The Wilderness Festival Map

From brief to printed leaflet, let us take you on a journey of the Wilderness map commission 

 

Keith Summers and Paul Mulvey from the Wilderness team at the Bridgeman Studio Award judging day
Keith Summers and Paul Mulvey from the Wilderness team at the Bridgeman Studio Award judging day

 

 

Charlotte and Lucy from the Bridgeman Studio team
Charlotte and Lucy from the Bridgeman Studio team

 

 

How it all began

Our Journey to the Wilderness Festival began earlier this year. The first step was this year's Bridgeman Studio Award, where together with Wilderness Festival and Creative Review we launched a competition calling artists from around the world to enter their work on the theme of The Great Outdoors. The Grand Prize was a commission project to design the map that would be handed out to the 30,000 festival-goers at this year's Wilderness Festival. The winner was Dutch artist Nik Van Es.

The judging took place on the afternoon of 16 June and part of the criteria was that the winner Nik had just over a month to get his design completed in time to be printed as a map within a leaflet for the festival in August.
 

Paul Mulvey, Senior Designer at Wilderness Festival, on picking the winner

“It wasn’t easy picking a winner from this years highly talented entries. Nik's work jumped out and said, “I will do something original.” It had a wilderness of its own and story telling illustrative style, perfect for a festival where fantasy forms part of the narrative and the experience. We are all very excited about this artist and it was a real honour awarding him the commission."
 

 

The artist Nik van Es gets to work with initial drawings
The artist Nik van Es gets to work with initial drawings

 

 

Nik uses the computer purely as a tool to give everything colour. It also gives him the freedom to experiment with the composition.
Nik uses the computer purely as a tool to give everything colour. It also gives him the freedom to experiment with the composition.

 

 
With you every step of the design process
 
The initial brief was put together after consulting the artist's portfolio with the team at Wilderness to get an idea of the colours, styles and fantastical elements they wanted for the map. It was also imperative to get a layout of the Wilderness site for the artist to work from.  Preparatory sketches were intially created and once approved, Nik got to work with his design, meeting the deadline ahead of the festival in August.  
 

 

 Nik's initial outline for the Wilderness map
Nik's initial outline for the Wilderness map

 

 

The final Wilderness Festival Map (c) Nik Van Es
The final Wilderness Festival Map © Nik Van Es

 

 

Charlotte from Bridgeman Studio with Jonathan Ross in the Bridgeman Studio tent at Wilderness Festival
Charlotte from Bridgeman Studio with Jonathan Ross in the Bridgeman Studio tent at Wilderness Festival

 

 

Lots of people admiring the map at Wilderness Festival 2015
Lots of people admiring the map at Wilderness Festival 2015

 

 
Advantages of our commissioning service
 
The Bridgeman Studio team will provide a clear brief to selected artists, including a signed agreement, meaning you will receive high-quality images to deadline, copyright-cleared and ready to use immediately.  Don't let your project be dictated by having to select from existing images; commission your own artwork from a Bridgeman Studio artist and license it exclusively.  
 
-    Over 40 years experience as art licensing specialists
-    Hundreds of artists to choose from, hand-picked by the Bridgeman Studio team
-    Ensure consistency of visual style throughout 
-    We will liaise with the artists at every step of the licensing process, saving you time and money
-    Exclusive & original: We will not license your image for the same use for the the duration of your licence
 
Contact our Account Managers on uksales@bridgemanimages.com to start your commissioning journey.

 


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