So, the other day as I was visiting my favourite gallery in Sydney, Outré, they had Ken Taylor's print for Queens Of The Stone Age. Admittedly I was not familiar with his name, but upon looking up his body of work quickly realised I'd already pinned half a dozen of his work previously on Pinterest. I love love love super-crafted artwork and this is right up that alley. I could spend hours studying the layers of shading and the fluid shapes they take, the carefully selected limited colour palette, and the composition of type and visual. I feel a little embarrassed I hadn't known such a legend in the industry! Nevertheless, if there's any of you out there who hasn't seen his work check it out here - he's quickly become my new fav.
I normally write about other people's work, but here's one for my own passion project, 'Superbet'. So last night a French journalist from The Huffington Post emailed me asking to use my images for an article on my work. I was both surprised and over-the-moon they had somehow found my work as I haven't PR'd it too much. And to my surprise when I woke this morning I have seen it popping up all around the world in different blogs!
What started out as a humble project just for fun had grown into one of my favourite works. As a child up until now I've always been a quite the fan of Marvel and DC superheroes. I pretty much learnt how to draw by copying those collectible cards as a kid. And even nowday, I'm combining my love of type and graphic design with these characters.
If you'd like to purchase prints, they are available on Society 6. And until this Sunday (June 7) there is FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on art prints exclusively via this link!:
Here are a few more links covering the work:
This is hands-down the slickest, most beautiful website I have seen in a long time. Bryan James, a UK-based designer who already has multiple FWA awards under his belt, has just released his latest project tinkering with CSS Polygons. It is an interactive experience educating viewers of 30 of the most interesting, yet also endangered species around the world. Take a look yourself here, or check out more of Bryan James' work here.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been honoured to work in collaboration with Nike Sportswear Hong Kong to celebrate Air Max Day, along with 4 other local artists.
Each illustrator was tasked with illustrating the Air Max model in the context of Hong Kong culture at the time. Luckily I got to illustrate the Air Max 1, the original model designed by Tinker Hatfield released in 1987.
If you're in Hong Kong, please come and check out the work at Kicks Lounge in Tsim Sha Tsui next Thursday (Mar 26)! I'll upload the work shortly after launch day.
As part of Oreo's latest 'Play with Oreo' campaign, 10 illustrators were tasked with bringing to life a word associated with the world's favourite cookie such as 'twist' and 'dunk'. Artists include some of my personal favourites such as McBess and Alex Trochut. What a dream brief to work on! Drool over the fantastic executions here.
I believe process is one of the most mesmerising things to see in design. As a designer, I go through many rounds of amends, redoing things and crafting them until I get it right. In the process, many things will be lost to the end audience. Sometimes I find it a little sad we see the simplest-looking output and have no idea about the amount of time and thinking spent to refine a design to that point.
Abduzeedo had written a post about designer/creative Tom Anders showing some of the process and thinking behind his animal logos. I love the geometry behind it all. Check it out.
Jeremy Fish is a San Francisco-based illustrator with an incredibly unique style. I can't help but gaze long and hard at the multiple layers of characters and objects happening in his work. The charming characters, simplified line-work combined with detailed rendering is simply beautiful. What I love most is that he still uses traditional media. More of his work here.
Colour. Geometry. Minimalism. This designer from Sao Paulo created a series of beautiful posters for Idea!Zarvos, an architecture and construction company. Each illustration takes the essence of the architectural style and translates it to the most minimalistic shapes to create these striking visuals. Yum.
See the series here.