April 3, 2011 in Illustration
View from my eyes about London
March 3, 2010 in Illustration
Barbara Ana Gomez is a Spanish illustrator living in London. Her drawings are created using ink and Photoshop, always keeping a traditional finish in antiqued paper. The inspiration comes from music, freak show characters, vintage postcards, Victorian London, Art Nouveau illustrations and psychedelic flowers.
Check out her main website www.barbarana.es where you can find a three-eyed fiddler, a bearded lady, a couple of contortionists, a huge carrot, a bird-eater deer, and a device of wave power technology, among other strange creatures!
February 26, 2010 in Graffiti
Book illustrations: Often small-sized pieces of art on paper that relate somehow to a written text.
Instead of sticking to that format, Felix Gephart and Dominik Hebestreit decided to paint book-related illustrations on walls.
Both agreed upon the “Baron Muenchhausen” from August Buerger, a tale that has been illustrated numerous times, way back also by Gustave Dore.
When composing the sketches for murals, Felix often alienates parts from the text and visualizes the motivs of its characters, often mixed with a good portion of irony.
Both artists transform the drawings by eyeballing on the wall. Being notorious believers in study and craft, Felix and Dominik refuse tools like rulers, copy machine, photography or projector, which gives them more freedom in terms of motiv choice, perspective and final execution.
February 16, 2010 in Graphic Design
Peter is the founder of Glashaus Design and a freelance illustrator/graphic designer based in Cologne, Germany. For the past ten years, he has been involved in a wide variety of print-based jobs – CD packaging, editorial design, corporate design, type design.
Peter really enjoys shifting between related disciplines, including typography, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting and collage, to create a unique piece of work for each assignment and also for himself. In the recent time, illustration has become more and more important in his daily work. A driving force in this process is carrying several sketchbooks whereever he goes and filling them up like mad. He received his formal education from the University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany and, as a Fulbright scholar, an M.A. from the Savannah College of Art & design, USA.
February 12, 2010 in Illustration
STUDIO STUBBORN SIDEBURN is a brain child of Junichi Tsuneoka. It is a character graphic project designing unique and strong character based illustrations that can apply to many different graphic design project.
Junichi Tsuneoka was born and raised in Japan and, upon graduating Waseda University in Tokyo, arrived in the US at the end of the 20th Century. After five years as a graphic designer, Junichi established a style often recognized as “California Roll Stylie,” the result of both a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop culture and American urban culture. He founded STUDIO STUBBORN SIDEBURN to broaden his visual communication and to employ his visual language in art, illustration, and design. Junichi’s pieces possess highly communicative, assertive graphics, and contain clear signs pointing back to his strong design background. STUBBORN SIDEBURN has worked for national and international clients and the works has published internationally. STUBBORN SIDEBURN is still expanding it’s possibility and trying new way of expression but the roots is simple, strong and graphic, the source is always from the character design approach.
February 11, 2010 in Illustration
I’m a freelance illustrator and a graphic designer, law graduated by chance. I live in Padova, Italy, and I have spent most part of my life drawing and loving arts. My illustrations always start from a picture and a certain mood. I am not quite sure what I’m doing when I start to draw until the artwork is finally completed – for me this is the only way to be direct.
November 13, 2009 in Magazines
DAYDREAMING (www.ddmagazine.it) is an online magazine founded in 2007 in Trieste (Italy) and exclusively dedicated to the creative image its many forms.
Its aim, born from a precise editorial choice, is collecting and exhibiting the work of visual artists in a pure form. Presenting it simply as data itself: no artist bio, no critical analysis of the works, no extra info that could in any way distract from the innediate impact the work has on the watcher.
DAYDREAMING MAGAZINE November 2009 ONLINE
The quarrel between man, nature and art, Unavoidable down the centuries, is a matter worthy an endless soap-opera. For or against, willing or not, the artist has always brood in his own shadow over the lunatic terror for the fact that his creation wouldn’t have bear the comparison with Mother Earth. Many took their distance, other ridiscover her right now, some did never abandon her. The confrontation’s just begun…
Nanni Spano (Metamorphosis):
High definition and macro modality investigating on details and texture of algas, of cortex, on stones and leaves, have unattendedly penetrated from other image-worlds with a violent meanwhile classical synthesis. While we’re expecting the image to be clear and still like crystal, meeting our visual pleasure, the artist contaminates and melts its elements and sense, slipping in the disquiet for an impossible unalterability- (G. Carbi)
Dan May (Illustrations):
A fairy Arcadia is being illustrated, populated with Beauty-nymphs and Beast-satyrs, fainting infancy and insects. Melancholic poetry enlighted masterfully from the inside.
Heiko Muller (Drawing/Mixed Media/Oil):
Through an unconventional use of stylistic sovrapposition, the artist lets us attend a very interesting mediation between the expressive medium and the natural datum, between illustration and photography, between Pop echoes and Action paintings, breathing life into a powerful and immediate iconography confronting nature and history.
Scott G.Brooks (Painting):
Here’s the umpteenth violence to the american dream, far from being gratuitous, together with the umpteenth homage to renaissance art, far from being imitation. Deformities legitimates themselves with confident looks of disquieting wellbeing; distortion meets smiling our eye. What if the world was this?
De Becker ( Into the wild):
The transposition of the urban subject in the natural datum, fundamental intuition, provokes a grotesque disorientation, but not only… the gamut of sensations provided by these images indicates a relational investigation between man and nature that is far from being unveiled.