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Zhou Fan

27 Oct

Zhou Fan

Zhou Fan is a painter exhibiting globally as one of the exciting new contemporary Chinese artists. His images are unmistakably Asian, from their subject matter to their colour palettes, his world is both surreal and fairytale like. I love the detail, the very Asian fish motifs and bizarreness of his scenes. The characters seem to […]

Sarah Illenberger

15 Sep

Sarah Illenberger

I first came across Sarah Illenburger through the cover she did for the amazing / inspiring / slightly scary Papercraft book. Illenberger studied in London (Chelsea and Central St Martins, impressive!) & currently resides in her native Germany. She creates great concept art relying on her skills in photography, composition and colour awareness and her […]

Susie Wright

8 Sep

Susie Wright

Susie Wright is an inspired illustrator and printer based in Edinburgh & London, i’d also call her a sculptor, based on her incredible origami deer (see photo above, beautiful!). She also has some fab textile designs that perfectly marry her own unique style to the medium. I love her screenprinting / illustrative style, it’s quite […]

Bison Art

11 Aug

Bison Art

Bison Art are a design studio based in New Zealand. They have a very strong, painterly illustrative style, I particularly love the “Lost Woman” illustration first here. A lot of the illustrations have an ethnic / African feel, all beautifully textured and layered. Their design work contrasts somewhat with this as quite modernist and minimalist, […]

Meg Paradise

4 Aug

Meg Paradise

I first came across Meg Paradise when she was working for Modern Dog, a GREAT poster design company (among other things, the posters are my favourite though!). Meg now co-runs her own design studio with two partners, Parliament of Owls, well done Meg! That’s class. Meg is particularly talented with illustration and typography, she is […]

Heinz Edelmann

21 Jul

Heinz Edelmann

Today is the second anniversary of Heinz Edelmann’s death.  The man most famous for his landmark work on the Beetles Yellow Submarine film and merchandise.  Apart from this iconic legacy, Edelmann also produced a lot of celebrated work as an illustrator, including posters, book covers and magazine illustrations, all of which seems to be (perhaps […]

Thursday Talent: Gary Baseman

7 Jul

Thursday Talent: Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman is an incredibly prolific artist with a world-wide cult following. His outputs include his very distinctive paintings, animations, vinyl toys and clothes, plus an ongoing photo documentary of the travels of his creation, Toby. He both exhibits and lectures frequently and there is a huge number of interviews with him online. They are […]

Thursday Talent: Pat Perry

30 Jun

Thursday Talent: Pat Perry

Timelapse Painting Two from Pat Perry on Vimeo. Pat Perry’s style is very diverse, his paintings and illustrations are quite different, but the underlying feeling of surreality and something slightly twisted and not quite right is present in both. It’s this slightly macabre edge i’m such a fan of, also of his incredibly technical ability. […]

Thursday Talent: Alan Clarke

23 Jun

Thursday Talent: Alan Clarke

Mr. Alan Clarke is an Irish illustrator operating with a very distinct style, reflecting 1800′s figures and narratives involving dark and mysterious characters and theatrics. I first became aware of Alan Clarke after a talk he gave in CIT. His process of illustration is very much an iterative one involving traditional, hand drawn / painted […]

Thursday Talent – Emily Forgot

16 Jun

Thursday Talent – Emily Forgot

Emily Forgot is a London based illustrator with a really unique style. Her work is playful and surreal, it has overtones of vintage design (check out the legs!) and children’s book illustrations from a bygone era (The General). She is an accomplished printmaker and her work often features colourful and imaginative screenprints. Emily also uses […]