Wednesday, 21 November 2007

WGSN.com Q&A

Friday, 16 November 2007

Y Design Awards Winner, www.honda.co.uk/lovedriving/


The illustrations I created for Honda helped Hicklin Slade win BEST NEW BUSINESS AWARD.

Run from fear - Fun from Rear


I think i'd already gone to the bar when this photo was taken of my attempt at Secret Wars

Thursday, 15 November 2007

NEW illustration books!


Some new books i'm featured in have just come out. 'Secrets of Digital Illustration: a master class in commercial image-making' by Lawrence Zeegen, 'Illusive: Contemporary Illustration and Its Context: vol. 2' by Hendrik Hellige and...'I LOVE BADGES! BUTTONS, PINS' by Eva Minguet Camara
If you want to own them they're available from Amazon and bookstores like Magma (if you're in London)

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Hell for leather - 'Jenne O' boots



It's the season for treason and i spent Guy Fawkes night frantically drawing on a big patch of bright orange leather for a collaboration with the shoe designer 'Jenne O'. She's cutting the leather into patterns and making some thigh high fetish boots, as part of a series of boots with customisations by Jon Burgerman, Sarah Howell and David Cooper. I'm going to post some pictures of the boots in production soon...www.jenneo.com

Monday, 5 November 2007

'Say no to Limits', Beijing


I took part in a tshirt design exhibtion in Beijing, these are the pics i was sent from the event. 'Say no to limits is a project which brings sports, arts, culture and design together, curated by 'Allrightsreserved', www.saynotolimits.com

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Varoom / Doodle Earth at Cut & Paste Tournament Sat 20th Oct!


We had a Doodlearth corner with the AOI and Varoom magazine at the Truman Brewery on Saturday, Thanks to Beth at the AOI and Rod Hunt and Miss Led for representing!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

MTV Creative conference, Warsaw, Poland


I was a guest speaker at the MTV emerging markets conference in Warsaw this week, it was an extremely fun few days meeting and talking with creative and inspiring people from all over Central Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Another one of the guests was Pavla Fleisher, a filmmaker from Prague who has made a great documentary about her obssesion with Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello, (http://www.thepiedpiperofhutzovina.com), well worth a watch. A very big thanks to Marta-di-firestarter-francesca, and everyone else involved with the event.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Vodafone NEW airport images



I did some posters for a Vodafone global airport campaign. Heres the first one, this shot is from Finland airport.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Doodlearth Phase one : Website launch


Doodlearth.com is now now live.

Friday, 28 September 2007

MTV at the Movies Party, Budapest, Hungary



It was a 'Budapest-Bootyfest' at the Hungarian MTV Movies party.
"Hey mr VJ put a record on, i wanna dance with you baby!"

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Secret Wars at Designers Block rave up!


We had a 'Doodlearth' team at the Secret Wars showcase, our teams line-up was, 'Tim Forest-opo-ellis', 'Jono the Geordie Penguin', 'Miss Austria' and me - we got to the third round, but got tired and went to the bar. 'Lie-insandtigers' won with a drawing of a big knob. It turned into a megarave with glowsticks.

Doodlearth, London, Friday 21st Sept


We did it all again this weekdend, this time with the help of Sharpies who gave us hundreds of pens- it was less messy with better drawings!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Doodlearth, London, Friday 14th Sept



We launched 'Doodlearth' at 'Designers Block : illustrate' last week, and here are some of the pictures from the night.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the film :

Andy Baker, Amo, Celyn, Chris Bianchi, Cristina Guitian, Jon Burgerman, Harry Malt, ilovedust, James Merry, James Taylor, Oliver Hydes, Pomme Chan, Sarah Howell, Steph Von Reiswitz, Tado, Tim Ellis, Lie-insandtigers and Will Alsop.

Thanks to : 'Fortyeight-hour-Federico' and Maya for the photographs, Big thanks to Flora, Jules and all at Squint Opera and thanks to Sir Samwellsummyskills at Debut Art ("miniminimini!") and of course Piers and Gunter from DesignersBlock.

and also thanks to those that got messy on the night!

We're doing it all again this Friday 21st at the same place, Highbury Studios , Hornsey Street ,Holloway , London N7 , for more info on the event visit http://www.designersblock.org.uk/blog

We will be updating the Doodlearth website shortly, www.doodlearth.com

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Designers Block Tree



Here's the column i customized at 'Desginers block : illustrate 07'. It has been created with ther help of NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) and Global Witness (www.globalwitness.com). The show's open until the 23rd Sept, there's some great artists involved and lots to explore, (including Doodlearth -more photos soon!)

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Los Angeles Times, Saturday Sept 1st 2007



This cover story I illustrated for last Saturdays L.A. Times looks at how two teams (USC & UCLA) will navigate their schedule and be undefeated when they meet at the Coliseum in December.

To read about how it all came together courtesy of the L.A Times art director, Derek Simmons, take a look at this...

http://www.sportsdesigner.com/1/2007/09/collision-cours.html?cid=81720965#comment-81720965

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

'DOODLEARTH' PRESS RELEASE



Doodlearth workshop. ‘Designersblock: Illustrate’ September 14th – 23rd. Open daily 10:00 – 19:00. Free Entry. Holloway Road Tube.
Highbury Studios, Hornsey Street, London N7

Squint Opera (www.squintopera.com), Serge Seidlitz & Debut Art have collaborated to create a cityscape animation. This film is the first phase of the Doodlearth project. During ‘Designersblock: illustrate’ in Holloway the film will be screened onto a canvas. As the film progresses the public will add their drawings and doodles to this canvas in order to create 6 paintings inspired by the projection's progression. The same process will take place in different parts of the world to create new landscapes of doodles, creativity and art. In the near future Doodlearth will be an illustrated, internet community, using cutting edge technology to create a virtual environment which invites people to upload images (hand drawn, digital, collage….) into an online environment. We are interested in the happy mistakes and the unplanned. We are interested in people’s interpretations of their environment. We are interested in creating energetic artwork on the spot; artwork that is born in the conceptual space between our own projections and the creativity of the public. We want the different illustrative styles appearing next to each other to reflect the multitude of styles and languages that reflect the beautiful chaos of today's modern cities. The work will grow and take on a life of its own as the piece travels from destination to destination, image makers from the cities we visit will be adding to the work, and viewing work done in other cities. This work will be then displayed online at www.doodlearth.com

Friday, 31 August 2007

DESIGNERS BLOCK



I'm taking part in an illustration event next month, there's tons of artists doing fun stuff down there.
Go to the website for more details, designersblock.org.uk

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Thats whats up!

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Web Designer magazine

Computer Arts, Mtv Channel Re-brand

Artists and illustrators Interview by Will Barret

Friday, 17 August 2007

CAN YOU HELP ???

Anyone know a bit about web programming or at least know someone who does ?

This technic has worked in the past, there must be someone, somewhere in a log cabin in canada with the knowledge to help me.

i need a web literate person to tell me how to encode my website (www.sergeseidlitz.com) to open up at the bottom and scroll up in reverse. so when people open it they aren't looking at three year old work. My sites created in dremweaver, so i just need a bit of code to sort this problem out.

i'm looking to do a big update soon and want to sort this out for then. THANKS

COMPUTER ARTS - 20 FRESH FACES FEATURE



I'm featured in this months Computer Arts Projects for a feature on 20 Fresh faces of illustration 2007.

"That's how i roll baby!"

written and interviewed by sam gilbey (http://www.sam-gilbey.com/blog/)

Thursday, 16 August 2007

STAR WARS CELEBRATION EVENT

I couldnt go unfortunately, as I was on holiday, but here are some pics a friend of mine took.

KFC 'Hunger Strikes' GAME



I've just finished this fun project for KFC

PLAY THE GAME HERE...

http://www.bigdaddyboxmeal.co.uk

Its fun and quite addictive.

KFC launches Big Daddy Box Meal viral
by Hayley Pinkerfield Revolution UK 17-Aug-07, 10:55

LONDON - KFC has extended its communications digitally for the first time, using a viral game to target the youth market.

The game, Hunger Strike, has been created by BBH to promote the launch of the Big Daddy Box Meal, positioned as ‘the ultimate way to keep hunger at bay’. BBH’s Content team was briefed to support TV and poster advertising with a ‘fun, irreverent and highly engaging’ digital game that would appeal to 16-to 24-year-olds.


“It is a great example of a brand understanding that they now have to give more than take when engaging consumers,” said Mark Boyd, creative director and head of content, BBH.
Gameplay has been designed to be simple, yet addictive. Players have to keep the enemy, Hunger, from reaching its pre-determined destination, armed with ingredients from a Big Daddy Box Meal.

Lidija Davidson, KFC brand director, said: “At KFC we are always looking for ways in which our communications can engage with our audience in fresh and interesting ways. We’re really excited to extend beyond our core activity with this game.”

Hunger Strike is available on www.bigdaddyboxmeal.co.uk and will be seeded across a number of UK web sites by T-Viral. The game was produced through Naked Penguin boy.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

toysrevil.com, Vader project interview

check out the interview i did on toysrevil.com

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2007/07/vader-project-serge.html

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Manchester international festival


The Great Indoors, Sat 7 July – Sun 8 July
A free event for all the family, The Great Indoors is a weekend of interactive shows, art, music and science.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Customised Darth Vader helmet


Here it is!

Big thanks to my mate Robert Bellamy for photographing this last week. They're beautiful shots! Check out Robs portfolio site here - http://www.robertbellamy.com

Featured Vader Project artists include:

Asbestos, BRENB, Build, Chris Judge, Container, dan&dan, Fos, Guy Featherstone, I Love Dust, JaKE, James Taylor, Jon Burgerman, JOOLS, J. Otto Seibold, Jude & Lerman, Marcus Broome, Mark Ecko, Mark James, Morpheus Design, Neil Mcfarland, Not Bad For a Girl, Oliver Jeffers, Pete Fowler Peter Kennard & Cat Picton Phillips, Pinky, Puma Design Team, Romero Britto, Serge Seidlitz, Shag, Symbiotics, Swifty Tado, Tim Biskup, Togetherplus, Triclops

Sunday, 24 June 2007

HONDA and TARGET


Here are some links to a few web projects...

http://www.honda.co.uk/lovedriving/

and

http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/page.jsp?title=redesign_your_school

(copy and paste URL)

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Cockpit arts open studios





I opened up the studio last week for the 'Cockpit arts Open Weekend Summer/Spring 07'.

If you want to buy a print go to www.nellyduff.com, or visit the gallery on a weekend on Colombia road in East London.

Cockpit Vader




LONDON, U.K — To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Lucasfilm Ltd. and The Cards Inc. Group will throw Europe’s largest Star Wars party ever!

Taking over London’s Excel Arena for three days in July 2007, Star Wars Celebration Europe will be filled with live entertainment, celebrities from all six movies, special film and video presentations, an exhibit of movie props and costumes, exclusive merchandise, pop culture tributes, interactive events, a costume contest, and much, much more.

Star Wars Celebration Europe will take place from July 13 to July 15 2007. “I’m thrilled that we’re finally going to have an official Star Wars event in the U.K., and especially to celebrate 30 years of the saga,” said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations. “George Lucas has referred to the London area as the “spiritual home” of Star Wars since four of the movies were shot here, making this the ideal site for our first Celebration Europe event.”

visit

http://www.celebrationeurope.com

and

http://www.cardsinc.com/starwars_ce_1news.htm

for more info

Monday, 18 June 2007

More Vader! its too sexy!



This is the sexiest object in the world. How can I paint on to this !!!!!

Sharpies - Festival season !!!



I just drew on some flags for Sharpies, these are going down to Glastonbury this weekend...horray! - im not...boooo!

Magazine World


This is a magazine cover I did a couple of weeks ago (Magazine World, pubished by John Brown). They didn't use it in the end.

LA Times



If you were in LA or California last sunday you may have picked up a copy of the LA Times. I illustrated the cover of the business section on an article about the myriad of choices and packages when purchasing a mobile phone. It looked something like this.

The Vader project




Im starting my new blog with a posting about The Vader project. - A bunch of artists in the UK have been invited to customize Darth Vader helmets for a landmark gallery exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. Check out www.thevadarproject.com for information and links to pictures of the recent exhibition in Los Angeles. the London show is coming soon!

I'm going to start posting news on projects i'm involved with keep checking if your interested to hear about that kind of thing.