Sarah King is an illustrator whose work is heavily based around typography. Her work reminds me of old Beatles posters from the 70's but a little less hippy. You can visit her website at http://www.sarahaking.com/ where you can get a better idea of her work. I always like messing around with type and image and Sarah's work stood out to me because she has the ability to fit type into any shape, pattern or space, without it looking squashed or forced. Her work is always very planned and carefully executed and these are the kind of posters that I would have all over my walls if I could
Friday, 15 January 2010
Here is another artist/ illustrator who I like purely because it reminds me of some of my personal work. Lewis Campbell's work is heavily based around his use of linework which i can relate to as I use a lot of it, maybe too much sometimes, in my work. Although I dont think his work is completely amazing, he is one of those artist whose work is always going to catch your eye and make you want to know what is going on in his images. It is just... nice. I will post a few of his pictures below.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
I love this guys work. Everything he does I want to have on my wall. His style is totally different to mine as he doesn't do much drawing, mainly builds his pieces up through different layers and textures rather than line work. Some of his work is a bit too cartoony for me but even in these pieces he still has a really good eye for colour and composition and his characters and pieces are still original and interesting. I first noticed his work in the Illusive books- a good place to find new inspiration
Monday, 4 January 2010
Friday, 1 January 2010
A German illustrator, Jens Bonnke has a way of working which make the everyday editiorial illustration look new and interesting. Much editorial work is similar, block shapes, clip-art-esq etc. but Bonnke manages to take simple images and make them look charming, as well as still transmitting the information effectively. Bonnke uses a lot of old and found materials and screenprints onto them to achieve his old-fashioned and worn look, I imagine that he also uses photoshop to get in some of the textures afterwards. I really enjoy screenprinting and whenever I find someone like this it always makes me want to get back into the print room.