A Testament to Artistry

The Best in Book for 2018. Recognising the highest-scoring entry from each genre of the six Frēsh creative category groups; art, film, photography, fashion, motion & 3D and design.

Battery Powered Gods


Sevi Iko Dømochevsky
gold silver-alt best

Representing the Art categories, digital artist Sevi Iko Dømochevsky's Fine Art gold entry 'Battery Powered Gods' is an exploration of the primitive essence of the soul; unleashed and freed from our natural laws it mutates into something new, something physical. By masterfully marrying the real and the fantastical this series demands attention.

255/275



Yorokobu Cover


Guille Llano
gold gold-alt best

The Design categories are championed with a double-gold winning entry in Illustration and Motion GraphicsGuille Llano's 'Yorokobu Cover’ is presented both in print and in motion. This is typography piece based on the school materials that Guille used as a child. A wonderful play on negative space.

241/275



#areyouthere


Shiouwen Hong
gold bronze best

Fashion’s leading entry was ‘#areyouthere'; a gold-winning short film by LA-based filmmaker Shiouwen Hong that questions social media identities and explores the relationship between our digital and physical selves. The film ebbs with a dark energy and glamour that sets it apart in tone and subject from much of it’s genre.

247/275



Free Your Mind


Anthony Capristo
gold best

Film is fronted by Anthony Capristo’s gold-winning Commercial & Branded Content spot for Nike; 'Free Your Mind' - a short that to invites you to establish your own ruleset and create your own new reality. Influenced by the aesthetics of MTV and inspired by the dreamlike language of surrealist art, Anthony's work pairs strong styling with a narrative that spans tropes from alternative subcultures.

263/275



Showreel


Enrique Gracia Herrera
gold silver best

Representing the Motion Graphics categories, motion designer Enrique Garcia Herrara takes the Gold spot in the VFX category with his Showreel; spanning lush digital environments that marry real and abstract geometry, futurism and impossible organisms, objects and interactions. There are moments of utter beauty here.

253/275



Enlightenment is a Destructive Process


Pierre Fudaryli
gold best

The photographic categories are by led a magnificent portrait; sustained and inspired by a phrase from spiritual teacher and author Adyashanti: 'Enlightenment is a Destructive Process’. Artist Pierre Fudaryli’s gold-winning Retouching & Post piece blasts through the facade of pretence, it is incredible.

262/275