Hugo Arthur Rundell Guinness (born September 12, 1959) is a British artist, illustrator, and writer. He is known for his illustrations in The New York Times and his bold, graphic black-and-white block prints, many of which have appeared in films and publications.
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. The Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U.S.
He was born in London, the youngest child of five and only son of Pauline Vivien (née Mander) and James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness, CBE (1924–2006), a Second World War veteran of the Royal Navy, who was a banker with Guinness Mahon, the Guinness Peat Group and the Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association (now Aviva), and Chairman of the Public Works Loan Board 1970–90.Hugo Guinness is a member of the "banking line" of the Guinness family, descended from Samuel Guinness (1727–1795), the brother of Arthur Guinness. This line of the Guinness family founded Guinness Mahon in 1836. Among Guinness's siblings are the socialite Sabrina Guinness; Anita Guinness, wife of the late Hon. Amschel Rothschild; and philanthropist Julia Samuel, daughter-in-law of the Viscount Bearsted. Guinness attended Eton College.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
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Guinness Mahon was an Irish merchant bank originally based in Dublin but more recently with operations in London.
Guinness was a trainee copywriter for a few weeks at the advertising agency Collett Dickenson Pearce, an investment banker with Guinness Mahon, and the founder of Coldpiece Pottery. Guinness depicts everyday and eclectic objects or phrases in a simplistic but humorous way.His works have appeared in publications including The New Yorker , The New York Times, and Vogue . Guinness has also designed apparel for clothing company Pussy Glamour and a range of leather goods for Coach New York. Guinness's works have been collected by people including magazine editor Anna Wintour, the late actor Heath Ledger, actresses Amanda Peet, Natalie Portman, and Michelle Williams, artist Jack Pierson, and most notably director Wes Anderson, with whom Guinness has collaborated on several films.
Collett Dickenson Pearce & Partners (CDP) was a British advertising agency which operated from 1960 till 2000. It was founded by John Pearce and Ronnie Dickenson who bought an existing agency owned by John Collett. The agency played a pivotal role in London's cultural shift of the 1960s and was a nursery for a number British creative entrepreneurs who would later enjoy famed careers.
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Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later.
Guinness' collaboration with Anderson includes artwork in the films The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), and providing the voice of Nathan Bunce in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Most recently, Guinness worked with Anderson on the story for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), which garnered him a shared nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. Ostensibly based on a non-existent novel, and told with a narrative influenced by the literature of J.D. Salinger, the story follows the lives of three gifted siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure in adulthood. The children's eccentric father Royal Tenenbaum (Hackman) leaves them in their adolescent years, returning to them after they have grown, and falsely claiming to have a terminal illness. Long after he was shunned by his family, Royal gradually reconciles with his children and ex-wife (Huston).
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, based on Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox's theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes' home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground.
In 2015, Guinness created an animated short film for J Crew to raise awareness of ivory poaching.
Guinness also contributed to the BBC Storyville documentary Hi Society – The Wonderful World of Nicky Haslam .
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Guinness lives in Brooklyn, New York City with his wife, the artist Elliott Puckette, whom he married in December 1996. They have two children, Isabella and Violet.
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