Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ben Newman at Nobrow

After months of hard work, Ben Newman’s ‘Masks’ exhibition is now open at Nobrow on Great Eastern Street (East London) as part of the London Design Festival. The exhibition features 11 printed masks, 3 wooden masks which were constructed by Ben’s dad, 3 felt monsters, brought to life from ‘The Bento Bestiary’ by The Felt Mistress, and 2 tiny hats based on Ben’s designs by Sahar Freemantle (Ugly Lovely).

The masks are an exploration of traditional masks from around the world. Ben has taken his inspiration for this project from totem poles, folklore, and European deco, whilst using his distinctive colour palate and love of symmetry and mysterious creatures.

The felt monsters (including the infamous Dateotoko Fishu San, or ‘Mr Fish Dude’) have to be seen to be believed; The Felt Mistress (aka Louise Evans) has worked closely with Ben to bring these fantastical mutants to life.

This is definitely worth checking out if you’re in town- the work is genuinely a delight to look at and is very refreshing it it’s originality; it has also won vast critical acclaim including The Guardian and It’s Nice That.

‘Masks’ is currently running at Nobrow until 11th November 2011.

For more information on Ben Newman or to discuss a project, please call us at Pocko!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

James Dawe for Tusker

James Dawe has had an incredibly busy few months, and we are delighted to finally be able to reveal his recent, very striking new collage for Tusker beer! The bottle had recently undergone a re-design, and James was asked to reflect this new shape using imagery associated with the African landscape to reflect the beer's African heritage. To see more of James' work just click here or call us at Pocko Towers.

Monday, 5 September 2011

LesJeanClode for Teva

Well, the leaves are starting to turn and we've certainly noticed it getting a bit nippier in the evenings and mornings. Sadly the glorious British summertime seems to be coming to a close now, so to cheer things up we are delighted to present you with this fabulous new illustration from LesJeanClode for healthcare brand Teva!

The boys worked with the lovely team at Woolley Pau to come up with this very playful image, which we think is a great representation and reflection of the boys' signature style: colourful, playful and more than just a bit quirky! For more information on or to commission LesJeanClode, just drop us a line at Pocko.

Friday, 2 September 2011

James Dawe for NatWest

We are delighted to announce the new NatWest Business campaign by James Dawe! We’ve had to keep this one under wraps for quite some time, but now the UK campaign can be seen all over. The personalised service from NatWest helps business owners move forward with their banking needs and reach their goals. James had worked very long and hard to create a variety of artwork for the campaign, so please do us a favour and pick up a brochure or two from your local branch!