LRNZ is the portfolio of a Rome-based graphic designer and illustrator who was formerly at partner at an Italian studio called Chimp Co that later changed it’s name to Studio Brutus. His portfolio is a wild and colorful affair filled with references to videogames, comics and manga.
The brilliantly named Fablog is the work of French artist and illustrator Fabien Mense. It encompasses his excellent illustration and concept work for comics and clients and it’s brimming with inspiration for those looking to dabble in illustration (like myself).
I can’t really tell you much about Japanese illustrator Zain 7 except for that she is a she and she is Japanese. What I can tell you with certainty is that some of her work is mind-bendingly awesome. Pure pop art candy.
Jinyoung Shin is a young NYC-based illustrator who is influenced by Japanese Manga but has managed to construct a vivid dreamlike style out of that influence. Her work has been compared for obvious reasons to artist Aya Kato but in the world of ‘love to hate’ hater artists and designers I think the comparison is unfair. If you have a look at Kato’s work it is lush and dense with vivid colors but the characters and environments are very different from Shin’s. I think it’s Shin’s subjects that set her apart with their long, lanky and overlapping limbs.
Comparisons aside, she is very talented and I do like what she is laying down.