1. Manga Mondays ~ Tomioka Jiro

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    Tomioka Jiro is an illustrator from Japan. He has worked on covers for multiple Japanese magazines, including Tokyo Ziggrat, Touch, and Frontier. He has collaborated with several Vocaloid producers, including takamatt, YM, and effe.

    Some of Jiro’s music credits include the Tokio Funka music video for takamatt and GUMI. As well as the album artwork for YMM (YM Music) and Eastend Pandemonium

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  2. Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux

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    Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux, which translates to “Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies,” is an animated short trailer for a fictitious science fiction film. It tells the story of a young boy who lives in a village that’s perched on a giant tree, who one day falls into the depths of the forest. There he meets two forest-dwelling strangers who help him return home.

    Créapole animation student, Gwenn Germain, spent five intensive months alone in his room, to produce the trailer for his final project. Drawing inspiration from artist Hayao Miyazaki, Jean Giraud, and Syd Mead the gorgeous trailer is very much a love letter to their work.

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  3. Guillaume Poux

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    Guillaume Poux aka El Gunto is a French freelance illustrator, currently based in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked on several comics for publishers Bamboo and Soleil, and worked as a Concept Artist and Character Designer for the entertainment industry.

    Poux studied illustration at the famous Ecole Emile Cohl art school between 2000 and 2004. After graduating, he illustrated for children’s books and magazines before releasing his first Comic book Lenny Valentino tome 1 “Poison Town” in 2006. It was written by Fuat Erkol and Christian Simon, and was followed up by Lenny Valentino tome 2 “Dead End” a year later. He also worked with writer Jérôme Félix on one-shots Mort & Entêté, and Le Plan, both published by Bamboo.

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  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Naja Conrad-Hansen

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    Naja Conrad-Hansen is an illustrator and designer living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has illustrated for advertisements, magazines, books, products and apparel. She has been nominated and selected for Lürzer’s archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide four times in a row.

    She was born in Copenhagen, though as a child spent time in Greece, Egypt, Finland and Berlin, among other places. She graduated with a MA in Visual Communication from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. Within the same year, she had begun working as a fulltime illustrator.

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  5. Eric Tan

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    Eric Tan is a San Diego beach bum and creative at Walt Disney Consumer Products. Working digitally, he builds up dramatic action scenes and sweeping landscapes with crisp flat shapes. You will most certainly have seen his work before. His retro-inspired movie posters are regularly popping up on websites and making the social media rounds.

    Nostalgia plays a large roll in Tan’s work. Drawing inspiration from past decades, he can instantly evoke audience feelings from a piece. Much of the communication is already conveyed in the artwork’s yesteryear association. However, Tan is able to honour those original sensibilities while adding his own voice.

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  6. Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi

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    Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi is an illustrator, typographers and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland. Her swirling watercolours bring to life food, plants, characters and places for international publications and brands.

    Kuusniemi graduated from the Helsinki School of Art and Design, Aalto University, with an MA in Graphic Design. She has since worked in a range of creative roles, challenging herself in areas of illustration, art direction in ad agencies and web design. Over the years she has worked for clients Eurostar, Kiehl’s, Dove, Fazer, Johnson & Johnson, Random House, Sunset Magazine, and Elle.

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  7. Competition ~ Win Your Artwork as a Screen Print to be Exhibited at Pick Me Up 2016

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    To celebrate their inclusion in this year’s Pick Me Up – the annual graphic arts festival held at London’s historic Somerset House, screen printing studio and publisher 3rd Rail Ltd are offering one person the chance to win their 3 colour artwork as an edition of 25 hand pulled screen prints. The winner will also have their entry shown at Pick Me Up within the 3rd Rail exhibition space.

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