Christopher Lee is a designer and illustrator from Sacramento. After graduating in 2006, he moved to California where he worked as an Art Director for Vapors Magazine, then moving on to motion graphics studio ‘Buck’, spending three years plying his trade there. In October of 2009 he braved the dangerous and exciting world of freelance illustration, and has never looked back. Christopher has also designed some vinyl toys, as well as setting up greetings card and paper goods company ‘The Birds and the Beasts’ with his girlfriend. Clients include Absolut, Adobe, Disney, Hasbro and Nickelodeon.
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!
Jodie and David have been working under the name of Peskimo since 2004. Since they started working together, the duo have created a series of toys for Kid Robot, their creations have appeared on t-shirts, billboards, in newspapers, magazines and more. Thier fun and friendly style has won over big clients such as Sony, Barclays, MTV, BBC and Vodafone.
Peskimo contacted us a short while ago to tell us about their ‘Special Brews’ prints.
“We have just launched a new set of fine art screenprints featuring illustrations of 4 different tea varieties. They all feature animals / creatures and the prints are hand printed in 4 and 6 colours. We are fascinated by vintage packaging and we thought that the range of tea varieties a great world in which to explore this.”
They look great, so thanks for getting in touch!
Tonia is an Italian jewellery maker and aspiring children’s book illustrator. I hope you find her work inspiring, despite the fact that the work I’ve selected to show here is not illustration. Tonia is inspired by Japan, and it shows in her work, which is an interesting blend of manga and western children’s toys. I’m sure there would be a sizeable market for her beautiful jewellery. I’m probably not her target audience (30+ male), but I can definitely appreciate what she does!
Visit the Angenia Creations blog for more information.
Federico Mariani is an Italian illustrator, toy designer and graphic designer. I like his minimalist toys, which use just simple shapes, nice colours and interesting facial expressions. His illustrations include infographics, maps, children’s books and more. Clients include Mondadori Ragazzi, Edizioni EL, Editoriale Scienza, Grani & Partners/Preziosi Collection, Big & Small Peluches, and Ellepi baby apparel.
Illustrator and graphic designer Violeta Hernández has a feminine style (I hope I can say that) which is soft and gentle. Her graphic design background perhaps influences her overall style; she uses white backgrounds to let her work take centre stage. Even the choice of frames and furniture from the ‘real world’ feel part of her drawings and sculptures. Her work is often photographed rather than scanned, which lets us into her chosen environment. The illustrations are just a part of something bigger, more whole, it seems. Here’s a nice excerpt from her About page:
“Violeta has reveled against the vectorial world due to her complete subjugation to computer formats throughout her career. Instead, she finds herself at ease in drawing, paper’s texture, the effervescence of colour, inks, shades and fine lines that can only be obtained when working by hand. The artist creates surreal atmospheres & flows through her design process, which permeates her work with neatness, singular balance and -sometimes- sublime chaos.”
We are very excited about our very first interview on The Lounge. We knew it would have to be somebody with an incredible talent and style, so we are proud to welcome Petra Börner on this here website.
Q. You are originally from Sweden, but have been living in London for many years now. What brought you to the United Kingdom?
A. I came to London to study fashion design for one year, but one thing led to the next and after fashion studies at Central St Martins, various collaborations in fashion and now as an artist and illustrator, I am still here!