April 11, 2010
Sean Freeman is an illustrator and typographer who has just joined the roster of the New York rep agency, Levine/Leavitt. He has come up with several innovative typographic designs and I like this one in particular.
March 16, 2010
March 15, 2010
Laura Laine is an amazingly talented fashion illustrator. She has studied fashion design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, with a focus on fashion illustration. After completing her studies she has been working full-time as a freelace illustrator. Her clients include Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Iben Hoej, Daniel Palillo, The New York Times Magazine, Elle Girl, The Guardian, and Páp Magazine.
Her predominantly black and white illustrations are hauntingly beautiful and delicate, but they sometimes have a rather dark or even eccentric, burtonesque feel to them. One of the main characteristics of her drawings is the incredibly fine and detailed line work, which manages to suggest a great variety of textures (fur, silk, wool, leather etc.). Further, there is a certain motion quality to her illustrations which is conveyed by the gracefully twisted body postures and the splendidly flowing long hair of her characters.
The above (apparently mirrored) illustration featuring two young women each holding a fox is entitled “kitsune” (Japanese for “fox”) and was created for Kitsune Noir’s desktop wallpaper project. You can download it there in different sizes and admire it in high quality. See below for several other pieces by this talented Finnish illustrator.
February 20, 2010
Have you ever had one of your best concepts brutally rejected, making you feel the harsh sting of rejection? Of course you have. Thats why you should check out Project Never, presented by Communication Arts, Veer, and a handful of other sponsors. You may have already heard of it, but for those who haven’t, its basically a free competition that allows graphic designers to send in work that was never used by clients. What a fantastic way to ease the pain of having all your hard work torn to shreds! Deadline for submission is March 8th, 2010. Winners are announced April 15th.
February 7, 2010
LOVE the simple, retro-inspired identity for London cafe Milkbar… and the ‘mapkin’!! Genius!
Logos for the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2009 for Tourism Victoria
Beautiful work for The Modern Flower Company in London – created under the direction of Suzy’s previous employers, London design firm Multistorey.
Unpackaged signage and shopfit (above) and branding (below). Read more about this unique store and the creative brief on Suzy’s website here. This work was produced under the direction of Suzy’s London employers Multistorey.
Suzy’s bookshelf… full of inspiration!
Identity for weaver Carla Grbac – Suzy’s inspired design takes inspiration from technical weaving diagrams and the large weaving loom used by Carla to create her designs.
Preliminary sketches for Pixel Flix Identity
Identity for Pixel Flix
Working drawings and finished branding for Melbourne-based personal stylist Frockerphiliac.
In September, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents its most ambitious group show since its grand opening six years ago. For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there starts with the premise that art is not a code that needs cracking. Celebrating the experience of not-knowing and unlearning, the artists in this exhibition understand the world in speculative terms, eager to keep art separate from explanation. Embracing a spirit of curiosity, this show is dedicated to the playfulness of being in the dark.
Artists: Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Nashashibi/Skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, David William. Catalog designed by Will Holder.
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there is curated by Anthony Huberman.
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there will travel to an additional American venue, and a slightly modified version of the exhibition will simultaneously travel to three European venues:
September 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010:
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
December 3, 2009 – January 31, 2010:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
February 5 – April 4, 2010:
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
February – April 2010:
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
May – August 2010:
January 31, 2010
Visit his site for more.
In the Animal Sweater pattern, 180 animal shaped logos are set free.
The World According to Garp
Image for Weidenfeld & Nicolson’s 60th anniversary release of the iconic John Irving novel. The book is part of a special limited edition of nine classic novels designed by Fallon. Each book has a raw board cover featuring a die-cut window which exposes a portion of the endpaper beneath. The endpaper designs were commissioned from nine different artists, one for each novel.
Poster for the 2009 edition of the annual Norwegian music festival Hove. 70×100 cm, printed in a five color and a four color version. Together with Björn Atldax.
Poster for the 2008 edition of the Hove festival. Together with Björn Atldax.
The Garden of Earthly Delights
Permanent graffiti in one of the restrooms at restaurant Riche in Stockholm, painted together with Björn Atldax, 2008. The Garden of Earthly Delights is an interpretation of an altarpiece triptych created by Hieronymus Bosch in the early sixteenth century.
Visual indentity for the cultural activist group Mellanförskapet, The Betweenship.
The Nightlife Owl was projected onto the side of the Stedelijk Museum/Post CS building during the night of Art Beat, an art event in connection to the Amsterdam Museum Night in 2005.
January 20, 2010
“The dark side of sweetness.”
Advertising Agency: El Garaje Lowe, Lima, Perú
Creative Directors: Marco Caballero, Luis Ramirez-Gastón
Art Directors: Maria-Paula Villlanueva, Iván Tahara
Copywriter: Gino Pezzia
Photographer: Leonel Ortiz
Other additional credits: Daniel Higashiona
Published: January 2009