Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Olaf Hajek - Animated!

If you are a fan of Olaf Hajek, and you really should be by now, then we've got a real treat for you! Olaf has been working in Brazil the past couple on an animated project, which sees his paintings and whimsical worlds come to life with breathtaking motion.
"Afinal, o Que Querem as Mulheres?"  is a new television series debuting in Brazil this month, and features a whopping 60-seconds of animated Olaf during the title sequence. This beautiful work can be seen here

Alex Majoli - Doenjang

Alex Majoli is not only a prolific photographer in the world of reportage, but also a masterful film-maker. His film "Doenjang" is a story built with behind-the-scenes images of castings, fashion shows and designer’s ateliers during the latest Paris Fashion Week. Accompanied by a haunting cello-led score, the protagonists of the film are four avant-garde brands: Haider Ackermann, Hussein Chalayan, Bernhard Willhelm and AF Vandevorst. A report that offers an insight to the behind the scenes of fashion, Doenjang can be seen here
Alex Majoli was born in 1971 in Ravenna, Italy, studying at the Art Institute in Ravenna while beginning to work as a photojournalist. Majoli covered the fall of the Taliban and the invasion of Iraq, and works for publications worldwide including the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and Newsweek, and clients such as Nike and ING.

Alex Telfer - Moving Images and Travellers

Known primarily for his powerful, realistic and emotive imagery, Newcastle-based Alex Telfer is a also claiming his ground as an accomplished director. In between his photography shoots, Alex has directed a number exceptional TV spots for clients such as the British Government Department of Health, Guinness, Quantum Claims and Visit England. 
Alex Telfer's personal project "Travellers" was also recently featured in the Sunday Times Spectrum magazine, exhibiting striking portraits of a North Country travellers' community. After a chance meeting with Terry Coulson, aged 78, at the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, Alex Telfer began to photograph this patriarch traveller and his community in Craghead, County Durham. Alex decided to go a little deeper and try to be allowed into a travellers life, not an easy feat as gypsies are very guarded to say the least.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Work in progress by Ciara Phelan

Over the last two weeks Ciara Phelan has been working on a series of ten double page illustrations for a french/english magazine called Bonbek. She's been visualising a story about tiny people that live in the freezer compartment and how their world is thrown into turmoil when the freezer starts to melt. This is an unused half page, more to follow…

New work by Andrew Holder

Andrew Holder painted an Eames shell rocker for Herman Miller which you can enter to win following this link:

Thursday, 9 December 2010

illostribute to Earl Oliver Hurst

Featured above is Ben Newman's contribution to the fantastic illostribute blog run by Toby Neighbors. Each illostribute post looks at a grand-master of illustration from yesteryear and after running through a short study of their work, a selection of current/modern illustrators are asked to pay tribute to them by creating a piece of work in the spirit of the featured artist. This recent post looks at Earl Oliver Hurst and you can see the picture Ben chose to pay homage to below.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Adam Hayes for (RED)

Adam Hayes has designed a poster the the AIDS awarness charity (RED) to mark World AIDS Day. The (RED) campaign is working towards an AIDS free generation by the year 2015.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Ducati for ANCMA

Making of Ducati for ANCMA by IC4DESIGN

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Latest Book From Ben Newman Now On Pre-order!

Hold on to your hats, folks! Ben Newman's brand new Bento Bestiary is now ready for pre-order (its only £12 English sterling). Every pre-order comes with a Nobrow canvas bag (while stocks last). Pre-order the book by simply clicking HERE!
"Fourteen spirits and demons are lovingly rendered by Ben Newman in the bold and colourful illustration style we have come to expect from him. Newman draws heavily on early and mid-20th century design in his work, incorporating worldwide themes from European deco to Japanese film posters and 50’s American cartoons, never losing his strong sense of a most English deadpan humour. Each image is complimented with words from S J Donaldson. Whether detailing the love letters of Nure-onna (a gigantic snake-headed woman), or a poetic treatise on the child-eating desires of the Kappa (a sort of strange, perverted turtle), the writer always has one foot in the carnival tent, one on the streets of noir, and the other inside a restaurant; a sort of freakish, hungry, Raymond Chandler."

Monday, 15 November 2010

Hennie's Waitrose Christmas packaging

Ben Newman's Solar System

Ben Newman's brand new 'solar system' poster is now available to buy online by clicking HERE. This large offset litho beauty is £10 plus £4 p&p and is packed with useful information about our sector of the Universe, which will entertain the young and the young at heart.

Friday, 5 November 2010

James Dawe 54321 Hyper Identity

Artwork created by James for the identity of innovative digital agency 54321 Hyper.
Layered files were supplied, enabling the head designer to pull apart and strip down the illustrations to suit their various forms of media representation.


NY ADC 89 -Design print -Illustration
> TheNewYorkTimesMagazine INFRASTRUCTURE issue.
> illustration by IC4DESIGN.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Estilo 3D is an art production studio specialising in 3D design, CGI, production and digital compositing for print, advertising, motion graphics and interactive projects. From Estilo's beginnings in 2005, they have provided creative services for top agencies, photographers and production houses worldwide.

Their fresh and skilled staff come from different design backgrounds and have unique core skills. Each artist has committed to explore the most innovative tools and resources to create stunning and unique visual concepts. Clients include: VW, Ford, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Nextel, Snickers, Reebok, LG Electronics, Toyota, CNN, American Express, Heineken, Renault, Honda, Rolling Stone, Corvette and Peugeot.

Estilo 3D were one of the first 3D producers in the world to provide 3D solution for graphic advertising. With time, they started to add new services and resources like illustration, animation, photography and post-production among others.

We've asked the team at Estilo 3D to talk us through some of their stunning campaigns and to shed light on the magic of the creative process. We hope you enjoy!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Motion & Interactive


Today Pocko is launching its new Motion & Interactive department! After years of successfully serving the creative briefs of our clients through working closely with talented illustrators and photographers, it makes sense to complete our offering for digital needs, and cater for the animation, broadcasting, visual effects and live-action markets.

“All major campaigns these days need to have a digital creative offering. Taking on an award-winning roster of international artists that work in motion graphics and interactive media makes sense to our agency, and completes our offering for our clients' needs.” (Nicola Schwartz, Creative Director)

Our host of artists have conquered a range of international advertising and branding campaigns, including: Coca-Cola Company, MTV, Audi, Converse, Nike, Nokia, O2, WWF, Microsoft and Visa. 

We have uploaded a heap of new work on our website and YouTube channel for you to explore. Take a flying click to the new Pocko platform!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

Agent Vacancy!

This is a rare opportunity to work for an innovative company representing a roster of internationally renowned artists. We`re looking for a full time Agent with particular experience in production, commissions and advertising. A proven track record with a relevant client base is absolutely essential. You'll have will have the drive and enthusiasm to seek and win new business & clients, must be open to working on a variety of projects from advertising and production to exhibitions and publishing. You'll be very organised with excellent interpersonal & communication skills and a strong interest in the creative and advertising industries. Confident phone manner and Mac skills essential, including MS Office/Photoshop. Salary based on experience. Send CV and cover letter to:

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Hennie Hayworth - Link Design Products

Hennie has just completed her work for Link collaborative design products. Summer/Fall 2010 sees the launch of Link’s debut product; the furoshiki (pronounced fu-rosh-ki), a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. Furoshiki are generally used in Japan to wrap and carry almost anything from books and clothes, to lunch boxes and watermelons! Promoted as an eco-friendly product, furoshiki can last a long time and be used again and again!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Olaf Hajek - Verone album cover

Olaf Hajek has designed this stunning cover for French band Verone and their latest album "La fiancée du crocodile".

Friday, 3 September 2010

Pocko LOVES Pistachios

POCKO has been busy compiling a roster of incredible artists for the re-launch of our Motion & Interactive department. We just can't wait to show you what talent we have in store, so in the meantime here is a little teaser with the tasty animator PISTACHIOS.
Born Måns Swanberg, PISTACHIOS lives and works in Stockholm and has been creating experimental mixed-media animation since 2003. Depending on the project at hand, he will use any combination of 2D, 3D, photography, illustration, paper cut-out, stop motion, film and video. He strives to produce work with a strong aesthetic integrity, with a lot of attention put into narration, timing and composition.PISTACHIOS' extensive list of international clients include: MTV, Tostitos, Fuse TV, Coca-Cola Company, Anheuser Busch, Climate Coalition, Wendy's, Hope Act Change '08, Motionographer, Finn Upp, Sears, Solaris, Rollerboys Recordings, Licking Fingers, Oregon Lottery and Vital Voices Global Partnership. 
Head on over to his portfolio page to see his work in action!


Thursday, 2 September 2010

New website!

Head over to the brand new It's dead fancy like!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


Simen Johan's fantasmical, hybrid sculptures have been included in the latest advertising campaign
for COMME des GARÇONS, shirt designed by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse. His sculptural works depict animals hovering between nightmare, fantasy and reality; urging the viewer to consider the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined. The campaign has been spotted in and around Paris, and is soon to make its appearance throughout the UK and USA.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Paul's new website!

Have you seen Paul's new website? check it out!! 

Monday, 23 August 2010

Interview at Sooner than now!

Check out Ben Newman 's interview! read more here.. Enjoy!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Staffan Larsson Covers!

Staffan Larsson has designed a lovely cover for a re-issue of the E.F. Benson's classic novel "Mapp and Lucia", published by Random House.

was born in Sweden in 1980. He graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2006 and has ever since been overwhelmed with joy and gratitude, sorrow and confusion, trying to put ideas, dreams and memories on to paper. He now lives and works in Berlin. Clients: Hodder & Stoughton, Random House, Mercedes, The Independent, Time Out, John Brown Publishing, Fuse TV, New Statesman, Hear The World

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

From Sketch to Complete: The Work of IC4DESIGN

Hiro and Daisuke show us their work process from start to finish of a New York Times Magazine brief below.

‘We meet clients in a variety of ways: face to face, phone, Skype and email. The process is often slow at first. I draw many small sketches that will eventually make up the larger illustration.’

‘After this we’ll do a rough sketch in a lower resolution. Once this is done, we draw a more complex line in higher-resolution.’

‘We refer to various documents and images of things like buildings and cars. Knowing the details is very important to the illustration work we do.’

‘For big illustrations, the work will take between 30-60 days. Usually about a week before finishing, we will continue drawing and working for 18-20 hours per day.’

Final Amazing image! thank you guys!

Friday, 13 August 2010


Pocko / Bill Charles London - This is a rare opportunity to work for an
innovative company representing a roster of internationally renowned
artists. We are looking for a full time Agent with particular experience in
representing photographers and illustrators (2-5 years) and handling
commissions and advertising. A proven track record with a relevant client
base is absolutely essential. You will have the drive and enthusiasm to seek
and win new business & clients, must be open to working on a variety of
projects including advertising, exhibitions and publishing. You'll be very
organised with excellent interpersonal & communication skills and a strong
interest in the creative and advertising industries. Confident phone manner
and Mac skills essential, including MS Office/Photoshop. Salary based on
Please email your CV to

Thursday, 12 August 2010

James Dawe covers Varoom Issue 12


Following the recent re-launch of Varoom Magazine, James Dawe has been commissioned to produce a striking cover for its 12th issue.  Varoom is a journal of illustration and made images that celebrates  today's vibrant visual culture.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

POCKO welcomes Andew Holder!

Pocko welcomes Andrew Holder, an illustrator/designer currently living in Los Angeles California, not far from his home town of San Diego. Since graduating from Art Center College of Design Andrew has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Fransisco, New york and Tokyo. Clients include: Urban Outfiters, Roxy, Dwell, American Express, Arkitip, Monocle and Sub Pop Records.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Stephen Shore shoots the Fall Lookbook for Urban Outfitters

Former Warhol artist Stephen Shore stays true to his deadpan iconic style with the new Fall Preview for Urban Outfitters. Best known for his saturated images of mundane scenes and objects in the United States, Shore has brought his modest aesthetic to UO's fall lookbook, shot entirely in Queens, NYC. Stephen and UO have really produced an outstanding collection of timesless images, more of which can be seen here


Another smartphone campaign?! This time, Sony Ericsson commissioned Hennie to let loose and doodle away for their newest Xperia X10 advertisement.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Summer's Been Good from the Start

In homage to a great summer (so far!) pocko artist Adam Hayes has produced an A3 print available to purchase at his print shop here;
Printed by Landfill Editions as a 3 colour risograph print. See more photo's of the work on his flickr; or his website!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Serial Cut Worldwide LG Campaign

Serial Cut™ have done an amazing job with LG's campaign for their new line of Optimus smartphones which are designed to "open up" the world around you. The Madrid-based studio put in some very long hours to create this flawless piece, although we still can't tell if it's papercut or 3D? See more of their jazzy portfolio here

SERIAL CUT™ is a Madrid based studio, established in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto, working on a wide variety of worldwide projects, but focussing mainly on Art Direction. A growing team... Serial Cut™ works alongside an ever-growing team of professionals, who specialize in different areas such as photography, design, motion-graphics and 3D design. Depending on the nature of a given project, different collaborators are chosen to give each piece a new dimension. Versatile projects... Big and small companies from arts and culture, fashion or entertainment industries are our primary clients; for each new project from a given client, we like to change the look and feel of the design. Type reinforces the concept Image and type are a great combination that we like to use on all the projects we work on. Typography plays an important role in the end product. Visual culture... Inspiration comes from current and past decades, but we always review it and renew it, bringing it into today's perspective with an actual look. Surpass expectations Our aim is to go beyond what's in our minds and in our clients' minds when we start a project, to take the challenge a little further both in terms of technique and of concept, and to always end up with a contemporary and fresh result.


Pocko artists Staffan Larsson and Adam Hayes collaborate for Spread ArtCulture Magazine!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Paul Bower's Map!

Pocko artist Paul Bower has created a map of where he belongs for The Maps project!
Take a closer look and read about his map here.