by Victor Pontejos . June 7th, 2012
As you’ve seen in our recent posts, we’re cooking up a series of articles focusing on logo design and the issues and elements concerning the design process as well as the technicalities that come with it. Watch out for this week’s upcoming posts – we’ll be featuring illustrated covers of The New Yorker magazine, we’ll also publish another logo design post discussing the difference between raster and vector graphics.
Going into the things I dug up the past weekend, here are some amazing graphic design samples, illustrators, and their artwork:
Emma Block – Illustrator
We’ve seen some amazing illustration from last week’s Be Inspired post, this week we’ve got another female illustrator in Emma Block. Her work has a touch of 1930s jazz and 1950s lifestyle, some of her works somehow reminisce the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a little hint of Dorothy Parker’s era.
Chibi Tarot – A Cute Take on an Ancient Tradition
A project by artist Adam Bodgett, the Chibi Tarot project aims to recreate the major and minor arcana of the Tarot deck, through the lens of chibi. If you’re not familiar with the term chibi meaning “Short Person”, it’s used to describe a thing or person as cute or small.
Conrad Roset – Illustrator
A common muse among graphic artists and illustrators is the image of a woman. Conrad Roset’s gallery of works exemplifies this appreciation of the female form – from his muse collections to his commercial works. Though Conrad’s work primarily focuses on the sensual form of a woman, his portfolio boasts an assortment of different projects, from photography to postcard prints, and children’s books.
Movie Posters by Neil Kellerhouse
If you’re into films and movie posters, you’ll love Neil Kellerhouse’s work. He has worked on the posters for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and I’m Still Here among others. His unique, sleek, and compact style in photography, and the typography he uses together in the movie posters provide a unique character to each film’s promotional media.
The Great Showdowns – Scott Campbell
Everyone has a favorite scene from a film – from the first Matrix’s bullet time fight scenes to Gandalf’s epic confrontation with the Balrog. These have been memorable scenes from our most beloved movies. Now, Scott Campbell recreates all the battle scenes, the close encounters, and the conversations into cute and cuddly illustrations. Check out his project, The Great Showdowns on tumblr for more action!
Project: Rooftop aims to promote and expand the founders’ idea of superhero costume and character redesign as a skill. It’s being spearheaded by comic book artist Dean Trippe and journalist Christ Arrant. The project was inspired by reality shows and other related superhero literature, and by the trend of costume redesign on different superheroes.
Vintage Book Collection by Mallory McInnis
“In the Thrift Shop we trust” – that pretty much sums up my affection for thrift shops that sell pre-owned and cheap curiosities. One of the nice things that you’ll never regret buying off thrift shops are books. Now, Mallory McInnis, a curious online case of a curator, has compiled more than a hundred vintage books and posted their prints online. The prints from her collection have a unique and eerie feel (well, most vintage books have eerie illustrations), and somehow transport you back in time. Check out her collection at My Vintage Book Collection.