Wang Ling (王灵)

One of my favorite part in fashion magazines is photographs of objects of fashion – watches, jewelery, bags, etc., if it’s done in an unusual, creative way. The very best, the most creative object styling I’ve seen were in Russian Esquire magazine. But here, in China I also have found nice examples of styling and object photography. From Outlook magazine, by Wang Ling (王灵).

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Calligraphic Voices

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 what and how they write.

 

 

 

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Corcoise

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 to see everithing he draws or paints. And he does a lot, with all kind of natural media.

Take a look!

Corcoise on Flickr

His portfolio

 

 

 

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My new business cards

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, two sides is a double fun)

Some details

 

 

 

 

Pekka

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

Fiona Hewitt

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.

 

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Happy New Year!

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