Thursday, April 12

In the middle of the forest.

This is a post I wanted to do for a very, very, veryvery long time. Then after reading this post by Marcus I decided to do it today. But I have to warn you: It is some very serious promotion. Not nice, intelligent advertising but the never-ending repetition of "for god's sake take a look at this page"! Or simply click the pictures, they are linked with the page as well. So CLICK them!
It's the website of my former partner Andreas. We worked together for only 2 years I think. But it was a great time, we did some nice work and had even more fun. Unfortunately at some point Andreas left the agency to work as a freelancing graphic designer and illustrator. I guess that's what he always wished to do. You should have seen him doing the art direction of campaigns, films and ads. He did most of the things by hand not by Mac. And from his face and enthusiasm you could tell that he deeply enjoyed doing this stuff. Before and during the Football World Cup in Germany he was exhibiting over 80 illustrations of famous football players. As a supporter of Arsenal London I instantly bought Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg. After Sol Campbell scoring the 1:0 during the Champions League final against Barcelona I ordered his portrait as well. Sadly he left the team. So here you can see Sol and Freddie:
Here you can see some other illustrations he did. If you visit his page you can see some of the advertising stuff he (and me) did. The website is in German. So here is some short guide: Arbeiten=Work, Werbung=Advertising, Zeitschriften=Magazines. Some of the football portraits you can find under "Verlängerung". By the way he isn't just a great illustrator and designer, he is a nice chap and has become a good friend as well. So if you would like to own some of his brilliant work or would like to have the squad of Chelsea (you wouldn't, wouldn't you?) hanging over the chimney, feel free to drop Andreas a mail. And if you need a great graphic artist and nice person for your ad campaign, drop him one as well. Thanks for your time.

What I forgot, for those of you wondering about the headline of the post: It's the translation of the German name of his website, "Mitten im Wald".


Blogger Waldemar said...

ui! great work! great guy! he'd won a couple of good awards too, did you win them with him as well?

12:07 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Seb said...

he definitely is a great guy. not all the awards we share (damn). most of them he has won before we became a team for art directing the first Bisley campaign. together we only got shortlisted at Cannes and finalisted at New York, ADC and D&AD. nothing compared to the stuff he had won before. but the illustrations he does are much better than the ad work. can send you a film we did where he let all that out.

12:17 pm, April 13, 2007  
Blogger lauren said...

c'mon seb.. enough accolades for others - where's the ipod singing vid?

1:25 pm, April 13, 2007  

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