Archive for the Illustration Category

David Carvalho

Posted in Artist, Illustration on 29 October, 2008 by nagorski

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Van Beater

Posted in Illustration on 27 December, 2007 by nagorski

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Above is an example of some bold illustration by Trevor van Meter (aka Van Beater). I really like the simple style and the way he has given this crazy looking creature character through its expressions. Here is a link to his website to see other examples of his wacky illustrations.

Gerald Scarfe

Posted in Artist, Illustration on 10 December, 2007 by nagorski

Gerald Scarfe was born in London. He was asthmatic as a child and spent much time drawing and reading. After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, he established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch magazine and Private Eye during the early sixties. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles and Detroit. His film work includes designing and directing the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Scarfe has written and directed many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4 and has published many books of his work, including Heroes & Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery, which was published in September 2003. His most recent book, Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood: 45 Years of Scarfe Uncensored was published in November 2005. Gerald Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 40 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 14 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals.

Don’t Panic!!

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Website on 18 October, 2007 by nagorski

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The Don’t Panic Pack is a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet.

At the heart of the pack find the Don’t Panic Poster where a rotation of established and unknown, up and coming artists design around an issue that affects culture across the world. On this site find an interactive online magazine to further explore the issue raised on the poster where you can contribute to the debate with text, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, music and film for all to see.

Did someone say Free Lunch?

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Typography on 15 October, 2007 by nagorski

I really love this strange and unique poster design. The orange and black work really well together and the layout is balanced, it is bold and very eye catching. What I like the most about it is the very clever idea behind it.The brief for the poster is simply ‘free’.

The designer chose to play on that making this poster seem like it came with something free, this being a free lunch. He achieved this by making the poster appear that items of food had been removed from it. I like the way he used dashed lines to symbolize that you need to cut something out to retrieve a free object.

Si Scott

Posted in Artist, Illustration, Magazines, Photography on 11 October, 2007 by nagorski

Si Scott - Casio Advertisement

Si Scott studied Graphics at Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni. He is now a full time artist who works by hand with pen & ink to create his unique pieces. The combination of his love of drawing and typography is the basis of most of his work but more recently commissions from Angelika Buettner Photography have seen Scott apply his unique illustration style to other projects.

The past year has been a busy one! He finally went full time as an artist in April and has also produced work for a wide selection of commercial clients including BBC, Orange, BBH, Casio, New Balance, & New York Times. He exhibits regularly and has a solo exhibition coming in late 2006. He has also featured in Eye, Grafik, Contagious, Computer Arts and 1000 Type Treatments in the past six months. Si’s ambition is to work on private commissions and bring his original work to as many people as possible.

The video above is the introduction to the BBC show The Secret of Drawing. The video shows Si Scott’s unique style of drawing using developed flowing patterns spawning from typography. I really like this style of typography, it has a real elegant form but the high contrast pen on white paper lets it retain a modern look.