Work by Ren Spiteri featured at the Tapirulan International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustration

Last weekend I attended the Tapirulan International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustration in the beautiful town of Cremona (Italy). My illustration, ‘No Comment’, was one of 48 chosen to make up the exhibition from a field of over 700 entries. The event held on Saturday the 6th at Santa Maria della Pietà, also featured an exhibition by renowned Italian cartoonist Francesco Tullio Altan.
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It’s ‘Why?’ poster time again

These poster are our contribution to ‘Why 2011’, a  collaborative, conservation-themed, self-promotional calendar (you can also see last year’s here). Some may find them a little too poignant but they put our viewpoint across in a way that is not easily forgotten and will hopefully, move hearts and minds.

Rather than overload viewers with information, these posters use audience participation, metaphors and a brutally reduced palette of colours and shapes to create a potent criticism of local bird hunting.

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Commemorative launch materials for the opening of the Calleja stores

Bulldog designed this laser cut, stainless steel and wood, commemorative plaque for Calleja after they expressed a wish to steer away from the stereotypical brass option, in favour of something a little more contemporary.

The plaque will be unveiled by Hon. Minister Tonio Fenech and Birkirkara Mayor – Michael Fenech Adami on the 4th of July, at the opening of the new Calleja showrooms.

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Personal work influenced by survivors of the Haiti disaster


This illustration was for a project I was invited to take part in, designed to raise funds for victims of the Haiti disaster. The concept of the project was to have participants create art carrying messages of hope to the people of Haiti. These would then be auctioned off to raise money in support of designated aid organisations.

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New environmental graphics for Calleja’s lighting store entrance

This illustration was taken from an animated sequence we recently created, announcing a brand transfer for Maltese electrical supplies firm – Calleja. We reworked it in vector format to allow enlargement without any loss of quality. The 3 by 5 metre panel is backlit using 40, T16 fluorescent lamps and sits opposite way-finding signage that directs traffic to Calleja’s 2nd floor, lighting showroom.

Vector Illustration

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Bulldog work featured in a new design publication

Our work for Yvette Mahon has been featured in ‘No Plastic Sleeves – The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers’. This book is a valuable resource for designers and photographers that are interested in the process of creating a portfolio. With hundreds of photos to guide you, the book covers a wide range of topics involved with developing effective marketing tools for selling creative work.

No Plastic Sleeves cover

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‘Why’ calendar features Bulldog – bird conservation poster images

‘Why’ is a calendar displaying posters that campaign for nature conservation. It presents the work of 6 different designers – each supplying 2 pieces on the cause of their choice. Because of our emotional involvement with the subject matter, we elected to highlight the plight of birds using obvious references and avoiding unpalatable imagery. Printed using waterless printing, the calendar will take pride of place on the walls at work for the next year.

"Why" Poster

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