Just some random photo from this nice sunny today.
My Chinese Name
Fact – Christoph Niemann is a genious. Super witty. And I was so happy to discover that he has a blog at New York Times and once in a while post there his illustrated stories, every one of which is a masterpiece.
And more and more at his blog at NY Times
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).
Check out more in Wang Ling’s portfolio
Web Design in China
Big article about web design in China – Showcase Of Web Design In China: From Imitation To Innovation.
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.
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 NIKE, MOTOROLA, ABSOLUT, BENETTON, CONVERSE, TIGER BEER, MOLESKINE, CASIO, EVISU, COCA-COLA etc.
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 to see everithing he draws or paints. And he does a lot, with all kind of natural media.
Take a look!
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:
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)
Posters of Amsterdam
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!
(+ 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.
GDC 2009 (Shenzhen)
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.
My favorite guys of Pekka are
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.
Happy New Year!
Ink painting animation
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.