From medical issues and corporate law, to reforming healthcare systems, Daniel Stolle‘s editorial illustrations are clear and clever no matter the subject. Simplified down to only the essential pieces, they regularly involve double meanings and visual humour.
The work of Michael Dotson may seem computer generated; however, they are in fact large-scale acrylic paintings, often 40-60″ wide. His referencing of 80s and early 90s colours and patterns helps him to create loud, exciting paintings, which immediately grab your attention.
Tavis Coburn says that he is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and 50s and 60s print design.
Tavis created this set of five program covers for the 2010 BAFTA awards ceremony. The covers were based on the movies, ‘Avatar’, ‘An Education’, ‘Hurt Locker’, ‘Precious’, and ‘Up in the Air’. I think that it is the vintage feel mixed with the little modern elements that makes them work so well. Even for a movie like Avatar, with such an obviously modern look, he has managed to give it a classic feel.
Sergio del Puerto started the design studio, Serial Cut in Madrid in 1999. Since then, they’ve been busy applying their unique approach to art direction, creating work for a mixed bag of international projects, working with photography, 3D design and motion graphics.
If you haven’t already, there’s still time to make it down to Pick Me Up, the contemporary graphic arts fair at Somerset House, London. It will be running until the 27th of March with different events, workshops, live music, performances, and exhibitions throughout.
Seiko Kato finds inspiration in Victorian medical books and drawings, and in encyclopaedias. She builds fantastic collages, which are epic in their details and intricacies, and often floral and decorative with an undertone of the macabre. I love her arrangements and the themes she works with, like here in a piece forming the character “Hana”, meaning flower in her native language, Japanese.