Born in Madrid, Spain, Irma Gruenholz creates marvellous hand-made clay models. Pastel-toned, with a hint of surrealism, her crafted illustrations have been used for books, magazines, advertisements, prototypes and props. Her pieces are made quite large and are a combination of materials including modelling clay, paper, metal, wood and a assortment of found objects.
Absolutely beautiful work from this month’s Manga Mondays artist. May Ann Licudine, aka Mall, lives and works in the Philippines. Her portfolio is a mixed bagged with pieces ranging from fun and dream-like to sombre. One look at it reveals she is equally skilled in both sculpture and illustration. I personally adore her brightly-coloured paintings, preferably the ones with cats. Check out more of her work on her deviantArt page.
Monster Riot are the collaborative talents of Catherine McDaid and Jason Ruddy. They make quite the duo; Catherine creates plush toys and Jason illustrates. Their styles work so well together, with their fun colours and simple shapes. It’ll be interesting where their brand will take them next! They have already exhibited in Berlin, San Francisco and Paris. Clients include Nike, Pictoplasma and Digital Artist Magazine.
Vero Navarro lives and works in Madrid, Spain. She works predominantly using coloured pencils on kraft paper, to great effect. She has also worked using digital media at times, and I found her hand-made clay puppet to be a really beautiful piece of work.
“I tend to focus on the human figure, nature elements and architecture, but I am always looking for new subjects to explore and have fun with. I really care about details and have this little ‘obsession’ to give every piece an evocative atmosphere which is what I think defines best my illustrations.”
Jodie and David have been working under the name of Peskimo since 2004. Since they started working together, the duo have created a series of toys for Kid Robot, their creations have appeared on t-shirts, billboards, in newspapers, magazines and more. Thier fun and friendly style has won over big clients such as Sony, Barclays, MTV, BBC and Vodafone.
Peskimo contacted us a short while ago to tell us about their ‘Special Brews’ prints.
“We have just launched a new set of fine art screenprints featuring illustrations of 4 different tea varieties. They all feature animals / creatures and the prints are hand printed in 4 and 6 colours. We are fascinated by vintage packaging and we thought that the range of tea varieties a great world in which to explore this.”
They look great, so thanks for getting in touch!