ONE FINE DAY
GRAPHIC DESIGN James Joyce is the awesome designer behind the studio, One Fine Day. Along with some brilliant work, he also has some free downloadable wallpaper to spruce up your monitors. His first solo show opens at London’s Kemistry Gallery on 5/2.
ILLUSTRATION Yuka Yamaguchi is a fascinating, self taught illustrator who resides in Saskatoon, Canada. It’s crazy how wickedly twisted and adorably cute her illustrations are.
Graphic Design Adam Cruickshank is an artist based in Berlin. He’s is truely talented in all aspects of design. He does work ranging from exhibition pieces and installations to graphic design and illustration.
MAGAZINE The brilliant COLORS magazine has done it again! Issue 73 is filled with amazing mind-boggling concepts about money. I had the great opportunity to meet with the creative directors. They are such inspiring and kind people. You can really see their personalities shine through their work. They’d make Tibor very proud.
ILLUSTRATION Evah is an amazing San Francisco artists who’s artwork reflects nonsense and mystery. Her illustrations are fascinatingly whimsical yet twisted. I also came across www.tinyindustries.com who’s illustration style seems to be very similar to evah’s. They have some lovely work, too.
Graphic Design Frederic Tacer is a graphic designer based in France who has some very inspirational works. Take a look especially at his Cotyle Type that he designed while he was confined to his bed for a month and half during his recovery from a fractured pelvis. You know you’re a true designer when you can design even while in pain. Design makes all things bad go away!
DESIGN IS DEAD???
Design News Couple of days ago the world renowned, Philippe Starck told the press that he is planning on retiring in a couple of years because he is ashamed of producing material goods. Is design really dead?? I don’t think so. I believe design has the amazing power to make a difference. We just need to take the time and effort to do so. Long live design!! horray* horray*
Graphic Design I/O has decided to do a new print run because their first 1000 copies sold like hot cakes! Each issue is on a new topic and is interpreted through graphic design, illustrations, paintings, texts, and photography, etc. It’s nice how they noted in their blog about problems that they had come across during the production. It reminds us that designers are humans, too. Mistakes happen. We survive.
ART Sergei Sviatchenko is a vibrant, contemporary artist who’s collage work expresses his unique vision and individal voice. Elements of mystery and surprise are definitely apparent in his works. Some of his pieces subtly remind me of the flat collages designed by the great Joseph Cornell. Thanks for the links, Sergei!
Product Design Areaware is a New York City based design collective. They are determined in helping promote local designers who take a novel approach to their work. Areaware features work from my all time favorite designer, Tobias Wong. I have a bigggg designer crush on him! shhh.