calligraphy mural by usugrow | upper playground gallery october 2014 the two above are my favorites from the show…mainly because these were not in his most recent book other book by usugrow on my shelf ° my collection of shirts ° something to grow on
A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book celebrating thirty years of artwork from the Criterion Collection. The most exciting names in design and illustration today apply their talents to some of the most important and influential films of all time. This volume gathers highlights from designs commissioned by the Criterion Collection, featuring covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art plus a gallery of every Criterion cover since the collection’s first laserdisc in 1984. From avant-garde experiments to big-budget blockbusters, cult […]
Rian Hughes : Soho Dives, Soho Divas published by Image Comics Designer, cartoonist and comic creator extraordinaire Rian Hughes has created a series of portraits of London’s burlesque performers, including sketches from life, graphic illustrations and paintings in a variety of media and styles. . Picked this up on a whim, this is the hardcover edition wrapped in red linen with art and gold text embossed on the outside cover. Really cool effect that’s better in hand.
Been a while since I’ve picked up or viewed a Dave McKean book and I’ve only posted three of them here on the blog (view other posts). This one’s a graphic novel (can easily see this as a short film….though more NC-17) without any dialogue or words. I’ve always liked his mixture of illustration, painting, photoshop/collage, and photography. This book leans heavier to line art/illustration which reminds me a bit of Peter Chung’s Aeon Flux: Dave McKean | Fantagraphics […]
amazon description: International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike’s central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls. Within his latest and most complete monograph, the reader will enjoy photos of perfectly executed tattoos, page after page of Mike’s inscrutable tattoo flash, hand lettering nonpareil, and of […]
Managed to track down this illustration book by Shohei Otomo (his father, Katsuhiro Otomo is the creator/director of the classic Akira manga and anime). Amazing photorealistic illustrations using ballpoint pen as the medium. The illustrations are sized down in the book making the stippling appear like pencil shading and crosshatching. • — • Shohei Otomo | Erect
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