Archive for the ‘collage’ Category
Posted by Angie
Isidro Ferrer began his career as a stage actor in Madrid, Spain. After an accident
and long rehabilition, Isidro became an illustrator and graphic designer. He has
designed book covers, posters, wine labels, sculptural found objects, and he has
created tile design for public works. His clients include Canal + , El Pais,
Santillana, Volkswagen, and the Centro Dramático Nacional. He has won many
awards for his work including the National Award for children’s illustration from
Spain’s Ministry of Education and Culture (2006).
Isidro’s work often uses three-dimensional objects re-imagined and combined
with traditional media to take on a new meaning. Textures play a significant role in
his compositions and he is no stranger to surrealism. I love the simplicity and
high drama of his work, and the clever elegance of his ideas.
Posted by Jeanine
I recently came across Mel Kadel’s work, and it’s so unique and special I can’t stop looking at it! Mel’s originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She now resides in Los Angeles and uses coffee-stained paper, micron .005 pens, hand mixed ink wash, Q-tips, pencil and blades to create carefully detailed and layered drawings.
Mel’s work has shown in numerous galleries throughout the United States and abroad in London, Sydney, and Denmark. Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Juxtapoz and LA Times Magazine.
Souther Salazar’s collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures are playful and vibrant dreamscapes of overlapping narratives— half-remembered, half-imagined places “where stories can develop and take on a life of their own.” Utilizing a wide variety of freely mixed media, found objects and layers of assemblage, his work evokes the wonders and imagination that many of us abandoned in childhood.
Souther began making photocopied cut-and-paste mini-comics and ‘zines as a teenager in California. He now lives in Portland, Oregon and has shown his work in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Switzerland, Brazil, and other far-flung places. If you’re in the NY area in May, check out his show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. If you can’t get to NY, there’s always Etsy– Souther has some pretty awesome prints for sale there.
post by Tamsin
Gorgeous work by Australian illustrator Anna Walker. Her work is delightful, her characters are a joy! her work has a lovely energy to it with her clever use of colour, pencil line & collage. Her books have won awards and have been translated into different languages. For more of her delicious work, see her blog here and her website here.
Post by Clio.
Kirra Jamison is an Australian artist born in 1982 in Sydney. Kirra grew up in Byron Bay and is currently Melbourne based. Her work is colourful, collage-like and full of beautiful and delicate pattern. Don’t you love those owls?
Check out more of Kirra’s work on her website.
Stephen Haigh was born in Philadelphia Pa.,where he now resides with his wife Michelle, 2 cats, and 1 stubborn dog. Stephen works as an Illustrator, painter and sometimes as a Designer. He also teaches Illustration and Design related classes at art centers and after-school programs in the Philadelphia area. He enjoys the uncertainty of working in collage based mediums and has long been attracted to the weathered, rusted and worn objects in and around the city. Stephen collects old found objects and occasionally picks them from the trash.
View more of Stephen’s work: Portfolio
Amy Husband has a passion for children’s picture books and set her heart on a career as an illustrator. She graduated from Liverpool School of Art in 2006, and has since been lucky enough to have two picture books published: ‘Dear Miss’, and ‘Dear Santa’. Her first book ‘Dear Miss’ was voted the winner of the Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award 2010.
She now lives and works in a little cottage in the beautiful city of York UK.
Good golly, these are fun! The palette, shapes and textures of Sarajo Frieden’s collages are just beautiful.
See much more of her work here: Website
Andrea D’Aquino has always resisted labels like “art director”, “illustrator”, “graphic designer”, or “writer”, and finds herself happiest straddling the line between all those things. For several centuries, she was officially a senior art director for advertising agencies on the east and west coast of the USA. After doing time for clients like Giorgio Armani, The New York Times, and countless others, she became an independent “creative”. All the while, she gained experience in every medium from print, film and video to digital, and collaborated with world-class photographers, film directors and editors, illustrators and the occasional evil dictator.
Despite numerous awards from The Art Director’s Club, Communication Arts, etc etc….she became increasingly frustrated by the mountain of ideas that ended up in the garbage pail for one reason or another, and turned back to her childhood interests of drawing, painting and making pictures.
So, here’s where you find her. While there is a very personal stamp on her work, she does not consider herself “a brand”® (no, thank you) but an actual person with complexity and contradictions. She reserves the right to be unpredictable, and to work in a wide variety of media.
Whatever form — or forms — it takes, I think that her work rocks. I love the thinking behind it, the beautiful textures and patterns, and of course, the palette choices. You can see some of her process here and here.
Amy Schimler has been working as a children’s illustrator for over a decade. She is inspired by the child that lives in all of us and loves experimenting with color, texture, and pattern. In particular, she enjoys working in mixed media and collage.