Manuja Waldia is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Indianapolis, Indiana. She draws upon themes of friendship, sisterhood, celebration, and cake. Illustrating decorative festive scenes scattered with mellow women and cool cats (literally).
English illustrator and designer Andrew Davidson graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Known for his traditional wood engraving and wood cuts, Mr Davidson also paints more graphic artwork using gauche and wood blocks. All of his traditional work is printed using a 1859 Albion hand press.
I noticed his work at the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. On display were his hand engraved Harry Potter illustrations. They were fantastic, the details and textures had me staring with my nose practically pressed against the glass. I was excited to see the application of the illustrations but after I found them online, I was sorely disappointed. Resisting the urge to berate someone’s work, I will let you take a look for yourself and make your own opinions.
Mr Davidson’s skill of traditional printing methods has kept him in high demand. His client list include HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Rolex, HRH Prince of Wales Duchy Originals. He has also created postage stamps for Royal Mail, and designs for the glass doors at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
Introducing the rich graphite work of New York illustrator, Sam Wolfe Connelly. Still quite young, he has partaken in a host of exhibition with galleries including Gallery Nucleus, Spoke Art Gallery, and Roq la Rue Gallery. He has also amalgamated quite a good list of clients too, including Playboy Magazine, Penguin Books, Colors Magazine, Sundance Film Festival, and Hasbro. To see more of his serene, but ever so eerie, illustration pop over to his website.
Award winning illustrator Emiliano resides in fashionable Milan, Iltaly. He has an intelligent approach towards illustration and is full of good ideas. But also, he has a nice visual style full of grit and interesting line work. His use of repetition and negative space to convey his messages are a real highlight.
Emiliano’s clients include major publications such as Le Monde and The New Yorker. He has also worked for United Airlines, Saatchi & Saatchi and Penguin Books to name a few.
This spectacular work is from Sweden-born illustrator Daniel Egnéus. In his short professional career, Mr. Egnéus has worked with some large clients such as Penguin Books, Pepsi Cola, Marie Claire, Time Magazine and BMW. More impressive then his list of client is that in March 2005 Daniel Egnéus was voted “best illustrator” by the Association of Illustrators UK.
At his point I would normally go on to share my interpretation of his illustrations, but I feel I cannot top the words already said on his website:
“Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egnéus. With no formal education except for life itself, Daniel sees everyday life and art as one inseparable whole. His work is an expression of his colorful and rich life in Milano and Rome, filled with friends and a wonderful girlfriend, and not least his daydreaming, which finds its way into his work, inspiring us with it’s beauty and depth.”