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Artist :: Tang Yau Hoong

Post by Kristen

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Tang Yau Hoong’s cities rise out of thin air in his colorful illustrations. His whimsical use of light, texture, and simple design encourages his viewers to look for more in each work.  “I love to play with negative space and illusion in my artwork. My illustrations are mostly conceptual, surreal and minimalist.”

Tang Yau Hoong is a self-taught illustrator currently located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His clever illustrations have been featured on apparel by Urban Outfitters, Threadless, and Gap, and displayed alongside magazine articles for Say Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Wired Magazine.

His artwork is available for purchase at shop.tangyauhoong.com, and his portfolio is available on Behance.

Posted by Kristen Nelson on 04/03/13 under abstract,apparel / products,art for sale,artists,Kristen
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Artist :: Fuchsia MacAree

Post by Clio.

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Fuchsia MacAree’s crayon-like illustrations are rooted in humour and wit. They are colourful, bright and simple and definitely smile-inducing.

Since graduating from college three years ago MacAree has hit the ground running and not stopped since, working as a freelancer on a multitude of both editorial work and personal projects. Featured above are a selection from the Lookalikes series.

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Most recently MacAree participated the Offset Creative Project 2013 by illustrating a quote from a previous conference speaker on a number of household items which were then sold for charity.

Find out more about the Offset conference for creatives on their website.

For more of Fuchsia MacAree’s work check out her website, facebook and tumblr.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 03/29/13 under apparel / products,artists,cartoon,Clío,creativity,design,digital,everyday art,freelance,illustrationfriday
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Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook

From the editorial inbox:

Marcella Kriebel has created very unique, illustrated cookbook with major handmade appeal. She hand-lettered every page, and each recipe features a unique layout with fun watercolor artwork. This is a hardcover cookbook measuring 9.5 x 11.25 inches, and it’s printed on premium paper and produced in the USA. It would make a great gift for a foodie, art enthusiast, or traveler (or someone who’s a combo of all three!).

Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook << Illustration Friday

Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook << Illustration Friday

The recipes are many of Marcella’s favorite dishes, desserts, and drinks from Latin America featuring tamales, ceviche, empanadas, flan and many more favorites from countries like Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She’s also included an overview of Latin American cheeses available in the US, and pages describing various methods of chili preparation, how to prepare cactus, and tips for frying foods.

Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook << Illustration Friday

This looks like a really wonderful addition to an art lover/cook’s shelf.

Purchase the book through Marcella’s Etsy page.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/27/13 under apparel / products,art for sale,artists,video
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Illustrated Wallpapers

Illustrated Wallpapers by Famille Summerbelle << Illustration Friday

Love these detailed wallpapers by Famille Summerbelle.

Morning in Manhattan (left) and Un Dimanche à Paris (right and bottom)

 

Posted by Thomas James on 02/06/13 under apparel / products,everyday art
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Block Printed Totes << Illustration Friday

Block Printed Totes << Illustration Friday

Block Printed Totes << Illustration Friday

I don’t think you can ever have too many canvas totes. Especially ones with fun, hand-done prints.

Mountain Canvas Tote by UrbanBirdandCo  |  Be Happy Tote by stolenmoments  |  Honey Bee Tote by SplitEndsDesigns

 

Posted by Thomas James on 01/23/13 under apparel / products,art for sale,Uncategorized
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Super special preorder: Pikaland 2013 calendar + zine

Pikaland just announced their new 2013 wall Calendar + Zine is available for preorder. Pikaland asked 12 illustrators to illustrate this year’s theme: “On My Desk” to inspire you every month of the year! Also included are interviews with the artists about their own desks and their process — all bound in a handy little zine. What a fantastic bundle for just $18!

Read more details and purchase your own here.

Posted by Thomas James on 11/06/12 under apparel / products
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IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Susie Ghahremani

Name: Susie Ghahremani
Location:  San Diego, CA
Website: boygirlparty.com
Blog: boygirlparty.livejournal.com
Primary Medium: paint (gouache)

1. Tell us about yourself. What makes you tick?
My name is Susie Ghahremani and I am addicted to mail, paper, stationery, and sending things around the world. Everything I make is probably a hybridization of the love of the written letter, my experience with music, and my reverence for animals. Also: I have a cat and five pet finches.

2. How did you get started as an illustrator?
I went to the Rhode Island School of Design to study illustration, and while in school, played in bands and made merch for those bands. And I’ve always made my own stationery.

3. How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
It emerged pretty naturally through the process of working; I didn’t consciously try to find or imitate a style. It hasn’t really changed since I started though it has refined over the past 10 years of freelance life.

It looks a little different when I use different materials. My pen sketches are a little more stippled.

4. Can you briefly explain your creative process, mediums, etc?
I’ll create a sketch, then transfer the basic composition of that new sketch to a freehand painted final and layer the details. Everything I make is painted, often with a tiny 10/0 liner brush.

5. How do you come up with new ideas? Do you have a process?
I get off the internet. I read, visit museums, go for a hike, talk with friends, make diagrams, listen to music, look at old photos, and maybe most effectively, pay attention to dreams.

6. Do you ever have creative slumps? What do you do then?
Yes! Everyone does! (If they say they don’t, they’re lying.) During slumps, I feel despair, get antsy, maybe focus on accounting or administrative stuff, and then re-emerge unscathed and motivated to keep working. It always works itself out in time.

7. Best / most fun part of your job:
Getting to draw every day; hearing people say they’ve seen my work in cities I dream of visiting; having such inspiring, supportive and often hilarious clients.

8. Worst / most difficult part of your job:
Having to defend copyright of my artwork and chronic wrist pain.

9. Do you have side projects you work on?
I create and craft a collection of products with my art on them. I’m also in a band – I play synths and sing in it (and play lots of other instruments.)  I co-organize a meet up for full time artists here in San Diego. I’m also trying to read 50 books and see 50 movies in 2012 which is more of a challenge than it seems.

10. What’s on your horizon? Any current/future projects and plans/dreams you can share with us?
I have a solo show in Los Angeles at Giant Robot on November 17th.

My first picture book What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward will be out in February, published by Walker Bloomsbury.

I have illustrations in the latest issues of BUST, Isthmus and the Boston Globe; there will be a new journal and notepad set I created published by Chronicle Books in the spring, and I designed a new collection of jewelry with Chocolate and Steel that includes bats.

Also, I’m on the board for ICON8 the Illustration Conference in 2014.

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5 things inspiring you/your work right now:
1. My mom – she puts love and energy into everything she makes & it is contagious.

2. finches – they’re pretty tiny and quiet but they work their way into so much of what I make!

3. a few records I can’t get out of my head. Tilbury “Exorcise”; Jherek Bischoff “Composed”; Wolf Parade “Expo 86″; Tears Run Rings “Distance”; Colleen Green “Cujo”; X “Wild Gift”; The Cleaners From Venus “On Any Normal Monday”

4. wanderlust. My husband and I try to steal a night out of town every month.

5. I twitter a lot (@boygirlparty) and I actually find the twitter community incredibly inspiring. I love seeing snippets of other people’s days in that context.

3 constants in your day:
1. the chirping of finches in the background as i work

2. music all day

3. taking to my sister! she’s my bff, we work together + chit-chat pretty much every day.

Your #1 art tip or words of wisdom:
Art tip: Make a brush or pen grip and save your wrists.

Words of Wisdom: Trust your gut.

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Sketchbook:

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Susie:


(photo credit: Pat Castaldo)

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Thank you so very much, Susie!

Posted by Thomas James on 10/17/12 under apparel / products,artists,Interviews,painterly,pen/brush and ink
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Art for Home :: Printed Tea Towels

1) Citron by Susy Pilgrim Waters | 2) Triangles by bookhouathome | 3) Arrows by zannaprintedtextiles | 4) Sliced Pomegranate by Anthopologie

Posted by Thomas James on 10/15/12 under apparel / products,art for sale
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Art for your iPhone

I have a bogus cheapy pink iphone case that is begging for an artsy upgrade. In my search for a prettier one, I stumbled across these. So hard to decide. :)

1. Watering by Budi Satria Kwan for Threadless // 2. Geometric by Daddydecor // 3. Watercolors by Skinblaster // 4. Flamingo Unicycler by Joanne Liu for Threadless

Posted by Thomas James on 10/03/12 under apparel / products,art for sale
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Kurt and the Gang Sticker Album

From the Editorial Submissions:

KURT AND THE GANG
a sticker album inspired by Kurt Cobain
Now available for pre-order 
(quick delivery, first 50 come with free print)

(to be released October 29th)

‘Kurt and the Gang’ is a sticker collection chronicling the life, influence and friends of Kurt Cobain. The book is packed with 72 stickers and printed illustrations designed by 13 artists from around the world.

‘Kurt and the Gang’ features illustrations of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Dylan Carlson, El Duce, The Pixies, Lead Belly, Daniel Johnston, Dave Grohl and many others based around the Cobain scene.

Illustrations come from Patrick Schmidt, Murray Somerville, Chris Golden, Sean Morris, Brooke Olsen, Christoper Worker, Rob Goodall, Chaos vs Cosmos, Michael Hsiung, Paul Windle, Laura Handysideand Sophy Hollington.

Posted by Thomas James on 08/29/12 under apparel / products,art for sale,editorial submissions
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