Friday, 20 December 2013

2013 in a nutshell!

We selected a few of the great projects and people that made 2013 such a great one, hope you enjoy!

We launched two exciting new divisions; The Pod and The Playroom. The Pod is where we nurture new directing talent and The Playroom is where we showcase our interactive art projects. Check out Nuformer's Interactive Window!

The year started off with The Penny Sale and ended on Snail Gel! We are very proud of our prolific and ongoing campaign for Holland & Barrett with Pod director Steven Lenton, with more to come in 2014.

Aakash Nihalani joined our roster this summer and created an exhibit at Picasso HQ - hence the fantastic tape art evident all over our building. (We are never repainting!)

Remy Dupont directed his first commercial for Goodwill with Saatchi NYC. A charming charity spot encouraging everyone to donate their 'stuff'.

Graphic Artist Si Scott joined The Pod, looking to expand his talents further into the moving image arena.

Iria Lopez joined The Pod with her award winning film Jamon and her beautiful illustrations, from which Picasso exhibited her 'People on the Tube' series.

Peter VaƧz's charming film Rabbit & Deer has won over 30 awards worldwide in the last 12 months. Peter's film magically fuses stop motion and 2D animation and has enchanted audiences worldwide.

We also travelled quite a bit this year;  The Saline Project directed and animated a fun campaign for Panda Express in NYC and LA.

and FAQ created three short films for Emirates Aviation Experience by the O2, which we filmed in Dubai and animated in-house.

In Branding and Ident work; weareseventeen created a whole new graphics package for BT

and Rain or Shine created this vintage circus style teaser for C4's British Comedy Awards.

The year was jam-packed with lots more exciting projects, too much to choose from! Have a browse through our website to view more and explore. We are as grateful as ever for our wonderful Directors and Artists and Producers. We look forward to 2014 and whatever is in store!

Ever wondered what Santa does in his down time? Here's Jens & Anna's latest short film Tis the Season.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Steven Lenton helps Radley find Christmas!

Picasso director and illustrator Steven Lenton was commissioned by publisher Nosy Crow to create an exclusive, stylishly charming Christmas picture book for well known British brand, Radley.

On the premise of a new take on the classic Christmas song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, Steven and the creative teams at Radley worked to produce the perfect look and feel for the book.

Once the 32 page book was ready, Steven directed a stylish trailer and a fun blooper produced in house at Picasso Pictures. Take a look at the book trailer HERE and blooper HERE

The book was published on Friday 1st November and is available online and in-store at £2 from the sale of each book is donated to the Kids Company charity to support vulnerable inner-city children.