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Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht.

Wed 11 Sep // 2019

Oh hey!

No funny business this week, just business business.

Firstly, I really appreciate all the kind words on the new JW site. We're still working out the last of the teething issues but overall we're incredibly happy how things are shaping up.

While it may not seem like there are huge changes on the surface, this was a project almost a year in the making with our friends at Bff Design - Starting with some hard-core research and testing with our current artists and clients, we dove deep into the actual DNA of Jacky Winter, moved a few molecules around, ended up not only with a new site, but in some ways a new business through announcing our new seasonal model of representation, as well as the ability to walk around naked all day in blue paint and shapeshift into desk toys.

One of the biggest features however is the fact that nearly every artist has their own new 'editorial' mode. Featuring some in-depth Q&A and accompanying visuals, you can now really get a truly holistic view of each artist that goes deeper than their overhauled traditional visual folios. So go ahead, get re-acquainted with some familiar faces, and also be sure to check out some of our new talent coming on board for our first seasonal outing. We've been announcing them daily on our spiffy new Instagram templates, as well as out Twitter account, which I have personally resurrected from the dead and still figuring out how to drive. Twitter is still very strange to me but I think I'm getting the hang of it. It seems all I need to do is pile on Jonathan Franzen and I win something?

There's of course more to explore - from our new Ventures page, to our expanded agency profile and lovely new photography.

This isn't the last word on the site - a deeper case study is definitely in the works along with the full credits and laundry list of thank you, but in the meantime, just have a look yourself - it’s over at jackywinter.com in case you didn’t know.

Until then, I'll get back to the more pointless rambling next week that you know and love to help fill the enormous black void in my heart now that I don't have a big project to help me focus and forget about other things that bother me.

No time to dwell on that though - good pictures of things are below!

Xox

— Jeremy Wortsman

Founder & Managing Director

The Week

Highlights from our Instagram

Our brand new Jacky Winter website is now live!

And we welcomed Janelle Barone to the Jacky Winter roster!

We celebrated the launch of our new site by giving away two JW swag packs!

We’re proud to introduce you to one of the newest kids on the JW block - Nicholas Law!

Next up to the plate from our team of new JW artists is Patrick Edell!

The Podcast

During our break in between seasons we're taking you back to episode 79, where we go through our open tabs and discuss what Apple’s News Plus service means for the journalism industry, a new empowerment campaign for illustrators, and how to bounce back from rejection.

“I feel like I’ve learnt way more from the things that I’ve failed at than the things that I’ve been really successful at.”

// Neha Kale

Each week on our podcast we dissect three links we’ve come across our internet travels. These are jumping off points for what’s shaping issues, processes and happenings in the creative industries today. To find our more about our IRL open tabs events, visit opentabs.rodeo

We talk about personal experiences and what you can learn from rejection.

We discuss Apple News Plus and it's potential effect on journalists and publications.

And look at The AOI’s new empowerment campaign #NotAHobby, and how resources such as these can be useful for creatives of all disciplines.

Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Shaka

Emerald Village Bakery (Lara) ,
The End of Instagram Aesthetic (Neha)

What's got 6 thumbs and none of them are down? That'd be us.

Binoculars - Image stabilising binoculars particularly (Jeremy)

The Artists

New stuff from the JW roster

Georgia Perry’s limited edition Warm & Fuzzy throw blanket is available online now!

Janelle Barone shared her Mindhunter character study and colour timelapse.

Beci Orpin exhibited in ‘Duality’, at The King Street Revival Art Bar in Melbourne.

Emma Leonard illustrated Catherine Murphy’s SS19 collection.

New artist Nicholas Law is featured in the latest WIRED on DNA sequencing.

Meow! Hologram Jelly dropped a new piece of self-initiated work into their folio.

Oslo Davis is also showing at ‘Duality’, making up part of The Melbourne Writers Festival.

Timba Smits recently illustrated Cher for a series celebrating 50 iconic musicians.

Gemma O’Brien’s newest work for Spinifex Gum calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice in the Australian constitution.

Georgia Perry’s limited edition Warm & Fuzzy throw blanket is available online now!

Janelle Barone shared her Mindhunter character study and colour timelapse.

Beci Orpin exhibited in ‘Duality’, at The King Street Revival Art Bar in Melbourne.

Emma Leonard illustrated Catherine Murphy’s SS19 collection.

New artist Nicholas Law is featured in the latest WIRED on DNA sequencing.

Meow! Hologram Jelly dropped a new piece of self-initiated work into their folio.

Oslo Davis is also showing at ‘Duality’, making up part of The Melbourne Writers Festival.

Timba Smits recently illustrated Cher for a series celebrating 50 iconic musicians.

Gemma O’Brien’s newest work for Spinifex Gum calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice in the Australian constitution.

Q: How did you find your creative voice?

“The key to finding my voice as an artist has been seeking out clients and collaborators whose values and vision coincide with mine: people that do or make things I get excited about.”

// Elin Matilda Andersson

Browse all artists »

The Gallery

Lamington Drive is an exhibition space, art school and a great way to meet other artists. Feeling lonely? Come to a show!

In between shows...


We’re having a little break at Lamington Drive at the moment to get ready for our upcoming show 'Reverist' by Kat Macleod!

A new collection of works observing the human form in a state of reflection, contemplation and in search of space. Drawing on her favourite themes – the female figure and botanic shapes – Kat explores the process of being deep in thought and lost in space.

Join us for the opening next Wednesday, September 18th from 6-9pm!

The Gardens

Clear the mind. Feed the process. Jacky Winter Gardens is a creative retreat nestled in a half-acre of natural bushland only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It’s a perfect getaway for solo travellers, couples and small groups.

"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."



// Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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