I remember getting off the train, looking up and getting distracted by a poster. Stopped in my tracks, I stood staring at Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork poster. As soon as I got home I “investigated” (quick Google search) who the illustrator was. It was Liverpool-base creative, Boneface.
You may already be familiars with Mr. Boneface’s work, especially if you are a habitué to Society6. A few years ago he did a series of illustrations depicting some of our most-loved superheroes severely injured. So severe, I believe if they had experienced a beating like that in their comics, they would have probably just quit.
That grittiness is a definite draw of Mr. Boneface’s work. Coupled with deft linework and vibrate colours, you don’t need many more reasons to keep and eye on this canny illustrator. You can find more of Mr. Boneface’s work on his website.
I’m very excited about Mr. Penfold’s solo show in lively Camden Town next week! It runs from the 1st to the 4th of August. If you are in London during this time, pop in and show some support! Here’s a press release for the show:
The highly anticipated debut London show for Mr. Penfold is finally here, Thursday 1st August is the date to save. Showcasing new works from the artist, the series will feature new paintings on three materials: wood, canvas and paper. The work sees Penfold delve deeper into his love for both abstract art and graffiti, a fusion which the artist has been developing and nurturing over his career.
An exclusive new Silkscreen Print, hand printed by the artist, will be available on the opening night.
Cult Events presents this private view offering a selection of gourmet food and tasty cocktails for all guests.
In collaboration with Honest Brew & Camden Collective, an exclusive beer designed by Mr. Penfold himself will be available to competition winners and those lucky enough to get their hands on one.
An evening with Mr. Penfold is a dining experience in which the diner is fully immersed into the mind of the artist. A carefully curated space by Mr. Penfold himself draws the guest into his abstract world; full of colours and shapes that make the basis of his conceptual street art.
Cult Events has designed a deconstructed menu of drinks and food to work in sync with the set design as well as the art; taking the diner on an aesthetic journey which will challenge three main senses; from taste to smell as well as vision.
Running only for 4 days after the private view of Penfold’s art, this is an exclusive experience not to be missed!
Mr. Penfold says:
I’ll be releasing a new Screenprint edition on the opening night. The info for the print is: 5 colour Screenprint on somerset soft white. Edition of 25 + 4 APs. 60 x 50.5cm, £110 unframed.
I love these zany vector creations by Italian graphic designer and illustrator iThinkp.! The website is full of mad characters, and I particularly like the one in the footer (a little runaway blob holding up an arm which is a holding up a pencil)! From looking at all the interesting projects on show, I can see that iThinkp.! brings a bit of fun to everything. And how about those bright colours!
Christi du Toit is a graphic design student and self taught illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa. He creates some excellent illustrated CD skins. I like the humorous style, and a lot of his works are almost like very polished doodles; they are very playful with elements weaving in and out of each other. Take a look at his Behance page, or alternatively his Dribbble page for more.
Jasper Wong is an artist/illustrator hailing from in Hawai‘i. His work has been exhibited world-wide and published in magazines including Communication Arts, Hi-Fructose, Complex, Vice, and Juxtapoz. Mr. Wong also founded the Hong Kong gallery, Above Second and another in Honolulu called Loft in Space. Not stopping there, Jasper Wong is also creator and lead director of Pow Wow Hawaii, a non-profit organization of contemporary artists, and a community art centre called Lana Lane Studios, which is a combination of private studio spaces and a fully functional art school for the youth of Hawai‘i.
With all these great endeavours aside, Jasper Wong’s illustration style is an unmatched interpretation of pop-culture with an Asian influence. Recurring characters, such as Mr. T and Chairman Mao, and themes, such as amputation and rainbows, creative unsettling but humours narratives. His more recent work, using paint, are much more frantic and expressive but thankfully equally as strange. Be sure to check out more of his work on his website.