I’m really loving Steven Bonners illustrations, especially his illustrated typography.
I love Nikki Farquharson’s illustrations they really compliment the fashion photography.
LEGO+Letterpress is the work of Physical Fiction They use smooth Lego bricks fixed to a Lego base as pixels in their video-game-like designs and patterns. Paint is then applied with a roller, and the whole thing is pressed to paper, leaving their inked impression.
Some really nice digital illustration from Martin Sati a Spanish illustrator. His work is primarily vector based, his distinct style is hard to ignore.
The Society for News Design have named i (short for informação) newspaper the worlds best in 2010. The Portuguese newspaper is a colorful, less-than-two-year-old, small-format tabloid paper. It’s innovative design walks the line between newspaper and magazine with perfect balance. The paper delivers traditional newspaper content with new, engaging presentation. It’s smaller than most tabloids and it is saddle-stitched, so it holds together like a magazine. Readers can easily fold pages back, navigate without difficulty and — perhaps — concentrate without the distractions encountered with larger, unbound formats.
The publication has a steady grid structure, type and color palette that create a strong platform for difference and surprise. The grid and space look effortless. But there is more complexity than it first appears.
Typography is classic, not trendy. From very large to very small, the principles of scale and contrast apply throughout their type palette. Sans serif feels serious; the serif is more playful. It’s a wonderful contrast.
The Society of News designs verdict of ‘i’ in the competion is as follows:
“What we recognized in this year’s winner was its fresh, unique approach. “i” can inspire visual journalists and publishers anywhere in the world to rethink their models and revise or create new ones that best serve their audiences. They may look nothing like i. It won’t — and shouldn’t — represent everyone’s treatment.
We encourage all designers to apply similar creativity and tenacity to finding their own voice and expressing it with conviction and excellence, no matter the size of the staff or access to other resources”.
Calligraffiti fuses calligraphy and graffiti by mixing beautiful and conventional calligraphy with the unrefined and gritty effects of graffiti. Calligraphy is about the art of writing and can have many forms. Whether it be Japanese ancient brush characters, Arabic pictorial scripts, illuminated medieval books or swirly quill writing… all calligraphy.
Calligraffiti, is a concept in art developed by Niels Meulman. I first acknowledged Meulmans calligraffiti on an advert for Mercedes. Mercedes asked Niels Meulman to customize a white Mercedes B-Class with hundreds of women’s names. These names symbolise all the Dutch women for whom the Pink Ribbon foundation works tirelessly. The advert can be seen here
Whilst reading Computer Arts magazine today I came across Linn Olofsdotter and fell in love with her style of illustration. A mixture of hand drawn, digital layered and textured media give her illustrations a collage-like feel.
An amazing collection of photographs from Dutch photographer Salventius.
Check out the rest of his portfolio here.