I love Sam Weber’s illustration of Bjork. It captures the mischievous twinkle that seems omnipresent in her eyes whilst also presenting her in an environment which pays homage to her somewhat mystical musical approach. [more about Sam Weber]
Marisa Purcell’s work is absolutely stunning. Her latest series of artworks, Only the Memories are New, ‘represents an even further delve by the artist into unchartered realms of the psyche. Instinctual and unexplained, the paintings invite the viewer to confront dreamlike worlds where inside meets outside and reality is constructed from fragments of memory and time.
If you’re a New York based illustrator and looking for a little intensive tuition from one of the finest in the biz, Fernanda Cohen is running an illustration course from April 5th through May 31st, every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm: ‘The course will focus on how to solve illustration assignments, self-promotion, portfolio, [...]
Painter and animator Katy Dove seems to visualise the sliding, bold movements of what it is to be and to feel human. Dove paints in watercolour and scans her images into the computer, overlaying them with duplicated paper cutouts.
The artwork of UK-based Nick Deakin is always bold and colourful. He uses characters and type to adorn worn surfaces for clients including Fused magazine, for whom he did a commissioned illustration of the “so-hot-right-now” band the Ting Tings.
Renee Garner is an artist living and working in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina. Of her beautifully simple yet strikingly coloured work, she says: ‘My university background is in Fibers as Fine Arts, and even though my work is mostly drawing and painting, the sensitivity to fibers as a source of line-inspiration is fairly [...]
Brooklyn-based Joel Holland works freelance for magazines and publishing houses, creating advertisement illustration for agencies and design companies. His portfolio showcases a brilliant use of colour, his designs never being overworked, while his hand lettered type makes him one of my favourite typographers around right now. [see also the illustrations of Brooklyn-based Autumn Whitehurst]
Maria Parrish takes her inspiration for her sparkly illustrations from ‘candy, jewelry, Christmas lights, animals, fashion, textures, and beauty. But really, I just like pretty things in color’. [see also the Japanese-themed illustrations of Dennis Juan Ma]