02.28.12

Andrei Ograda is a freelance graphic artist/designer from Bucharest, Romania who is currently “trapped” in Spain where he claims it has become near impossible to find work. He’s ready to travel and open to work anywhere in Europe or maybe even the U.S. He’s got some very unique work in his portfolio which is why I am mentioning it here. So hook the guy up already.

 

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Iván Flugelman A.K.A. VVSVS has relocated to Berlin where he has started his own business. He already has an adept body of work to show including some work for notable clients like Subaru and Lady Gaga. It’s a nice combination of solid art direction, 3d and graphic design.

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01.25.12

ussian graphic designer Artëm Gridin has portfolio of work that is raw, classic and contemporary all in equal measure. It’s a bit of a throwback but in all the right ways as the end result is timeless graphic design.

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Freelance Brand Designer Gary Swindell has recently updated his immaculate portfolio at Aimizm with some beautiful new project work. It is well worth the inspirational browse.

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Le Carnet Noir is the conceptual container of Nacho Ormaechea, freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer working in Paris. There is a notion of escaping through the mind during the daily reality that we sometimes have to suffer through.

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01.18.12

Death Spray Custom is the portfolio and works of a London based artist and designer. His work has caught my attention before but some recent updates grabbed hold of my attention.

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“Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer mike joyce, owner of stereotype design in new york city. Drawing from his love of punk rock and swiss modernism, two movements that have absolutely nothing to do with one another, mike has redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into international typographic style posters. Each design is set in berthold akzidenz grotesk medium, all lowercase. Many of these posters are now available for sale in three different sizes at print-process. Every single one of these shows actually happened.”

This is a way awesome project that deserves the attention it’s been getting, I just wish I had thought of it first. There are some great layouts represented and it would be nice to see a big set of these on a wall. I’d imagine the experience of witnessing them in print is a totally different experience than taking them in as clever little thumbnails online.

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01.04.12

Illustrator Nathan Manire notified us that he recently updated his portfolio and he has expanded upon his style and capabilities with some new and refreshing imagery. He is a multifaceted talent as capable by the way of hand as by the way of the mouse and that is much more clear in his updated book.

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I’ll come right out and admit that I am not a fan of the arbitrary and subjective lists that crowd and overpopulate the internet but the ever-inspiring Dieline knows what they are talking about. They have amassed their ‘top 100‘ package designs of 2011 and there is some ‘abfab’ work to take in, ponder and draw inspiration from. I was glad to see that I Love Dust’s portfolio package made the list. They are high on my list of ‘if we could just be like them’ studios that we look toward to inspire the growth and image of our studio, so our ears always perk up when we see them make a list of note.

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Brasileiro designer and illustrator João Oliveira (Onrepeat) is a young talent whom I’ve followed a few years now. Enough so that he knows I am a sucker enough for his work that I will post it just as soon as he has made a major update which he does more often than most. So once again, he has been in touch and updated his poppy, colorful and fun portfolio with new imagery. This time there is some 3d incorporated which breathes new life into his work. As always, it’s a lot of sugary eye candy that is sure to give the brain a little rush.

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Joshua Hibbert was another artist who sent me his work and very humbly so as well. It was another, hey please check out my work email and to be honest, for as long as I have been blogging and looking at portfolios online (over 10 years now) you develop certain predisposed judgements. So when I see a link to a ‘blogspot’ portfolio I think, well he/she doesn’t really have a real website so I will check it out, but my expectations are at a minimum. But who am I to be such a pretentious douchebag and think that I know everything about how people choose to display their work online. I say this especially because Hibbert’s work surprised me and he has some excellent imagery on display and he is an obvious multi-faceted talent. Thanks for sending your work in Josh. I was inspired.

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Bruno Borges is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in São Paulo, Brasil. I will be the first to admit that his portfolio plays like series of ‘familiarities’ with other work I have seen but that being said, he possesses the power to create strong images (enough so that I am posting it here anyway).

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12.21.11

I know I have visited Berg Studio’s website sometime in the past but am not sure if I have posted it before. Regardless, they are a UK-based studio pumping out some solid design and branding work. They also have a nice website that features a decent sideblog showcasing what inspires their efforts.

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12.15.11

Leif Podhajsky has updated yet again with more of what has evolved into his signature style. He has continued to draw in the clients and he has been knocking out an ever-growing body of impressive work.

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Peter Georgiou is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. He’s got a nice style that combines looser artistic drawn elements with typography and graphic design.

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I don’t know how I have never heard of this guy but if you are a fan of street-inspired design and illustration his work is DOPE. I haven’t used that word confidently in a while (probably because it makes me feel old) but damn his stuff nice. He’s got a great store too full of all kinds of goodies. I am definitely keeping an eye on the Mexican illustrator Mr. Kone.

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Oslo-based design firm Heydays has updated with what I believe to be a new website and lots of good looking new print and branding work. It’s a good week for graphic design apparently.

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UK design consultancy Six has updated with a bevy of dead sexy print and branding work for a select roster of clients. It’s all clean, pretty and very inspirational. It’s also extremely well presented. Good stuff.

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