Debbie Powell creates bold patterns full of life and chunky shapes. She uses a mix of printing and drawing techniques with linocut shapes giving great, graphic forms in her work. Her designs and their decorative nature make them perfect for packaging and can be seen on wrapping paper and greeting cards, too. She tells us more about how she puts together her vibrant imagery.
Liam Brazier is an illustrator and animator who likes to switch it up, sometimes applying a sketchier style while also enjoying clean lines and simple forms. With Liam’s drawing skills and experience in varying fields, it’s something he can comfortably play around with.
We first featured the work of Joseph Gough just after he graduated from Brighton last year. Now a year on, we thought it’d be interesting to have a chat with him again and get a genuine perspective on life after graduation.
David Mesguich’s talents can be seen in both beautifully realistic watercolours and geometric paper sculptures. However, you can see his work overlap with his interest in bleak, urban landscapes and his architectural eye, something which probably comes from his time developing his style as a graffiti artist.
Dieter Braun caught our eye with his celebratory depiction of the 2012 games but we were happy to find his use of form and structure also put to good work exploring his love of the natural world. His Olympic illustration has little hints of humour tucked in amongst sport and the use of clean simple shapes, which are also used to describe the animal characterised in his work.
We like the liberal amount of inky washes and busy collection of marks in Utrecht-based illustrator Aart-Jan Venema’s work. The same feel is carried through in the range of mixed media he works in.
When seeing the work of Calvin Nicholls for the first time, it’s difficult to work out exactly what you’re looking at. They could be computer generated or even porcelain. In reality, they’re paper sculptures, but the level of skill and minuscule detail involved is breathtaking.