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Featured: Marie Luise Emmermann

A couple of images from the Skizzomat Illustration Diary, a creative outlet for Marie Luise Emmerman out of Germany. This stuff is rad, but check the figurative collage work in there as well. Really nice, slightly bizarre, sensual and fleshy. Lots more to see at:

www.skizzomat.blogspot.com
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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Featured: Matt Stevens

A side project of grand proportions: the Air Max1-a-day series by designer/art director Matt Stevens out of Charlotte, NC. The tribute portion is very cool as well. See if you can guess who’s who by style alone.

http://largetype.squarespace.com/

Young designers take note. This is a totally valid way to get some big-brand work into your portfolio. Think a step or two beyond just mock ads and make something interesting.

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Featured: Crystal Sylver

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Inspired by Fashion, Art Deco, Egyptian Art, beautiful women, and sensuality, as well as by her travels through ancient cities of the world, her work is an exploration of life — past, present, and future. Drawn to the mystique and power of icons throughout the ages, her emotional and erotic figure paintings are an expression of life, love, and beauty. Her current medium is oil, and metal leaf on wood and canvas.

Catch Crystal’s work in person at the Hive Gallery’s MAYhem show.

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Featured No Comments

Featured: Bruce Peterson

Some great macro photography from Bruce Peterson out of Boston – personal/side projects + great campaign/commercial stuff. Take a look at ‘Oddments’ and ‘Old Money’ when you’re there, along with larger versions of ‘Acorns’, shown here.

www.brucepeterson.com

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Monday, April 26th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Interviewed & Featured: John Gilsenan of IWANT design

It’s probably safe to say that one of the most inspirational things in a young designers life is the album artwork adorning their favorite music. So, we thought it would be fascinating to get a look behind the scenes with an interview and some perspective from John Gilsenan of IWANT design. Based in London, John designs for Buzzin’ Fly Records, the electronic label of Everything But The Girl’s, Ben Watt. If you’re not familiar with them, you probably do know Tracy Thorn (the other half of EBTG) who was featured on Massive Attack’s prolific song, Protection.

Now at the at the forefront of the British dance scene, Buzzin Fly will be releasing it’s 50th single called Bright Star featuring Stimming, Ben Watt and Julia Biel. Buzzin’ Fly is well know for their quality audio and their attention to packaging and developing a visual brand with award winning artwork has helped to define the label. It’s no surprise then that the Bright Star single will be lovingly packaged as a double gatefold with gold foil block and a poster insert. We caught up with John recently to learn a little more about his background and the creative process of designing for a record label.

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Full interview after the jump.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 Featured, Interviewed No Comments

Featured: Eyvind Earle

Going back into the vaults on this one, but this is an artist you should know about. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) is best known for his art direction work for Walt Disney (you’ll recognize his forest-scapes and background art in Sleeping Beauty next time you find yourself watching that movie), but he spent the great majority of his career as a full time solo artist/painter/silkscreener. I love his graphic style, and fantastic color/detail work in his trees (especially the trees) and natural scenery. The images here don’t do the originals justice. Not even close. So if you can see some of his work in person, jump at the chance.

Info on the artist is here. And his official site is here. Check out the serigraphs and oils in particular. Lots and lots of stuff to soak in, and you will be inspired.

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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Dilyana Dineva

The “Signals” project by Dilyana Dineva, broadcasting from Sofia, Bulgaria. This is a fascinating topic to me, and I love how she has visualized something that we all are surrounded with every second of the day. This series depicts the invisible signals that weave through our day – television, radio, wireless data, mobile phones. In Dilyana’s words, we all share an “addiction to receiving”. I’d have to agree.

The photos are from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey – wonderful lighting and color saturation mix in with the nighttime cityscapes.

More side projects and design work at deemight.com

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Friday, November 13th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Able Parris

Able Parris is a collage artist and typographer doing some really cool crossover design/art work. Nice identity portfolio too. He’s all over the internet, but you can start at his Cargo site and take it from there:

work.ableparris.com

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Maximus Balder

Mixed-media art from Maximus Balder. Picardie, France – found on the Gestalten Blackboard. Really cool layered artwork weaving in typography, commercial/design stuff… all found-imagery, as far as I can tell, and the resulting compositions have a rich design&type-infused feel to them.

Site and info is here.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Irene L. Peu

Beautiful layered photography from Irene L. Peu. She’s surprisingly mysterious when you try to track down her info, but images from her Flickr set have been picked up by photo/visual blogs left and right since she was featured on Fubiz earlier this year. Oddly enough, she’s known as “i.Anton” on Flickr… so who knows who this photographer really is? No, seriously, who knows her? Very curious, and we’d love to know more.

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Featured No Comments

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