Peepshow Collective is a multi-disciplinary studio, specialising in animation, art direction and illustration. The collective was formed in a London pub in 2000 without any long-term plans outside of sharing a website. A few years on, the Emmy award-winning studio has created work for clients including Victoria & Albert Museum, M&C Saatchi, BBC and The New York Times.
The collective, most of whom met at the University of Brighton, comprised ten visual artists – Luke Best, Jenny Bowers, Miles Donovan, Chrissie Macdonald, Pete Mellor, Marie O’Connor, Andrew Rae, Elliot Thoburn, Lucy Vigrass and Spencer Wilson. Their styles varied remarkably from one another, so the collective was impossible to pigeonhole. They applied different disciplines, approaches and visual languages to each project. They didn’t focus on trying to fit into a pre-existing mould and in turn haphazardly created their own market.
Peepshow has achieved a rare alchemy: corralling a set of unique visual talents into a cohesive – and influential collective.
– Peepshow Collective
Over the past 16 years, the group has worked in the art department on films, run shops, designed award-winning footwear and taught at various colleges, while also producing a retrospective book and holding exhibitions and events worldwide. In 2012, Peepshow Collective were artist-in-residence at ‘Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival’, Somerset House. Then in 2015 they won ‘Outstanding Motion Design’ at the 67th Emmy Awards for their work on the six-part series ‘How We Got To Now’ by American author Steven Johnson.
Below you can watch their most recent animation and motion design showreel: