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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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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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Illustrator :: Lieke van der Vorst

Post by Tamsin

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I think the work of Lieke van der Vorst is so inspiring and fresh, I love her characters and her bears! The patterned jumpers and tea parties. I don’t know if she has done any children’s books, but I hope she does. I love her explorations using printmaking – her mark making and how her training as a graphic designer adds a beautiful design element to her work. She also has her own illustration and design business – liekeland – seriously gorgeous work. See more here. Lovely.

Posted by Tamsin Ainslie on 03/27/13 under artists,design,freelance,Tamsin
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Artist:: Lucie Rice

Post by Jeanine Henderson

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I fell in love with Lucie Rice’s work as soon as I saw it! A beautiful combination of both illustration and design, Lucie’s whimsical imagery is appealing to both children and adults alike. She has a special love for animals and an amazing sense of color and typography, all of which are apparent in her work. Her clients include Purina, the Grand Ole Opry, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster, and many more. She currently resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband and their beloved dog Lola.

View more of Lucie’s great work: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 03/26/13 under artists,design,Jeanine,typography
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Artist :: Kate Bingaman-Burt

Post by Clio

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Kate Bingaman-Burt’s hilarious illustrations can’t help but put a smile on my face on this dreary Friday morning (is it nice and sunny where you are? Ireland isn’t quite aware that it’s Spring yet). For this particular project Kate posted an open call for mix-tape submissions and drew all of the tapes sent to her by strangers. The resulting images are sweet glimpses of a fleeting period of time when the mix-tape was the height of romantic.

Kate works for lots of brands as a commercial illustrator, as well as teaching, giving talks, designing textiles and drawing everything she buys every day. See more of her work on her website and blog. You might just like to check out her shop too…it’s full of lovely stuff. 

Posted by Clio Meldon on 03/22/13 under art for sale,artists,cartoon,Clío,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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