I am just about in love with the work of self-taught Swedish illustrator, Robert Sammelin. Since 2007 he has worked as a Senior Concept Artist at DICE, producing concept art and graphic design for the Battlefield series, Medal of Honor, and Just Cause 2.
Mr. Sammelin’s work has a hard edge feel, in part due to his cool and confident characters. His stand-out skill as a draftsman means he can hop around different mediums, utilising traditional and modern tools, and always produce captivating work. To see more of his work, there an excellent selection 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.
The Chicken or the Egg is a very cute short from Ringling College of Art and Design students, Christine Kim and Elaine Wu. I was taken back by the amount of talent these two students already have. There’s no prizes for guessing Chicken or the Egg has already won an award, as well as been screened at a bunch of film festivals.
“Chicken or the Egg” is an offbeat romantic comedy about a pig who has an EGGdiction to eating eggs. But when he falls in love with the hottest chicken in town, he must choose what comes first… the Chicken or the Egg.
Today on the Lounge we have the incredible talents of Thai My Phuong. She uses all kinds of techniques including cut-outs, watercolours and inks. What holds her style together is her ability to give everything she does a soft and warm feeling, perfectly suited to children (and adults such as myself)! Do visit her Behance page for a browse.
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!