artist https://design.org/tags/artist en Graffiti-Influenced Paintings and Portraits by Lou Ros https://design.org/blog/graffiti-influenced-paintings-and-portraits-lou-ros <p>Using a mixture of acrylics, oils, sprays and pencils, <a href="http://louros.fr/" target="Lou Ros">Lou Ros</a>'s work is an elegant combination of fine art and graffiti elements. The 26-year-old French artist began doing street art with his friends at 17 and later transitioned to painting murals and other works. </p> <p>He became bored of the structure, repetition and perfection and took a decidedly more forceful approach to art, resulting in these portraits that are ripe with emotion and intensity. My favorites are his snapshot-like works from his faces and portraits series. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_10.jpg?1320800759" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="619" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_06.jpg?1320800928" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="616" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_04.jpg?1320800928" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="621" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_07.jpg?1320800928" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="803" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_02.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="652" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_01.jpg?1320800928" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="662" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_03.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="622" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_05.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="623" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_08.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="626" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_09.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="613" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_12.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="631" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_15.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="622" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_13.jpg?1320800929" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_11.jpg?1320800986" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="611" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_14.jpg?1320800930" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="789" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_16.jpg?1320800986" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="802" title="Design, louros, paintings" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/08/louros_paintings_17.jpg?1320800986" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/graffiti-influenced-paintings-and-portraits-lou-ros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/graffiti-influenced-paintings-and-portraits-lou-ros#comments art artist design france graffiti paint portrait Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:04:39 +0000 jessicapatterson 3814 at https://design.org My Little Pop Icons by Mari Kasurinen https://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen <p><a href="http://marikasurinen.com/" target="Mari Kasurinen">Mari Kasurinen</a>, an artist and sculptor in Finland, explores the concepts of beauty and customization through her art.</p> <p>Using My Little Ponies as blank canvases, she turns them into pop culture icons, many of which have defined and continue to define generations. From superheros to singers, she includes minute details that make the ponies look like licensed action figures.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="532" title="Design, mylittlepony, popicons" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/08/21/mylittle_popicon_01.jpg?1313953305" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/my-little-pop-icons-mari-kasurinen#comments art artist design finland popculture Sculpture superhero Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:02:16 +0000 jessicapatterson 3252 at https://design.org Tessellations and Processes: Paper Works by Matthew Shlian https://design.org/blog/tessellations-and-processes-paper-works-matthew-shlian-0 <p><a href="http://www.mattshlian.com/" target="Matthew Shlian">Matthew Shlian</a> is a paper engineer who works at the intersection of art and engineering. He collaborates with scientists—creating nano-origami, mocks up packaging for billion-dollar blue-chips, and creates these structured and fragile works of paper art...</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/07/19/MatthewShlian_paper_5.jpg" alt="Design, matthewshlian, paper" title="Design, matthewshlian, paper" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, matthewshlian, paper" alt="" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/19/matthewshlian_paper_.jpg?1311107735" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/tessellations-and-processes-paper-works-matthew-shlian-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/tessellations-and-processes-paper-works-matthew-shlian-0#comments artist design engineering graphic paper science Sculpture Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:36:15 +0000 wardandrews 3093 at https://design.org Ben Newman's Prints and Illustrations https://design.org/blog/ben-newmans-prints-and-illustrations <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/11/ben_newman_4.jpg" alt="Design, bennewman, prints" title="Design, bennewman, prints" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Please take a look at these prints by <a href="http://bennewman.co.uk/" target="Ben Newman">Ben Newman</a>, an illustrator and designer in the UK. They're full of geometric, textured, colorful, <a href="http://design.org" target="design">design</a> goodness.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="439" title="Design, bennewman, prints" alt="Design, bennewman, prints" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/11/ben_newman_4.jpg?1305180129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/ben-newmans-prints-and-illustrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/ben-newmans-prints-and-illustrations#comments artist design graphic illustration print uk Thu, 12 May 2011 06:05:45 +0000 jessicapatterson 2836 at https://design.org Giant Toaster Mosaic Installation (Made of Toast) https://design.org/blog/giant-toaster-mosaic-installation-made-toast <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/05/toaster_1.jpg" alt="Design, toaster, fa+art" title="Design, toaster, fa+art" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="447" title="Design, toaster, fa+art" alt="Design, toaster, fa+art" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/05/toaster_1.jpg?1304653884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/giant-toaster-mosaic-installation-made-toast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/giant-toaster-mosaic-installation-made-toast#comments art artist design Installation Design studio Fri, 06 May 2011 03:57:11 +0000 jessicapatterson 2826 at https://design.org Photo Illustrations by Ewa Mos https://design.org/blog/photo-illustrations-ewa-mos <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/03/Ewa_Mos_1.jpg" alt="Design, EwaMos, illustrations" title="Design, EwaMos, illustrations" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ewamos.com/" target="Ewa Mos">Ewa Mos</a>, an illustrator and designer in the UK, created these photographic illustrations. Some are a bit on the eerie side, but I still think they're a bit interesting and unique. I could see illustrated images like these being used in a fashion or alternative magazine spread.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="912" title="Design, EwaMos, illustrations" alt="Design, EwaMos, illustrations" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/03/Ewa_Mos_1.jpg?1304483158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/photo-illustrations-ewa-mos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/photo-illustrations-ewa-mos#comments artist design illustration uk Wed, 04 May 2011 04:35:02 +0000 jessicapatterson 2822 at https://design.org Reclaimed Wooden Canvas Art by Duncan Johnson https://design.org/blog/reclaimed-wooden-canvas-art-duncan-johnson <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/28/duncan_johnson_12_0.jpg" alt="Design, duncanjohnson, wood" title="Design, duncanjohnson, wood" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://duncanjohnson.net/artwork/1648353_Tradewinds.html" target="Duncan Jonson">Duncan Johnson</a>, an artist and sculptor, creates these canvasses of reclaimed wood, wire nails and graphite. I love seeing the colors, textures and shades of the original wood, and compilations like these would make beautiful flooring or furniture.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="496" title="Design, duncanjohnson, wood" alt="Design, duncanjohnson, wood" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/28/duncan_johnson_12_0.jpg?1304057105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/reclaimed-wooden-canvas-art-duncan-johnson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/reclaimed-wooden-canvas-art-duncan-johnson#comments art artist design recycle sustainability Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:08:52 +0000 jessicapatterson 2813 at https://design.org The Passing of Time Illustrations by Neil Warburton https://design.org/blog/passing-time-illustrations-neil-warburton <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/18/neil_warburton_1.jpg" alt="Design, neilwarburton, illustration" title="Design, neilwarburton, illustration" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" />("No Second Chance")</p> <p><a href="http://www.iamunknown.com" target="Neil Warburton">Neil Warburton</a>, an illustrator and designer, created this series, "The Passing of Time," as a personal illustration project to express and document his emotions through perspective and symbolism.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="1100" title="Design, neilwarburton, illustration" alt="Design, neilwarburton, illustration" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/18/neil_warburton_1.jpg?1303192101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/passing-time-illustrations-neil-warburton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/passing-time-illustrations-neil-warburton#comments artist design illustration portfolio Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:57:13 +0000 jessicapatterson 2795 at https://design.org Leaving Photoshop for Paintbrushes: Watercolor Illustrations by Daniel Mackie https://design.org/blog/leaving-photoshop-paintbrushes-watercolor-illustrations-daniel-mackie <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/12/Mackie_8.jpg" alt="Design, watercolor, mackie" title="Design, watercolor, mackie" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Last year, London-based <a href="http://www.danielmackie.com/" target="Daniel Mackie">Daniel Mackie</a> abandoned Photoshop after 10 years of devoted use in favor of brushes and watercolour on heavy paper. Daniel started illustrating in 1995 and has created for clients including Adobe, BP, British Airways, BT, The Economist, Esquire, The Observer, Samsung and others.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, watercolor, mackie" alt="Design, watercolor, mackie" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/12/Mackie_8.jpg?1302645115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/leaving-photoshop-paintbrushes-watercolor-illustrations-daniel-mackie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/leaving-photoshop-paintbrushes-watercolor-illustrations-daniel-mackie#comments art artist design graphic illustration Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:56:33 +0000 jessicapatterson 2783 at https://design.org Artwork and Design from Multitasking Woodandwater https://design.org/blog/artwork-and-design-multitasking-woodandwater <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/09/woodandwater_2.jpg" alt="Design, woodandwater, portfolio" title="Design, woodandwater, portfolio" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>I stumbled upon artwork, sketches, design and book bindings from <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/60627941@N08/" target="Woodandwater">Woodandwater</a>, and thought I might share them with you for some inspiration. The logo sketches are fun and the artworks has a weathered feel and texture that I enjoyed.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="758" title="Design, woodandwater, portfolio" alt="Design, woodandwater, portfolio" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/09/woodandwater_1.jpg?1302414592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/artwork-and-design-multitasking-woodandwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/artwork-and-design-multitasking-woodandwater#comments art artist design graphic portfolio Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:55:04 +0000 jessicapatterson 2777 at https://design.org Wild Things and PomPom Creatures by Troy Emery https://design.org/blog/wild-things-and-pompom-creatures-troy-emery <p>Have you seen these crazy creatures from <a href="http://troyemery.blogspot.com/" target="Troy Emery">Troy Emery</a>, an artist based in Sydney? They're part cuddly sweetness part ferocious beastie, and many seem to have a sense of anonymity, allowing the viewer to christen it with an identity. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/03/emery_10.jpg" alt="Design, troyemery, wildthings" title="Design, troyemery, wildthings" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Design, troyemery, wildthings" alt="Design, troyemery, wildthings" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/03/emery_10.jpg?1301881527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/wild-things-and-pompom-creatures-troy-emery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/wild-things-and-pompom-creatures-troy-emery#comments animal art artist design Sculpture sydney Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:56:10 +0000 jessicapatterson 2765 at https://design.org Colorful Illustrated Type by Max Estes https://design.org/blog/colorful-illustrated-type-max-estes <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/30/max_estes_11_0.jpg" alt="Design, estes, typography" title="Design, estes, typography" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.maxestes.com/" target="Max Estes">Max Estes</a> is an American Illustrator living and working in Norway. His portfolio is full of eye candy for browsing including plenty of colorful original lettering and type.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="600" title="Design, estes, typography" alt="Design, estes, typography" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/30/max_estes_11_0.jpg?1301521631" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/colorful-illustrated-type-max-estes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/colorful-illustrated-type-max-estes#comments artist color design graphic typography Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:59:13 +0000 jessicapatterson 2755 at https://design.org The Artist Residence Hotels: Uniquely Designed and Illustrated Rooms https://design.org/blog/artist-residence-hotels-uniquely-designed-and-illustrated-rooms <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/26/artist_residence_22.jpg" alt="Design, hotel, AR" title="Design, hotel, AR" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.artistresidence.co.uk/" target="Artist Residence Hotels">Artist Residence Hotels</a> in Brighton and Cornwall offer a unique alternative to the traditional hotel with illustrated rooms, live music, workshops, a featured artist in-residency and an exhibition and studio space.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Design, hotel, AR" alt="Design, hotel, AR" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/26/artist_residence_22.jpg?1301198145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/artist-residence-hotels-uniquely-designed-and-illustrated-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/artist-residence-hotels-uniquely-designed-and-illustrated-rooms#comments artist design home hotel illustration uk Sun, 27 Mar 2011 04:04:25 +0000 jessicapatterson 2746 at https://design.org Aerial Photography by Alex MacLean https://design.org/blog/aerial-photography-alex-maclean <p>These breathtaking photos from <a href="http://www.alexmaclean.com/" target="Alex MacLean">Alex MacLean</a> confront us with the patterns and designs that we often transgress without notice. MacLean is a once-architect, pilot-photographer with a particular interest in documenting our changes to and interactions with the natural land.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/25/alex_maclean_5.jpg" alt="Design, photography, maclean" title="Design, photography, maclean" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="400" title="Design, photography, maclean" alt="Design, photography, maclean" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/25/alex_maclean_5.jpg?1301089961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/aerial-photography-alex-maclean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/aerial-photography-alex-maclean#comments artist design outdoor photography Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:58:27 +0000 jessicapatterson 2744 at https://design.org Design and Illustrations by Simon Cook https://design.org/blog/design-and-illustrations-simon-cook <p>This morning I enjoyed flipping through the illustration and design portfolio of <a href="http://www.stoneandspear.com/" target="Simon Cook">Simon Cook</a>. The London-based designer has illustrated for Wired, Design-Week, Computer Arts and Anorak, among others.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/19/simon_cook_6.jpg" alt="Design, simoncook, illustration" title="Design, simoncook, illustration" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="456" title="Design, simoncook, illustration" alt="Design, simoncook, illustration" src="https://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/19/simon_cook_6.jpg?1300566236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://design.org/blog/design-and-illustrations-simon-cook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://design.org/blog/design-and-illustrations-simon-cook#comments artist design graphic illustration london portfolio print uk Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:28:51 +0000 jessicapatterson 2727 at https://design.org