I’m loving the colours and slightly twisted content of the work of Dutch artist and illustrator Maarten Donders. I’ve asked him a few questions to dig a little deeper into the work he does. A picture of his workspace is also included.
I came across some highly cool artwork by New York based Leif Parsons. One of the re-occurring elements of his work is the capture of movement and action within his compositions, which enlivens the work he does. I sent over a few questions about his stuff to learn more.
Liz Sterry has suggested the work of Monkey Death Cult:
Ive been watching MDC’s art on deviantart for years. I feel he’s one of the few artists to have really push old school tattoo flash into a standalone art form. His work has the authenticity of Ed Hardy or Sailor Jerry. His work easily translates to a tattooable piece of flash but equality it can be admired as a work of art in its own right.
Congratulations to all winners and runners up who each receive four posters from the Brand Nu studio. The winner receives the four posters, as well as a set of iphone stickers.
Ape on the Moon is now officially open to suggestions! We now give readers the chance to recommend an illustrator of their choice, as long as it is not themselves. The post features a selection of the chosen illustrations, a link and a link to your own stuff, if you want it included. See the new Suggest page for more information.
One area of design that I can’t help but get very excited about, especially coming from a geographical background, is information graphics.
The relevance of well designed representations of often highly complex and convoluted information in an information-rich world is now more than ever.