Chile-born Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo uses an even mix of digitally crafted marks and hand-made surfaces to create his illustrations and portraiture work. His vividly colourful faces range from the realistic to eerie and sometimes comical.
Karan Singh has created his own visual language that clearly and easily stands out as his own. I always enjoy seeing designers reinterpret well-establish character designs because it highlights their ability to convey a recognisable icon in their own way.
Husband and wife team, Lab Partners have been collaboratively producing enjoyable, illustrative prints and other designs since their move to their now base in California. They founded their creative studio almost by accident when they worked together on a letterpress print to let their friends and family know about their move back in 2007.
Elsa Chaves and Tyler Lang are the creative team behind Portland-based Always With Honor, creating their signature look with clean design and uplifting colours. It’s always interesting to look at the collective style of a creative duo (or trio, with the additional support of their Wiener dog, Zoe).
Enjoying the beautiful clean animated short from Hannover-based Hardy Seiler. He created this as part of a degree project for a fictional educational television programme. Particularly striking is the inventiveness of each new segment of the film. We hope to see more of this guy in the future!
Although Liam Stevens‘ skilful drawings are impressive enough, we like his work because he’s taken it a step further, creating miniature sets, which are then softly lit and beautifully photographed.
His drawings themselves are rich in contrasting textures and tones. Often showing vast natural scenes, areas of smaller, more precise detailing are set next to deeper, more expressive dark shades drawn with a heavier hand, giving a nice range or feeling throughout one piece.
Tomokazu Matsuyama spent his childhood in both Japan and America, and is now based in New York, which would explain his interest in multiculturalism. His eclectic mix of influences has led to an equally diverse range of styles in his work, which includes mixed media sculptures as well as these wonderfully bright paintings.