J3 Concepts: awesome graffiti-style vector illustrations

Mkaio Reader Find

By Mkaio in New Illustration on Monday 3 June 2013

Based in Seattle, Washington, freelance vector artist Jared Nickerson creates truly unique and stunning artwork. His pieces often play together through layers of line art, images collage and coexist creating flows of flowers, ferns, fists. Stacks of shapes, piles of pipes and pieces of industry. The layers, colors, collage all coming together in a creative balanced whole. The style is […]

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Illustration and design work by Mat Miller

Mat Miller Reader Find

By Mat Miller in New Design on Monday 30 April 2012

I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage and manipulation, and mixed media. My work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art, along with almost anything from the natural world. As well as the great outdoors, I gain inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans. Walking around antiques shops is a favourite. It’s like a sensory overload a lot of the time. 

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Why hand-drawn is the new black

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 5 September 2008

There’s been an interesting trend recently in print and advertising work in particular away from the perfect symmetry and airbrushed cleanliness of vector art and back towards a looser form of hand-drawn illustration. I see it everywhere, from the middle pages of highbrow pop culture publications to the style sections of local broadsheets. And yet, it’s unexpected, especially so soon after the wave of vector art which swamped the print world just a few years back.

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