Its getting closer to Christmas and since I recently moved into a new apartment, I have a lot of stuff on my wish list this year. One of those many things is a colourful poster or artwork to hang on my wall. Wonderwall.se is the perfect store to get beautiful posters from more (and less) famous Swedish illustrators. So this is not only a great tip on where to buy your Christmas gifts, but it is also a big hint to all my friends out there: I would love to find one of these amazing illustrations by Stina Persson, Lovisa Burfitt or Lotta Olsson under the Christmas tree.
I never had the chance to hold one of Carne Griffiths’ artwork in my hands, but since he uses calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids such as tea, brandy, vodka and whisky to draw with, I can imagine that the aroma and the feel of the paper is making his drawings even more stunning. Carne’s images explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. What really makes me intrigued to his drawings, is the wild and «messy» lines, which make the pretty motives stand out as expressive and edgy. After the jump you will see his series of portraits made in Ink and Tea. What to see more of Griffiths’ work? The check out his Behance profile or his website.
For the last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of sharing my office with a super talented young illustrator, Ingrid Rognstad. She has turned my workshop area into a complete mess of pearls, drawings, feathers, lights and cameras – making a stop motion music video. But while we wait for the video to get ready, I strongly recommend you visit her new website ingridrognstad.com and explore her amazing illustrations and funny animations.
See my favorite illustrations among Ingrid’s work after the jump…as well as some behind the scenes photos from my messy office!
Success through Failures>
For the last couple of months I have been working so much that I’ve completely failed on updating you with design news. But now I promise I will get my act together and try to get back on the horse. PlayMeDesign is still the blog giving you the latest news within design, and I will even try to tell you more about my work and the people I work with. But first: Over you see an illustration by Raphael Vicenzi which I think is a good symbol of how it is to start your own business. It is much more work than I ever could imagine, but by failing sometimes, working my ass of and falling deep in love with each project I do – I hope to be successful one day. More inspiring illustrations for Raphael Vicenzi after the jump!
Liam Brazier Illustration>
Liam Brazier does not only have a portfolio full of really great illustrations – it is also fun and entertaining. With weird and witty titles and comments on his illustration, in combination with his stunning techniques – his portfolio really is quite impressing. Take a look at some of my favourites among his work after the jump, or visit his site and check out his showreels as well.