Category: character

Sixty40 Wins Gold at the Olympics!

22 October, 2013 (14:52) | Animation, awards, character, promo | No comments

We’re proud to have just landed two Gold Promax awards for commissioning agency Contently  for our Foxtel 2012 London Olympic Games campaign. Pulling in not just Best Sports Campaign but also Best TV Image Campaign, these cheeky spots went head to head with some heavy hitting spinning logos and pulled off a win. We’re very proud. Mark Simpson, director, [...]


18 February, 2013 (12:43) | Animation, awards, character, motion graphics | No comments

Sixty40’s BMX London Olympics animation (introducing this sport as an inclusion for the first time) has just been announced as a finalist in the ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards. This humorous Infographic joins our other series of Foxtel Olympic animations that are circulating the awards scene with our 2010 Winter Olympics spots winning 3 x International [...]

Phoenix Rising

18 January, 2013 (16:26) | Animation, awards, character, motion graphics, other, television, tvc | No comments

This is a first for Sixty40. Phoenix has risen once more, this time taking physical form. Our friends at One Green Bean had the character made and sent over. He will forever live on our awards table, sitting as an honourary statue of awesomeness. If you missed the video, check out Phoenix’s best work here.

Virgin Money “Fortunate Frank”

11 January, 2013 (14:51) | Animation, character, motion graphics, television, tvc | No comments

Sixty40 were asked by The Works to create a character based TV and print campaign, about Fortunate Frank: a happy-go-lucky traveller who unlike the rest of us doesn’t need travel insurance. Starting with still images for print and online we developed a character and style which took inspiration from Mr Bean and vintage Paddington Bear [...]

Virgin Lithium: Phoenix

21 December, 2012 (08:50) | Animation, character, film clip, motion graphics | No comments

We partnered with magnificent Israeli Illustrator, Gal Shikedi in developing Virgin Mobile’s new community support platform. Meet “Phoenix”, a multi-tasking, communication maestro. It’s like staring into a mirror to reveal the modern connected phone user, always juggling calls, Facebooking, Blogging and Tweeting. Struck down mid flight by some technical woes, Virgin Mobile’s new community support [...]

sixty40 @ GRAPHIC

11 October, 2012 (15:31) | Animation, character, other | No comments

Yep, it’s that time of year again where the Opera House becomes a canvas for comics and animation in the weekend long festival that is GRAPHIC. At last year’s event, Sixty40′s Matt Taylor did a live reading of his comic book Lars the Last Viking  with our good friend, Scott Collins (Noiselab) accompanying with a live [...]

NBN For Business Released

4 September, 2012 (11:24) | Animation, character | No comments

Our new animation for the National Broadband Network has been released today as the NBN announces their service focussed on Australian Businesses. Watch for the dog character on a Skype call. Check out the page here and the NBN’s own blog post here.  

Superheroes as Manatees

31 July, 2012 (08:56) | character | No comments

A brilliant idea by Joel Micah Harris. What if our superheroes were, in fact, manatees. Find out:


26 July, 2012 (10:02) | Animation, awards, character | No comments

Sixty40 wins “Best Education” at AEAF AWARDS 2012 for NBN Explainers.

Matt interviewed in New York

9 May, 2012 (17:23) | awards, character | No comments

Matt’s just finished his Caravan Of Comics tour of Canada and the US. He, and a collection of Australian comic artist heavyweights attended MOCCA Fest in New York where Matt was interviewed by the venerable Ustralian blog. Read the interview here.

Some of the worst/best animation you’ll ever see

4 September, 2011 (21:30) | Animation, character, motion graphics | No comments

This guy seems to have grasped a fundamental in awesomeness: take an error and make it a feature. But seriously, the internet is eating this shit up. 500k views in 2 days (spread between his youtube and vimeo streams). Silly walks, convincing comping, the future of attracting eyeballs?

lars the last viking launch at China Heights

24 August, 2011 (15:55) | character, other, viking | No comments

Here’s a great video of Matt’s comic book launch last week at China Heights. Shot by our friend, Shahriar Shadab, we raise our horn to thee.

Graphic novel odyssey

22 November, 2010 (19:07) | character, other, viking, zombie | No comments

Well as part of his “40″, Matt has just gotten back from a 3 week graphic novel residency in Florida at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, where he and 24 other artists drew alongside Paul Pope, Craig Thompson and Svetlana Chmakova. Needless to say it was awesome. You can read all about it and [...]

Cartoon Brew’s wrap up of Oscar nominee animated shorts

22 November, 2010 (18:54) | Animation, character | No comments

You really should check this great wrap up of the 33 animated shorts nominated for the oscars this year. This is massive and there is a really amazing range. Great to see peeps like Don Hertzfeldt, Joanna Lurie and Beomsik Shimbe Shim getting in there. And especially great to see two Australian directors in there, Shaun Tan [...]

Psycho Teddy reaches 1,000,000 Hits (!)

8 April, 2009 (10:21) | Animation, character, film clip | No comments

The ringtone inspired a film clip and that film clip has inspired someone, possibly in a strange way,  one million times. That deserves an exclamation mark, maybe two. It’s great to read the comments that are left on the youtube page, so check them out here. We really are touching some people out there in [...]

frankie wins a bronze lotus

20 March, 2009 (13:18) | Animation, character | No comments

In its first appearance of the award season, in a really tough international competition – ‘Throw us a Bone’ picked up a Bronze Lotus!! Thanks to the SDCH, Gen, Hannes, Moxi Sound and the hard working guys at M & C Saatchi. Read the story here… And here’s a link about the campaign here…

Dr. Prawn: Losing my religion

21 January, 2009 (08:13) | Animation, character, film clip, motion graphics | No comments

The indubitable Dr. Prawn has released a film clip to welcome in 2009. He combines haunting insights with a groove reminiscent of late night Neil Young sessions.

Goodbye cruel sign

19 January, 2009 (15:37) | character | No comments

The last message in Sign form from Evan Newby, a fine animator who is moving his pencil on in the world. He was responsible for much of the hard drawing work in The Eduganda Panda show. We salute him.

united nations of cupco

3 December, 2008 (10:45) | character, other | No comments

Matt has a doll in Cupco’s upcoming group show, amongst a legion of your favourite artists. Opening’s on the 16th down at Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern. See you there, whooo! THE UNITED NATIONS OF CUPCO 100 international artists received a felt template of a Cupco Doll from Luke Temby/CUPCO. Come and see the 70 [...]

Throw us a bone

3 October, 2008 (09:07) | Animation, character, promo | No comments

The “Throw us a bone” campaign for Sydney Dogs and Cat’s Home launched Yesterday. Sixty40 created the worlds most endearing dog to encourage people to contribute money to the dogs home charity via their mobile phone. Generous tourists and drunk office workers have been texting the 9m screen at Customs House in Circular Quay to [...]

SPAA Fringe Promo Film

5 September, 2008 (14:21) | character, other, promo | No comments

We’ve just finished the SPAA Fringe Festival 2008 promo film. It features a puppet, made by Sixty40, and in the likeness of Mark. 

“Spider Monkey”

20 August, 2008 (16:33) | character, other, promo | No comments

Sixty40 is in the middle of making a promo for the SPAA Fringe. In the film, the main character walks past a poster for a movie, the type of which he hates. That movie is “Spider Monkey”.

The Insanity Continues (we’re sorry)

20 August, 2008 (11:21) | Animation, character, film clip, television | No comments

The cat is fully out of the bag, and hunting children in the park. This photo is from an expose in the Daily Telegraph about the apparent outrage of political correctness that forced Psycho Teddy to turn into the “vanilla” DJ Tedy Z.  Best quote of the article from the organisation that promotes fair representation [...]

Life Dream #625 – tick!

17 July, 2008 (14:05) | character | No comments

- Having a life size animatronic costume made of one of your characters. The bear formerly known as Psycho Teddy, has a new single coming out which we are animating at the moment. To launch the single and whip this nation into dancing hysteria he will be appearing at shopping centres around Australia in the [...]

The Formidable Doctor Prawn

10 July, 2008 (09:06) | character | No comments

Today marks the 7th birthday of one of Sixty40′s quiet achievers: Doctor Prawn. He has been answering medical and personal questions on his blog for all these years with the proud words: “As a Doctor and a Prawn”. God Bless you Doctor Prawn.