Big article about web design in China – Showcase Of Web Design In China: From Imitation To Innovation. via Smashing Magazine
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Back in the art school I had a brief for series of illustrations on Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. I’ve done 5 images in a style that was new for me. And since then I always had a desire to extend the series, but never had time and an impulse to start. So […]
Looking through great graphic novel about Batman “Arkham Asylum”, illustrated by genious Dave McKean, I discovered how beautifully and witty McKean introduces characters of the novel, using creative callighraphy. I think this is especially suitable there because all the characters of the book are so beautifully and frightfully mad, and you can see this in […]
Here goes Chinese graffity and steet art from Beijing designer and illustrator Weestar. Weestar – 魏星宇 Graphic designer, illustrator, partner of JOYN:VISCOM studio, now he is working and living in Beijing, focusing on the Iconographic, Typeface Design, Toys, Street Art. Specialized in Chinese graffiti typeface design and cooperated with a lot of big names like […]
Nod Young is Chinese graphic designer and illustrator based in Beijing, co-founder and creative director of Khaki Creative & Design. His works combine modern trends of design with traditional Chinese art. More of Nod’s works at Flickr and my favorites are inside the post.
I decided to share one of my favorite illustrator on Flickr – L Filipe dos Santos (aka Corcoise). He mostly draw skinny girls with big eyes and noses and this would be not enough for me to like the artist but for opposite effect. But Corcoise’s people are so lively, so perfect-unperfect that I love […]
As I’ve ran out of the last few business card I’ve had, I came out with new design. This time I decided to go more fun way. So here we go: English side Chinese side (usually I’m against two-sided cards, even though here, in China, it is an obvioous necessity. But in this case, […]
One of my favorite places at Flickr is a collection of posters from Amsterdam shared by Jarr Geerligs. This is a fantastic place with hours, megabytes and kilometers of inspiration. Thanks to Jarr Geerligs! Amsterdam posters set (+ Oslo posters)
I like to collect all kinds of visual culture stuff. Here’s a bunch of Chinese advertisements I’ve found on streets of Guangzhou. Some are funny, some are ugly. But definitely it’s something different from Europe or States.
In January I went to Shenzhen and found there an exhibition of GDC, the first global design competition in China, which is held every two years. Here I share with you photos of some exhibits from there, mostly posters. Also you can view this materials at my Flickr space.
Some curious findings from Shenzhen, posters, signs, sculptures and just weird objects I’ve met on my way. Also this stuff directly at it’s Flickr set. Findings from previous trips: China (July-October 2009), China (October 2008), London (july 2008), London (March 2008),
Pekka is Finnish illustration agency that repressents best illustrating talents from this country. Honestly, I’ve seen not too much Finnish graphics before, so this discovery feels so fresh. pekkafinland.fi My favorite guys of Pekka are Sac Magique Rami Niemi Sanna Mander Janine Rewell Ville Savimaa
Back from winter holidays I start sharing with you recent findings, inspiring goodies. British artist Fiona Hewitt is inspired by all things Chinese. And her recent illustrations express this affection, stylistically based on Chinese advertisements and packaging of the beginning of 20th century.
Hey ho! Happy New Year and all good winter holidays. Next year is certainly gonna be even cooler and crazier in a good way. And I wish you pleasant adventures, amazing coincidences, great people and good luck all the way! People of the World, relax! Olly
Watch this elaborate Chinese animation, made in traditional ink landscape painting style. Beautiful and calming.
Taiwanese illustrator Inca Pan works in mixed media and watercolor to create magical surreal collage illustration. I can not completely apprehend how and why, but his images attract me greatly. Inca Pan’s Flickr page
Clean and simple but unusual and strong illustrations from 1937, by Eric Nitsche, prominent Swiss born, American designer. This is not his typical kind of illustration or design, though, he tended not to keep on certain style but rather follow his intuition.
I was stunted by some picture today and wanted to share. And then I stumbled upon another little treasure which reminded me about another piece of art. So here we have a post with 3 beautiful, unrelated but somehow connected pictures. Show Me the Vanilla Sky by Kanzaki Choi. Conquers the Dragon King by Yeoh Guan Hong […]