Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Gideon Baws 1975 - 2008

It is with considerable sadness that we learn of the untimely death of Gideon Baws, one of the highly talented animation collective Shynola.

Most of you will have seen a Shynola project, be it one of their early videos for Mo'Wax, adverts for Orange, a barrelload of promo work for Radiohead's Kid A, the title sequence for Channel 4's The IT Crowd or their animations for Garth Jennings' recent adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

A tribute to Gideon by his friend David O'Reilly can be read here, and an interview with Gideon and Richard "Kenny" Kenworthy from 2004 can be heard here.

As our own tribute to Gideon's work, we would like to post this, possibly their finest promo, the video for Lambchop's 'Is A Woman':

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