Good stuff in the portfolio of designer/illustrator Mike Harrison. Very young and talented guy, keep an eye on him.

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Nice work even if it is only a temporary site from design studio Parent. I love how the work is displayed. Very unusual and interesting horizontal scroll of design goodness.

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David Rowan is a talented photographer and artist. He graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1998 with a BA in Visual Communication/Photographer. He has also studied graphic design and fine art. He has worked professionally for over 10 years. Since 2001 he has been working with the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery managing the photographic studio and supplying digital imaging of the entire range of the museum’s art and history collections.

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There are some nice examples of squeaky clean graphic design work in the portfolio of Draught Associates. I wonder if they are called that because they are drinking buddies. Just curious.

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“Once upon a time there was a Wellington based graphic designer and illustrator, whose fanciful works were; sometimes so clear and simple that they were childlike, sometimes so complex and challenging they were inexplicable, and sometimes so fresh and original that they were perhaps not even designs at all. But he did have an adorable komodo dragon pup. And he tied his pants up with bits of string and dental floss, which is surprisingly strong…”

…and he would call himself Joel Cocks.

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Chances are that if you frequent the design/art blogosphere you have stumbled upon the work of David Bray at one point or another. His work has appeared numerous times on FFFFound and he has worked for some very large clients. He has kept busy exhibiting this year and you can see the fruits of his labor here from his exhibition the Stolenspace gallerey at Let’s Hit the Streets. There is also a more comprehensive listing of the works, with larger images at the actual Stolenspace website. You can also view a little more his his work at Pvuk.

His work focuses primarily on the female form but looks almost as though it was plucked from a Fashion-illustration book. It is the simplicity of his work that I really enjoy. I also love the way he renders the hair of his subjects.

More about Bray:
“david bray. born dartford 1970

freelance illustrator since 1996

clients have included:
harvey nichols, h&m, nokia, pizza express,
charles worthington, carlos mag, elle,
flaunt mag, puma, virgin, sony playstation,
sony records, kickers, sunday times, time out,
body shop, vodafone, bbc television, canon,
bloww, paddle monthly and mtv

exhibits himself in amsterdam frequently.

worked in close collaboration with point blank to
produce identity, dvd packaging and promotional
material for dirty sanchez.

in house illustrator/designer for various production –
the album “the world is gone” released on xl

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Progress Packaging Limited aim to be market leaders in the field of creative packaging. Working best when involved from concept stage as partners, we are able to project manage production to an end result. By offering a professional and innovative service to our clients whilst working to the tightest of deadlines, we aim to be a valued member of your creative team. Progress are simply a company who believe that packaging matters and that successful partnerships lead to outstanding results.”

In so many words, they have got your package covered.

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I am loving the illustration work of Brighton-based Florian Bayer.

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“Radim Malinic, prides himself on his artistic sensibility, passion for details, innovative resutls, pushing the boundaries. His work has been described as imaginative, sophisticated, sensual and sexy. While his goal is to fulfill the needs of his client, he creates contemporary visions that are a complex montage of layered photographic, colorful elements, hand drawn renders.”

Bright vivid crazy wild ass colors. I dig it.

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The fantastic illustrator Jody Barton has updated with new work and a great new site.

A little more about Jody:
“Born in the UK, and educated at Camberwell College of Arts and The Royal College of Arts, Jody has worked on a huge number of projects in fashion, advertising, and editorial media. Also an exhibiting artist, he regularly contributes to shows around the world.”

After all, who doesn’t love a little T and A?

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About the young Kate Moross:
“I am a 22 year old London based creative maestro. Practicing as an Illustrator and Graphic designer but would hate to narrow myself to those fields alone. I also run ISO & Isomorph Records which you can read about here. I have a fascination with three sided shapes, illegible typography, and freeform lettering.”

Pretty amazing for someone just starting out.

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“A showcase of all 2008 graduates of BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Illustration at the University of Brighton.”

Some really brilliant work in there.

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Shape Studio is London based graphic design collective Jo Murray and Dominic Bell. They thrive on identity and print projects but are also looking for new challenges.

Shape Studio believe every project should have its own mold. Their approach; ideas-led and informed by the content of a brief, creates a unique outcome for any commission.”

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Chris Dent was kind enough to write me about his work: “Chris Dent has made huge strides since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts.At 23 he is quickly earning a status and has had recognition from Paul Insect who selected Chris as one of his top 3 young illustrators in the UK. His intricate pen work explores the energy of street culture through densely informative drawings of cityscapes.”

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FFF author Sean Rees has some nice design work in his portfolio.

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Alex Chappell has a portfolio full of excellent design and illustration work.

Here is a little more about him:
Alex Chappell is a London based designer, illustrator and artist. The alias Twiy (say – Twee) was born out of the inherent need to produce uninhibited work without boundaries or restrictions.”

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Damien Poulain is a french graphic designer and art director who has lived and worked in Germany, Spain and Italy before recently settling in East London where he founded his practice in 2003. Specializing in print-based projects including books, small-run publications and record sleeves Damien Poulain also creates posters and other communication imagery for art galleries, fashion designers and music labels. Ongoing projects include t-shirts for 2K by Gingham, hand-crafted set design for magazines such as Tank, Arena Homme+ among others, as well as website design. His personal work has been well documented in Grafik, Dazed & Confused and Creative Review magazines, where he mixes digital and hand-crafted processes.”

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Very strange collages by Bryony Lloyd. Strange in a good way but still very strange.

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