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Mixed Media :: Johan Thornqvist

by Wendy

 

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I love mixed media, and just had to share these neat altered photographs by Johan Thornqvist! He takes the photos on the streets in Sweden, using his phone.

Follow more of his work here :

Pinterest | Portfolio

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 01/27/14 under artists,conceptual,creativity,digital,Wendy
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Artist :: Kimika Hara

Posted by Angie

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara << Illustration Friday

Kimika Hara is a fascinating artist living in Kyoto, Japan. I absolutely adore her hand-embroidered illustrations– the colors are amazing, the textures created by printed fabrics, stitches, and beads are simply lovely. What a wonderful technique! Unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese, so I couldn’t find out much about her.

See more of her amazing work: Flickr | Website

Posted by Angie Brown on 06/27/13 under Angie,artists,creativity,embroidery,textiles
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Tugboat Printshop

Post by Clio

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The Tugboat Printshop is made up of Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth. They have been working together since 2006, hand-crafting & publishing their original woodcut prints from a studio in Pittsburgh, PA. Roden and Lueth make traditionally crafted woodcut prints by carving original drawings in low relief on blocks of 3/4″ birch plywood. Once carved, these blocks are rolled up with ink and printed onto archival paper to create the finished artworks.  According to the artists themselves if these prints are cared for properly, they will last many lifetimes!

Isn’t the detail breathtaking? I sure hope to own an original Tugboat Printshop print one day…I can imagine it would be a real conversation starter and you would be constantly finding new quirks and hidden details every time you looked at it. The process shots on The Tugboat Printshop’s website are fascinating also.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 06/11/13 under artists,Clío,creativity,design,studio life,woodcut
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Artist Kevin Waldron

Post by Clio.

 

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Kevin Waldron is an Irish born illustrator currently living and working in New York City. Kevin makes beautiful picture books for children with funny characters and bold colours and shapes. Kevin’s first book Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo, unveiled Mr Peek, his eccentric and amazing zoo keeper character and it won the Bologna Ragazzi Award Opera Prima Award in 2009. The sequel Pandamonium at Peek Zoo was released in April of this year.

Have a peek at Kevin’s work on his website and you can follow him on twitter too.

 

Posted by Clio Meldon on 05/24/13 under Authors,cartoon,children's art,children's illustrators,Clío,creativity,design,digital,IF Kids
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Illustrator :: Danielle Kroll

Post by Clio.

 

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illustration-friday-danielle-kroll4 illustration-friday-danielle-kroll5 illustration-friday-danielle-kroll6Danielle Kroll is a Brooklyn based designer and illustrator who graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA. Her work is fun & playful yet sophisticated and carries over a vast range of materials. Danielle is inspired by the great outdoors, her childhood, the weird and wacky, and vintage treasures (though some might refer to it as junk). She has worked with clients such as The Land of Nod and Anthropology and also keeps a steady flow of personal work going,  the illustrations above are a mix of both. See more of Danielle’s work on her website.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 05/10/13 under artists,cartoon,Clío,creativity,design,digital
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Artist :: Gemma Correll

Post by Clio.

Gemma-Correll-Illustration-Friday1 Gemma-Correll-Illustration-Friday2 Gemma-Correll-Illustration-Friday3 Gemma-Correll-Illustration-Friday4These hilarious drawings by Gemma Correll are sure to put a smile on your face this Friday. Famed for drawing pugs and cats Gemma is a true comic genius. Her witty one liners are coupled perfectly with the little characters of her sketchbooks. And she definitely makes me want a pug (she has two real ones and tons and tons of doodled ones), especially after the release of her newest gem, a book entitled A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette.

Catch more of Gemma’s work on her website & blog.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 05/03/13 under artists,books,cartoon,Clío,comic,creativity,digital,illustrationfriday
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Artist :: Kirra Jamison

Post by Clio.

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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.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 04/19/13 under artists,Clío,collage,creativity,pattern
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Kate Moross is THE coolest.

Post by Clio.

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I had the utmost pleasure of hearing British illustrator and designer Kate Moross speak last weekend at the Offset Design Conference in Dublin.

At just 27 years old Moross blew the crowd away with her witty banter, unbelievable charm and incredible work. Never taking herself or her work too seriously Moross gave the crowd advice on fear (ignore it), the creative ‘wall’ (it doesn’t exist) and following one’s desires (always, always).

Kate Moross is unbelievably cool and mature and you’ll want to hop on twitter right away and follow her. Be sure to check out her website too for more beautifully illustrated type work and video work and design work and branding and clothing and shoes and and and…is there anything this girl can’t do?

Posted by Clio Meldon on 04/12/13 under cartoon,Clío,creativity,design,digital,Lettering,pattern
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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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Artist :: Lan Truong

Post by Clio.

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Lan Truong is a Brooklyn based illustrator and graphic designer with a clear passion for bright colour and strong lines. Her sweet illustrations are simple and expressive. They can’t help but perk you up and make you smile.

Check out Truong’s blog & portfolio website for more of her quirky style.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 03/15/13 under artists,Clío,creativity,design,digital,pattern
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