Archive for the ‘digital’ Category
In writing these Art Crush posts, I’ve found that I’m usually late to the party. Meaning, of course, that literally everyone else has known about these illustrators already before I stumbled across their work, since I’m probably an unhip grandma. But in this case, I’m kind of excited–Kelly Thorn is an up-and-coming junior designer at Louise Fili Ltd. and generally amazing typographer and illustrator, and she’s already blossoming on the scene.
I stumbled upon Kelly Thorn’s work by way of Friends of Type, a “typography sketchbook” of sorts started by Erik Marinovich and a few of his illo-designer buddies. Kelly’s command of linework and her gorgeous color choices immediately drew me in. Her pieces demonstrate a solid understanding of design and composition, but still leave room for illustrative experimentation and expression. Lovely.
A 2012 graduate of Tyler School of Art’s Graphic & Interactive Design program, Kelly now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
[collaboration with Dana Tanamachi for Nibblr]
Article by Oli Rogers
Have you ever awoken in the morning with a lingering feeling that’s something like queasy wonderment, with fading images of strange, unearthly places bobbing at the edges of your consciousness before sinking forever into the cloudy depths of forgetting? Well, what if at that moment you were able to hook up your dream-addled brain to some fantastical art-machine that had the power to transliterate the fevered firing of your synapses into psychic Polaroid snaps? The result might be something very much like the art of Josh Courlas.
This New York illustrator’s fantastically atmospheric work is filled with mysterious figures lurking in shadowy halls and trudging through foreboding, misty landscapes or worlds of nightmarish, geometric architecture. In quite what manner of quests these cloaked somnambulators might be engaged remains always arcane, but that’s all part of the appeal. It’s as though those crazy dreams of yours had something to do with those dog-eared copies of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe sitting on your nightstand…
See more of the products of Courlas’s magnificent, spattery 1970s airbrush of gloom over at his website.
The artist that goes by the pseudonym Cosmic Nuggets is an illustrator and animator with an eye for flat, weird, 2d creatures.
Check out his local haunts on the internet here:
Sarah Robbins is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and still calls Baltimore her home. Originally from Texas, she makes vibrant illustrations that translate well to both print and digital media. I love her thick line work and dynamic sense of composition!
Mayan interpretations of Pokemon? Out of this world. See more of the artist’s work and follow her here:
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 :
Post by Natalie
Alé Mercado is a Spanish illustrator who has been living in Ireland for the last twelve years.
His work is fully digital although it is influenced by printmaking techniques, especially relief printing and screenprinting. He is a founding member of Blackstack Studio, a community print studio in Kilkenny, Ireland. He is a member of Illustrators Ireland and The Association of Illustrators.
See more of Alé’s work on his website.
Posted by Angie
Leila Brient is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in France… or possibly the French part of Canada. She combines hand drawn elements with digital illustration and has published several books. I absolutely adore her style.
Grant Snider’s comics are always on point. His work is honest, and colorful, what’s not to love? He’s in grad school studying Orthodontia and got his start as an artist for a student Newspaper while at the University of Kansas. Meanwhile, his work is published all over the internet and in some real-world publications.