It’s almost been a year since I painted my first mural, so I decided to collect them all and publish them in one super-duper mural project. The murals have largely been created for Zizzi, who use an artist in every restaurant they open or refurbish and always set a brief which is relevant to the […]
After graduating I found myself with a lot of time and not much work. I’d been told that in that scenario, it’s usually a good idea to set yourself a few briefs. So I did. I focused mainly on song lyrics for inspiration and tried to create pieces which reflected the feel of the tune, often including the lyrics themselves in the composition. Looking back now, those pieces of work formed the basis of my current illustration style. I don’t think the importance of self-initiated work should ever be underestimated.
Charles Williams is a designer, typographer and illustrator working out of London. If he’s not fashioning beautiful portraits for GQ magazine out of angular and rounded shapes of texture, he will probably be working on the next type project for Nike or Adobe. Definitely one of my favourite designers at the moment.
Frankfurt-based artist, illustrator and designer Yuri Ustsinau creates surreal silhouetted figures with multiple-limbs and a plastic sheen. I first came across his work on the Behance Network, and have been hooked ever since.
Ben Grasso creates some of the most exciting paintings I have ever seen. He depicts exploding (or imploding, or disintegrating, I can’t decide) natural and architectural structures, often at surreal angles or amongst clouds. For me though, there’s something quite calming about the considered way in which these subjects are broken up. It’s all very beautiful.
Having just released their third album in three years to more critical acclaim, Bombay Bicycle Club are just finishing up their first tour of Canada and the US. Their first album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, is definitely in my top 10, and their second, the acoustic Flaws, probably wouldn’t be […]
Sometimes I come across an artist that i’m instantly jealous of. London-based Ruben Ireland is one of them. His work walks the line between illustration and fine art, fitting seamlessly into either category. It is beautifully balanced, partly down to his incredible use of tone and silhouette. Check it out.
‘Love is All‘ is taken from The Tallest Man on Earth, aka Kristian Matsson’s second album, ‘The Wild Hunt’. I love it. Matsson’s rasping vocal often catches you off-guard when combined with beautiful fingerpicking and often delicate lyrics, but it’s a pleasant surprise. If you haven’t listened to his music yet, you should.
Illustrator Tom Buch started out his career as an illustrator specialising in digital painting. Nowadays, he works on everything from impressive 3D models in Z-brush and Cinema 4D, to fantastic moving image projects for Topshop.