Hot off the press, the new Design Bureau issue is out now! I’m excited to share a bit of editorial illustration I produced for the article, Design Takes Root. The piece focuses on an efficient new system for urban agriculture that encourages communities to bring more green into their neighborhoods. The lettering embodies the essence of the story, while the info graphic illustrates the systematic approach to spreading agriculture throughout the city.
I’ve gotta thank Design Bureau/Alarm Press art director Lindsey Turner for this wonderful opportunity to get involved in such an inspirational and motivated new publication. She is a fantastic designer herself and an absolute pleasure to work with!
If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Design Bureau yet, you’re missing out on some of the richest design literature out there!
Pleased to find out my good friend and fellow Chicago designer Andy Luce has updated his portfolio site with some very fresh new pieces. I’ve always admired the consistency of his signature gestural lettering style, as it certainly still holds the spotlight across this body of work.
Great job, Andy – she’s a ‘beaut!
After almost a year with scarce updates, Alex Trochut debuts a brand new site and a killer collection of new work! It’s interesting to see he’s still rocking a flash website, though. To each, his own. And a nice reminder for me to get into gear and finish my own site updates.
Here’s to an afternoon of unadulterated jealousy!
It turns out that I’ve been familiar with the work of Timba Smits for a little while now and didn’t realize it. If you’ve ever been to Wooden Toy, you’ve seen his work too. Smits works with such an infectious style, blending old time youth advertising-isms with a very specific urban style, to the tune of 123 Klan and the like. The work, and the tone Smits presents his work overall is just too fresh!
Also, this guy only has 87 followers on Twitter and thats a crime. Follow Timba @TimbaSmits today!
On three occasions now, I’ve run into the artwork of Iain Macarthur, through various tubes on the internet. Each time, a new piece of his startles me with excitement, and upon immediate pursuit I realize he’s the skull guy! That’s just a name I’ve given him, because his skull drawings make me weak in the knees… not sure if anyone else calls Iain the skull guy.
Anyway, I decided to booooooom it, and continue this post with more of his skulls. LOOK AT THEM!!! (after the jump)
Blue Sky Studios produced a heart warming documentary about children from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn who become pen pals with orphans from Freetown, Sierra Leone, called Brownstones to Red Dirt. To underline the value of the film, a Postcard Art project was launched, asking over 100 artists to create original artwork that will be auctioned to raise money to build a school for the children of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
More about the effort:
Two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Postcard Art project is an extension of the their film “Brownstones To Red Dirt” which features children from both schools. The kids in both places have inspired us all to want to do more and so we’re putting together an art auction of original postcards based around the same central theme of the film in a fundraising effort to build a school for the orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and create a library for the youth at their school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.