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Ankle Biters :: Jordan Bruner

by Wendy

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I stumbled across this music video last week, and can’t get over how awesome it is. The flat, simple shapes give it a playful vibe that go along well with the lyrics.

Check out more work by the artist Jordan Bruner here:

Behance | Twitter | Pinterest | Portfolio | Vimeo

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 04/03/14 under animation,conceptual,design,Wendy
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Animator :: Justin Mezzell

 

 

By Wendy

 

 

Justin Mezzell animates. But he also illustrates.mezzell3

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You Should check out his equally phenomenal portfolio as well as other sites: Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 11/04/13 under animation,artists,design,digital,freelance,Wendy
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Artist :: David Mack

Posted by Angie

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David Mack is the creator, author and artist of Kabuki, a comic book series that has earned international acclaim for its innovative storytelling, painting techniques and page design. He is also the writer and cover artist for Marvel Comics’ Daredevil.

He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, which included studies in Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Photography, Typography and Bookmaking, and a minor in English. The first published Kabuki collection, Kabuki: Circle of Blood, was completed while David was in college, and the story served as his senior writing thesis. He has now completed seven collections.

I found Kabuki several years ago, when I wandered into a comic book shop looking for art-driven stories. David’s writing is just as brilliant as his illustrative abilities. He uses watercolor and mixed media collage in his unconventional page layouts and creates stunning imagery and powerful storylines.

View more of his work : Facebook | fansite

Posted by Angie Brown on 06/12/13 under Angie,artists,books,collage,comic,design
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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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Jon Gray’s Typographical Book Covers

Post by Sarah

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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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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 :: Isidro Ferrer :: No Stranger to the Surreal

Posted by Angie

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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.

See more of his work!

Posted by Angie Brown on 05/09/13 under Angie,artists,collage,design
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Sweet & Whimsical Work from Artist Jen Skelley

Posted by Jeanine

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Artist_JenSkelley_IllustrationFriday Illustrator and designer Jen Skelley is from New Jersey and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. She earned a BFA in design from Syracuse University and began her career working as an in-house artist creating wrapping paper, cards and many other kinds of social stationery. A few years later she branched out and opened her own studio, specializing in cute whimsical illustrations of animals, flowers and birds.

Her impressive list of clients includes Galison/Mudpuppy, American Girl, Mattel, Land of Nod, and Graphique de France. She recently illustrated a nationwide campaign for Sweet’N Low and also sells screenprints of her work in her successful Etsy shop.

Check out more of Jen’s work: Portfolio | Blog

 

 

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 04/30/13 under artists,design,Jeanine,pattern,typography
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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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