Wow is really all there is to say about the illustrative works of Jonathan Burton. His covers for Penguin books are absolutely sensational and his more traditional style is refreshing within the context of modern illustration techniques. Prepare to be inspired.
Argentinian graphic designer Martín Liveratore has some tasty design work in his Behance-folio. I am a sucker for anything related to the Bauhaus.
Clarire Martin has captured grueling but enlightening photographs chronicling the life of addiction. It’s not easy to pick through but the imagery cuts deep into the human condition.
“Edward Cao is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator who works primarily in traditional paint mediums. Recently featured on Juxtapoz.com as well as CreepMachine.com’s Artist of the Month, Edward has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Edward graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design.”
Canadian Graphic Designer Nicolas Girard has some tasty stuff in his Behance-folio that’s been making it’s way round the little ole creative blogosphere as of late.
Artists Inspire Artists has a fantastic collection of icon design for your viewing inspiration. Icon Design is something I’ve held a particular fascination for since the introduction and deep penetration (so rare you can use that phrase in a serious context) of touch screen technology in our lives. This collection exemplifies just how much craft goes into generating these tiny but amazingly detailed images.
Arth Daniels work is a crazy blended cocktail of pop psychedelia brought to life like Frankenstein’s monster in vivid color.
Artist James Roper recently updated with more of his signature-styled and totally kick ass work.
There is soem cool and eclectic work in the portfolio (or Tumblr blog rather) of the elusive Graphikh.
Good stuff here.
“This is a Reel.
This is a Montage.
These are all my favorite works living together.”
Soundtrack: Insane (feat. Rebecca Lander) – The Zombie Kids
Budi Satria Kwan has had many designs printed through Threadless and for good reason. Kwan is highly skilled at producing creative imagery based more on conceptual execution as opposed to leaning on a unique individual style. That opens the door for a broader audience. Just the kinda thing that works well on Threadless.
There is a wealth of wonderful things awaiting you in the portfolio of Santtu Mustonen. Enjoy.
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Steven Harrington is still killing it after many years in the art game. He recently relaunched his website featuring several new works and some great imagery from past gallery shows. He’s a real talent.
Austin-based designer and illustrator Nathan Walker is deft with the vector graphics and has some amazing projects in his Behance-folio including some projects he has art directed that are equally fantastic. He also goes by the name ‘All The Pretty Colors’.
“We can’t believe anyone has made it to adulthood without seeing at least one of his flicks, but in case you grew up in a cult, for sheer power of iconography alone, Kubrick deserves his place in the pantheon of greats…”
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a notable retrospective exhibit of the life and work of Stanley Kubrick. It sounds cliché in creative circles but 2001: A Space Odyssey is my favorite film of all time and several of Kubrick’s other works rank in my top 10.
It looks as thought the exhibit will be up for a while and I may actually try and head out to LA at some point just to see it. If you live there then you have no excuse.
Read more about it here.
Mart Biemans is a 20 year old design student with an already superb and interesting portfolio of vector-styled illustration work. He’s worth keeping an eye on.
There is some excellent new project work in the portfolio of young designer Alex Fowkes including a recent project for Sony that swept the creative blogosphere.