A little film about Thomas Burden

Handsome Frank has released the latest in its ‘A little film about’ series, profiling illustrators represented by the agency. The new film features CG artist Thomas Burden, who discusses his work, influences and life in Chichester with his cat Cortez…

Handsome Frank has released the latest in its ‘A little film about’ series, profiling illustrators represented by the agency. The new film features CG artist Thomas Burden, who discusses his work, influences and life in Chichester with his cat Cortez…

Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art in 2007, Burden has worked for studios McFaul and I Love Dust and created illustrations for clients including Esquire, Time Out, Talk Talk and Penguin. He also collaborated with Steven Wilson on the neon cover for The New Pornographers’ album, Brill Bruisers, featured in our record sleeves of the month post back in July.

Created in Cinema 4D, Burden’s work is entirely CG and his colourful style is apparently inspired by all the toys he was never allowed to have as a child. “I’ve always described my style as 60s and 70s national geographic meets 1980s Argos toy catalogue,” he says.

Shot in and near Burden’s Sussex home, the film is full of his colourful artwork and offers a charming insight into his creative process, as well as a look at some of many vintage toys and ephemera he’s collected over the years.

Previous Handsome Frank films include one on Jean Jullien (who is also featured in our December issue), and another on Sarah Maycock, released last year:

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