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BEN NEWMAN has developed a distinct aesthetic over the years; a contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters which has been described as 'bauhaus fuzzy felt.' He has produced work for a large range of clients, including the Tate Modern, New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Apple, Google and The New Yorker. His practice extends outside of commercial work into worldwide exhibitions, paintings and three dimensional collaborations.

Ben co-created the Professor Astro Cat children's books with his longtime friend and scientist, Dr Dominic Walliman, which are published by Flying Eye Books and have been translated into 24 other languages.

Concurrent to working as a freelance illustrator, Newman lectures on illustration at various universities and conferences in the UK and Europe.


The Tate / Apple / The New Yorker / Djeco / The New York Times / Nobrow Press / Flying Eye Books / MiniLab Studios/ Fantagraphics/ Milan Presse / Schuh / Wired / IBM / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Lab / Google / Absolut Vodka / Architectural Review / Nokia / Lacoste / Penguin / The Edinburgh Fringe Festival / TBWA /  NSPCC / The Autism Society / Waitrose / Volkswagon 


Ben has spoken at numerous universities and conferences such as OFFSET (Ireland), Pictoplasma (Germany), Grafill Illustrasjon (Norway), Entrevinetas Festival (Colombia), MADfest (Holland), Transbook (France), Illustrafic (Spain), Nicer Tuesdays (UK) and the Apple Store (UK).