Today I bring you the work of Lynnie Zulu, a professional Illustrator born and bred in the Scottish Borders, with an artist mother who was born in Tanzania. Zulu’s work carries an African influence that is revealed in the energetic mark making and by the exotic characters she creates. Her illustrations can be found in fashion print, apparel and accessories, LP artwork, live art and in exhibitions. Below are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Posted on October 30, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 29, 2014 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the work of Stéphane Casier, of the Yeaaah! Studio, based in Paris. Casier is a designer and illustrator with a speciality in posters and album art. I came across snipets of the Crown Cardinals project over on Pinterest and wanted to share the full project here. All elements are hand-drawn, some elements are redrawn from 19th and early 20th centuries illustrations. I love that the artist included the process images as well with this project. Enjoy!
Posted on October 28, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 23, 2014 by designquixotic
I love the girl-centric work of illustrator Laura Callaghan. Her work is hand drawn using a mixture of watercolor, indian ink and minute pens with a focus on painted pattern, fashion and moody girls. Below are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Posted on October 22, 2014 by designquixotic
Branding yourself, especially if you’re a designer, can be one of the greatest challenges. (I’m in desperate need of a personal re-branding myself!). I was really impressed when I came across this personal identity design by Mohamad Faridz Husaini, i.e. Faridz Design Suite. I was impressed by how many assets were created for this project, and how thoughtfully each branding element was applied. Enjoy!
Posted on October 21, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 16, 2014 by designquixotic
Ed Kwong is a freelance illustrator based in Montreal. I came across a piece from his “Chez Boris” series on Pinterest and was interested in learning more. An on-going illustration and design project for the promotion and decoration of “Chez Boris”, a Russian donut and coffee shop based in the Mile-End district of Montreal, Quebec. Below is the series- enjoy!
Posted on October 15, 2014 by designquixotic
I wrote about the work of Fabien Barral early on this little blog, as he is one of my earliest inspirations- when it comes to blogging, sharing a love and passion for design, and also, being an amazing designer in his own right. He now goes by the online identity of “Mr Cup”- a pseudonym in which he designs his own line of products- letterpress, calendars, coasters, and my favorite of his offerings- “found objects”, an addition that came about after he stopped his life in France for a bit, and traveled throughout Asia with his family for several months. As someone who grew up going to flea markets, art fairs, and garage sales, I couldn’t help but share these beautiful treasures, (all for sale), to a larger audience.
Posted on October 14, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 9, 2014 by designquixotic
I came across a series of beautifully small illustrations over on tumblr and was immediately intrigued. I learned that the images I came across were part of a series by South African artist Lorraine Loots, called 365 Postcards for Ants. The project was to create a miniature painting every single day for an entire year. As Loots describes,
The project evolved and people started booking sentimental dates making suggestions for the painting to be done on that day. Every day, I posted the completed picture online, and unsold pieces could be reserved by commenting on the picture. In January 2014, all 365 pieces will be exhibited in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, after which they will be distributed to the owners.
Below are a few of my favorites from the series. You can also follow along on tumblr.