Archive for the ‘Illustration’ Category

Better comics

20Mar08

The February issue of Words Without Borders has a collection of some truly vibrant and original comics, a lot of them focussing on social issues. My favourite is this one by Mazen Kerbaj who was born in 1975 in Beirut. This is just a single page, head to the site for more…


The small print

20Mar08

The Small Print by artist Frank Chimero is an exploration of tiny things. Each design is meant to be reproduced small focuses on communicating one idea. Link via Drawn!


Stina Wirsen

20Mar08

I really can’t get enough of Stina Wirsen’s illustrations…. This one is about glamour in an urban landscape. She does lots of work for a newspaper that some of you Swedes might be familiar with, Dagens Nyheter.


Nice type

20Mar08

Craig Ward does nice type. Thanks Drawn!


Good looking brochure designs for a good looking car. From the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Link >> Reminds me of Plan 59, a site that collects, displays and sells old car ads from the 1950s.


Nick Dewar

06Feb08

  Nick Dewar is an artist with a fine sense of how to interpret difficult concepts into beautiful, simple and memorable editorial illustrations. His work has appeared in many esteemed publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times and Time magazine. Have a look at his site, and in particular, the section BUT […]


What would you do to improve your city if you didn’t have to worry about budgets, politics, beauracracy or physics? This is the question that was asked of architects, city planners and transport engineers in San Fransisco to develop the Wish You Were Here: Postcards from our Awesome Future project. The results were printed as […]


Nice work

21Nov07

Chris Silas Neal is an American illustrator who does some lovely editorial illustration, including this one for Jane magazine. It strikes a chord for me this Movember.


A List Apart

21Nov07

A List Apart Magazine “explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices”. It’s categories include code, content, culture, design, process and user science, and it’s one of the best-designed, how-to sites I have come across, they even use real illustration. Thanks for the tip […]


Caricature

09Nov07

The art of the caricature has always astounded me. How do these brilliant illustrators simplify a person’s character to  their absolute essence without watering it down? My new favourite caricaturist is now Noma Bar thanks to a new book by Steven Heller called Guess Who? The Many Faces of Noma Bar. (See how I have […]



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