Aaron Crawford makes monsters. With beautifully grotesque detail he puts them on prints, t-shirts, books, and even buttons. He draws out original and frightening works while also making pieces inspired by classic horror elements like Night of the Creeps and Goosebumps. A lot of his work is limited edition, but new stuff is constantly coming out. I always get comments on the t-shirts I have.
Kai and Sunny produce some of the most distinctive work you could hope to see in the fields of design and illustration: intricate, graceful, and simultaneously simple, yet complex and understated. They work tirelessly in a range of different areas but are perhaps best known for their book covers for the likes of David Mitchell and their recent, large-scale black and white prints. I just love their stuff.
Kristjana is an Icelandic designer who produces vivid giclee prints, wallpapers and silk scarves using Victorian engravings and manipulating them using photoshop. She blends this elegance of the old illustrations with bold colours and new ethereal layouts. The engravings take on a new life wrapped around animals or woven into ancient maps.
I created this series of prints inspired by 70s wallpaper. The use of geometric forms that create patters has interested me as a pathway to an experience both transcendental and emotive. The series, Systems, hovers between minimalism, abstraction, geometry, stasis and dynamism, while its visual energy of sensuous, buoyant hues makes an instant impact with a vivid sense of spatial illusion. Why the 70s? Because without them, I wouldn’t be here playing with colours.
I created a new shop recently that features artsy things: some limited edition prints, some t-shirts, and some bags. I consider the tees to be more like wearable art, all silkscreened and hand-dyed in my studio in Brooklyn.
Inés and Iván are the two guys behind the cool fashion label, La Casita de Wendy. I like the prints and, above all, I like the way they work and run their brand. Keeping it as a small business is a challenge for them.
Diana Lynn Vandermeulen is a student of York University in North York, Ontario. She just had her first solo show in Toronto exhibiting her meticulous new series of prints. Her work is currently exploring themes of identity, curation of objects, and natural phenomena.
‘Asperatus’ roughly translates from Latin to ‘agitated’ and refers to a newly discovered cloud formation which appears as ominous, rippling clouds, but confusingly often disappears without delivering on any threat of storm. This series consists of black and white illustrations occupied with the chaotic and confusing present, when our actions have become increasingly abstracted from their consequences. Asperatus prints will be released in late-October with pre-orders now available.
Our friends over at Paper Tiger have just released their first print of the new year, and we’re lovin’ it. It’s called a Touch of Class and is the work of artist, Nathan Ota, who had a recent solo show at Hollywood’s La Luz de Jesus gallery. Ota, whose earliest influences were Frank Frazetta calendars [...]
Using both highly rendered images and softer graphic design elements, Nate Frizzell weaves stories into his paintings that we all can see ourselves being a part of. Giclee print on Sommerset velvet archival paper 12”x20” in a limited edition of 25.
Portland artist Aijung Kim creates the most heartfelt and endearing comics and prints. A highly candid viewing experience at times both quiet and haunting, often as cozy and reassuring as a familiar friend. With a keen eye for folksy patterns and clean detail, Kim’s work is simply a treat to view.
Born in Colombia, Marcela Restrepo now calls Sydney home. His Impressive client list includes American Express, Peugeot, Energizer, Bon Appetit Magazine, Australian Financial Review, Sunday Telegraph Magazine, and my mother. He’s just opened up an online shop where you can purchase limited and open edition affordable giclée prints of his drawings. Get in quick because [...]
The Mission is part of a series of maps and images of Lauratopia, a fictional world that Brooklyn-based illustrator Laura Carmelita Bellmont has made up as a home for her imagination. The prints are archival, sized 8″ x 7″, and available for US$60.