For personal projects and posters, (and a very other things in between…) I’ve been loving the font resources on Creative Market. Illustrative, display type is sort of my favorite genre anyway, (probably due to the fact that I never really ever get to use it). Below are a few fonts I’m really into right now. Click on the images to learn more about each font.
Posted on November 20, 2014 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the artwork of Nancy Ramirez. I love the mix of abstract and pattern in her work, as well as the very graphic nature of all her pieces. As she describes her work,
“I’m fascinated with both traditional and digital methods of creating art, as a result much of my artwork often combines these two unlikely mediums. I get a thrill out of mixing colorful fragments derived from abstract paintings with digital work as well as photography. I love how hand painted shapes and textures create unexpected contrasts against the sharp predictability of digital design.”
Below are a few of my favorites from her portfolio. Enjoy!
Posted on November 19, 2014 by designquixotic
Karin Hagen is a Swedish freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She is multi-talented, also making some pretty rad ceramics as well. I was really drawn to all her black and white work, a few of my favorites are below. Enjoy!
Posted on November 18, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on November 17, 2014 by designquixotic
Below is a little collection of beautiful holiday/seasonal graphics I thought you might all enjoy. Click on the images to purchase and learn more.
Posted on November 13, 2014 by designquixotic
Yelena Bryksenkova is a British-based, Russian-born, and U.S educated freelance illustrator, who describes her work as being inspired by her love of home and the comfort of everyday objects, as well as more magical, mysterious and melancholy themes. Her use of pattern and color reminds be a bit of a folk art aesthetic- which I love. Below are a few of my favorites from her portfolio. Enjoy!
Posted on November 12, 2014 by designquixotic
As they describe themselves, “Oddds stands for Our Daily Dose of Design Shenanigans. We are the pairings of the coffee addict meets the music junkie, one holds the camera, the other holds the good-old mouse (we take turns). Wanderlust of adventures, enthusiasts of food, observers of unconventional, believers of aesthetics. We believe that art & craft are the two amalgamations of good design.” I particularly loved their Salt and Wood Zine, and The Edible Dust Anthology project, posted below. Enjoy!
Posted on November 11, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on November 6, 2014 by designquixotic
Carson Ellis is an illustrator of a number of books for kids, including New York Times bestsellers THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart, THE COMPOSER IS DEAD by Lemony Snicket, and the WILDWOOD CHRONICLES by Colin Meloy (who happens to be her husband). She recently finished work on HOME, a picture book she wrote and illustrated, due out in February of 2015. And she’s the illustrator-in-residence for the band The Decemberists, (“illustrator-in-residence”– how great!). Below are some of my favorites from her work.
Posted on November 5, 2014 by designquixotic
RoAndCo is a multi-disciplinary creative agency that serves as a visual thought leader for a range of forward-thinking fashion and lifestyle clients. They’re known for bringing clients a cool cachet and a contemporary look while remaining grounded in a love of the classics, from old movie typography to modernist art to the work of mid-century design icons.
I’ve been a long-time fan of their branding work for fashion brands, and as I was looking through their work the other night, the brand book they did for honor particularly caught my eye. I think they translated the idea of an old-world atelier in a modern context beautifully.