Tom Beastland portfolio

Mr AlanTom BeastlandMr AlanSome lip synced Christmas cheer
LunchboxTom BeastlandLunchboxCell animation loosely based on food from my first year of university. Each frame lovingly but inexplicably scrawled with a dip pen and ink onto some tiny pieces of paper and then set to a live version of Aneurysm by Nirvana.
Kinetic TypefaceTom BeastlandKinetic TypefaceI was delighted to be asked to produce 3 illustrations for the Kinetic typeface booklet. Kinetic is a typeface family created by Noel Pretorius and María Ramos. One of the main sources of inspiration for the design was the art of Alexander Calder. The light, playful and soft appearance of Calder’s mobiles was something the designers wanted to translate into type forms, and these organic, light and soft qualities became the inspiration behind the 3 illustrations. Find out more about the Kinetic typeface here:
Pens for FreedomTom BeastlandPens for FreedomAcne Advertising approached myself and several other illustrators, to work on a project titled 'Pens for Freedom' for Stockholm's Pen Store. The project aimed to highlight the importance of the pen, and our ability through art to cast a light on important issues with our ability to express concern and opinion though a simple but dynamic format. The project took place during the run up to a recent presidential election and one man in particular became the subject of the expression. Learn more about the project here:
LäkerolTom BeastlandLäkerolI worked with design agencies North Kingdom and King to produce the illustrations and logo for 'Let's Talk', a new app from Swedish candy brand Läkerol. The aim is to help people who need a bit more practice in Swedish by matching them with people who already speak Swedish. The belief being that the best way to integrate into the community is to be able to speak the language.
C-MORETom BeastlandC-MOREWhilst interning at SNASK i was approached by the Kind Collective to work on some advertisements to be aired on TV4 showcasing C More's coverage of the Swedish ice hockey season in the autumn of 2015. Ice hockey is big in Sweden and the films give us insights on players who began their careers in the Swedish leagues before becoming ice hockey legends around the world. I worked with talented illustrator/animator Jonathan Dahl with production by SNASK. The brief was a refreshing take on sports advertising, and the people i worked with open and encouraging, so although turnarounds were tight, it was a fantastic project to work on.
MediaTekTom BeastlandMediaTekIn 2015 MediaTek attended The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For this project MediaTek required design elements for the MediaTek stand, outdoor advertisments and airport wall banners to promote MediaTek's appearance at the event. This was a fun project to work on and i not only produced a lot of new illustration material inkeeping with MediaTek's established illustration brand identity (created by Greta Colloca) but I was heavily involved in the art direction and design simultaneously.
Flags of PeaceTom BeastlandFlags of PeaceOfficially, there is no single, global peace flag. Flags of Peace is a project initiated to explore possible solutions to this undetermined icon by opening it up to the entire world. Throughout history there have been many attempts to establish a peace flag and there are several symbols that represent what we know as peace. Flags of Peace begins with a showcase of flags created by international designers from over forty countries. This spectrum will present an impression of what peace means to individuals in all corners of the world and how it should be symbolised. The exhibition forms a visual dialogue around peace and is an ongoing project aiming to collect a design from all 196 countries. SNASK were invited as the Swedish representatives and let me and my pencil loose all over their flag.  This first exhibition ran from 18 – 21 September 2015 during the Just Peace festival in The Netherlands, with the first 44 flags from 44 global designers flying high from De Pier in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice. Just Peace is an annual festival focussed on peace and justice.
Heart of DarknessTom BeastlandHeart of DarknessAt last we opened a reach. A rocky cliff appeared, mounds of turned-up earth by the shore, houses on a hill, others with iron roofs, amongst a waste of excavations, or hanging to the declivity. A continuous noise of the rapids above hovered over this scene of inhabited devastation. A lot of people, mostly black and naked, moved about like ants. A jetty projected into the river. A blinding sunlight drowned all this at times in a sudden recrudescence of glare. "There's your companies station" said the Swede.
John Grant - GlacierTom BeastlandJohn Grant - GlacierMy poster exhibited at the Blisters Sound Sessions poster show for Print Club London. Available from here. This illustration was inspired by the musician John Grant and his song 'Glacier' from the album 'Pale Green Ghosts'. I'm a big fan of his, so it was nice to get this email from his manager concerning my effort: "Hi there, I'm John's manager and I recently forwarded him your Glacier picture, which is quite astonishing. Just wanted you to know that he was blown away by how good it was. All the very best"
The FoxTom BeastlandThe FoxAlbum artwork for London based band The Way Home.
StoryboardingTom BeastlandStoryboardingAvailable for storyboarding and preliminary rough artworks.
Tom Beastland

Tom Beastland

Tom Beastland is an illustrator, designer and printmaker currently living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. He studied Illustration at Middlesex University before completing his MA at Central St Martins. His influences are numerous and spread from technical drawing to graphic design and all manner of print. He has exhibited both in the UK, Sweden and the US.