Using what seems to be a mixture of collage and drawing, Jules Julien created these gorgeous prints for T-shirts. I love how the patterns lead into one another. Being monochrome, the contrast of the busier, filled areas against the blocks of black that create simple shapes, makes for a dramatic effect.
We’ve featured the highly detailed and full-to-the-brim sketchbooks of Anna Rusakova in the past. Here is a quick look at some of her finished illustrations, which have the same intricacy, volume, and appeal as her rough workings do. Just as in her personal sketchbooks, they are packed with lovely little drawings and charming observations.
It doesn’t get better than a beautifully designed, leather-bound, foil-stamped book! Jessica Hische created this set of books covers for what must have been any designer/book-lover’s dream commission.
The project was for Barnes and Noble and, working with art director Jo Obarowski, produced a range of new covers for a set of classic literature. Each book was complete with marbled end papers and matching details, such as ribbons, headbands, and coloured page edges.
Posted in: Screen Printing
I love these screen-printed posters by Otecki. Part tribal, part Scandinavian design, and very full of colour and impact. I like the simplicity of the symbolic hints here and there, a lot of emphasis being on the hands, eyes and nature. Although obviously very bold in colour, I do like, as with most screen prints, the areas where the ink is less prominent, retaining a feeling of the hand made.
Here are a few examples from Sarah Arnett‘s spring/summer ’11 collection, ‘Modern Love’. Her designs have been created to be digitally printed onto fabrics and sold as prints.
Most of Sarah’s work draws inspiration from plants and flowers, filling it with an abundance of leaves and petals. I think her packed, colourful, digital designs stand out for their sheer multitude in detail and decoration.
Posted in: Information Graphics
While Ape on the Moon was at Pick Me Up back in March, a particularly stunning piece of info graphics by the clever Stefanie Posavec caught our eye. Patterns and textures that emerge as by-products from other processes have been interesting me over the last couple of years, so her project that includes art developed out of literary research and diagrams was perfect.
With a sharp blade, skill, and a lot of patience, Julene Harrison creates realistic portraits out of cut paper. She manages to make her precise incisions into the paper look like fluid, graceful marks on it, allowing her the realistic and impressive style she has come to be known for. It’s being able to achieve that realism and intricacy that makes her work a popular commission for birthday, wedding, and anniversary gifts.