Blast off into Space with Professor Astro Cat!

Professor Astro Cat

Minilab is a new app development studio from the minds of Nobrow and Flying Eye Books. Steeped in the same ethos as their traditional print counterparts, they aim to deliver memorable products that revel in strong visual storytelling. For their first project, they were tasked to bring Ben Newman’s best selling book Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space to life.  You can download the app at iTunes and see a preview of the app in action here.

 

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Daniele Simonelli

Daniele Simonelli

UK based designer and illustrator Daniele Simonelli has a style that is both warm and endearing. Through his calculated use of texture and color, he creates vivid imagery that tempt and captivate your attention.

 

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Josh Brill Canine Collection

Josh Brill Canine

Grain Edit friend and fave, Josh Brill recently updated his shop with a sophisticated collection of canine prints. Included in the series are illustrations of Labrador Retrievers. Boxers and French Bulldogs. See the complete collection here.

 

 

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Anne-Margot Ramstein

Anne-Margot Ramstein

 

Beautiful work from Anne-Margot Ramstein an author and illustrator based in Montreal.

 

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Tom Froese

Tom Froese

Tom Froese is a Canadian designer who revels in color and has a real flair for finding the humor in everyday life. Recently Tom updated his website with a vibrant collection of new works, including projects for Offscreen, Herb Lester and Walrus magazine.

 

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I Am the Frankenstein Monster!

Ralph Cosentino

Werewolves! vampires! spiders with top hats! These are some of the creatures featured in a new monster picture book series by author, illustrator, and character designer Ralph Cosentino. Inspired by his love for monsters this collection pays homage to the folklore and stories he admired as a kid.

In the first book, readers are invited to rediscover Frankenstein, not as a menacing beast but as a gentle giant with a love for reading and foreign languages. Joining him in his adventures are a chubby bat named Claude and a lovable cat named Bela. Together they explore alternative uses for windmills and learn the finer points of Spanish music and dancing (I suspect the later pays homage to Ralph’s own background as the son of Argentinian flamenco dancers). To help bring the story to life, Ralph employs auditory phrases and expressive typography to encourage parents and children alike to immerse themselves in the experience and pretend to be their favorite characters.

After years of burning the midnight oil, Ralph is ready to bring the series to light (but don’t tell Dracula!).  To secure a copy and earn cool stuff along the way, you can help support his efforts via this Kickstarter campaign.

 

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Dock 57

Dock 57

Dock 57 is the online moniker of designers Sveta Shubina and Manar Shajri. Hailing from Russia, the dynamic duo specialize in creating logotypes, corporate branding and illustrations.

 

 

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Anne Jordan

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Feast your eyes on the work of Anne Jordan, a book designer and recent winner of Print magazine’s New Visual Artists :15 under 30. Along with her husband – designer Mitch Goldstein –  she maintains a small design studio in Rochester, New York. Through process-driven experiments with unconventional materials and techniques, she crafts work that embraces the elements of chance and limitation.

 

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Been Busy: The Art & Graphic Design of Mike Davis

Been Busy - Mike Davis

I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of Been Busy: The Art & Design of Mike Davis. As a founding member of Burlesque of  North America, Mike has created concert posters, logos, t-shirts, stage graphics, album artwork and more for a wide range of clients including Nike, Rhymesayers and Kidrobot. This book provides a rare glimpse into his process and will feature never-before seen concept sketches and doodles along with a variety of projects that span his career as a designer. Been Busy is still in fundraising mode, but should be released in October. To support production costs and secure a copy please visit his kickstarter campaign.

 

 

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Sabbath Visuals

Sabbath Visuals

 

Sabbath is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico.  One of my favorite projects from the firm is a self-intiated branding campaign for a fictional thermos company called Ownluck. The thermos features a unique compartment system that allows the user to store three distinct liquids. Building from this key innovation, the team devised a visual language that incorporates a series of three line divisions into the logo and packaging. See the complete campaign here.

 

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