Category: Lettering
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    May 2015

    Brave the Woods

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    Brave the Woods is a design and illustration studio based in Texas, comprised of duo Brad & Krystal Woodard. They create retro inspired illustrations with strong graphic design sensibilities. Some of their clients include Target, Old Navy, Honda, Urban Outfitters, Microsoft, and the History Channel.

    Their styles vary per project, drawing inspiration from a range of sources and experiences. Though, looking across their portfolio, I can see the influence of UPA in their character design and a touch of Alexander Girard in their graphic design. The typography is also a key element of their work. Always in keeping with the overall piece, their type is playful and fun without compromising the clarity.

    Brave the Woods also have a shop called Brave Outpost. It is jam-packed with goodies from Books to T-Shirts. With great prices too, it is definitely worth perusing.

  2. 27

    Mar 2015

    Fashion Fridays ~ Irene Kold

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    Living in Copenhagen, Irene Kold is an illustrator specialising in fashion illustration, print and surface design. Graduating in 2006 from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kold became a freelancer in 2010. Many of her clients are within the fashion and lifestyle industry, including Vila, Kokoon, Envii, and Journalisten. She is also represented by Anna Goodson Management, putting her amongst very good company.

    Footloose and unconstrained, Kold works with various materials to create expressive illustrations. Her handmade look is accentuated by using very relaxed and unfinished lines, splashes of colour and pattern. Kold’s typography is equally dramatic, complimenting her illustration perfectly.

    You can find much more of Irene Kold’s illustrations on her website.

  3. 11

    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.

  4. 30

    Oct 2014

    Andrew MacLean

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    Andrew Ross MacLean is a comic artist, and a founding member of Brand New Nostalgia. His comic book scorecard consists of futuristic thriller Meatspace, viking adventure Head Lopper and otherworldly mystery Department O, among and many others.

    Much of Mr MacLean’s previous titles have been self published or crowd funded and often in collaboration with other creatives. Recently, however, it was announced that in Spring 2015 Dark Horse are set to release his new graphic novel, ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria For End Times. A sizable 96 pages, Mr MacLean grab the reigns of all of the creative duties, right down to the lettering. You can gawk at a preview of ApocalyptiGirl on Comics Alliance.

    Andrew MacLean’s style is, what I am dubbing, organic geometry. Simplified shapes, often very angular and quite exaggerated, push the human figure to unnatural proportions. Yet he keeps them looking fluid, kinetic and most importantly believable.

    You can find Mr MacLean on deviantArt, tumblr, twitter, and facebook.

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    Oct 2014

    The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

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    Scanning the bookshelves in our offices for some inspiration on an artist to feature for today’s post, Book one of “The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman leaped out at me. I just can’t believe that we have yet to write up a feature for this great and current comic book.

    (If you don’t already know) The Walking Dead is a huge franchise published by Image Comics and is one of the most successful comic series of our generation spanning a dedicated TV show (currently airing around the globe), toys & merchandise.

    Robert Kirkman is also best known for “Invincible”, “Battle Pope” and his multitude of collaborations across Marvel and Image comics including “Marvel Zombies”, “Haunt” and “Ultimate X-Men”. Kirkman helped breathe new life into the fledgling comics book industry when he first broke on to the scene and has helped inspire and develop a new generation.

    Robert Kirkman we salute you!

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