Illustration

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Design Illustration

Almasty

August 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Almasty is a design studio out of Paris comprised of Anna Apter and Charles Bataillie. I’m really enjoying their illustration work, especially from the two projects above, one from a self-initiated project called Rumeurs and the other for Trois Couleurs magazine on behalf of design firm MK2. The Paul is Dead gif is simply brilliant.

 

 



Illustration

Embroidered Illustrations by Nike Schroeder

August 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some stunning new embroidered canvases today from Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder (previously) who has taken a distinctive new direction with her needlework using delicate lines and a muted color palette to create these illustrations that seem to drip from the canvas. Thanks Nike for sharing your work with Colossal!

 

 



Craft Illustration

Kaylee Hibbert

August 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK artist Kaylee Hibbert creates three dimensional and illusional textiles using carefully stitched thread. She cites the work of Gabriel Dawe (previously here and here) as an inspiration, and is exploring the idea of turning many of her designs into a collection of hand-stitched wallpapers. (via lustik)

 

 



Design Illustration

World Record Connect the Dots: Mona Lisa in 6,239 Dots

July 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I stumbled onto the online portfolio of Melbourne-based artist and designer Thomas Pavitte and immediately planned on writing a post about his insanely flammable 10,000 matchstick tribute to John Walker, the inventor of matches. But then decided his Blu Tack typography was pretty awesome as well, not to mention this dead sexy laser-cut wooden contour bowl. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Well apparently in his spare time he searched around online for the world’s largest connect the dots puzzle, and, finding nothing, created a variation of Mona Lisa using 6,239 dots, then spent a grueling 9.5 hours of his life solving the damn thing. I could really use a puzzle like this for my son on his next flight.

 

 



Illustration

Fred Laforge

July 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Fred Laforge has an impressive body of work that spans several mediums including resin and wood sculptures, graphite drawings, as well as printmaking. Via his artist statement:

My practice focuses primarily on the concept of the atypical body. Within my work, therefore, there is a fascination with non-standard morphologies. I am interested in a particular body type that has been subjected to the judgment of value throughout Western culture. In these works, the bodies that are old, disabled or obese are represented for their aesthetic qualities and the visual poetry they emit. I present these bodies in a new light, flushing out the a priori of the real (is a fat body an ugly body?).

He is currently represented by Gallerie SAS in Montreal.

 

 



Illustration

Amy Casey

July 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Cleveland-based artist Amy Casey who paints delicate networks of roped and towering cityscapes. Casey currently has a show at Zg Gallery in Chicago through August 6. I definitely intend on stopping by. You can see much larger and detailed versions of these paintings here. (via new american paintings)

 

 



Illustration

Pencil Shaving Portraits by Kyle Bean

July 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK artist and designer Kyle Bean (previously here and here) has created these lovely pencil shaving portraits for contributors to the Wallpaper Handmade issue. Everything this guy does turns to awesome.