As purveyors of emerging illustrative talent ourselves, we at Ape on the Moon are always excited to hear about new creative platforms out to do the same. Gran Salon Mexico is an illustration fair set to make its debut at the end of November.
‘The Doodle Project’ has amassed quite the momentum over the near 10 years that it has been going. The project has had contributions from hundreds of artists over that time and led to two books being published by the founder, Lisa Currie, so far. To find out more about exactly what this ongoing community process is, we had a little chat with Lisa herself.
Pete Fowler’s distinct brand of character design has made its mark around the world in the form of vinyl figures, record covers, apparel, art, and much more. Recently, Pete has been adding to the ever-growing range of work that he produces by applying his recognisable style to acrylic paintings.
As beautiful as Nathan Manire’s ‘Dot Portraits’ are for their blend of soft, pastel shades and rigid structures, they are also intriguing as results of many iterations of his process along the line. We talked to Nathan about this process and other elements of his life as an artist and designer.
In the first of our series of short films, we met illustrator George McCallum to talk about how he developed his hand-built 3D illustration work, and some of the projects he’s currently spending time on.
Anyone who picked up the most recent album, ‘Alone Aboard the Ark‘ from the Leisure Society would have undoubtably had to pause to appreciate the beautifully designed packaging before taking their first listen. Owen Davey did some wonderful work on a range merchandise for the band across the promotional campaign.
Composer Christopher Bono recently released two new singles, ‘Unity’ and ‘The Unexcelled Mantra’. With the release of these choral works came the equally ethereal artwork by French illustrator, DZO Oliver.
Like all his work, the art DZO produced is blindingly detailed, rich and dream-like. As he goes on to describe, while being inspired by the work of Christopher Bono, he tried to approach the images in the same way a musician might approach a score. Listening to music, he allowed the imagery to simply come to him, resulting in an imaginative, train-of-thought narrative.