Saturday, November 08, 2008


Anrick at Unit 9 in London commissioned me last month to help design characters for Toshiba's new 'Leading Innovation' website.
It was a dream gig -I was asked to spend a couple of days sketching characters with good old pencil & paper while Anrick's crack squad of boffins & digital artists handled the rest! An enjoyable collaboration & the results look great-look at those gorgeous backgrounds.

Check out the website & draw squiggles on the characters to discover what they do-








The site is already generating media buzz here and here.

32 comments:

tokyobanana said...

your heart is full of good things and great drawings ,keep up on that way !!!


Briand
Emmanuel


see you,tokyobanana

max said...

Oooooooh! Beautiful. I'm just having fun with your little friend and they play like Tom Waits' band, not sure if I have to keep on drawing squiggles or pull out my alto sax.

P. Alvarado said...

Cool designs ,awesome looking site would love to see the sketches that came from the whole process.

WJC said...

That is a thing of beauty. Red frog, wobbly face bunny and the bear are this mornings favourites.

jacks said...

super cool stuff!

gemini82 said...

great job Mr. jones

Alina Chau said...

These are stunning!

Ed said...

Amazing, truly inspiring.

Richard Mitchelson said...

Thumbs up matt, these are bloody great. And i must say it's nice to see the fresh white blog overhall, it looks very crisp... big up

Kyri Kyprianou said...

These are great, I hope the job goes well for you!

andre medina said...

awesome shapes!!! i really like your works!

Jeroen said...

Lovely drawings and backgrounds.....but what a frickin' annoying website

Diamond said...

Nice characters Matt. Looks like they've translated well into the site. Great stuff

Matt J said...

Hah! Jeroen you're funny-I kinda dug the website but that's probably the novelty of being involved. Didn't you find the music soothing?

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Elliot Cowan said...

There's a mistake in your link to the website.

Money for old rope - well done.

Matt J said...

Thnx for the heads up Elliot, I fixed it. Saw your honeymoon pics on Facebook-looks like you had a swell time in Arizona.

Kevin Kidney said...

These are really great Matt!

I promoted your Ronald Searle Tribute blog on Dinosaurs & Robots. I think the readers there will really dig it.

http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/2008/11/in-whirl-over-ronald-searle.html

-Kevin

Matt J said...

Thanks Kevin. BTW is the BEWITCHED cover image you scanned the original artwork? How did you find it without the typesetting & logo?

Stéphane Kardos said...

this is extremely beautiful ma poule xx

stranded said...

Yeah! the final result is fantastic!! the illustrations are gorgeous, and the characters so funny! I love them, love the colours and the style! :)

Matt J said...

Merci Stef y gracias Stranded!

pumml said...

The second from the bottom is almost identical to a Scott Wills Samurai Jack painting from this post, but these are well done overall.

Matt J said...

Pumml-yes, looks like the bg painter has referenced Wills' mountains & colour palette for the far distance landscape-well spotted!

Joan Cabot said...

Great work matt. did you work on some animation too? or just the designs?
It's a great concept for computer navigation interface. they should get rid of folders and instead we should have to fight or bribe this crazy animals to get our files back. much more fun.
take care.

Matt J said...

Hah! Thnx Joan-you're right that would be a fun interface. I just did rough pencil designs for this project. The characters were finalised & coloured by the team at Unit 9.

BEN said...

I love this tone! Thanks for share, beautiful color and composition!
:D

Matt J said...

Grazie Ben! Thanks to everyone for your comments.

Anthony Ferré said...

Amazing !

Dominic Bugatto said...

These are wonderful.

Matt J said...

Thanks guys!

Gorillustrator said...

Great work :)

Mark McDonnell said...

Ohhhhh. These are nice,

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