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    Nov 2014

    Noma Bar

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    Illustrator and designer Noma Bar’s work has placed him in high demand. His client list is longer than my shopping list with the likes of The New Yorker, The Guardian, Random House, The Economist and Wallpaper* making repeat appearances.

    Born 1973 in Israel Mr Bar graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Art& Design before moving to London in 2001. Throughout his career Mr Bar has pushed and stretched the boundaries of negative space. Crafting hidden meaning with juxtaposing elements his images demand you always look twice. His thoughtful illustrations have earned him multiple awards, not least the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil award in 2012. Mr Bar also released two books titled Guess Who?: The Many Faces of Noma Bar and Negative Space, both of which received high acclaim.

    You can find out more about Noma Bar via his angent’s website, Dutch Uncle. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Nov 2014

    Jakub Rebelka

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    Jakub Rebelka is a Polish freelance illustrator and comic creator. Born 1981 into a family of artist, when Mr Rebelka was 15 years old, he received the Junior Grand Prix at the Polish International Comic Festival. In 2002 publishers Kultura Gniewu released his first comic book, Doctor Bryan, to positive reviews.

    Well known in Poland for his distinctive style, Mr Rebelka has painted many public murals in Gdansk, Sopot, Warsaw and Bremen. He also provided background and character design, as well as illustrations for the animated cutscenes for the acclaimed video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011). Mr Rebelka is currently working alongside writer Yohan Radomski on a graphic novel called City of Dogs.

    You can find more of Jakub Rebelka’s striking and offbeat illustrations on his tumblr.

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    Nov 2014

    Rufus Dayglo

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    The weekend just gone, Leeds hosted the 2014 Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival. Myself and my fellow loungers took a trip there on Sunday and had such a good time meeting artist and watching them draw. All the artist we meet were incredibly nice and down to earth. So when I single out Rufus Dayglo as a particularly nice chap, it really says a lot.

    Mr Dayglo is best know for his work on the relaunched Tank Girl series, with the original writer Alan Martin. He has worked with publisher DC Vertigo, 2000ad, IDW on titles including The Unwritten, Judge Dredd and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty respectively. Mr Dayglo more recently has teamed up with Sofie Dodgson for a creator owned project titled Solid Gold Death Mask. Once complete it will be collected and released by Ashley Wood’s 3A Publishing.

    As well as his website, you can find Rufus Dayglo on deviantArt, twitter and tumblr.

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    Nov 2014

    Andrew Davidson

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    English illustrator and designer Andrew Davidson graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Known for his traditional wood engraving and wood cuts, Mr Davidson also paints more graphic artwork using gauche and wood blocks. All of his traditional work is printed using a 1859 Albion hand press.

    I noticed his work at the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. On display were his hand engraved Harry Potter illustrations. They were fantastic, the details and textures had me staring with my nose practically pressed against the glass. I was excited to see the application of the illustrations but after I found them online, I was sorely disappointed. Resisting the urge to berate someone’s work, I will let you take a look for yourself and make your own opinions.

    Mr Davidson’s skill of traditional printing methods has kept him in high demand. His client list include HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Rolex, HRH Prince of Wales Duchy Originals. He has also created postage stamps for Royal Mail, and designs for the glass doors at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

    See more of Andrew Davidson’s work on his website.

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    Nov 2014

    Gerhard Human

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    Gerhard Human is a Designer and Illustrator currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. He works as a Creative Director for advertising agency Masters & Savant Worldwide. He regularly produces personal work for gallery exhibitions, and in the last three years he has participated in no less than a combination of 20 group and solo shows.

    Describing his work as “simplification of a chaotic state” he has applied his artwork to apparel, animation, comics, and skateboards. Mr Human illustrated a short-story called Birdie, written by Lauren Beukes, for the DC/Virtigo anthology The Witching hour #1. He has also provided illustrations for an MTV ident and his excellent contribution to the Radiohead In Rainbows competition earned him a Semi-Finalist position.

    You can see more of Gerhard Human’s illustrations on his website and instagram, and follow him on twitter.

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