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10/11/14

It's finally here!

The children's activity book we’ve been working on all year with Thames & Hudson Australia, ‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’, has hit bookstores around the country and is looking pretty damn attractive on the shelves, if we do say so ourselves. Please come join us at our book party this Saturday - we'd love to see you, and there will be free lamingtons and high fives! Our latest lovechild is jam-packed full of fun activities from the likes of Oslo Davis, Beci Orpin, Megan Hess, Kat Macleod and Kelly Thompson and many, many more - click here to read all about it. Then go check yourself before you wreck yourself - is one of these pics on your Tinder profile? You need some next-level personal security with Lachlan Conn and Flutter, and maybe a cold beer. Hey, we don't often tell you what to do, but when we do, we're right. See you Saturday? Love always - jw.

Guy Shield has illustrated the 'Eight Dating Profile Pictures You Should Avoid' for GQ Australia, and what can we say? This man knows his shit. Even if you're not on the notoriously superficial dating site, you'll love Guy's sharp depictions of The Womaniser, The Self-Saboteur, The Gym Douche, The Party Animal, The Grump, The Retro-Dater and The Duckface. Ah, duckface, the expression of an era where a man made entirely from Fedora hats is only a finger's swipe away.

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The official launch of ‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’!

Nov 10, 2014 10:08 am

Big, big news, people! The children’s activity book we’ve been working on all year with the lovely folk at Thames & Hudson is finally hot off the presses and ready to be gobbled up! ‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’ is a home-grown labour of love designed to keep little design fans enthralled with Australiana-themed doodling, designing, colouring-in, crafting and games. It’s got everything from origami penguins to ice-cream creations, roadtrip bingo to backyard cricket; and lots and lots of drawing (like really, lots of drawing).

We’re incredibly proud of our latest lovechild so please come celebrate its launch with us at Lamington Drive this Saturday, 15 November, from 12pm-3pm. You can grab a copy of the book on the spot, meet some of the artists involved, and toast to this country’s future creative forces while basically having the best afternoon ever. There will be celebratory drinks, free lamingtons, and, of course, your kids/pets/unicorns are invited, too.

If you can’t hold out until then (which we totally understand) or won’t be able to make it (sadface), you can pick up a copy of ‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’ from ReadingsDymocks and many other bookstores, large and small, around the country. Check out some fun activity pages below!

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Benja Harney for Carlton Dry

Nov 07, 2014 12:35 pm

It’s Friday. It’s almost time for a beer. Why not drink one that lets you enter a draw to win festival tickets? And before you start quibbling over *which* festival and *where*, this Carlton Dry promo allows you to pick your festival of choice.

Benja Harney is responsible for the rad poster design above, as well as the pack shot for this annual competition. Check out the festivals on offer on this page and either order two Carlton Drys (one for you, one for a mate) or grab a couple of 6, 18 or 24 packs. Enter a code via this website and Bob’s yer uncle. Or beer is, though probably not biologically.

You can enter up to 100 times and then hashtag your glory through the hopsy haze using the handle #HelloBeer. Be sure to follow social media for the latest festival date and line-up announcements. Any tickets you’ve won will be sent to you within two weeks of the festival. Happy drinking!

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Matt Huynh’s ‘Magpie Magpie’ Launch in NYC

Nov 06, 2014 03:37 pm

Having launched his gothic sumi-e comic book ‘Magpie, Magpie’ down under earlier this year, Matt Huynh is now taking it across the globe to launch the book and accompanying exhibition of original artworks in New York City this Friday night.

The beautifully stylised comic book tells the haunting story of lovers in a deserted land. Morgan, with little left to lose, kidnaps his own daughter and flees town with his mistress. When the two are separated during a storm, he’s forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel where he is greeted by the generosity of a stranger haunted by a deceased lover. Little by little, Morgan pieces together the mystery of his hostess and her long lost love, with Huynh’s dark and highly emotive brushwork telling the story with flavour and feeling.

Smack bang in the middle of the Illustration Week calendar, the event falls just after the American Illustration Party and right before Comic Arts Brooklyn, where Huynh is also exhibiting. Huynh will be at the launch signing copies of ‘Magpie Magpie’ while Australian musician Loveless entertains the crowd with a live performance, so if you’re lucky enough to live in the city that never sleeps, get on down BSpace’s Nolita venue this Friday November 7th to check it out. RSVP here.

‘Magpie Magpie’ NYC Launch Party

Date: Friday 7th November

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

Address: BSpace – 219 Mulberry St, NY

Website: magpie-magpie.com/rsvp/

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Guy Shield on Eight Dating Profile Pictures You Should Avoid

Nov 06, 2014 10:52 am

Guy Shield illustrated a tongue-in-cheek dating story for GQ Australia called ‘Eight Dating Profile Pictures You Should Avoid’. And lordy, do some of those profile pics look familiar. May we present:

The Womaniser
The Self-Saboteur
The Gym Douche
The Party Animal
The Grump
The Retro-Dater
The Duckface

Now, we’re sure you’re lovely, but if any of these profile pictures resemble your own, delete them immediately and reflect on your sins. While it’s true that we live in an age where bathroom selfies rule the world, it is never okay to turn your camera phone on yourself and imitate Vulcan from the television series Gladiator. Nor is it acceptable to strike a ‘pensive’ pose that softly whispers ‘tool’ while you build sand castles out of crushed tears from a forgotten childhood.

Tinder may or may not be the world’s most appalling, addictive and superficial app, but Guy Shield is incontrovertibly a genius. Sit tight and swipe on.

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Flutter ft. Lachlan Conn for Visa Chip & Pin

Nov 04, 2014 12:30 pm

Visa’s chip and pin technology provides their card users with some seriously next level security. To share this exciting new feature with Visa customers, the team from BBDO East Africa enlisted the help of the Flutter team and our remarkable artist Lachlan Conn to create the characters “Chip” and “Pin” and animate them in various scenes for a 45-second TV spot.

Paying homage to a popular Kenyan crime series of the 90s, ‘Tahamaki’, these colourful detective characters vigilantly protect the security of people’s cards. While Conn developed the characters and all of the scenes, the rest of the Flutter team worked on a 2D animation strategy that would give Mr and Mrs Chip and Pin the lively energy they needed. Incorporating some inventive techniques, we were able to give the animation a three-dimensional effect, providing an additional level of depth and presence to an otherwise flat, albeit colourful, environment.

Challenges like time difference and cultural disparities were no match for our production team’s thorough research and organisation, and it’s this we have to thank for the way the final clip so brightly and brilliantly captures the everyday environment of East Africa. For some behind-the-scenes insight, head on over to the Flutter site to view the project in full.

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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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