Ty Wilkins Interview

Ty Wilkins interview

It’s rare that I come across a designer whose work has as much personality and charm as Ty Wilkins. Hailing from Austin, Ty’s portfolio is filled with character-driven projects that showcase his mastery of color, texture and repetition.

Prior to launching his own studio, Ty worked for Gardner Design, where he developed branding, packaging, signage and redesigned LogoLounge. He also traveled extensively, which had a profound impact on his aesthetic sensibilities. Currently, Ty can be found developing advertising campaigns, editorial illustrations and identity work for a wide range of clients including Target, Monocle and Wired UK.  In today’s interview, Ty graciously shares his beginnings as a designer and grants us a glimpse into his creative process.

 

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Francesco Muzzi

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Brilliant work from Italian designer and illustrator Francesco Muzzi.

 

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Josh Brill Interview

 

Josh Brill / Lumadessa Interview

I was first introduced to Josh Brill and his work though through his Flora Fauna collection. With nature serving both as a catalyst and a muse, the ongoing series explores and catalogs the identities of plants and animals from around the world. To illustrate these explorations Josh chose to eschew conventional realism in favor of a style that echoes cubist techniques. The end result is vibrant, bold and visually intoxicating.

In addition to sharing the same passion for illustration and design, I was excited to discover that Josh and I shared a similar upbringing. We unknowingly haunted the same swimming holes and drank from the same slush puppy wells while growing up. This served as fodder to fuel our friendship and with this in mind, i’m delighted to present today’s interview with him.

 

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Sponsor // Eveleth Letterpress Font

Eveleth font

 

With the Eveleth Premium Letterpress Font Family, you’ll get yourself 16 charming vintage fonts to work with. Additional weights, shadow layers and entertaining icons, shapes and emblems are just a few of the extras that come along for the ride.

 

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Stanley Chow

The folks over at Daylight, an award-winning moving image company based in Manchester have been working on a series of interviews with local creatives. In their 2nd installment they grant us a rare glimpse into the process, history and inspiration of illustrator Stanley Chow.

 

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EIGA Design

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Beautiful work from EIGA, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Hamburg, Germany.

 

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Sponsor // EasyBanners

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Whether it’s an event banner for your tradeshow, backdrop for your red carpet, or billboard to advertise your latest art gallery, visit www.easybanners.com and make an instant impact for your brand.

 

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Caitlin Keegan

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Caitlin Keegan recently updated her website with some some stellar new projects including this 2015 lunar calendar. In addition’s to her hand-drawn typography, the calendar features vegetable-based inks, space to write important dates and a charming moon illustrated in Caitlin’s signature style.

 

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Sposnor // IKEA Time Travel Continues

The IKEA time travel experiment continues and this time with Jeff and Beth. In the 2nd installment hypnotist Justin Tranz guides a young couple through a series of challenging life events including a marriage proposal and a boisterous teenager. See the complete video here.

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NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

 

After discovering a copy of the NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual in the basement of Pentagram, designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have set out to reissue this unique piece of history. For a limited time you can support their efforts through a Kickstarter campaign that has been set up. Starting at the $118 level, each backer will receive a copy of the reproduction which will include an intro by Michael Beirut. After this campaign, the book will never be reissued again. See all the details here.

 

 

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