Category: Cartoon
  1. 14

    Aug 2014

    Aurore Damant

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    Aurore Damant is an illustrator whom all of us at the Lounge have been long-time fans of. Her illustrations are spirited and humorous. They combine flowing shapes with a harmonious pastel pallet. Importantly, even though simplified, her characters are distinct and their emotions bountiful.

    Based in Paris, she is a Gobelins animation graduate, now working as a character designer, art director and freelance illustrator. Collaborating with top animation companies including Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and The Illuminated Film, Ms Damant has helped develop TV shows Gravity Falls, Robotboy, Eliot Kid, and Commander Clark. She is constantly writting and illustrating children’s books, to date some of the titles including Un Ukulélé Pour Junior, Un Métier Pour Maurice and four volumes of The Haunted Library.

    To find out more about Aurore Damant check out this insightful interview she did for the Character Design blog. To see more of her work, check out her blogspot.

  2. 31

    Jul 2014

    Olle Eksell (1918 – 2007)

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    Olle Eksell is a celebrated and distinguished Swedish graphic designer. He is most famous for his iconic Mazetti Cacao Eye design.

    He was born in 1918 in Kopparberg. Mr Eksell, knew from very young age that he wanted to become an advertising illustrator. Between 1930 to 1941, he studied illustration and graphic art in Stockholm. After graduating Mr Eksell found work at the Ervaco advertising agency in Sweden. After getting married however, decided to sail to America where he and his wife continued their studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

    Throughout his career he worked on advertising posters, logos, postcards and products. His avant-garde, yet timeless, approach garnered him membership to the AGI, countless awards, and an honorary Professorship from the Swedish Government.

    A great place to find out more about Olle Eksell is on the official website. The best place to see more of his work is in the beautiful book aptly titled, Olle Eksell: Swedish Graphic Designer.

  3. 22

    Jul 2014

    Aristy Putritami

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    Aristy Putritami aka Arst is an illustrator from Jakarta, Indonesia. I stumbled on her tumblr a while back and was really drawn into the candid illustrations. Many of them feel like an off-the-cuff reply to life. Their earnestness, or rather Arst’s ability to depict such sincere characters, makes her work more emotive and ultimately more engaging.

    To see more of Arst’s work, check out her somewhat neglected deviantArt page, or her regularly updated tumblr.

  4. 17

    Jul 2014

    Adrián Fernández Delgado

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    Today’s slice of illustration inspiration is in the form of Spanish artist Adrián Fernández Delgado. He studied 2D animation at Les Beaux-Arts in Madrid before working as a designer, a programmer and a freelance illustrator.

    In 2008 he signed a comic book deal with publishers, Ankama Éditions, and has gone on to illustrate multiple stories within their Wakfu universe. To date, Mr Delgado’s bibliography includes Le Corbeau Noir, Remington Arc 1: Ush, Tangomango Volume 1: Les premiers pirates, and most recently Tangomango Volume 2 : La gazette du pirate.

    His illustrations are full of energy, colours and characters that appear to be made of rubber. To see more of Mr Delgado’s work check out his blog and Facebook page.

  5. 15

    Jul 2014

    Mary Lundquist

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    Mary Lundquist is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is currently working on several children’s books. I assume, one at least, will be based on her character Bunny, whom can be spotted throughout her portfolio. Mrs Lundquist’s style utilise her soft pencil work by adding a simple wash of watercolours, giving her illustrations a real tranquil feeling.

    You can see more of Mary Lundquist’s work on her website.

    A quick thanks goes to our avid Lounge reader, Nicholas, whom bought Mrs Lundquist’ work to our attention. If you have a personal project, or have seen inspiring illustrator you want to shout about, you can email your suggestions to us via our contact page.

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