David Bowie's Changing Looks Illustrate His Enduring Creativity

Artist Helen Green Gives Us a Glimpse Back

Published On
Jan 11, 2016

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David Bowie's creativity often inspired creativity in others, and today, in the wake of his death, many on social media, including BBH London, are sharing a GIF created by British artist Helen Green, in which she charts Bowie's changing style from the beginning of his career to the end.

Ms. Green had shared a version of the GIF around this time last year, in celebration of Bowie's 68th birthday. It includes "29 career-spanning images ... from Davie Jones (during 1964, when he released his first single 'Liza Jane' with the King Bees) to a recent image of him taken by Jimmy King, 2014, around the release of 'Sue (Or In A Series Of Crime).'"

Ms. Green later expanded on the GIF for a Sky Arts promo for its David Bowie weekend last November.

Read our look back on how David Bowie influenced advertising and the creative community on Adage.com.

Credits

Date
Jan 11, 2016
Illustration:
Helen Green
Brand:
Helen Green
Client:
Helen Green

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