Peepshow collective

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IndustryIllustration/Animation/Art Direction
FoundedLondon, United Kingdom (2000)

Peepshow Collective is a group of visual artists founded in 2000, most of whom are graduates of Brighton University, England.[1]


Peepshow was initially composed of graduates from the 1998 BA Illustration course at the University of Brighton.[1] It was founded in 2000, aiming to create a website, share clients and collaborate.[2] Since then, as a collective and as individuals, they have worked extensively within the areas of illustration, advertising, art direction, moving image, set design, mixed media installation and fashion and textile design.

They have fostered relationships with The Victoria and Albert Museum, SHOWstudio and onedotzero as well as many international advertising agencies such as Fallon, Ogilvy and Mather, M&C Saatchi, Wieden + Kennedy and TBWA.[citation needed] Much of the creative input for their commercial work stems from self-initiated activities, events and exhibitions. They were included in The British Council's touring expo 'Picture This' and 'Ecology Earth' at The Museum of Modern Art in Japan.[3]

As illustrators they have frequently appeared in publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph and The New York Times and their work regularly features in Creative Review, Design Week and Varoom.[4] They have been asked to contribute to many books on the subject of illustration including Pen & Mouse, 50 Years of Illustration, The Fundamentals of Illustration, Picture Book and Hand To Eye.[5][6] Collectively Peepshow's moving image work has been featured at 'onedotzero: adventures in motion' at the ICA, 'Counter:Vision' at The Hayward Gallery and as part of 'Pictoplasma' in New York as well as appearing on channels such as the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV.[7]

In 2012 Peepshow Collective published a book, Peepshow Collective, showcasing the output of the organisation since its formation,[8] and were artist in residence at Somerset House for Pick Me Up.[9]

In 2015 they won Outstanding Motion Design at the 67th Emmy Awards for their work on PBS TV Series How We Got To Now. [10]

In 2016 they contributed graphic animated sequences to the National Geographic Channel special 'Map of Hell' presented by Danny Trejo.[11] In 2017 they created the animated sequences for the 3-part BBC2/PBS series 'Elizabeth I's Secret Agents'.


  • Peepshow, New Inn Yard Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2001
  • Peep(box)show, Various, London, 2002
  • Perverted Science, Dreambagsjaguarshoes, Shoreditch, London, 2003[12]
  • 930sq ft of Peepshow, 17, Shoreditch, London, 2005[12]
  • From Start to Finish, Saatchi & Saatchi, London, 2007
  • Peepshow's Antarctic Expedition, DDB, London, 2007[13]
  • Many Hands Make More Work, Concrete Hermit, Shoreditch, London, 2007[14][15][16]
  • Ecology Earth 21, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, 2008[17]
  • In Between, Dreamspace Gallery, London, 2009[18][19][20]
  • Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London, 2010[21]
  • Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London, 2012[22]


  1. ^ a b Lawrence Zeegen (2009), What is Illustration?, Brighton: RotoVision SA, p. 192, ISBN 978-2-88893-033-4
  2. ^ Gavin Lucas (23 February 2012). "Peepshow Collective's new book". Creative Review. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
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