Ayaka Ito

Ayaka Ito on grainedit.com

Born and raised in Japan, Ayaka Ito is talented designer that now calls New York her home. Her  portfolio is a refreshing mix of identity work and hand drawn typography, but I especially appreciate her quirky yet playful illustrations.

 

 

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Vicki Turner

Vicki Turner on grainedit.com

Vicki Turner is a British Designer, Illustrator and Maker with a passion for the natural world.  From her new studio in Devon she crafts whimsical works exploding with repetition and rhythm.

 

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Agostino Lacurci

Agostino Lacurci

Working between Rome and Nurenburg, Italian artist Agostino Iacurci specializes in large-scale murals that draw inspiration from every day life.  His colorful yet somber character-driven works adapt and conform to a building’s surface converting normally mundane spaces into rich visual experiences.

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Two Times Elliott

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Two Times Elliot is a London-based studio, whose focus centers around print, identity and web. Their style is a mix of typographic elements, clean lines and bold color palettes, bringing each design to life with its own personality. I’m also impressed by their ability to incorporate mixed media into their work without disrupting the flow of the design.

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Old & New

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Gadite Warriors by Andrew Lyons

Old & New provides a platform for contemporary graphic artists to exhibit works themed on Biblical stories and passages. It also aims to introduce a new online audience to Biblical art, attempting to replace popular, yet sometimes low-quality, contemporary Biblical artwork with the kind of accessible and honorable work that has historically been associated with the Bible. The project involves artists from different faith backgrounds and sells prints of the designs with proceeds going to help fight the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

On Monday, April 22 the latest round of designs will be released with contributions by Mikey Burton, Chris Rushing, Shed Labs, Matt Stevens and others.

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Burton Kramer Film Trailer

Last year we featured a book about the Canadian, designer, painter and educator Burton Kramer on grain edit. I’m excited to announce that the book’s editor, Greg Durrell, is set to release a full length film on Kramer’s work this spring.

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Communal Table by Caroline Hwang

Communal Table is a publication of recipes, illustrations and photographs curated and illustrated by the talented Caroline Hwang and designed by friend of Grain Edit, Joel Speasmaker of Forest. I love the lovely quality of her work, which integrates so well with the casual flowing feeling of this cookbook. I’ve tried out a couple of recipes and they are all quite tasty (the ‘arugula salad’ is awesome). To pick up a copy, you can find it here, & bonus points go to the fact that proceeds go to the Farm to School charity!

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Alexander Girard by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

alexander girard

Todd Oldham who put together an excellent monograph on Charles Harper and Kiera Coffee recently released an exciting new book chronicling the work of the late Alexander Girard. This 672-page beast published by Ammo covers virtually every aspect of Girard’s distinctive career. As one of the most prolific and versatile mid-20th century designers, Girard’s work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by Oldham, this tome is a must-have book on Girard’s oeuvre.

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Eye Sea Posters

eye sea posters

Eye Sea Posters sources original vintage film posters from around the world and makes them available at reasonable prices. Their collection is handpicked with an emphasis on design. Specializing in Polish film posters from the 60′s and 70′s they feature artists like Jerzy Flisak, Maciej Zbikowski and Maciej Hibner. If you live in the London keep your eyes open for their forthcoming exhibitions.
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Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek is a Polish illustrator in Dusseldorf, Germany. His Eastern European roots are very evident in his work, which is often colorful woodcuts of natural scenes full of interesting characters. As Roman states about his work, “You will find a bizarre balancing act between propaganda, folklore and pop.”

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