Here’s a fun typographic project from graphic design student, René Mambembé from Nantes, France. ‘Helvetica, My Hero’ sees the font given a bit of character. The minimalist set includes iconic uniform colour palettes taken from comic books, film and TV.
A decorative use of marks in Josh Neal’s comics and other illustrated work gives them an almost linocut of woodblock print feel. From looking at his sketchbooks, you can see that this unique drawing style is something he has developed from extending hatching techniques.
Although Aisha Franz’s portfolio also includes colour work and editorial illustration, we were immediately charmed by her black and white comic books in pencil. Her self-published books are particularly inventive and oozing with home-made charm.The odd sheet of tracing paper, stapled spines and matchbox-sized accordion books are all winning us over.
Julian Glander presents his portfolio on his website in a really fun and refreshing way. He has created individual gifs for each of his projects, laying them all out together resulting in a mass of movement, energy and colour. It suits his work perfectly, representing the tongue-in-cheek, character-driven work from this Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer.
Here are few examples of the fun work by Italian illustrator, Roberto Blefari aka Hikimi from Turin. Roberto likes clouds, monsters, Darjeeling black tea, geeks, Paris and Tokyo, jumping in puddles, tree houses, paper boats and dreaming”.
In just a handful of examples from the pages of ‘Phabula’ by Dalton James Rose, we are given enough fantasy, blood and carnage to temptingly whet our appetite. An intriguing alien planet, a hoard of gruesome characters and a sword-wielding protagonist promise an exciting adventure with a satisfying amount of gore and magic.