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Drawing influences from a passion for mid-twentieth century design and illustration, Sean Sims work is a melting pot of Scandinavian folk design, Carnaby Pop, post-war info-graphics and mid century children's book illustration....all whisked up with a modern twist.Originally from Teesside in the industrial North East Sean Sims now lives and works as a professional illustrator in Brighton. His colourful creations have a distinctively retro feel and he describes his styles as 1970s Primary School library-esque.One of Sean Sims' most successful creations has been The Brighton Line, a quirky version of the London underground map based on his beloved home city. It is a delightful journey of the cities real locations, from Devils Dyke in the north to Brighton Rock in the south. The Hove line is wittily called "Actually", in reference to the residents determination to maintain their independence from Brighton. When it was realised Sims said, "I think it`s the first time someone has designed a Tube map of Brighton and I hope it puts the city on the map. Sean Sims' design and illustration clients have included: Paperchase, The Guardian, The Discovery Channel, Marie Claire, The BBC, The Independent Magazine, The Sunday Times, Sainsburys, Holland and Barratt, Yellow Pages, Vodafone and Virgin. He was asked by Fisher-Price USA to create a set of illustrations of their "classic" toys in celebration of their 60th birthday which was particularly exciting for Sims because he was a big fan of vintage fisher-price toys from the 1960`s and 70`s. He was a finalist in London Transport design competition 2002 and a finalist for "License This" 2011- Marsh Mellow MGL. If Sean Sims wasn`t an artist he would be a professional car boot scourer.

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