The New Yorker is one of two magazines that I have ever subscribed to, the other being Rolling Stone. I can’t tell if I loved it more for the articles or the artwork, but there is no doubt in my mind that I always eagerly awaited the next issue’s cover art. CBS is featuring some of the best covers from the 1925 debut issue to the present and it is a real graphic treat.
Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’
Poster art is so cool. Like a visual jingle or soundbite. Better than a movie trailer, because there is a permanent still-record. Check out some great poster art over at Smashing Apps. And be dazzled.
Out of Sight is a truly beautiful little gem of an animated piece. It is the creation of three students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts. I am so thrilled I stumbled onto it. It pleased my sense of sight and sound, and evoked the rest of my senses as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Hat tip to Higher Than The Sun.
I have always loved wood cuts and scratchboard images. Kent Barton brings this particular style to new heights. His work is beautiful, with every line and cut artfully placed. Kent works on a grand scale, and his art is often found in architectural placements, as depicted in the image above. I could stare for hours!
Hat tip to lines and colors.
Beautiful, flowing style and widespread appeal marked the career of Bernie Fuchs. Born in 1932, died in 2009. Fuchs, a well-known commercial illustrator, holds the number 3 spot for most Sports Illustrated covers. His works also included Presidential portraits and U.S. postage stamps.
Geometrically ordered and crazed all at the same time, with a tribal feel. Fernando Chamarelli’s work is an interesting visual tale of Brazilian folk / pop culture. Couldn’t you see one of his works in tattoo ink? Chamarelli hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Check out his rich images at his page above, or check out his Flickr stream
I am such a sucker for vintage posters – I love the color and illustration style. And I am a geek at heart, so meshing that vintage style with space-age themes is a natural. Color + Design Blog has some beautiful examples of “retro-future” illustrations. The entry directs you to other sites for additional work and information. Check out Retro-futurismus and Steve Thomas art for more great images and color schemes.
I love this creative take on the alphabet from illustrator Paul Thurby. The cards I have lining my daughter’s room are nowhere near as funky as these. The colors are soft and appealing to go with the fun images. Taken from Paul’s site:
Originally from Nottingham, UK based
Paul has been a full-time illustrator since
September 2006 after graduating from
University in Buckinghamshire.
Paul holds his pen in a funny way, but it
works just fine for him. He has built up
an impressive list of commissions including
regular contributions to The Guardian since
Check out the images on Flickr
Hat tip to Color + Design Blog.
Barcelona illustrator Oscar Gimenez’s work employs gorgeous, flat, reduced color palettes and simple lines to evoke situations and moods. Check out some of his other work on his Spanish site. The above picture is taken from his recent work for Audi – he illustrated a short animated film for the Audi Q5 Generis.