Last month saw Titan’s release of The Art of John Harris – Beyond the Horizon. A carefully curated collection of artist John Harris’ recent work and older pieces. It’s large format beautifully showcases a variety of Mr. Harris’ futuristic paintings, sketches, acrylics and watercolours.
To celebrate, Titan Books very kindly gave us the opportunity to interview John Harris about the book and his career.
Prime showcases the pinnacle of digital artistic achievement from around the globe in a definitive collection of 21st century CG artwork.
This unique set of five books is housed in a single slipcase, with each book devoted to a classic gallery theme – sci-fi, character, cartoon, fantasy or scenes – and featuring stunning, world-class work that comes courtesy of some of the greatest artists in the industry.
Never before has a collection of this magnitude been released. Prime brings together over 400 top-quality pieces in one easily accessible set of books, for your immediate viewing pleasure. Whatever your artistic tastes, the tantalizing mix of fantastical creatures, humorous caricatures, sweeping landscapes and fascinating characters on offer in Prime is guaranteed to capture your imagination and leave you with a timeless source of inspiration that you can return to again and again.
The Book Review
First of all, I must note the substantial presentation of Prime. Five perfect-bound books snugly protected by a rather hefty glossy slipcase. Each book’s cover is adorned with a spot UV illustration, and the interiors are vibrantly printed on large glossy paper.
Russian pin-up king Waldemar Kozak was a nice find. His work is humorous, sexy and punchy. He is an incredibly talented painter and I believe he also uses airbrushing techniques. He uses typography on occasion, sparingly and well placed. I’m also impressed by the way he captures cars, planes and other machinery; he makes it look easy! I think Waldemar would make a great Bond movie poster, don’t you?
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.
Jake Armstrong is a cartoonist and animator based in New York city. With a name like Armstrong it’s pretty much inevitable that he would choose to draw and animate spacemen. ‘The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9′ is a very amusing short sci-fi film made for his 2009 thesis. (5:58 minutes)