Wonderful varied work from Illustrators Ireland and The Association of Illustrators member, Alé Mercado. His work is created completely digitally, however, takes influence from traditional printmaking techniques. His projects mainly consist of music or film culture, but approaches them by drawing influences from a wide range of sources. I love the assortment of styles that Mr. Mercado’s produces, and though I do feel some techniques are more successful than others, his fortitude to explore them for all to see has to be commended. Check out Mr. Mercado website and flickr page for more of his work.
Award winning Irish illustrator Steve Simpson creates visuals that are so rich with type and colour it hurts.
“Steve takes an organic approach to his projects, blending the disciplines of design and illustration. He spends a great deal of time on construction, shape and problem solving at the pencil stage. Continuously re-drawing until a balance of aesthetics, key brief considerations and client satisfaction have been realized.”
Every piece of work in his portfolio leaves me stunned with amazement, so head on over to see more…
As we promised, something special…
Born in Dublin, Harry Clarke was a stained glass artist and book illustrator. He studied stained glass at the Dublin Art School and soon after this he was off to London to pursue a career in book illustration. His first printed work was ‘Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales’ in 1916. This included 16 colour plates and more than 24 monotone illustrations. But it was his illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Tales of Mystery and Imagination’ in 1923 that put him in the spotlight and made his name. Clarke’s stained glass works are highly regarded for the beautiful rich palette and quality of draughtsmanship behind them.
Jonathan’s design and illustration work is full of vibrant colours, creating a crisp, modern look with huge impact. It’s amazing what he has achieved at the tender age of 21. He has a huge client list including Hewlett Packard, Mazda and EPOS. He has also been featured in several prominent places online as well as exhibited in locations around Europe including his home town, Limerick in Ireland. This star is shining bright…
‘I’m a freelance illustrator and artist originally from Dublin, Ireland, now based in the UK. I love Sloths and toast. Artistic influences range from Mike Mignola to Yoshitomo Nara, and from The Third Man to The Third Policeman.’