Archive for the Featured Artist Category

Featured Artist: Emil Kozak

Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark who’s running Emil Kozak Designstudio in Barcelona, Spain. He’s passionate about skateboarding, which inspired him to start graphic design in the first place. Most of his work consists of designing boards and tees. Clean shapes, straight lines, typography and simple, yet effective colour schemes allowed him to attract clients such as VANS, Elements Skateboards and DKNY. I found him on Behance.
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Featured Artist: John Latham

The UK-based designer and freelancer John Latham has it all: beautiful work and the greatest identity name ever. He works under the alias “Monkeysee Monkeydesign” and his art is influenced a great deal by Scott Hansen (iso50). Many artists try to recreate this style, but John really managed to capture the retro feel of it without giving the impression of a simple rip-off. As well as being a master at typographic design Latham, who only started in 2006, has a great sense for colours.

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Inspiration: Black and White Design is the new Black

I’ve compiled a list of the best black and white designs featuring print and animation. When using only these 2 colours all that matters is the composition which makes it so much harder to produce something beautiful. You can’t rely on any colour schemes to simulate a feeling or speak to your audience. This makes it that much more special when you discover a gorgeous black and white design. I’ve got the idea for this post after stumbling onto the works of Maxim Zhestkov, a 22 year old director and designer based in Russia. He’s a genius and uses no colours whatsoever. Below are a few screenshots and prints by Zhestkov.

Furthermore I’ve included the works of Noel Tanner, Andrew Dobbie and some more random black and white designs that struck me as particularly special.

Works by Maxim Zhestkov

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Featured Artist: Matei Apostolescu

Matei Apostolescu from Bucharest (Romania) is better known under the alias beaucoupzero on deviantArt. His style is a combination of hand drawn elements and colourful vector graphics with a touch of grunge.

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Featured Artist: Joshua Davis

I’m so tired right now after today’s exam. So i won’t write much and let the pictures speak for themselves. So much I will reveal though. Joshua Davis is a New York based artist and was the winner of the 2001 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in the category ” Net Excellence “. Read the complete biography here (flickr profile). I discovered him through Maxalot.

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Featured Artist: Jose Javier (yosigo)

I still can’t believe that I’ve stumbled onto the flickr site of this awesome photographer. Jose Javier‘s style is so unique to me and I am amazed by the beautiful color schemes and great composition. It’s never been so tough to make a selection of images. Every single photograph is outstanding. Usually I am not that easily impressed with photographs but his work blew me away instantaneously. I am over excited to present to you this exceptional photographer from Donosti/Basque Country. Make sure to have look at his blog as well!

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Featured Artist: Aleksey Drozdov

As far as I could find out Aleksey Drozdov has his own design company called Piezo, which is based in Kiev. Big names such as BMW, Nike and Tabasco have made it into the client list.

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Featured Artist: Jonas Buntenbruch

Jonas Buntentbruch from Germany has started a very special and interesting portfolio: DONE (daily design workout). Every day he will complete a new design. He started on January 1st and will finish on December 31st. I admire his dedication. It is a great way to learn new things and to keep the creativity flowing. I wish him all the best and will certainly check his work regularly.

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