May 2013

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Vicente García Morillo

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Meet Vicente Garcia Morillo, an established designer out of Madrid whose client list includes Adidas, Urban Outfitters and Wired Magazine. His uninhibited style is fresh and unexpected, integrating typography and illustration elements with ease. Keep an eye out for more work to come, as Morillo has recently founded his own studio.

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Argijale

argijale

Grain Edit recently launched on Instagram, and one of our most exciting discoveries was the the Spanish illustrator and photographer Argijale. Using Instagram as his personal portfolio, he posts his artistic explorations with colorful characters and intricate pattern work. Hopefully a more formal web presence will be in his future as we look to explore his work in more detail. Catch his updates here.

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Ariane Spanier

Ariane Spanier

Ariane Spanier Design is a Berlin-based studio founded in 2005 focused on print work for architects, galleries and publishers. Often playing with the perception of depth they create typographic landscapes that bend and fold revealing rich layers of color and texture.

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Marcus Kraft

Marcus Kraft

Marcus Kraft is an award-winning multidiscplinary studio located in Zurich, Switzerland. Their diverse portfolio ranges from editorial pieces that are bold and confrontational to posters that are more subtle and nuanced in their approach.

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Paul Belford

Paul Belford

Meet Paul Belford, a creative agency out of London who focuses on advertising and branding. Their approach to design is admirably simple, resulting in pieces that are clean and easy to appreciate. Check out their work here.

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Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs

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From the same team that brought you The People’s Pennant comes a thought provoking and informative book on design entrepreneurship. Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs features candid conversations with 30 leading designers who have founded startups, channeled personal passions into self-made careers and taken risks to do what they love. Through insightful stories, quotes and quips they share their failures, successes, and perspectives.

The distinguished group of guests include: Armin Vit, Keenan Cummings, Ben Pieratt, Riley Cran, Don Clark, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Jessica Hische, Kyle Sollenberger, Tad Carpenter, Duane King, Joe Gebbia, Aaron Draplin, Mikey Burton, Katie Kirk and many more. Pick up a copy here.

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Jeremy Pruitt aka Thinkmule for Bordo Bello

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I really love Jeremy Pruitt’s (aka Thinkmule) contribution to the AIGA Bordo Bello event. The skateboard art show, which runs now through July 3 features a gaggle of hot design talent and celebrates the Colorado lifestyle. Jeremy’s deck features seventeen custom logos, each loosely paying homage to a different aspect of Colorado’s rich and vibrant history. To see all the boards, visit the Bordo Bello website.

Also, be sure to check out Jeremy’s portfolio. Recently updated, the site hosts a curated collection of personal illustration and lettering work.

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Sarah Mazzetti

sarah mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti is a talented illustrator, comic artist, and screen printing teacher based in Bologna, Italy. Her unique style is funky and colorful, with each piece inviting the viewer deeper into her twisted and exchanting world. Dive in here.

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/Sponsor/ UncommonGoods

A Huge thanks to UncommonGoods for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed! Artists, designers, and photographers!

UncommonGoods has just launched their iPhone Design Challenge, a call for entries of 2D digital captures including original watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, collages, photography, digital art, etc. The winner will receive $500, a vendor contract, and national exposure by being presented their catalog circulation of 1.75 Million. Until May 31, 2013 at 11:59 EST, entries are welcome free of charge! Click here for more details.

Find artwork for sale from dozens of talented artists in the UncommonGoods Art Gallery here.

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Amanda Jane Jones

Amanda Jane Jones

Amanda Jane Jones is a graphic designer and letterpress extraordinaire our of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Since her graduation from BYU in 2009, she has kept busy with a budding career as a freelancer. In addition to her personal work, she serves as the art director of Kinfolk Magazine where creates stunning layouts that are minimal in their approach but remain warm and inviting.

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From the Job Board

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Graphic Designer – Varsity Vintage/GBNYC (NY, NY)
Art Director – Code and Theory (NY, NY)
Visual Designer – Code and Theory (NY, NY)

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Philographics: The Book and Postcard Box

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Several years ago we featured the Philographics poster series by UK based Genis Carreras.  We just received word that the popular series will soon be available as a book as well as a postcard set. Currently Genis is raising funds to being print production. You can support this effort here.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

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Eirian Chapman

eirian chapman

Eirian Chapman is a graphic artist and illustrator out of Australia, whose work has spanned editorial, branding, retail, and infographics. Her clean lines and bold color palettes create characters that are whimsical without losing their air of solemnity. Check out Chapman on her website and blog.

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Mads Berg

mads berg

Mads Berg is an illustrator out of Denmark and a 2001 graduate from the Danish School of Design where he now occasionally lectures. Working from a deep passion of classic poster art and Art Deco aesthetics he creates lush landscapes where hard angles co-exist with soft, streamlined shapes in perfect harmony.

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Erick Montes

Erick Montes is an illustrator and designer living in Austin, TX. I like his style a lot; it’s a nice mix of textural, hand-drawn elements with clean lines and great color palettes.

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