Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson has become an Instagram sensation of late. He’s been called the Andy Warhol of Instagram; the Bill Cunningham of Instagram… The list goes on. His work examines, dissects, and pokes fun at the fashion world, a world he has intimate knowledge of- as one of the founders of MAC cosmetics and an Estée Lauder exec. I guess I’m biased being a designer myself, but one of the most fascinating things to me was that HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A WEBSITE. I found that surprising, somewhat refreshing, and of course, frustrating I’ve combed the web and brought you some of my favorite works by him. If you’re not following him already on Instagram, you can check his feed out here.
Posted on April 1, 2015 by designquixotic
Posted on March 31, 2015 by designquixotic
Posted on March 26, 2015 by designquixotic
Sandra Suy is a Barcelona-based fashion illustrator that I discovered via Pinterest. Sandra has a degree in fashion, and later went on to do graphic design. She is now able to combine her two passions as an illustrator for fashion. Below are a few favorites from her site. Be sure to check out the rest of her work right here.
Posted on March 25, 2015 by designquixotic
Michela Picchi, an italian cross-disciplinary artist based in Berlin. From her German base, she produces creative ideas for magazines and brands belonging to multiple sectores – always with her own very personal approach, which draws inspiration from collage and visual illustrations and adds a remarkable sophisticated twist. I particularly like the work she did for Nike recently, featured below, (role of illustration and pattern design).
Posted on March 24, 2015 by designquixotic
Posted on March 19, 2015 by designquixotic
I’ve been really loving the campaign photography Urban Outfitters has been doing recently. Their latest, Field Daze, really caught my eye, especially in the still very cold weather in NYC, I just want to escape into these photos… Photographed by Magdalena Wosinska in bright, sunny California with models Charlotte Jane, Isabelle Cornish and Delilah.
Posted on March 18, 2015 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the work of Greg Coulton, a designer and illustrator based in London. As described (much better than I ever could) in his bio,
“Whether he’s creating brand stories or artwork for packaging, portraits or album covers, the art of storytelling is at the heart of Greg’s work. His illustration philosophy – “The devil is in the detail”, pretty much defines everything he does.
Intricate and multi-layered, his hand drawn illustrations are driven by the principles of good communication design, honed during 12 years designing in London Ad agencies.
Add to this his traditional draftmanship skills and love of exuberant, Baroque-inspired flourishes, the end result is Greg’s unique works of meticulous detail and enchanting narratives.”
I particularly liked his editorial illustration, “Guy Clark”, featured below.
Posted on March 17, 2015 by designquixotic
Posted on March 12, 2015 by designquixotic
I discovered the work of Victoria Siemer via (fairly new) social networking site Ello. I absolutely adore her…. for lack of a better word.. photo collages? There is something hopeful, irreverent, and cynical about her work… sometimes all at the same time. Below are a few of my favorites.
Posted on March 11, 2015 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the work of Emily Isabella, a designer and illustrator based in lovely Hudson Valley, New York, (otherwise known as, “not Brooklyn). I loved this snippet from her bio, “As a child, she wandered her family’s Wisconsin prairie, pressing Queen Anne’s Lace flowers against her cheeks, pretending they were powder brushes. Her work reflects this idealism and serves as a reminder to continue to tap into our imaginations to remember the child we still are.” Below are a handful (or two) of some of my favorites from her site.