GRAPHIC DESIGN Studio MIKMIK is a graphic design and illustration studio established in 2006 by Michael Lewis. They have some really lovely design work and some adorable print gocco pieces. Some prints are on sale at his Etsy store. He’s giving away 10 gocco printed button sets FREE with the next 10 Gocco prints sold!
PHOTOGRAPHY Ryan Schude is a L.A. based photographer who has some rather intriguing photography and art direction capabilities.
GRAPHIC DESIGN Form has some new work!!
FILMS Remeber the awesome documentary about Helvetica? Well, the director, Gary Hustwit, has returned with another masterpiece called Objectified. It’s a feature-length documentary about industrial design and takes a look into creativity, consumerism, and mass-production of objects that surrounds us. Objectified will have its world premiere screening in early 2009. Stay tuned!
ILLUSTRATION Andrew has a very fun and quirky illustration style. I love how his personality comes through in his website. The little wacky rollover animations are a great bonus.
GRAPHIC DESIGN I just recently visited the IDEO site again and apparently they’ve done a revamp of their website. IDEO is an amazing design firm that has really redefined the way design should be and their slogan says it all, “We create impact through design”.
ILLUSTRATION Chrissie is a London based illustrator who’s got some really rockin’ work. Her use of geometric shapes and colors really gives her illustrations a lot of charm. Check out her “Dream Machine” & “The Memory Book” projects. They remind me of Peter Max’s work from the 70s.
ETC Giant Artist is an agency that represents photographers, illustrators, designers, filmmakers, and one stylist. I got a chance to look at their portfolio today at work and might I say…they’ve got some really sharp photographers!
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GRAPHIC DESIGN Rob Ryan and Jason Munn are the new artists for the August set of If you could print series. These limited edition prints will be gone before you know it! They’re available for pre-order the whole month of August. Go hurry!