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It only happens a couple of times a year – a drawing lunch – me, Grimwood, Cox and Baseman in the union fo ra six-hour lunch. We did do some work though, here’s a joint Welsh dragon drawn with beetroot and lambchop grease! Roll on the next one.
My characters from the Charlie Bighams packs have come alive on a video portal near you.
New ads for Times Plus through CHI. AD: Rob Ferrara Photo: My old footballing mate Hamish Brown.
The Creative Federation wrote, animated and produced four idents for a new ITV lunchtime show ‘Let’s Do Lunch With Gino And Mel’. Illustration/creative direction – Simon Spilsbury, direction/animation – Simon Deshon, writing/producing – Mark Humphries. Post by Quiet Storm, sound by Scramble.
The latest live-art project curated by Unit9. Anrick Bregman and Alex Suchet briefed me to bring a bag of pens and fill those enormous windows – perfect.
Once a month, I love the simplicity of this German editorial – should you wear socks with sandals?
The Institut Van Gogh asked 80 artists worldwide to scribble on a tea towel, cafe-style. The prize? One week of residency in his room at the Auberge Ravoux.
One day, lots of pens, two helpers [thanks Amy & Susie] and a party took place in front of the wall.
The digital bit for CHI’s 10th birthday.
The Creative Review Monograph series dedicates one to CIA [mine and Brian Grimwoods spread above]. A good read.
Images from the Meteorite mural used for The Growth Group website.
Another little charity ad. Page 14 of today’s Campaign. AD: Tim Brookes at RKCR Y&R.
Mix of live action and time lapse shows the Meteorite Growth film growing. Camera – Damian Daniel. Edit – Gavin Mack.
If you’re passing through NoHo, check out my latest mural [through the window] at Meteorite. Drawers by Oliver Heath, drawings by Spilsbury.
New Era launch their anniversary book. There are some crazy hats in there by some crazy people – Stevie Johnson [wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills], Forest Whittaker [The Last King of Scotland/Platoon/Crying Game], the 3 times grammy winning rapper Ludacris, Karen Jonz [2 time world skateboard champion], Norm from ‘Cheers’ – take a look if you can find one.
Spilsbury drawings illustrate next year’s Bath Half. Have a look at the site and enter here. Come on, you know it makes sense. You can even get a Spilsbury T-shirt. Top design by Simon and Rob at Northbank.
The Alien Nation exhibition at Great Western Studios is up until end of April. Go see.
The latest drawing for Bighams. Get a portion of Royal Pie at a Waitrose near you.
Where do we go from here? Home I think.
The latest Der Spiegel piece, this time for Spiegel Wissen – AD Antje Klein.
The Euro is catching up with us all. WP magazine in Paris commissioned this 3D/drawn combo.
56 cards representing 56 departments of the globally conquering property company Capita Symonds.
On the cover of a magazine. Discover mag in the USA are telling everyone there’s a plague on the way! This mozzy lives in a 3D world, so if anyone wants one, in any position and any environment, give us a call.
A cereal mural for CHI chronicling the Weetabix ads.
Well, what do you expect if you ask people to take their shoes off on entering your house. The latest for my monthly in Der Spiegel.
700….750…gone to the man in the nice suit. Thanks to Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun.
The big white space Full flow All over What do you mean, start again? Pfister 20sec tvc A big snowy 24 hour trip to Hamburg and a 10 hour shoot at Cobblestone’s studio and we were done!
Mine and Spencer Rowell’s response to our brief from The Sun. Very tasteful. Exhibition and London Underground posters, all in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Curated by Ben Moore at Artbelow. Check out Mona Teasers on page 43 of The Sun today.
Anyone who likes drawing and looking at other people’s working drawings should get on the train to Sheffield. This should be a good one. Look at all those big names! Go here for tickets.
Check out the new Creative Federation showreel here. For a more in-depth look, go to www.thecreativefederation.co.uk
Spilsbury card for the ‘Alliwantforchristmas’ charity. Raised £8000 on the night thanks largely to a print from Mr Banksy.
A four-hour sprint to get the cap back to the USA, nicely condensed into a few minutes by Simon Deshon.
The New Era Cap Company sent 50 of us this beautiful box with blank cap and a drawer full of pens. More projects like this please. Exhibition touring USA starting Nov 2010.
The hand…… A couple of minutes in…. Finishing up…. The end.
Another little sting from Mr Deshon. Lion Restoration from Simon Spilsbury on Vimeo.
The chef Charlie Bigham has just relaunched his product range and website with characters from Spilsbury. Pop down to Waitrose and fill your basket. Design by the classiest agency in town, Bigfish.
Creative Boom Bath have a new banner. Go here to get the low down on creativity in the West Country.
The Lionsofbath online auction is now up and running. Get your bids in here, and tell your friends.
Down at the warehouse me and Desh get the lion up to scratch ready for next week’s auction.
A few charity cartoons for a worthy charity. Art directed by Tim Brookes at RKCRY&R
Should you have reading material in the guest toilet? Der Spiegel Magazine.
Receiving my paper gong from John Mulholland, editor of The Observer The throng. Me and Hughes looking a little worse for wear. Hughes senior and junior.
A couple of details of lion runners.
If you visit the beautiful city of Bath, check out my lion as you exit Bath Spa Station.
Check out the colourful posters, only a tenner. To buy, details here.
Check out my profile in this week’s Design Week, written by Garrick Webster. Cool cover by Sam Freeman, photo by Graham Morgan.
It’s that time of the year again for the most prestigious football tournament in the country – The Design World Cup – organised by the indefatigable Peter Whitehead. A Spilsbury dutchman makes it onto the cover.
Me narrating a short web-doc on the catoonist Giles and the digitisation by JISC of The British Cartoon Archive. Film animated and edited by Simon Deshon at The Creative Federation. Me narrating a short web-doc on the catoonist Giles and the digitisation by JISC of The British Archive. Film animated and edited by Simon Deshon at The Creative Federation.