Hot damn. We relaunched our website last week and answered some major life questions for y'all. Take a squiz here. We'll be recovering from our balls and all show by bench-pressing pics of beaches, yachts and Go-Kart Racing by Kat Chadwick, catching flying sandwiches with Mia Mala MacDonald, and admiring this typeface by Luke Lucas. It was 3D printed, coated in gold then treated to a photo shoot. The only thing they didn't do was zap it with a growth ray, stuff it with hot fudge and warm it to the point where it's oozing all over the monitor. We're pretty sure that's next. Love always - jw.
Who is Jacky Winter? It’s a question we’re often asked, and it’s a question we often ask ourselves. No, we're not going all existential on your asses. We’d just like to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves, and we've started by popping the hood to give our website a facelift. Head over here to find an overview of what we’ve been up to and a brief discussion of just how far we've come. Cos we couldn't have done it without you. We love you stacks. Like pancake stacks. xo
Mike Jacobsen for ‘Spurt’
Sep 01, 2014 10:11 am
Mike Jacobsen created the cover artwork for ‘Spurt: A Balls and All Story’ by Chris Miles (Hardie Grant Egmont). It’s a ballsy novel for teenage boys about faking it till you make it – and what it means to be a man. Jack Sprigley isn’t just a late-bloomer, he’s a no-bloomer. Puberty hasn’t even given him a reach-around. To get ahead in the physical development department, he decides to enlist the help of reality TV… as you do. Now, we’d like to talk about that yellow mustard on the cover. How perfect is that yellow mustard? Hats off to Mike for using restraint and not going for seeded.
Close your eyes and you can hear the sound of the ocean… Kat Chadwick created this artwork for the ‘Postcard’ section of Jetstar Magazine. Her drawings were accompanied by travel tips on where to head on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. We’ve never been… wanna go with us? We can start off with sunbaking on Catseye Beach, then head off to Go-Kart Racing… but wait! Before you start packing, please remember: this map is not drawn to scale!
It’s a question we’re often asked, and it’s a question we ask ourselves quite a lot. We do know one thing though, it’s not this guy (but we still love you, Jack!)
You might have noticed that things look a bit different around the website, and we hope that this little facelift is a step in the right direction of answering the intriguing question of who we are.
This last year has been a long, strange trip for all of us at JWHQ, with our capabilities, talent, and goals all expanding at an exponential rate. We’re a pretty house-proud bunch and we felt that the time was right to bring this conversation up to the forefront of our site, and give you a bit more of our life-story.
For those of you visiting the site for the first time, you will have been presented with this information already, however if you happened to have missed it, simply click the link in the header, or just head on over yonder to get the whole dog ‘n’ pony show for yourself.
We’ve also updated our landing page to feature the latest extracts from our various social media channels to give you a better overview of what we’ve been up to. Speaking of which – did you know we update our blog 4-5 times a week with recent work? If the blog isn’t your thing, you can get a weekly digest emailed to you by signing up for our mailing list here. It usually features an inappropriately informal introduction and a few Dad jokes.
While we were under the hood, we also made a few tweaks to our lightbox, tearsheets, and sharing features for our artist pages, as well as some other nips and tucks to generally help us keep up with the Joneses.
As always, we must give credit where credit is due, and bow in humble worship to Pat and Pete from Studio PDA for being geniuses and generally putting up with us, as well as to the mighty Georgia Perry for her lovely patterns on the individual case-study pages. The entire JW team really came together on this project, especially our newest star, Lara-Chan Baker for taming a mighty spreadsheet, and staff writer Hilary Simmons for putting our pictures into words.
This update is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we have planned for the coming months and year, which is going to be pretty excellent if you ask us. As Ira Glass would say: stay with us.
Melbourne is a very attractive city, and our photographer Mia Mala MacDonald shot some of its most dishy and dapper people for frankie last month. It was their 10th anniversary birthday issue and they celebrated by letting 10-year-old Marta style the shoot. Gah! There are few things more eye-catching than a jaffechute on a chilly Melbourne day. We strongly suspect that Marta’s fondness for flying sandwiches means that Grace Coddington might have some serious competition one day. Beautiful portraiture as usual from Mia Mala, who has worked with frankie on several occasions in the past.
Luke Lucas created this type design for UBank, an online bank with ‘significantly fewer costs than traditional banks.’ Luke’s type was 3D printed, coated in gold, then photographed by Danny Eastwood and The Monkeys. While the combination of their names may make it sound like they’re an indie rock band from the 70s, they’re actually an ad agency and a photographer. BOOM!
Last year Andrew Joyner illustrated a gorgeous picture book, The Swap, and it’s just been unveiled as the winner of Book of the Year (Early Childhood category) at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Written by Jan Ormerod and published by Little Hare, it’s about a young crocodile called Caroline, who has a VERY dribbly baby brother. Caroline hates all the attention he gets so she trots him off to the Baby Shop to swap him for another model. Of course, a baby panda brother, baby elephant brother and twin baby tiger brothers all turn out to be even worse than her actual brother, so Caroline learns a thing or two about jealousy and love.
Andrew’s illustration style matches the story text perfectly, and his portrayal of facial expressions and body language leads us to believe that perhaps he has spent more time with green, scaly creatures than he lets on. Either way, it’s just as good as Too Many Elephants in This House, and you can print colouring-in pages off Andrew’s website here. It’s even been shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (Children’s Book category) so cross your fingers and stay tuned!
And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,
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.
Lamington Drive is pleased to present Graveyard Shift, a large-scale typographic installation by Gemma O’Brien between 4 - 27 September.