Gideon Baws

We were immensely sad to learn today of the death of Gideon Baws from animation directing team Shynola.

We were immensely sad to learn today of the death of Gideon Baws from animation directing team Shynola.

Gideon, who was 33, died in the US where he had been on holiday. Early reports suggested this had happened on Saturday night in Los Angeles, but we now learn that this may not have been the case (this story has been updated to reflect that). As yet we do not have confirmation of the exact circumstances of this tragic event.

The four members of Shynola – Gideon, Jason Groves, Chris Harding and Richard Kenworthy – met at the Kent Institute of Art and Design where they were studying illustration and film. As Shynola, they created some of the most memorable music videos of recent times, their work characterised often by a warm wit matched with great skill and invention. Animator David O’Reilly has posted a warm tribute to Gideon here while others are paying their respects at Antville

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sympathies to Jason, Chris and Richard and to everyone who knew Gideon. A selection of Shynola work is shown below

Blur, Good Song

UNKLE, An Eye For An Eye

Junior Senior, Move Your Feet

More are archived here


More from CR

A Christmas List

White’s Books, ex-Penguin designer David Pearson’s new venture, hopes to reaffirm traditional methods of book production. The first four offerings from the publishing house are out this month, sporting covers by illustrators Petra Börner, Joe McLaren, Stanley Donwood (above) and Pearson himself…

Return (2) of the Mac

Mac has just fired off Bake Sale, a second shot in the direction of Microsoft’s I’m A PC commercial…

Robert Capa and The Falling Soldier

Robert Capa, Death of a Loyalist militiaman, Cerro Muriano, Spain, Sept. 5, 1936
In early September 1936, with the Spanish Civil War less than two months old, a 22 year-old Robert Capa took a photograph that was to become a symbol of the Republican struggle against General Franco’s fascist insurgents. The story of the iconic image that both made and, years later, challenged Capa’s reputation as a war photographer, is just one strand of his life explored in a timely new show at the Barbican in London.

A Real No Hoper

Alfred E. Neumann, MAD magazine’s jug-eared mascot is the latest in a long line of parodies of Shepard Fairey’s classic Hope poster of Barack Obama. Turns out that the image adorning the latest issue of the mag, #495, is actually Fairey’s favourite…

Graphic Designer

Fushi Wellbeing

Creative Designer

Monddi Design Agency