Maxime Francout is a French illustrator and designer, and moves seamlessly between the two disciplines. We like the attention to simple shapes and placement in his more design-inspired work, but also the fun, characters elements in his illustrations.
I’ve been an avid reader of Montreal graphic novelist and illustrator Michel Rabagliati’s semi-autobiographical ‘Paul‘ books for a few years (I’ve read each one about three times!), so it was a huge pleasure when Michel agreed to share some insight with us on Ape on the Moon.
I’m really liking this beautifully crafted animation from illustrator Danae Diaz and animated by Benjamin Karré entitled ‘Caffeine’. The film’s thin line work and isometric perspectives make it very delicate and a pleasure to watch, with a cool and very appropriate soundtrack.
Piotr Buczkowski established Heroes Design studio in 2006 in Poznań, Poland. He founded it with the intent to create strong, eye-catching design— and he has done just that. We like the contrast of the hard, digital elements with the softer, more delicate patterns and textures he creates.
West Midlands-based, Matt Chinn has been an illustrator and graphic designer for nearly ten years. At the moment, he divides his time between his freelance work and being an in-house designer for Blitz Games Studios.
This wholly modern fantasy world was created by Rotterdam-based Erwin Kho as part of the exhibition, ‘Far from Fong’, which presented work by six Dutch/Chinese artists in relation to two pieces by fashion designer Fong-Leng. We like the contrast of the soft pastels against the sharp, geometric edges of his 3D digital designs. We find out more about how he constructs his work and how this project came about.
If you happen to be in California over the next couple of weeks, be sure to drop by Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. They’re holding the second of their exhibitions devoted to the use the all important line in art, ‘Line Weight: An Exploration of Line Work’