Archives for category: Graphic Design

“We could go on and on about the Faber Castell Artist Pen’s precision and control, but we thought we’d just show you.”  Pen company Faber Castell hired the agency of Ogilvy and Mather Singapore to re-create masterpieces by Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Da Vinci using their Artist Pen.  The remarkable thing about the publicity stunt is that artist Chan Hwee Chong drew each image with a single, unbroken line.  See the video at the bottom to see how he did it.

Chan Hwee Chong for Faber Castell

Detail

Chan Hwee Chong for Faber Castell

-Jayme Catalano

 

The surface designers behind Pattern People are generous with their on-trend, often whimsical creations:  they offer free, limited use downloads of their specially created patterns.  Available in both vectorized Illustrator and tile-able jpeg formats, the possibilities are endless.  Visit their website to download the free patterns.

Heart Ikat by Pattern People

Tribal Stripe by Pattern People

Succulents by Pattern People

-Jayme Catalano

Steven Womack creates bold graphic prints that evoke the vibrancy of nature in motion.  He has partnered with Society6 to offer his work as skins and covers for iPhones, iPads, and laptops.  The images are also available in more traditional printed formats.

Circular Motion by Steven Womack

Scales by Steven Womack

Visit Womack’s website for more information on the artist.  Visit Society6 for more information on purchasing.

-Jayme Catalano

Web and graphic designer Seth Hardie recently posted the accidental creative process behind an image he created.  Hardie used his iPhone, the Grid Lens app and the Image Blender app to layer several images together.  Visit his blog here to read about the process behind this image:

Image by Seth Hardie

-Jayme Catalano

 

Evelin Kasikov is a woman moving backward in time, combining cutting edge digital design with the old-fashioned and historically feminine pursuit of embroidery.  Trained as a graphic designer, Kasikov’s work challenges preconceived notions of embroidery and handicraft.  Deeply analytical, her approach to needlework uses typography, design techniques, and grid systems to create her embroidered illustrations.  Her stitching commission have included The Guardian, WIRED, and the New York Times.

CMYK Colour Chart by Evelin Kasikov

Blateration by Evelin Kasikov

You may purchase an original embroidered print at Evelin Kasikov’s website.

-Jayme Catalano

Illustrator John W. Tomac is inspired by the future that wasn’t:  specifically the mid-century, science fictional future where everyone would drive a flying car or personal rocket and own a robot.  We know now that flying cars and rockets are incredibly fuel inefficient and robots are useless and overpriced.  Tomac’s artwork is a whimsical reminder of our grandparents hopeful naivete.

Dude, Where's My Flying Car? by John W. Tomac

Rocket Man by John W. Tomac

Visit Tomac’s website for more information.
-Jayme Catalano

In his Art Remixed series, artist Gary Andrew Clarke has taken well-known pieces of art and “distilled, reduced and remixed” them into approximately 200 exact circles of color.  The resulting collection is a bold riff on pointillism that would make Seurat green with envy.  A native of the United Kingdom, Clarke often goes by the “pen” name Graphic Nothing.

'Marilyn Monroe,' 'Mona Lisa,' and 'The Son of Man' by Gary Andrew Clarke.

You can purchase a Giclee print at Some Prints.  Find out more about the artist at GraphicNothing.com.
-Jayme Catalano