Leeds Vacant Units Illustrations
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In October 2017, I was commissioned by Leeds City Council to create artwork to be displayed on the corner of Harper Street and New York Street in Leeds.

The artwork facing the bus station depicts Malham Cove, in the Yorkshire Dales on a sunny day. The aim of the work was to brighten up the dark facade of the building with something cheerful and bright. I liked the idea of bringing a natural landscape, into a busy urban area to create an oasis of calm.

The artwork on the corner of the building is taken from my upcoming children’s book ‘Where’s Zoë?’. It depicts the titular character, wearing a yellow coat, standing in front of, or within everyday yellow objects. It is based on a whimsical game that Andy plays with his wife, when they go on adventures.

The artwork was installed on 1st November 2017, for a minimum of 3 months. You can see more on my website.

Andy Sykes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7817226398

Andy Sykes is an award-winning animator, illustrator, interactive artist and self-published author, based in the UK. He specialises in 2D animation and illustration, creating br… Show more.

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Member since 12th May, 2016
Best Short Short at Bradford Animation Festival 2009
National Media Museum, Relate, National Grid, WPA Pinfold, Zeppo,
"Andy is everything you need in an illustrator. Creative, approachable, reliable and extremely talented. I’ve worked with Andy on a few projects and each and every one has turned out better than expected. I commissioned him to create a mascot for my education company InspirEd Workshops. The Mascot was brilliant, so good that I then asked him to create a channel ident which would appear at the end of our videos. I will continue to go to Andy for all of my illustration and animation needs and would recommend him to everyone".
— Dawn Feather, http://inspiredworkshops.co.uk