I first came across Anthony Burrill’s work when I sublet a friend’s apartment in Williamsburg last fall. She had this poster framed on her living room wall and it just about sums up y life philosophy. I was bullied miserably at one school – I wrote about it here – and I always determined that I would not be one of those people who stomps on others to succeed. Sure, I’m not perfect and I still sometimes behave in ways that embarrass myself, but I hope I am self-aware enough to know when I am wrong.
This poster on my office wall serves as an excellent reminder of the central tenets of any good business, don’t you think?
Anthony Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire, and has an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent. He works across a range of media – printmaking, moving image and three-dimensional work. He’s worked on advertising campaigns and posters for clients such as The Economist, the British Library and London Underground, and regularly collaborates with musicians and animators to make films, music promos and animations, using his distinctive visual vocabulary and passion for fusing sound and image. His installations and 3-D work have been commissioned by Colette in Paris and The Design Museum in London among others.