i was recently bought two books for my birthday, one that i had seen and expressed an interest in and one that i hadn’t even heard of, these books where by a graphic designer by the name of noma bar, now i had only seen very brief section of one of the books and didn’t really know what to expect, what i got was like someone turning on a light and punching me in the face, the two books where “negative space” and “guess who”, both of these books are just incredible.
chris madden is from salford, a self proclaimed lover of tea, hater of mushrooms and all round muppet enthusiast. and as you will soon see a brilliant illustrator. happily drawing pictures for a living, he’s churning out some awesome work and has been featured in some big publications, such as the times educational supplement, wired, aat magazine, the guardian and the mail on sunday, to name but a few.
|murder // the times eureka // 2010
|the times educational supplement
its nice to see in this time of disappointment and redundancy that someone is starting to get the recognition they deserve. his website is full of brilliant pieces of work, and definitely worth a visit.
to stop me from just copying his entire site onto here, you should head over there now and check it out, also make sure you click on the sketchbook section for a refreshing look at the work behind the scenes
and on that note i’ll leave you with a couple of my favourites from the site
make sure to check out his site here
follow him on twitter here
follow him on tumblr here
and finally on facebook here
he’s only gone and done it again
olly moss has redesigned the original trilogy of star wars posters and has once again created something incredible, it would appear this man can do no wrong; take a look at these beauties.
when handling something as cherished and adored as the star wars franchise, it would be very easy for some people to tear into olly for whatever reason, but it would appear that these posters are loved by star wars fans and non star wars fans the world over.
“It was so intimidating!” olly told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of greatStar Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”
400 of each of these posters have been officially printed and were on sale for $50 each, however the only place you’ll probably find these now – if you’re lucky – is ebay. if you find any please let me know, i’d probably sell a lung to get hold of these.
feel free to check out the rest of olly’s awesome work at his website here
follow him on twitter here
follow his tumblr here
“If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars”
just a textually short post today, but on rich with images of something that was just too good to not post, short because after some time searching the vast internets, i couldnt find anything more on the artist than his name and location. so here is the “my 100 cardboards” exhibition by german artist berni valenta. berni has created 100 faces using mostly what seems to be old carboard boxes, some paint and some markers. each different each with its own personality, some you will recognise, some you wont, but you should enjoy them all.
i like to think that these little guys adorn each and every wall in berni’s house, but i dont think thats the case. but in anycase i think youll agree these are very cool, here
is a link to the artist behance site and heres
and link to his flickr account.
how many can you name? which are your favourites? if you can find out any more information on the artist please let me know, until that timelets just enjoy them, i think my favourite might be the stormtrooper, the lego man or the smoking gorilla.
when i was young the act of receiving something in the mail was met with excitement and optimism, now as i grow older its becoming more of a chore when most mornings im met with bank statements and bills, but an artist and illustrator by the name jainai jeffries has started a fight back against the monotony of collecting your morning post with these beautiful creations.
each one hand drawn and lovingly created in incredible detail to bring something special back into receiving mail.
in an age where digital media is speeding everything up, where everything you create can be visible to the world in seconds, its amazing to see someone take a step backwards and take the time to create something that initially is intended to be viewed by a select number of people. ironically though, now you will all see them via the exact engine that is killing the art of letter writing.
each of the images should link through to the artists deviantart profile, if it doesn’t here
is the link
is the link to their portfolio
is the link to their blog
on a side note if you think that digital media is taking over the world at an alarming rate and would like to take a look back, you might want to check out a friends site called letters of note, here
, its a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. most revealing a different side to celebrities and public figures.
hope you enjoyed this post, maybe you should leave a comment, or even send me a letter.
while roaming around the vast internets you sometimes stumble on a complete gem, being a graphic designer alot of times i end up spending hours scolling through portfolios and galleries of other designers usually with my jaw wide open thinking why the hell didnt i think of that. this was one of those times.
is a graphic designer and illustrator born in the uk 1987, his films in black and red series and his retro video game covers are what caught my eye initially. with his black and reds he creates movie posters using… black and red, pulling a single iconic element out of the film and recreating it using bold solid imagery and negative space
and then we have his retro video game covers, done using, once again solid colours and clever imagery all with a retro twist heading.
the greatness behind these pieces of art is that they are based on something you could have looked at 1000 times or more, its the simplicity of them. much more can be found at his website here
or at his flickr page here
to wet your appetite even more hers a few more of pieces from his site. enjoy.