CRAIG ROBINSON

craig@flipflopflyin.com
http://www.flipflopflyin.com



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LATEST Updated 03 April 2008

MEXIPOPS EXHIBITION



Exhibition of Mexican Minipops.
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ELLEGIRL JAPAN



Animation for ELLEgirl Japan's "decoration mail" for cell phones.
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ATLAS, SCHMATLAS BOOK



Atlas, Schmatlas. My new book published by Harry N. Abrams.
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PORTFOLIO.COM 'ECONOBLOGOSPHERE' ANIMATION



Design, illustration and animation for Portfolio.com's feature about economics blogs.
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ROCKFOLIO EXHIBITION IN PARIS



Exhibtion of my work at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris.
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PROJECTS 2007

ELLEGIRL JAPAN Animation for cell phones
FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL Illustration and poster design
KIDROBOT Colette series Dunny toy design
OBSERVER MUSIC MAGAZINE More 'From Abba to Zappa' illustrations
PICNIC '07 Job Cohen illustration
PORTFOLIO.COM 'Econoblogosphere' design, illustration and animation
SOHO HOUSE 'Hate Me Back' illustration for House magazine
YAHOO! MUSIC Poster illustrations

PROJECTS 2006

COLETTE 'My 2007' drawing
DE VOLKSKRANT 'Robinsonia' illustration
OBSERVER MUSIC MAGAZINE Another 'From Abba to Zappa' illustration
REEBOK Illustrations for poster campaign

PROJECTS 2005

/ MAGAZINE 'Jimmy and Jamie' story
ESQUIRE Men's fashion illustration
FNAC Minipop illustrations
THE OBSERVER Illustrations for Franz Ferdinand TV advert
OBSERVER MUSIC MAGAZINE More 'From Abba to Zappa' illustrations
PHOTOQ 'Jaarboek 2004/05' cover illustration
SUBMARINE CHANNEL 'Valley of the Cnuties' eight-part animation series
VIRGIN MEGASTORES character design
DE VOLKSKRANT 'On This Day' illustrations
YAHOO! MUSIC Illustrations for Missy Elliott, Green Day and 'UFO' TV adverts
YAHOO! MUSIC Poster illustration
YAHOO! MUSIC Prints
YAHOO! MUSIC Illustrations for Pharrell and Shakira TV adverts

PROJECTS 2004

/ MAGAZINE 'What If...' illustration
CARGO Delivery men and women illustrations
DON'T PANIC 'Train Station' poster
ILIKE poster
INTO THE STORM 'Watching You Watching Me' series of drawings
MTV EUROPE Animations for 2004 European Music Awards website
MTV GERMANY More Nanopops animations
THE OBSERVER 'Libertines In Your Lounge' print ad illustration
OBSERVER MUSIC MAGAZINE 'From Abba to Zappa' illustrations and character design
POL OXYGEN contents page illustration
POPBITCH message board icons
TRICYCLE 'Pax Athletica' illustrations and character design
YO MOTHER Animation of yoga instructor to the stars

PROJECTS 2003

BITE COMMUNICATIONS Christmas card
BIZ 'Durdurun' illustration
DAVID TAO 'Shanghaied' animated video
FSTOP 'Pixel Business' collection
GIARDINI DI MIRÒ 'Given Ground' animated video
ICON 'A Sea Of Banal Ugly Products' illustration
ICON 'Trendspotters' illustration
MOMUS illustrations for the sleeve of 'Forbidden Time Machine' album
POL OXYGEN 'Pet Projects' illustration
QUOTE 'Gameboys' illustrations
RADIOTIMES.COM film and TV illustrations
SHEFFIELD MILLENNIUM GALLERIES 'Pleasurelands' e-flyer
SHIFT.JP.ORG cover animation
SHOWSTUDIO 'FFF does Spring/Summer 2003' panoramic illustration
THERE IS SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU Flip Flop Flyin' family portrait poster
TIME OUT 'Festival' illustrations
XFM 70 miniature illustrations of record sleeves

PROJECTS 2002

AFTERHOURS 'Close Shot Melody' illustration
DEFCOM 'Wildcard' landscape illustrations
THE FACE 'Lyrics' illustration
THE FACE illustration of The Osbournes
J17 'Is Pop Dead?' illustration
MAGAZIEN 'Atomium' illustration
MERCEDES-BENZ Christmas e-cards
MOTOR MUSIC Puddle of Mudd e-cards
MTV JAPAN 15 cellphone wallpapers
SHIFT 'Online Presonals' illustration
SHIFT! 'Wir Mögen Kartoffeln' illustration
SWATCH proposals for watch designs
TIME OUT 'Solo Role Models' character illustrations
WOODCHUCK sleeve design and illustration for 'Crash Positions' CD single

PROJECTS 2001

DEFCOM '12 Days of Christmas' postcards
DEFCOM 'Cnuts' website
DEFCOM 'Nanopops' website
DESIGN COUNCIL character illustrations
THE FACE 'P is for Playboy' illustration
HOUSE MAGAZINE illustrations for their Planet Of The Apes tribute
MTV GERMANY 'Nanopops'
OUR HOUSE RECORDS website
POPBITCH message board icons
RICHIE HAWTIN portrait for 'DE9: Close To The Edit'
SLEAZENATION 'Boy Meets Pixel' illustration
WOODCHUCK sleeve design and illustration for 'Hang On' 7" single

PROJECTS 2000

COLETTE ilovecolette.com website
LATERAL illustrations of Lateral employees for their website
LEVI'S EUROPE animations for Levi's Europe's website
MIXMAG 'Dancing Men' illustrations
MIXMAG illustrations for their reviews section
SEGA EUROPE animations for 'Play Online' banners



EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MEXIPOPS Mexico City, Mexico. April 2008
ROCKFOLIO Paris, France. August 2007
PORTRAITS Berlin, Germany. December 2004
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY I GOT LOVE IN MY TUMMY Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2003
EVERYBODY'S DOGS Sapporo, Japan. February 2003

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

I SEE MUSIC London, UK. September 2004
VIRTUAL FRAME Vienna, Austria. February 2004
TECHNOLOGICAL CITY Paris, France. July 2003



PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

ATLAS, SCHMATLAS published by Harry N. Abrams. October 2007
FUN FUN FUN published by PPBook. November 2005
MINIPOPS published by Mitchell Beazley. October 2004
MINIPOPS (German edition) published by Eichborn. February 2006

MENTIONS, FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS IN BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

Over the past few years I've been lucky enough to have myself and my work featured in some books and magazines. Here's a brief list of some of them:

BOOKS:
1x1 (Index Books, 2003), E-Project (Pao & Paws, 2002), IdN: 10th Anniversary (Systems Design Ltd., 2002), Interplay (V&A Publications, 2004), Los Logos (Die Gestalten Verlag, 2002), Max Hits (RotoVision, 2001), Net Mode: Web Fashion Now (Thames & Hudson, 2002), Now Loading: The Aesthetic Of Web Graphics (Gingko Press, 2001), On Air - The Visual Messages And Global Language Of MTV (Die Gestalten Verlag, 2005); Pictoplasma (Die Gestalten Verlag, 2002), Sticker Graphics (All Rights Reserved, 2004); Used: Browser 3.0 (Laurence King, 2001)

MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS:
Blond (Germany), Blue Joven (Spain), Carnet (Italy), Company (UK), Computer Arts (UK), Create Online (UK), Creative Review (UK), GQ (Germany), Dazed & Confused (UK), De:Bug (Germany), Die Woche (Germany), eDesign (USA), Focus (Germany), Frame (Austria), Freundin (Germany), i-D (UK), J17 (UK), Lab (UK), Liberation (France), Lincolnshire Echo (UK), Liverpool FC Official Matchday Magazine (UK), Mao Magazine (Belgium), Max (France), Online Today (Germany), Page (Germany), Q (UK), Relax (Japan), San Franciso Chronicle Access Magazine (USA), Spex (Germany), Sunday Herald Sun (Australia), The Big Issue (Australia), The Face (UK), The Mirror (UK), The Sunday Age (Australia), Total Film (UK), US Today (USA), Web Designing (Japan), Welt am Sonntag (Germany), Wired (USA), X Funs (Taiwan), XLR8R (USA), Zitty (Germany)



AWARDS

Do I pretend that I don't care about winning awards, or do I gush like Gwyneth Paltrow? Somewhere in the middle, hopefully:

EMAP FANZINE AWARDS 2005 - Winner, Best Webzine: Flip Flop Flyin'

CAMPAIGN POSTER AWARDS 2004 - Winner, Best Use Of Underground/Metro/Rail Advertising: From Abba To Zappa. This campaign has won more awards. Click the link to find out more.

TYPE DIRECTOR'S CLUB JAPAN AWARDS 2004 - The David Tao video I made won something there, but I can't actually remember the title of the award. Sorry.

ART DIRECTOR'S CLUB DEUTSCHLAND AWARDS 2002 - The Nanopops website won an "Auszeichnung" (commendation). Hurrah!



ABOUT ME

My name is Craig Robinson, I'm an artist, illustrator, designer and animator living and working in Berlin.
I'm originally from Lincoln, England. I studied there and in Derby.
My introduction to computers happened in 1998, when I bought an iMac and set about making a website. Many self-taught hours later, my website Flip Flop Flyin' has gathered a bit of a following (about 7,000 visitors a day).
Since then, I've been lucky enough to work on some pretty cool stuff for various clients, most of which is listed above.
I really really enjoy what I do.

I hope you enjoy what you see here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for dropping by.