Illustration

Entries from the Design Blog in the Illustration category.

  • We're getting pumped to go catch Guardians of the Galaxy this week, so naturally, we wanted to see what the comic-book-turned-film might have inspired in the way of poster art and design—we were not disappointed. While there are plenty of fantastic designs out there, some of our favorites came from Matt Ferguson, a UK-based design/illustrator who touts the moniker "Art. Design. Geek."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 1, 2014
  • The Little Red Racing Car has made quite the journey since our last interview with author Dwight Knowlton in October 2012. Over the past few years, the story evolved from idea to Kickstarter project to a beautiful and lauded children's book.

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    by Steve Tansley
    April 23, 2014
  • In need of some cocktail inspiration for your New Year's bash or perhaps a party icebreaker or conversation starter? Storied Sips by Erica Duecy will help you simultaneously whip up a bevy of classic beverages and brush up on your libations history. The book examines the origins and stories of 40 celebrated cocktails and pairs them with step-by-step recipes and lovely collages. It also includes sections on appropriate barware, glassware and ingredients so you can build the perfect apéritif from the glass, up.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 31, 2013
  • Tales you Lose is an ongoing project by Andre Levy, a Brazilian designer based in Frankfurt, Germany. Levy takes a variety of coins and hand-paints new and familiar faces on each one, giving a carbon-copied object its own life. Often, it only takes a few strategic lines and blocks of color over the coin base to form an alternate, recognizable character.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 13, 2013
  • One year ago, Melbourne-based 3D-artist Jeremy Kool successfully funded a book project called The Paper Fox—the coordinating blog covers the development of the book including character and scene development.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 26, 2012
  • Sometimes the day just needs a little extra happy in it. Yum Yum studio's character designs are pretty much guaranteed to bring on some cheer. The London-based studio creates colorful character designs like these and specializes in telling stories "through animation, illustration and toys." Meet Boris the hamster, Hotdog and the rest of the gang ↓

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 20, 2012
  • By day, Phoenix-based Dwight Knowlton is the Visual Director at Bulbstorm, but during his off-time, he focuses on family and his new labor of love, The Litte Red Racing Car. His children's book is an ever-evolving, illustrated project created with an openness to social feedback and ultimately social funding for production.

    Dwight agreed to speak with me about the creative project and answer some questions on his goals, aesthetic and the leverage of social media during the design and illustration process.

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    by Steve Tansley
    October 2, 2012
  • Tim Reynolds is a 3D illustrator and designer living and working in Milwaukee. He continually experiments in low-poly illustrations (both isometric and non-isometric) . His series of environments and objects are quite lovely, with exaggerated and almost magical plays of light and shadow and a great mix of texture. Take a look ↓

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 21, 2012
  • Estela Cuadro is a Buenos Aires-based illustrator and plastic artist whose work is full of sweeping color and contrast. Her fantastical characters take shape in varying degrees of abstraction, formed with intricate organic shapes and contrastingly geometric details and patterns. In many of her newer pieces, layers of color and line artfully compound to create visual dimension.

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    by Ward Andrews
    September 7, 2012
  • With the arrival of his first child and daughter, designer / illustrator / photographer Brent Holloman couldn't stop hearing the words "They grow up so fast," and while he couldn't stall that process, he could document in a beautiful and creative way. Thus, The Silhouette Project was born—Brent crafts and designs illustrative profile silhouettes of him and his wife's baby girl, Genevieve—Vie, cataloging the stages of her growth and, sometimes, connected feelings, thoughts and experiences.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 10, 2012
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