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Artist Anke Weckmann

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Originally from “a little town near Hannover in Germany” Anke Weckmann has been living and working as an illustrator in London for many years now. She developed a lovely, distinct yet versatile style that works in Editorial, Fashion, as Music Artwork and in Product Design (Anke illustrated the packaging of a whole product range of cosmetics and accessoires for te brand “Too Cool For School”). And besides being updated on current commissioned works you can find the very charming and funny “Learning French” comics on her blog.

I especially love the delicate balance of detail and composition, ornamental elements and coloring. There’s so much to discover and yet her works never seem overloaded.

Also fellow or future illustrators might want to do themselves a favor and check out Anke’s blogpost  on working out and staying healthy while you spend most of your career sitting at a desk.

See more of Anke’s work: Portfolio | Blog | Shop

Posted by Thomas James on 05/28/13 under artists,pen/brush and ink,Sarah
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Jon Gray’s Typographical Book Covers

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In my career I’ve been focusing on illustration for the last years, but coming from a much broader background in graphic & communication design I am fascinated with the whole book cover designing process and the challenges it comes with.

Creating visuals that somehow represent a whole story without going the most obvious route or being too bold and simple is a skill that results in beautiful work when it’s mastered. Jonathan Gray aka Gray 318 clearly is one of the masters in this field. His mainly typographical works are always smart, thought-through and often show a dry wit. If you are a fan of Jonathan Safran Foer you might already be very aware of Jon’s fantastic cover work.

You can see a video on youtube about the extraordinary cover design of Nineteen Eighty-Four (3rd cover shown above) here.

For more work and some videos of Jon Gray here: Portfolio | Blog

 

 

Posted by Thomas James on 05/11/13 under artists,books,conceptual,design,Sarah,typography
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Artist :: Goñi Montes

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Goñi Montes has created a delightfully organic style with flowing lines and masterfully creates highly imaginative sceneries, settings and characters that never feel staged. He often chooses a perspective that makes you a part of the work and draws you in. Selected clients include: Dwell, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Wired.Goñi also very generously shares a lot of his process on his blog for those who are interested.

Website | Blog

Posted by Thomas James on 04/15/13 under artists,pen/brush and ink,Sarah
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Artist :: Michael Wandelmaier

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As some of you may have noticed I am a fan of line based illustration in particular. Another big plus for me is when illustrators add something fresh to traditional techniques. Michael Wandelmaier from Toronto, Canada checks both those boxes: His penciled and inked lines are paired with a modern touch by color choice, settings and themes. I particularly love the warmth and depth that the coloring and its texture add to his works.

His website seems somewhat new and there is not a lot of info on the blog yet (there is a mention of an “illustration hiatus”), but I highly recommend keeping an eye on his work: Portfolio

Posted by Thomas James on 04/06/13 under artists,painterly,pen/brush and ink,Sarah
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Artist :: Michael Hirshon

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Michael Hirshon works as an illustrator and designer in Amsterdam. He expertly pairs clear lines with loose coloring and a great sense of composition. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3×3, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, CMYK, Gestalten, and the AIGA.

See more of Michael’s work and illustrated blog posts: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Thomas James on 03/25/13 under artists,conceptual,pen/brush and ink,Sarah
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Artist :: Chuck Groenink

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Chuck Groenink illustrates books and works as an editorial illustrator. Born in the Netherlands he now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His works are mainly directed at a younger audience, his style with an exquisite feeling for textures and colors and capturing moods surely delights a much broader audience.

See more of Chuck’s work: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Thomas James on 03/18/13 under artists,children's art,painterly,Sarah
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Artist :: Angie Wang

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Angie Wang works as a cartoonist and illustrator in the editorial field in Los Angeles (previously
Portland). Matching her cheekily described entry to an artistic life – painting a “snot mural” on her child room’s wall – her style remains playful, imaginitive and uninhibited. Clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Hi Fructose, Nylon Magazines, Image Comics and Nobrow Magazine.

Spend some time in Angies world:  Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Thomas James on 03/11/13 under artists,painterly,pen/brush and ink,Sarah
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