Shynola is the collective name of a group of three visual artists based in London who have collaborated on a variety of projects, including a number of music videos.

Shynola was formed by Gideon Baws, Chris Harding, Richard Kenworthy and Jason Groves in 1994 at the Kent Institute of Art & Design.[1] They collaborated on a number of art projects at college, including an exhibition at a London gallery in 1996 called "Shinola".[2]

The name Shynola is a reference to Shinola, a wax-based shoe polish from the early 1900s.

In 2008, Shynola member Gideon Baws died at age 33.[3]

Notable worksEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Song Title
1999 Unkle "Guns Blazing (Drums of Death, Pt. 1)" (Instrumental)
Quannum featuring Lyrics Born and The Poets of Rhythm "I Changed My Mind" (Stereo MCs Rattlesnake Mix)
2000 Grooverider vs. Cypress Hill "On the Double"
Morgan "Flying High"
Radiohead Kid A blips: 'Basement Bear', 'Bear Witch', 'Dead Air', 'Drown', 'Eyes', 'Geese', 'Giant', 'Planes', 'Scarecrows', 'Six Million Thom', 'Stars', 'Thom Over Planes', 'Valley', 'Wake Up', 'White Mountains', 'Yeti'[4]
2001 Radiohead "Pyramid Song"
Stephen Malkmus "Jo Jo's Jacket"
Unkle "Eye for an Eye"[5]
2002 Lambchop "Is a Woman"
Athlete "You Got the Style"
Morcheeba "Otherwise"
2003 Queens of the Stone Age "Go with the Flow"[6]
Blur "Crazy Beat"
The Rapture "House of Jealous Lovers"
Blur "Good Song"
Junior Senior "Move Your Feet"
2005 Beck "E-Pro"
2009 Coldplay "Strawberry Swing"[7]
2011 Coldplay "Paradise"
2013 How to Destroy Angels "How Long?"
2014 Emilíana Torrini "Tookah"
2015 Hot Chip "Need You Now"
Raleigh Ritchie Bloodsport '15
2016 Tiësto and Oliver Heldens featuring Natalie La Rose "The Right Song"

Short filmsEdit

  • Doug Gives a Talk On Electronics (1999)
  • Dr. Easy (2013)






  • D&AD Awards (2012) Illustration for Design – Laura Marling album A Creature I Don't Know
  • D&AD Awards (2010) Music Video (Animation) – Coldplay Strawberry Swing
  • UK MVA Awards (2009) Video of the Year – Coldplay Strawberry Swing[10]
  • UK MVA Awards (2009) Best Rock Video – Coldplay Strawberry Swing[10]
  • UK MVA Awards (2009) Best Animation in a Music Video – Coldplay Strawberry Swing[10]
  • McLaren Animation Award (2004) – Blur Good Song[11]
  • CAD awards (2004) Best Animation in a Music Video
  • D&AD Awards (2004) Best Direction
  • D&AD Awards (2004) Best Animation
  • British Animation Awards (2004) Best Music Video – Blur Good Song
  • MTV VMA award (2003) Best Special Effects in a Video (shared with Clear) – Queens of the Stone Age Go with the Flow
  • CAD award (2003) Best Director
  • CAD award (2003) Best Rock Video – Athlete You Got The Style
  • LEAF Award (2002) Best Pop Promo – U.N.K.L.E. Eye 4 An Eye
  • McLaren Animation Award (2002) – U.N.K.L.E. Eye 4 An Eye
  • NME Brat Award (2002) Best Music Video – Radiohead Pyramid Song
  • CAD Award (2002) Best Rock Video – Radiohead Pyramid Song
  • CAD Award (2001) Best Alternative Video – Morgan Flying High
  • CAD Award (2001) Best Marketing Campaign (Shared with Dilly Gent and Chris Bran) – Radiohead Blips Kid A
  • LEAF Award (2000) Best Computer Animated Advertisement – Nat West 'Fishing Line'
  • BBC2 Awards (2000) Best Music Video – Quannum I Changed My Mind
  • MVPA Awards (2000) Best Video For Under – Quannum I Changed My Mind
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival (1999) Best Computer Animation The Littlest Robo


  1. ^ Giannalberto Bendazzi (6 November 2015). Animation: A World History: Volume III: Contemporary Times. CRC Press. pp. 236–. ISBN 978-1-317-51987-4.
  2. ^ Rutledge,James: BBC, "Filmmakers Shynola get animated with Collective.", August 29, 2003, Accessed online, 27 May 2015 Archived 19 December 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Remembering and running for Gideon Baws".
  4. ^ Zoo. Purple House Limited. 2001.
  5. ^ Jayne Pilling (29 May 2012). Animating the Unconscious: Desire, Sexuality, and Animation. Columbia University Press. pp. 75–. ISBN 978-0-231-85014-8.
  6. ^ "Lens Recap: The Story Behind Queens Of The Stone Age's 'Go With The Flow'".
  7. ^ "Shynola Imagines Coldplay in 2-D – Interview Magazine". 20 July 2009.
  8. ^ "David O'Reilly: The 'Wrist' Behind 'Son of Rambow'".
  9. ^ "The heavy metal world of Mandy". Semi Permanent. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Strawberry Swing video scoops three awards – Coldplay".
  11. ^ "BBC – Films – Festivals and Seasons – Edinburgh – Award Winners". BBC.

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