special programs for Daniel Emma's upcoming exhibition. More information will be available closer to Opening Night on Thursday, 5 December, 6-9pm.


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