Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez is a visual Artist who works in animation, illustration and also experiments with print with outputs including Japanese woodblock, monotype and screen-print. Portfolio highlights include her monochrome woodblock prints and painted still lives of plants and patterned textiles. Feature


Chad Kouri

Chad Kouri

(Easily one of my new favourite designers) Acknowledged as one of Chicago’s up-and-coming image makers and the co-founder of “Art & Design Incubator” The Post Family Chad Kouri is an Artist that works between a variety of disciplines including print, illustration, collage murals and type. Chad’s bold and beautiful artwork plays with colour pattern and shape and is inspired by conceptual / minimalist art, ethnography, typography, design and jazz. Feature


Ventral Is Golden

Ventral Is Golden

Leeds based graphic artist Ventral is Golden makes handmade and digital collages and illustration that are both perspectively interesting and visually arresting. His colour choices and collage material make for mind bending illusions alongside familiar themes, and encourage more than a second look. Be sure to check out his writings on his website, as well as his editions of beautifully hand designed and bound published essays. Feature


Daniel Siim

Daniel Siim

Using only black and white tones as the basis of his design, Copenhagen based designer Daniel Siim is the master of monochrome. Delivering a consistently high level of polished and professionally detailed work, the designer specialises in providing sleek solutions to editorial and printed materials. There is an element of mystery present in his work, desolate imagery and lack of colour convey a feeling of detachment, yet still there remains something incredibly intriguing. Daniel’s latest project Starmaker, looks at the book as a physical product in an age of digital and asks the question do printed words and imagery inked onto premium papers make more of an long term impact in the readers mind? Feature


Brandon Thibodeaux

Brandon Thibodeaux

Based in Dallas, Texas Brandon Thibodeaux is a photographer who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. Alongside commissions and assignments Brandon focuses heavily on exploring life in the American South. A particular favourite project of mine is titled ‘When the morning comes’ in which Brandon has provided a reflection of life in the Mississippi Delta after visiting on a personal journey. Brandon’s beautiful atmospheric black and white imagery communicates the essence of the environment amongst his subject’s emotions and personality.
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Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby

Paul Thurlby is an illustrator, originally from Nottingham, now based in London and has been commissioned to produce work across a broad spectrum which includes editorial, advertising, publishing and T-shirt designs, he is also a regular illustrator for the Guardian newspaper. His inspiration for his drawings comes from mid-century design and illustration and its clear to see from his collection of artwork that he combines retro aesthetics with modern subject matters in a bold and playful way. Feature


Leif Podhajsky

Leif Podhajsky

How incredibly dreamy is the artwork of artist and creative director Leif Podhajsky? His powerful and visionary style offers a brain-melting, hallucinogenic display of a hyperrealism. Inviting the viewer to delve into his psychedelic realm, Podhajsky merges twisted landscapes and fluorescent fuelled imagery to create alarming beauty at its best. Having gained a prestigious reputation for building a consistently progressive portfolio, Leif creates artwork for a number of brands and musicians including Grimes, Foals and Bonobo. Feature


Linda Linko

Linda Linko

Linda Linko’s work spans from simple drawing, abstract pattern design to vividly coloured collage art and it is her painterly brushstrokes, which are full of character, that really stand out. It is no surprise that her work has been featured in many internationally-renowned creative blogs and magazines and this may explain why all her projects are such an interest. After graduating from the University of Art and Design and having collaborated with many numbers of agencies, Linda Linko is now working independently from her studio in Helsinki as a graphic artist and illustrator – and of course we cannot wait to see what she has in store next! Feature


Pixel | Los Villanos Series

Pixel | Los Villanos Series

A South African artist who now works in London, Pixel grew up drawing superheroes and waiting to be discovered as a comic book artist. When that didn’t happen, he turned his hand to putting a cultural twist on some of America’s most recognisable characters, screen printing his humorous creations using varnish layers and metallic finishes with beautiful results. Feature


Johnny Abrahams

Johnny Abrahams

How insane are these paintings by New York artist Johnny Abrahams? Yes, paintings! Believe it or not each eye-bending masterpiece starts with a grid system, Johnny then decides whether to form a new structure or divide existing shapes into intricate, repeat patterns. Each painting carries a hypnotising energy and the illusion of movement can be clearly seen throughout each truly amazing work. They do not only exist as aesthetic discoveries but also as unique geometric experiments that explore shape and line in a cleverly thought out progression. Feature


Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw

Another shiny graduate from Manchester School of Art. Stephanie Shaw is a mixed-media illustrator whose striking images and eclectic mixed style have put her in the spotlight. Currently based between York and Manchester, Shaw is an expert in ink drawing, watercolouring and collage but what delight us greatly are her stunning linocut print works which are absolutely outstanding. She pays close attention to detail in each of her project, carefully arranging bits and pieces and shapes and forms to create a perfectly-balanced composition. She will also be joining Inprint Liverpool which will take place later at the weekend. We’ll be bringing you the latest updates! Feature


Struan Teague

Struan Teague

Struan Teague is an Artist and printmaker currently based in Scotland. Working with a variety of techniques Struan is truly a master of print with his portfolio demonstrating stone lithography, lithography, silk screen printing, digital and up to 15 layer screen prints. Feature


Marianthi Aldridge

Marianthi Aldridge

Recent Brighton graduate Marianthi creates original and energetic lino and wood relief prints as well as quirky gifs, reels of screen printed fabric and imaginative products from her illustrations such as stickers, embossed soap and temporary tattoos. Her innovative methods of building rollers from her linos or even carving directly into wooden rolling pins gives her the means to create repeat prints across paper or fabric. These combined with her travel-inspired characters and unusual colour palettes creates something surprisingly modern and striking. Feature


Jonathan Koshi

Jonathan Koshi

Jonathan Koshi is a user experience designer and visual thinker that is interested in writing, solving problems and collaboration. In recent work Jonathan spent 3 months photographing doors in Brussels that are covered in tags and turned them into a stunning series of graphite drawings. Feature


Andrea Minini

Andrea Minini

Italian graphic designer and illustrator Andrea Minini draws animal profiles using fluid vector lines. Repetition and symmetry create entrancing, winding curves, sculpting the various shapes that make up each form. Lines in sequence according to dimension and direction add depth and impact to each image in the series. Feature


What If x Pomme Chan

What If x Pomme Chan

What If is a perfect destination if you are looking for some quick ways to give your home a specific look and touch. Located in the quiet spot away from the bustling streets of Bangkok, What If serves as a creative hub for designers, artists, makers and/or anyone interested to come and take time, find their favourite home decoration pieces which include textiles, cushions, illustrated ceramics, printed quilt covers as well as fabrics and wallpapers and exchange ideas over a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. Feature


Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut

Akasha Rabut is a photographer currently based between New Orleans, LA and New York. Alongside more conceptual editorial work, Akasha’s amazing photographs document real life and the essence of cities visualizing both lifestyle and culture. A particular highlight of Akasha’s portfolio has to be her ongoing photographic series ‘New Orleans’ documenting the fertile, deeply rooted city that ‘bounces back from every disaster that strikes.’ Feature


Beastman

Beastman

Beastman is a fast rising Sydney based artist, one third of creative group The Hours and co-founder of East Editions. Inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature, Beastman recreates colourful and hypnotic masterpieces, composed of geometric lines and symbolic references. With his instantly recognisable style, these highly detailed, awe inspiring creations transport your mind to another place. Feature


Raquel Peixoto

Raquel Peixoto

Portuguese student Raquel Peixoto plays with bold type, 3D objects and deconstructed space in her graphic experiments. With nods to post-modernist styles, her pixel based arrangements question layout and composition in an unconventional way. Distorted liquid shapes dance around technical drawings and grid systems in an unusual order that is both complimentary and considered. Feature


Benedikt Luft

Benedikt Luft

Although he’s still a student, Berlin based illustrator and graphic designer Benedikt Luft is already bagging top commissions whilst building a reputable collection of work. Having just completed a six month internship at ‘multi-disciplinary creative hub,’ HORT, Luft has worked on projects for names including Secret 7″, Converse and Xbox. The designer, whose work is recognised by its fun, comic style graphics is currently working on a book in response to the personal information that people publish on the internet. Feature


Elena Boils

Elena Boils

Born in Mexico, Elena is a freelance illustrator currently based in the UK. With an interest in nature and surreal creations, Elena’s work applies a mixture of both digital and hand-rendered techniques to her imagery. Recently Elena has created a beautiful series of prints (available to buy via the YCN shop) featuring a range of plant-life on top of architectural backdrops and has furthermore provided a beautiful contribution ‘into the wild’ for Wrap magazine. Feature


Ayaka Ito

Ayaka Ito

Every now and then you spot a designer who’s work you completely fall in love with and for me Ayaka Ito is one of those Designers. Born and raised in Japan, Ayaka Ito is currently based in New York where she is living her dream making print based and interactive work at Ro and Co Studio. With an impressive and diverse skill set, Ayaka’s work delves into realms of illustration branding and art direction. Ayaka’s considered portfolio is a real joy to look at as she articulately experiments with print, process and medium. Feature


Carolin Wanitzek

Carolin Wanitzek

German designer, illustrator and photographer Carolin Wanitzek creates fascinating three dimensional objects from carefully constructed paper. Blending graphic shapes with playful pops of colour, her work is energetic, offbeat and full of life. Exploring themes of the space between dream and reality, Carolin’s work is influenced by the uncertainty of our own imagination. Feature


Delaney Allen

Delaney Allen

Currently based in Portland, Delaney Allen is a photographer represented by Nationale, who has both showcased his work internationally and published 2 books. I honestly can’t get enough of Delaney’s stunning photographs documenting personal journeys, pattern, colour and light. Feature


AAKASH NIHALANI :: LANDLINE SERIES

AAKASH NIHALANI :: LANDLINE SERIES

Landline Series by Brooklyn based artist Aakash Nihalani aims to physically connect individuals in a world where virtual reality takes the lead. Bold flashes of colour are seen intersecting torsos, a visual representation of the energy that flows through the city. Graphic boxy shapes handmade from florescent paper tape and corrugated plastic, use a magnetic hanging system to create the illusion of people becoming an extention of the urban landscape that surrounds them Feature


Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

Stephen Clarke :: Grandpa’s Photo’s

5 years ago Dave Tomkins, an Australian art director, discovered a large box of slides and a clunky slide viewer from 1952 in the back of a cupboard while clearing out his grandfathers house after he had moved into a nursing home. Tomkins’ grandfather, Stephen Clarke, had never mentioned these photo’s before but after discovering this box he realised that not only was his grandfather a WWII Air Force navigator, a husband, a Dad but also that he was a great photographer. Tomkins then decided to use the photographs as a way to learn more about his grandfathers life. Feature


Beata Chrzanowska

Beata Chrzanowska

Beta Chrzanowska is an Artist currently based in New York who makes work that is compositionally, chromatically and geometrically conscious through acrylic and oil paints. Building puzzles through figurative line drawings, Beta’s stunning paintings play with layers of colour and narrative as they juxtapose her subjects. Feature


Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros

Maria Herreros has produced her first self-edited zine ‘For Ema’ with a design that embodies honest illustrations and charming design. The limited edition zines are little treat, handwritten, sewn and personalised with an illustrated envelope. Maria has followed this with a second publication ‘Free Ride’, which she describes as an intimate journey about losing innocence. Both publications are a small insight into her large body of work that features murals, large scale portraits and graphic novels, all connected with the same hand rendered rawness that is seen in her work. Feature


Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda is a London based artist, illustrator, prop-maker and restorative painter. Working with a variety of mediums including print, pen and paint Sophie’s playful imagery is both tactile and humerous whilst demonstrating a respectable eye for composition. Feature


Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia

Carmen Segovia is a artist that can spread her talent over multiple disiplines. Her charming style works both in her spot colour illustrations seen in her work for Nobrow, and can be equally effective in her embroidery work. What is particularly captivating is the dark humour that fills her work. The delicate and traditional nature of embroidery contrasts surprisingly well with her subject images. These also benefit from the minimal colour palette that is mirrored in her print work to create details that bring her narratives to life. Feature


Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth packs every piece of work with a colourful punch. Working in a range of print mediums, he creates images using bold primary colours mixed with the occational neon accents. A range of collage images sits nicely against hand painted dogs and fantasy creatures. His work covers gig poster, zines, publications and cassette covers used to promote his music career. His work is a delight to look at and psychedelic feast for the eyes. Feature


Freddy Taylor

Freddy Taylor

London born Designer and Art Director, Freddy Taylor graduated from Edinburgh University in 2012. He now spends his weekdays working for the mighty advertising agency KesselsKramer, whilst his weekends are (mostly) dedicated to freelance work. Collaboration is key to his approach, whether its with animators on title sequences, sculptors on publications, herbologists on branding or illustrators on packaging, he always aims to work with appropriate, talented individuals to lift projects and reach the best outcomes. Feature


Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert

Kevin Lucbert draws a mysterious display of inviting doorways, falling bricks and floating houses. Using simply biro, he demonstrates an artfully doodled introduction of an unknown world outside our familiarities. Pairing intricate twirls adjacent to negative space, scribbled etchings and precise lines convey a feeling of the unexpected in amongst a world of system and order. Feature


Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar

Graphic designer by day, photo artist by night, New York based Sara Cwynar produces intriguing experimental imagery. By distorting, rearranging and manipulating black and white photography, Sara injects life into these otherwise flat visuals. Cleverly combining a range of techniques coupled with active curiosity, the result is melted monochrome struck by rainbow flashes. Graphic Designer at the New York Times, the artist is now represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto. Feature


Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld is a Canadian Artist that merges photography with minimal figurative artwork whilst also producing illustrative, comic painted imagery. With a clear interest in both shape and composition displayed over both methods of image making Matthew’s artwork is both noteworthy and captivating. Feature


Na Kim

Na Kim

Na Kim is an illustrator, book cover designer and ceramicist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. I can’t get enough of her and tactile hand rendered imagery combining witty humour, hand drawn type and portraits. Feature


Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger

Either you are in a hurry or cruising the streets aimlessly, multidisciplinary Sarah Illenberger knows exactly what it takes to make you take a second look at her stunning window display design. Born in Munich, Illenberger is now based in Berlin working on a diverse range of imagery, models and props to be used in photo shoots, magazine covers and shopfront windows. Feature


Eric Yahnker | Paradise Row

Eric Yahnker | Paradise Row

After seeing Eric speak at Here, the annual It’s Nice That symposium, I had to check out his UK solo debut, ‘Sticks and Stones’ at Paradise Row. At Here, Eric spoke about the polar approaches to his work. Perfectly demonstrated between what his mind would think about his art, and his groin… Feature


Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert is an American Artist based in Bloomington, Indiana and is a founding member of collaborative photography collective Everything is Collective. I can’t get enough of both his own and collaborative work depicting well considered graphic compositions / objects observing shape, structure and camouflage. Feature


Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming is a 22 year-old student and photographer currently operating in Lancaster. We met at university and now the product of Matthew’s incessant photographing has come to fruition. Feature


Maki Ohkojima

Maki Ohkojima

Maki Ohkojima is a painter currently based in Japan. Creating intricate colourful paintings and murals Maki’s stunning imagery magically captures dream like landscapes. With sprawling sceneries living beyond the canvas Maki introduces us to a realm of ‘pictures beyond the frame’ that explore a much larger world and narrative. Feature


Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb

Liam Cobb is an illustrator and comic book maker who concentrates on post apocalyptic landscapes, juxtaposed with witty, dry and hilarious dialogue. Feature


Robert Seidel

Robert Seidel

Grapheme is a permanent installation by Berlin based artist Robert Seidel at the Museum Wiesbaden in Germany. Using hand-drawn sketches as a starting point, memories and thoughts are translated into a stream of skeletal like structures that provide the basis for a projected layer of colour. Set in a mirrored room, light, sculpture and video projection work together to immerse the viewer in an engaging experience in a colourful, dream like setting. Feature


Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang

Louise Zhang is a Sydney based artist who works with a range of materials including acrylic, oil, resin, gap filler and silicone. Creating both paintings and sculptural objects that meet with a common ‘blob’ theme, Louise’s work takes us to an abstract and psychedelic world of neon colour, pattern and texture. Feature


Matthias Heiderich

Matthias Heiderich

How amazing are these architectural shots from photographer Matthias Heiderich? He seems to perfectly pinpoint directional views and luring curves that draw you into the modernistic landscape he presents. Flashes of light bouncing off reflective metallic surfaces provides a snapshot into a land of the future that already exists. Taken from the Reflexionen / Reflexiones series, these sharp, angular snaps were captured in Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Bibao. This is an ongoing project, which is in the third stage of completion. Feature


Happy Red Fish

Happy Red Fish

Happy Red Fish is a creative studio based in Amsterdam operated by Artist / Designer Hagar Vardimon-Vanheummen. Hagar’s imagery combines her love of paper, thread, photos and craft to form tactile multi-media imagery with common themes revolving around houses and plants. Feature


Leonardo Ulian

Leonardo Ulian

Italian now living and working in London, Leonardo Ulian produces mixed media work using tiny transistors, fuses and transformers. Leonardo creates geometric patterns from these circuit board components resembling that of stained glass or magnified insect wings. Feature


Matthiew Gafsou

Matthiew Gafsou

Matthiew Gafsou is a photographer who lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. Matthiew’s work visualises discovery, exploration, tourism, nature and his necessity to travel as he documents lonely vast environments, unspoiled spaces, wild expanses and architecture stimulating the audiences perception of a landscape. Feature


Andy Rementer

Andy Rementer

Andy Rementer is currently based in the USA where he spends his time drawing, cartooning painting and animating. Inspired by past, hand-made type, vintage colours and flea market finds Andy’s playful illustrations burst with colour charisma and enthusiasm and have gained him an impressive selection of clients including The New York Times, MTV, Urban Outfitters, The New Yorker and Creative Review to name afew. Feature


Emperor of Antarctica

Emperor of Antarctica

Working under the name of ‘Emperor of Antarctica’, Christian Zander is a Danish designer and artist who enjoys blurring the boundaries between fine art and graphic design. Inspired by mathematics, symmetry and islamic construction patterns, Christian’s great laser cut piece ‘Cars Go By’ features a large sun-like shape constructed of fine laser cut patterns almost as if constructed by insects. Feature


Pomm Jitpratuk

Pomm Jitpratuk

Bangkok-based artist, graphic designer and illustrator Pomm Jitpratuk creates timeless, indelible illustrations with an indefinable feel, yet which have surreal quality that we are drawn to. Feature


Douglas Hale

Douglas Hale

Douglas Hale’s witty collages play with slices of found imagery, colour and symbolism. With both tribal and mythological references, Hale uses contemporary graphic styles to produce fantasy landscapes and unusual profiles. Mirrored objects and contrasting tones become imaginative scenes and beautifully strange scenarios. Feature


Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris

Print Van Paris is a brand new concept inspired by the idea of buying a classic 1970′s ice cream van and turning it into a mobile screen printing van. Why wouldn’t you want to do that? Born in the USA, raised in Australia, influenced in Switzerland and having spent 10 years studying and working in London, digital designer Oschon Wespi-Tschopp developed this amazing idea and made it happen in real life. Feature


Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter is an Artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Nathan creates amazing abstract graphic sculptures and imagery that embodies a vast selection of materials and including wood, steel wire, plastic, string, coins, enamel, acrylic paint, paper, ink, found objects and acetate. With his sculptures looking like contemporary colourful illustrations and 2D imagery looking like floating objects I can’t get enough of his eccentric and electrifying portfolio. Feature


Carl Partridge

Carl Partridge

This year’s summer is going to be a bit more joyous with some of Carl Partridge’s new London Fields Lido inspired embroidered patches produced in collaboration with Hoxton Mini Press in support for the celebratory launch of ‘East London Swimmers’ – the recently published hardback featuring 50 colour photographs taken by Madeleine Waller. Feature


Megan Ross

Megan Ross

Still a Fine Art student at Kingston University, after spending a year in Vienna, Megan Ross already has an impressive body of work. Her work concentrates on the uneasy relationship between video and paint. Feature


MVM: Magnus Voll Mathiassen

MVM: Magnus Voll Mathiassen

Another illustration prodigy known for his brilliant use of colour and his bold stroke of confidence. Magnus Voll Mathiassen aka MVM is an independent Norwegian graphic designer and illustrator running his own practice MVM alongside Grandpeople, a multi-disciplinary studio he co-founded in 2005. Feature


Rachel Hodgson

Rachel Hodgson

As part of her final year project for London College of Fashion, Rachel Hodgson has produced a newspaper called ‘Girls on Tumblr’. Feature


Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

Normally when you think of ‘papercraft,’ cutesy woodland creatures and swirling florals normally spring to mind. However, Owen Gildersleeve’s cuttings are sophisticated and refined, often designed to play with light and shadow between layers of elegantly cut texture. With a wide selection of international clients, Owen manages to apply his style to a variety of mediums from science to music, each idea brought to life with 3D visuals. Owen has produced a book, which will be released in June this year and will feature 25 of the most inspiring and exciting paper based artists from around the world. Feature


Steven Harrington

Steven Harrington

Acknowledged as ‘the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic’ Steven Harrington is best known for his bright playful imagery that encourages a conversation between the viewer and his artwork. With his portfolio demonstrating a multi-media approach Steven’s wicked illustrations are applied across a wide range of mediums including installations, hand screened prints, skateboards, sculptures and textiles. Feature


Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao is a photographer that was born and raised in Shanghai, China and is currently based in Brooklyn NY. Having exhibited internationally from New York to China, Taiwan, Korea and Germany Yijun’s work describes places people and relationships telling stories of unseen films and her travels / life in America. Feature


Lennard Kok

Lennard Kok

Lennard Kok is a freelance illustrator based in the Netherlands. Lennard’s artwork plays with both line and block colour as he translates his imagery through zines, screens prints and risograph. I love his ‘Falling Objects’ zine a 16 page A5 publication accompanied with a 3 colour A6 risograph print (available to buy here) Feature


Kutsaa Saksi

Kutsaa Saksi

The most recent work from Kutsaa Saksi is the beautiful artworks made with jacquard weaving techniques. Using this technique it has resulted in Kustaa’s intricate designs being given a new dimension, produced on a large surface area with a mixture of fabric from alpacha wool too acrylic thread. His work is inspired by optical and psychedelic artwork, bringing surreal imagery from scientific subject matters to life. The collection definitely puts these visions in to a visually stunning outcome whilst pushing the boundaries in the medium in which they are produced. Feature


Edgar Martins

Edgar Martins

Last week I had the pleasure of checking out the Edgar Martins exhibition at The Wapping Project, Bankside. ‘The Rehearsal of Space and The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite,’ is a collection of photographs and the result of a long term collaboration with the European Space Agency. The highly anticipated series reveals stark and striking images of sharp flashes of colour amongst maze like structures of interweaving metal. Feature


Drew Tyndell

Drew Tyndell

Gathering inspiration from his architect Father, Drew Tyndell specialises in creating colour-block wooden structures. Precise yet playful, a combination of punchy colours and emerging woodgrain perfectly blends modernity with a fresh, organic twist. Experimenting with paint and collage, slanted angles and jaunted lines provide the puzzle like fundamentals to each piece’s unique composition. Feature


Louise Stebbing

Louise Stebbing

Multi-award winning printmaker Louise Stebbing is holding her solo exhibition, offering a rare glimpse of unseen works and hand-printed originals. With over 30-year experience in printmaking, Louise Stebbing’s limited edition linocuts and etchings reflect her fondness for atmospheric landscapes and her attempt to capture the essence of a place. The exhibition, opening today, is a chance for you to take a look at a variety of printing techniques and beneath the beautifully handcrafted work created by arguably one of the most-acclaimed printmakers. The show will run until 11 August 2014, at Bridewell Theatre Bar Galley, St Bride Foundation. Feature


Aron Vellekoop León

Aron Vellekoop León

Aron Vellekoop León is a Spanish designer and illustrator currently based in the Netherlands. Inspired by traditional printmaking techniques, Aron maintains a handcrafted look and feel to his imagery that is best described as a mixture of symmetrical shapes, reused textures and elementary colours. I love his series of prints titled ‘Scenery’ depicting graphic abstract landscapes through 3 colour screenprints. Feature


Gino Bud Hoiting (GBH)

Gino Bud Hoiting (GBH)

Gino Bud Hoiting (aka GBH) is a Dutch illustrator currently based in Paris. Drawing in line with pen and paint on both paper and walls (also often translating imagery digitally) Gino creates clear tangible imagery distinguished for an analogue approach. Founding his studio in 2009 to work on both commercial and personal projects, Gino’s commercial work often consists of editorial illustrations in magazines and books, poster designs and providing brand imagery, with his personal work being directed towards drawing, animation and installations. Feature


Malika Favre | Zodiac Series

Malika Favre | Zodiac Series

The Zodiac series is a new collection of screen prints by french born London based illustrator Malika Favre. The series was originally created over a year for the French magazine Be as an editorial commission. “I always felt that the Horoscopes were treated in a very obvious and almost cheesy way in women magazines so I proposed a very geometrical and modern approach to the art director of Be, Eric James Jones. He was totally up for it and gave me total freedom to treat them as graphically as I wanted. The most exciting part was to find and underlying story and small visual elements that would hint at the origins of each sign without revealing too much.” Feature


Clara Lacy

Clara Lacy

Clara Lacy is an illustrator who encompasses raw ability with an individual take on observational drawing. Using minimal materials and minus colour, the texture within the strokes of graphite make up for the lack of palette. Leading clothing brands such as Goodhood and Soulland are keen to channel her effortless visuals into promotional materials, using her simplistic approach to produce lifestyle imagery. Feature


Yann Faucher

Yann Faucher

Yann Faucher is a French photographer currently based in London and represented by God & Man agency (NY) Yann’s beautiful imagery communicates ‘a sort of simplicity with casual intimacy’ as he expresses individualism through portraits and fashion photography. Feature


A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

A Boogert :: 271 Years before Pantone

I generally have a huge amount of respect for any Artist that embodies almost obsessive hand-rendered techniques in their practice and last week I read the most amazing article via Colossal’s website I just had to share. 271 years before Pantone, an Artist only known as A.Boogert created the most insane and beautiful hand-rendered book about mixing watercolours describing both colour and hues. Feature


Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge, a HUGE artist and influence for some time now. Hailing from L.A, McFetridge is very prolific in the USA having worked many of high profile clients and some not so, as well as having a serious artistic career for a number of years. His work is mostly based around simple line drawing, exquisitely done, studies of people, objects and activities. His work although sometimes dealing with activity and movement, has a stillness to it which conveys the ease at which Mcfetridge can create his scenes. Feature


Annu Kilpelainen

Annu Kilpelainen

Annu Kilpelainen is a Finnish born illustrator that lives and works in London. Providing bold vibrant rainbow coloured imagery Annu’s portfolio bursts with character depicting summery scenes of urban landscapes, the energy of the city, pattern, portraits and narrative with a distinctly tropical vibe. Great stuff. Feature


Adam Lister :: Pixelated paintings

Adam Lister :: Pixelated paintings

Adam Lister is an artist based in New York. Specialising in deconstructed pixilated imagery that provides a unique handmade take on digital imagery, Adam refrences poplular culture, movie and TV characters through his watercolour paintings. Feature


Henry Jackson Newcomb

Henry Jackson Newcomb

Henry Jackson Newcomb is a Norwich based artist using everyday materials to create compositional studies, often capturing these studies with photography to create a final piece. A graduate of Norwich University College of the Arts, it seems that Henry has bravely decided not to join the mass brain drain to London, and has stayed put further North. Henry is also the director of not for profit arts platform SAVORR, a bi-monthly open submission event based in Norwich. Here you can see some of his most recent work. Feature


Brett Flanigan

Brett Flanigan

Brett Flanigan is an American artist currently based in California. Brett’s work is inspired by unordinary things in his everyday life, ‘objects placed out of their original context or altered from their original form’ and deconstruction / reconstruction. Brett’s graphic abstract imagery and murals reflect bold pattern, collage like painting and geometric forms as he eloquently plays with colour and shape. Feature


Ysuke Miyagawa

Ysuke Miyagawa

Ysuke Miyagawa is a Brooklyn based Japanese photographer that specialises in both portrait and documentary photography. Released in 2007 and brought to my attention via It’s Nice That, Yusuke’s publication “Funky Kingston” is a must see providing an incredible visualisation of life in Kingston. Feature


Bert Scholten

Bert Scholten

Bert Scholten’s talents have seen him produce an impressive collection of work, directing his focus in the vast areas of illustration, graphic design, print, mural and video art. One of the brains behind Owsum, Scholten’s work is characterised by a combination of humour and semi-abstract art, largely freehand with use of only one or two colours. His work encompasses various human emotions – the very similar sensation you’d get if you listen to his music. So check out more of his work, and music, on his websites, they will certainly invite surprise and bewilderment. Feature


Daniel Kukla

Daniel Kukla

Daniel Kukla is currently based in Brooklyn where he works as a photo-based artist. Daniel’s practice is informed by an intersection of his work as a photographer and formal training in biological and anthropological sciences articulating our ever changing relationship with the natural world highlighting both the beautiful and bizarre. Feature


Thibaud Herem

Thibaud Herem

Thibaud Herem was without a doubt my absolute favourite find at this years Pick Me Up presenting a selection of his architectural drawings. The French illustrator is currently based in London and works with both pencil and indian ink. Specialising in the meticulous study and focus on architecture, Thibaud’s hand-rendered illustrations communicate an intense level of skill and reference an etching like style through his detailed application of cross hatching. Feature


Richard Mosse :: The Enclave

Richard Mosse :: The Enclave

I luckily managed to make it down to the last day of Richard Mosse’s debut exhibition ‘The Enclave’ at the Vinyl factory (at the back of the NCP car park in Soho) this weekend. And although sadly it’s all over, I had to share what a truly amazing show it was. The remarkable exhibition showcased a culmination of his work in the war-torn region of democratic Republic of Congo, including both a video installation and selection of huge photographic works. Commissioned for the Irish Pavilion, Richard’s compelling body of work communicated sinister imagery and footage through intense and haunting beauty leaving you slightly disorientated. Feature


Clay Hickson // Tan & Loose Press

Clay Hickson // Tan & Loose Press

Clay Hickson is a freelance illustrator based in Chicago and the founder of Tan and Loose Press – a print studio (based in an old funeral home) that specialises in limited edition risograph artist books and prints.
Clay’s vibrant artwork bursts with colour referencing pop culture, texture, the 90’s, boobs and breakfasts – his website is a must see. Feature


David Pearson at Kemistry Gallery

David Pearson at Kemistry Gallery

The forthcoming exhibition at Kemistry Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the works by one of the most-respected editorial designers, David Pearson. Acclaimed as one of the 50 best designers in Britain by The Guardian, the show is presenting the designs for Penguin Books and France-based publishing house Éditions Zuma as well as a bunch of covers from other publishers. You can expect a very interesting viewing at the show, with inventive typography and lettering design that reflect the personality of each book, and also be inspired by the great work of literature. The show starts on 8th May and will run until 28th June. Feature


Kemi Mai

Kemi Mai

Self taught artist, Kemi Mai works from the UK producing digital paintings. Using Photoshop and a tablet Kemi Mai creates beautifully simplistic portraits with real paint like qualities to them. It is interesting to see the sketched beginnings these digital images build up from. Mai uses the digital medium similarly to a normal painter would. Unusual medium aside, Kemi Mai’s vivid portraits draw you in with their moody lighting and deep colours. I would love to see these brought into the physical world as large prints in a gallery. Feature


Kate Clarke

Kate Clarke

London based designer Kate Clarke brings a feeling of spring to air with her bright, playful and original screen-printed designs. She has translated her simple yet eye-catching work into a range of beautiful home-ware products ranging from mugs to cushions. To create her designs she hand cuts paper shapes and compiles drawings to give a hand rendered feel to her patterns. You can really see her 1950s and Scandinavian inspiration fed into her design, and we look forward to see what else she has to share in the future. Feature


Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman is a designer currently working under the incredible Kate Moross at Studio Moross. As well as that he’s also producing prints at Known, an independent design and print studio who specialise in water-based screenprinting. Feature


Whitten Sabbatini

Whitten Sabbatini

Whitten Sabbatini is photographer based in Memphis, Tennessee. Recently graduating, Whitten took up photography around the age of 18 and has a deep interest in taking portraits and documenting life in the South. Shot digitally Whitten’s photographs mimic film and almost look like stills from a movie as he gracefully captures light, colour and environments. Feature


Piet Parra

Piet Parra

Dutch artist Parra has a very unique identity. His imagery often depicts surreal character caught up in scenes of mischievous and scandalous acts. Crossing the boundaries from drawing, painting, animation and sculpture his visual aesthetic resonates throughout each medium through the graphic style of his characters to his vibrant and restricted colour palette. Although his rise to fame came quickly within a couple of years he has worked with major brands including Nike, Vans and Converse, and has now branched out creating his own clothing brand, Rockwell. Feature


Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is an illustrator based in London. Graduating in graphic design and working in the industry has clearly had a strong influence on his self taught illustration. A strong graphic style where every element seems to be considered and well placed. Geometric cities and moody landscapes use elements sparingly to tell a rich narrative. Feature


Andy Gilmore

Andy Gilmore

Hypnotic, robotic & mind-bendingly beautiful, Andy Gilmore takes you to another world with his geometric patterns. The New York based artist, who has released most of his recent work through creative platform Ghostly International, plays with symmetry, line and colour to produce complex, kaleidoscopic compositions. His work explores the physical properties of sound and light and frequently holds a favoured residency on the covers of releases from musicians such as Gold Panda. Feature


Blanda

Blanda

New York based artist and graphic designer Blanda Eggenschwiler lends her charismatic doodles to fashion, print and surface. Blanda brings a sense of femininity and modernism to ancient native patterns and tribal markings. Collaborations with global brands such as Obey and Volvo have gained the artist positive recognition for her signature symbolic designs. Feature


Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Juan Fontanive

Juan Fontanive is an artist that was born in Cleveland, moving onto study at the Royal College of Art and is currently based in New York. Specialising in flip books like you’ve NEVER seen before, Juan breathes a new spirit into sourced materials recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks to form portable flipping containers for his flipbooks. With animations describing graceful birds butterflies and botanicals each page has been hand-drawn painted or screen printed on paper. Feature


Eirik Johnson

Eirik Johnson

Eirik Johnson is Photographer and mixed media Artist currently based in Seattle. I can’t get enough of his truly stunning project “Barrow Cabins” and you need to see it too! This incredible body of work visualises seasonal hunting cabins built by the native Inupiat inhabitants of Barrow, Alaska. Each cabin built from sourced makeshift materials on hand is a fascinating structure alone, but when documented in the extremes of the Artic summer and winter the dramatic transformation is truly astonishing to observe. Feature


Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham / Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Manchester based Craig Oldham has been pretty busy of late. He’s done the redesign for D&AD’s New Blood and launched his own site with a great soundboard. But the most charming of his work is the newly republished and updated Hand.Written.Letter.Project. Feature


Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

An eagerly awaited show by me, and many others no doubt is the Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse, Cut Outs. In his later years Matisse was unable to paint, he began to produce cut outs as preparations for commissioned works. Over time Matisse preferred this technique over others due of his ill health. Matisse is a giant of modern painting, abstraction and colour, his works spanning a huge variety of subject matter and exploration of materials. His work is emotional and tender, yet bold and bright, and it seems to capture the basic joys of seeing, and experiencing life. Feature


Nuria Riaza

Nuria Riaza

Spanish illustrator and self proclaimed collector of memories creates enchanting biro etched beauties with her inky weapon of choice. “One day I fell in love with a ballpoint pen and it became my soulmate,” Nuria plays with a curious and occasionally dark subject matter, creating wonderfully detailed and mysterious sketches. Feature


Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing is a freelance illustrator currently represented by Marlena Agency. Lauren’s style is reminiscent of 80’s pop graphics with a modern refined twist, creating particularly colourful imagery Lauren’s bold illustrations play with shape and composition. As her portfolio continues to document her fashion illustration her brilliance shines though as she forms stylish contemporary imagery that bursts with energy and attitude. Feature


Jane Eastlight

Jane Eastlight

When you find a good thing, don’t let it go. That’s exactly why producer electronic artist Patten has teamed up with Jane Eastlight once more to design the cover art for his latest musical offering “Estoile Naiant” This talented lady also produces videos and cover art for other artists on the Warp records label, with one of her preferred methods being compiling imagery found through search engines. The cyber referencing collage she has created for Pattens latest EP perfectly encompasses the wiry dial-up inspired melodies inside the cover. Feature


Jordi Huisman

Jordi Huisman

Jordi Huisman is a photographer currently based in Amsterdam. With a background in engineering, design and innovation Jordi moved onto study photography becoming a freelance Photographer in 2005. Working commercially for agencies, design firms, architects magazines and newspapers, Jordi also directs his focus towards documentary work highlighting the tension between man, nature and technology creating beautifully composed graphic imagery. Feature