Kyle Bean is an incredible young talent, specialising in hand crafted models, set design and art direction. Since graduating in 2009, Kyle has worked for a variety of international clients for a diverse range of projects including installations, window displays, editorial illustration and advertising.
Kyle’s work has been recognised by the prestigious Art Directors Club in New York and the International Design Biennial held throughout Europe. His work has been featured in a range of international art and design publications, praising him for both his conceptual thinking and craftsmanship. Kyle splits his time between working from his studio by the sea in Brighton and London where he often collaborates with photographers and directors. Kyle is represented by Blinkart.
What stands out most about Kyle’s work is his diverse range. While he has a clear gift for papercraft, the variety in materials used and the creativity in which he employs them is truly exceptional. Many of his pieces, especially those for magazine covers and editorials, are often cheeky, akin to visual puns.
Be sure to check out Kyle’s official site for a full listing of his awesome artwork! http://www.kylebean.co.uk
What Came First?
Soft Guerilla for CUT Magazine
A series of weapons made from harmless materials for a feature article centred around the topic of ‘Guerilla Gardening’ and ‘Yarn Bombing’. Photography by Sam Hofman
Insects made from Matchsticks. Photography by Owen Silverwood
Zone One of the London Underground map made from drinking straws. Photos: Jean-luc Brouard
A series of 5 window displays inspired by the law of conservation of mass: ‘Matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed’.
Pencil Shaving Portraits for Wallpaper* Magazine
Computer Arts Cover ‘Apps’
Cover and interior illustration for Computer Arts. Wooden toy phone made in collaboration with Thomas Forsyth
A playful construction of branded leather belts for Intersection Magazine. Photography: Sam Hofman
White paper model of a fighter jet alongside traditional paper planes.
Diesel Window Display
Design and Art direction for window and in-store displays for Diesel’s Flagship London Store on New Bond Street. Photography: Lex Kembery.
Miniaturisation in the style of a Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka doll)
A series of portraits carved from wood for the Wallpaper* 2012 Handmade Issue
24. Paper Suits
Paper suits created for a series of images showcasing LV accessories. Photography: Lacey.
Human Migration Cover for Nature Magazine
Sea of Time
A sculpture of a mushroom cloud made from feathers for an article in Scientific American. Photo: Sam Hofman
Wall Street Rocket Scientist
Editorial illustration for Scientific American. Photography by Owen Silverwood
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