Andrew Archer is an illustrator and art director who was born in Auckland, New Zealand and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.
Inspired by pop culture, fashion, surrealism, wood block prints and his time spent in Asia his work is a self asserting mix of hallucinogenic colour and rhythmic line. Andrew mixes visual styles effortlessly and his versatility and unique approach to each individual brief has seen him work with a diverse range of clients.
For Andrew, no specific medium, colour or tool is ever ruled out in his visual style. His work is best suited to briefs that allow him to indulge his imagination and unique colour palette, clients who offer some creative freedom are gifted with extraordinary and distinctive visuals that always gain attention.
Edo—Ball started in 2013 with two personal artworks I created, The Rock & The Ghost. These artworks were created from the love and passion of the game of Basketball, Ukiyo-e art and Japanese culture. The subjects mixed together seamlessly and were incredibly popular with the Basketball and Japanese culture communities.
I have patiently crafted 10 original artworks to accompany the original 2 artworks. Each artwork has a story behind it. Some are based on Japanese mythology and culture, others are narratives based on players nick-names and some are created from popular sayings from the game of basketball.
Advertising - Tanqueray, Nike, BBC, Samsung, TBWA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Audi, Bloomberg, Clemenger, Adobe, Bombay Sapphire, BBH, Loreal.
Music - Everything Everything, Alvin Risk, Sony Music, Twin Shadow, Zeds Dead, EMI Music, GRiZ, Black Butter Records, Standon Calling Festival.
Editorial - WIRED, New York Times, Inc, The Economist, Spin, Washington Post, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Vogue, New Scientist, GQ, Wall Street Journal.
Sports - Nike, FIA Formula E, Red Bull Racing, Adidas, ESPN.