Squarespace's Renaissance portraits of modern-day creators showcase the 'best of the worst year'

Customers like Tia Adeola and Tim Heidecker get their due in cheeky illustrations by Igansi Monreal

Published On
Dec 07, 2020

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At the end of a year that’s been brutal for small businesses around the world, Squarespace is highlighting half a dozen entrepreneurs who have been able to thrive this year despite the pressures of the pandemic, with digital portraits that take inspiration from another time of rebirth—the Renaissance.

Browser History” imagines New York-based fashion designer Tia Adeola (above) as a needle-wielding dervish, surrounded by cherubic fans sporting the face masks she creates for celebrities and customers alike. The animated illustration is backed by a vaguely British voiceover detailing her accomplishments.

Rose Greenburg reclines atop a pile of the cushions she makes and sells, Richaud Valls drives a chariot filled with his signature baguettes, dancers from fitness studio Good Move frolic in the surf like sirens, comedian Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame strums a guitar as the world burns and writer Ziwe is a modern Pygmalion with a lot to say.

Each portrait created by Igansi Monreal proclaims its subject one of the “Best of the Worst Year.”

“‘Browser History’ is the first iteration of Squarespace’s annual series honoring the most creative and unique customers who bring their ideas to life on our platform every year," said Squarespace Chief Creative Officer David Lee in a statement. "I'm proud of how far the team has been able to push the boundaries of web design with the development of this dynamic site.”



Dec 07, 2020
Client :
David Lee
VP Creative :
Ben Hughes
Creative Director :
Mathieu Zarbatany
Staff Copywriter :
Pepe Hernandez
Senior Art Director :
Tim Scales
Creative Production Director :
Sandra Nam
Senior Creative Producer :
Kim Santella
Senior Business Affairs Manager :
Kiersten Bergstrom
Creative Director :
Satu Pelkonen
Senior Designer :
Angela Milo Milosevic
Senior Designer :
Pei Liew
Senior Motion Designer :
Videl Torres
Developer :
Kenny Crosby
Developer :
Mike Manh
Producer :
Katie Flynn
Featured Artist :
Ignasi Monreal
Agent :
Sonia Adamczak
Animation :
Bliss Films
Directed and Produced by :
Bliss Films
Executive Producer :
Maria Soler Chopo
Producer :
Tomás Muñoz
Animator :
David Martí
Animator :
Oliver Añón
Animator :
Mauro Frano
Animator :
Georgii Varodi
Animator :
Ivan Federov
Licensed by :
Audio Network
Musical Joke Mozart :
Tia Adeola
Brandenburg Bach :
Rose Greenberg
Die Fledermaus Overture Johann Strauss II :
Richaud Valls
Salut D’Amour Sir Edward Elgar :
Good Move
Four Seasons Autumn Vivaldi :
Tim Heidecker
Prince of Denmark Clarke :
Humoresque Dvorak :
Humoresque Dvorak :
Sound Design & Mix :
One Thousand Birds
Executive Producer :
Kira MacKnight
Producer :
Alex Berner-Coe
Recording Engineer :
Torin Geller
Sound Design and Mix :
Torin Geller
Sound Design and Mix :
Hayley Livingston
Voice Over :
Helen Moore-Gillon

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