Mike McQuade is a Philadelphia-based designer and illustrator. Utilizing collage-like techniques and modular grids, he creates inventive and thought-provoking compositions. These arrangements beautifully illustrate and highlight hard-hitting topics for prominent publications such as Fortune Magazine and The New York Times.
- Olle Eksell Site & Shop
- This Is Forest — Joel Speasmaker
- MVM — Magnus Voll Mathiasson
- Art School Cliche Spotting
- Posters Discovered in Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
- Vinyl Documentary: To Have & To Hold
- Partisan Memorials in Former Yugoslavia
- Up in the Air- Opening sequence
- Geoff Mcfetridge: Where the Wild Things Are Title Design
- Nikkatsu – Japanese actions films
Gary Hustwit, the director of the documentaries Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, has started working on his new movie, Rams. This will be the first feature documentary about Dieter Rams, an iconic industrial designer best known for his designs for Braun and Vitsoe. The project will explore the untold stories behind his process, philosophies, and inspirations. In order to fund the film, Hustwit has created a Kickstarter campaign that will also help support efforts to preserve Rams’s design archive. If you would like to contribute to the campaign, visit the Kickstarter site before it expires on July 22.
Splitting his time between London and Paris, designer and illustrator Damien Poulain focuses on both commercial and artistic work. A man of many mediums, he uses a mix of colorful materials to create bold simple shapes and charming characters. Through his art, he strives to explore ideas behind fragility, balance, and cultural phenomena.
Inspired by skateboarding and comic books, Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney are Webuyyourkids. The duo layers colorful halftone textures and topographic patterns to create enchanting designs for clients across the globe. In addition to their digital work, they also share a passion for screen printing and hosting educational workshops.
Ludovic Balland is a Swiss designer based in Basel. His studio, Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet, specializes in editorial layout, typeface design, and photography. The studio has created intricate typographic compositions and clever visual identities for many cultural institutions including Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art and the Festival Antigel in Geneva. This past March, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Culture (BAK) awarded Balland the Jan Tschichold Award for outstanding achievements in book design.
Although he is busy working with clients such as Honda, Adobe, and Verizon, Polish graphic artist Peter Tarka (AKA Grate Studio) still focuses on self-initiated projects to explore different techniques and hone his skills. Using a mix of programs such as Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and V-Ray, he molds textures and patterns into three-dimensional forms to create abstract compositions and unique typographic structures.
Stahl R is a Berlin-based design studio founded by Tobias Röttger and Susanne Stahl. Driven by a passion for research and deep conceptual thinking, the studio strives to give each project a dynamic and custom look. Since launching in 2012, they have developed identity systems, custom typefaces, video campaigns, and websites, for magazines, conferences and music labels. Their work has won several awards including a gold European Design Award and a gold medal from the Art Directors Club Germany.
Jeremie Claeys is a Belgian illustrator based in Paris. Highly influenced by comic books, movies, and music, he creates whimsical illustrations that are geometrically-charged. His personal side project, 100 Weird Faces, is a daily creative exercise in which he experiments with using different techniques.
Australian artist, Georgia Hill, couples hand drawn typography with monochromatic textures, marble patterns, and illustrations on large scale murals and smaller paper and ink compositions. She purposefully keeps the messages within the work open for interpretation, with the hope that audiences will reflect on their own personal connection to the words and locations of the piece.
Rejane Dal Bello is an award-winning Brazilian designer and illustrator currently based in London. After having previously worked for Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam and Wolf Olins in London, she now runs her own firm that specializes in corporate, nonprofit, and cultural sectors. She currently teaches at St Joost Art School and often volunteers her creative services to underprivileged communities and charitable organizations.