Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

Looking through the portfolio of Lithuanian illustrator, Karolis Strautniekas, feels like stepping onto the set of a film noir movie. Brimming with dark silhouettes, cool tones, and grainy textures, his illustrations tell stories that are seductively mysterious. His work can be found gracing the pages of The New York Times, Forbes, and on his blog where he posts side projects and works in progress.

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Twice

Twice

Twice is a Paris-based design studio founded by Fanny le Bras and Clémentine Berry. The duo combines organic textures and abstract shapes to design chic album covers, posters, and lookbooks. Their use of bright colors and bold photography make their designs just as unique and lively as the music and events they often accompany.

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David Biskup

David Biskup

David Biskup is a London based artist whose illustrations have graced the pages of prominent publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian. His signature style combines bright colors, playful characters, and a touch of dark and risqué humor. In addition to his freelance work, he also publishes visual novellas inspired by his personal life and man’s relationship with creativity.

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Jordan Metcalf

Jordan Metcalf

Jordan Metcalf is a Cape Town-based designer, illustrator, and artist who concentrates on type-focused design and lettering. Not afraid to experiment and willing to tackle any letterform, he has collaborated with a variety of clients, including Nike, Adobe, and Harper Collins. His inventive compositions are witty, alluring, and often include a balance of elegant ornamentation and accentuating textures. Although he mostly works digitally, he has also employed tactile mediums such as laser cut perspex and etched wood.

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makebardo

makebardo

makebardo is a design studio based in Queenstown, New Zealand that specializes in packaging design, brand strategy, signage systems, and wayfinding. The studio highly values minimal design and its power to be memorable and recognizable, as seen in their work for Cargo Brewery. To differentiate Cargo from other premium breweries, the studio aspired to design a branding and packaging system that is as clean and pure as the water that is used to make the beer.

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Maud

Maud

Maud is an award winning Australian agency that strives to address problems with an honest and straightforward approach, creating designs that are driven my human needs and inspired by their clients stories and geographic locations. Their minimal and often typographically focused designs and branding systems have brought urban sophistication to the companies they work with.

 

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Mike McQuade

Mike McQuade

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.

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Dieter Rams Documentary

Dieter Rams

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.

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Damien Poulain

Damien Poulain

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.

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Webuyyourkids

Webuyyourkids

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.

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