‘Curious Dot No.1: Thought Experiments’ is the first release from the recently establish independent press, Curious Dot. The issue sees international illustrators take on some of our worlds most interesting ideas and theories.
Animator Ross Phillips brings together wit and timing in his wonderful animated snippets. We take a look at some of his visual one liners as well as his gif-based comic strip.
Ana Benaroya puts her sense of humour to good work as well as her knack for mixing eye-catching colours in her tongue-in-cheek, joyful work.
Ana’s drawings and paintings are bold and unashamedly bright, as well as having an endearing charm to them. Her unrestricted use of colour pairs beautifully with her cheeky sense of fun, and work well in her animations too. Check out some of her tv work (the ’80s clip is particularly great) while she tells us more about herself.
Jack Taylor is serving up some textured goodness in his screen printed illustrations. Strong compositions and use of simple forms makes for some nice, graphic work.
As well as the weathered surfaces and blocks of colour he creates, we also enjoy Jack’s eye for structure and layout. Especially in his comics, close cropping and bringing the lens right in produces really interesting panels.
From expertly precise linear drawings, Nicolas Castell orchestrates huge scenes. They are a delight to look over with enjoyable details dotted across the board.
As Nicolas talks more about below, he tries to recapture the sense of fun his art brought him growing up. He has early memories of building imagined worlds in his illustrations, and the joy that they brought him.
Dominic Kesterton is an Edinburgh-based illustrator with a knack for linear patterns. We also really like his monochrome comics and kooky character design.
David Olenick has mastered the art of the witty one liner and paired it with punchy, simple designs and charming characters. He will continuously have you laughing out loud at the silliness of the real world.