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Mat Maitland creates an Electric Jungle for Kenzo

Advertising, Illustration, Music Video / Film

Posted by Gavin Lucas, 20 February 2013, 11:28    Permalink    Comments (4)

Illustrator Mat Maitland (who is also creative director at Big Active Design) has created a suitably vibrant film to promote fashion label Kenzo's Resort 2013 collection. Colourful swirling patterns and brightly coloured animal prints abound...

"I wanted the film to be an extension of my illustrative world, to bring that to life, so the jungle itself is quite surreal and otherworldly, a kind of electric parallel universe," Maitland explains in a short interview posted this morning here on

"I also wanted to blend the model with the clothes as much as possible so used the Kenzo patterns as an integral part of the story, sometimes over her face and sometimes embedded into the scene," he continues.

"I imagined the story as though dreamt by a wild cat, lucid snap shots of a neon jungle world that only make sense in a dream."

Electric Jungle cedits:

Art direction Mat Maitland
Direction Smith & Read / Mat Maitland
Animation Natalia Stuyk
Production Alastair Coe at Big Active
Music Mädchen Amick by Buffalo Tide

To see more of Maitland's work, visit

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Insanely beautiful and gorgeously inspiring. Thanks for sharing, guys.
2013-02-21 19:11:41

Normally I cant stand animal print. But here it is simply gorgeous what he did to this exploited print.
2013-02-22 22:17:22

Mind...blown. Very cool stuff.
2013-02-26 21:43:54

Looks great! Really nice visuals
Peter C
2013-02-28 12:23:27

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