Javier Garcia is a graphic designer and illustrator based in San Francisco, California. Applying his playful sensibilities to a variety of professional identity, print, and web design projects for about a decade. Some of his clients include Coca-Cola, Corona, Target, North Face, Facebook and Google.
Tim Boelaars is a designer and illustrator who lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He specialises in iconography and has created icons, logos, and graphic illustrations for a plethora of big brands and magazines.
Boelaars was born in Santpoort-Zuid, a short drive from Amsterdam. As a child he was inspired by the art his grandfather would make. Every Wednesday, his grandfather would set aside time to teach him how to draw, sketch and paint. As he got older he developed an interest in graffiti and its unique letter forms. As he entered college, illustration became the centre of his enthusiasm. A little older, he developed an interest for design while studying interactive media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Presenting the exquisitely intricate work of Jean-Charles Desevre. A French graphic artist based in the picturesque coastal region of Normandy. He has a penchant for old-timely graphic design reminiscent of the ostentatious designs of the Victorian era. As such, his work is apt to premium and luxury products.
Desevre’s designs have embellished restaurants, wine bottle, cigars, cheese, and playing cards. The set of playing cards, Medallions, produced by magic trick aficionados theory11 spared no expense. The case features ultra-lux matte paper, embossed, and covered top to bottom in a striking gold foil. In short they looked amazing, and as such quickly sold out. They produced a second batch which, unsurprisingly, sold out again.
All of Desevre’s illustrations are produced in Adobe Illustrator. At first, that does not strike you as a big deal, but when you start to look at the labyrinthine of detail, the consistently organic curves, and the distressed appearance some his emblems have, you quickly appreciate the skill and time he has put in.
To see more, check out Jean-Charles Desevre’s work on Dribbble.
Justin Mezzell is a designer-slash-illustrator living in Orlando, Florida. I like the interesting way he uses geometry to create his work. The sun-blushed colours and gritty textures create a nice aesthetic. Justin is at perfectly at home illustrating weapons, buildings and complicated techy things (that I fear even attempting in my own work). He also creates user interfaces, which you can see more of on his website.
For those of you who like to delve a bit deeper, Justin has a humorous, opinionated blog which I enjoyed reading through and recommend.
Aussie James Boorman recently put up his new website, housing his illustration projects. His site currently has his series of pop culture characters and a couple of other pieces, and he is sure to add more in time. Do take a look; I’m sure you’ll find it fun!
Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator and graphic designer from Finland. She has previously worked for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram and RoAndCo Studio, but now enjoys working as a freelancer. Her illustration clients include Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, United Airlines and Marks & Spencer. I like the way she plays with perspective in her work. She cleverly uses simple shapes that form intricate, striking visuals.
I believe Santiago is the first Uruguayan illustrator we have posted about on the Lounge; we thought we’d begin on a high note! His extraordinary illustrations can tell a story in a single image. I really like his series of illustrations depicting a tall monument, each with a clever message. I won’t explain, it’ll just spoil it; go and see for yourself.