I thought that this short visit to Mike Perry‘s studio was a very good representation of his character… and shared a more candid side of not only Mike, but the work he does and the things that make him Mike Perry. Enjoy.
Nick Cross‘s short animation for Yo Gabba Gabba reminded me of why I love cartoons so much. It sparks the imagination while fitting quite nicely into a playful, adventure/music video category; something you don’t get a chance to see often.
Music by: The Parrallelograms
Most Days is a music video directed by brothers Paul and Matt Layzell for the band Mazes. Paul and Matt wanted to take us back to those junior-high days of smoking too much weed, skating everyday, and puking after putting down half of your 40 ouncer, all captured on your moms handy cam! Sit back and sip on an ice cold brew whilst packing a freshy and enjoy this animated skate wizardry!
Two of my favorite Colorado artists / people, husband and wife duo Jeremy Pruitt (THINKMULE™) and Melanie Pruitt (Deadly Daisy) will be showing new works this Friday as part of their show titled Crawlspace, which runs April 1st through April 29th at The Black Book Gallery here in Denver.
Melanie will be showing a fresh round of highly intricate black & white ink drawings inspired by the human form and organic patterns, Jeremy will provide a nice balance with his bold, layered, type and folk inspired sculpture work. I get geeked out every time these two show new work in public, notoriously reclusive, it’s always a treat to see how they explore and evolve as artists.
Crawlspace at Black Book Gallery opens April 1st @ 7PM : 555 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, Colorado 80204
An always fantastic selection of clean and precisely crafted type treatments and illustrations from André Beato.
I Love Dust‘s Cat & Bird short animation is one of many projects in their portfolio, that exudes their raw and diverse set of creative super powers.
Music by: Resonate
Since I was a wee lad, I’ve had a sort of infatuation with lines. Over time, my interest and sometimes obsession with drawing and redrawing lines over and over again — drawing until that line was crisp enough to give a paper cut — has waxed and waned. I’ve gone from loving perfectly clean line work, to embracing the untethered rawness that a line with character, can sometimes have… Ghost Co’s work exemplifies my love for both ends of the spectrum, with a meticulously crafted collection of lines, colors and textures.
Gianmarco Magnani‘s work could be more easily defined as design, than illustration. His tight use of color and white space coupled with a keen eye for typography, give his prints a certain level of intelligence that I enjoy quite a bit.
Our friends, the 123KLAN, never seem to stop being creative. Check out their nifty, new demo reel… I think it does a great job capturing that same energy and simplicity that their V1 site did, all those years ago.
Shot & Edited By: MEKA
Josh Holland shares quite a few sneak peeks of work, on his Twitter page, but it’s hard to forecast the outcome or imagine the amount of effort he puts into a single piece, until you see it all at once.
Check out Josh’s blog for additional pics of the various stages, process related notes and more info on the project itself.
This fall, I had the opportunity to work with Electric Punanny’s extremely talented and creative team, to help brand, design, illustrate and share ideas on a variety of projects. One of those projects was the Electric Punanny Mixtape, which dropped today, as a free download.
Special thanks to Lily for connecting dots and keeping things glued together.
As I was sifting through ffffound this morning I came across the yakuza-inspired ballpoint pen illustration work of Shohei. Some pretty amazing work. Also it looks like there’s an interview in the latest Computer Arts issue. Check it out!
The Heads of State just launched a new site with all sorts of fresh work. The redesign was done by an extremely talented gentleman by the name of Ben Pieratt (SVPPLY, Lookwork, General Projects). The combined creative forces of all parties involved, have proven to be a good one.
It’s been mentioned that this was the final freelance project for Ben, as he bows out to pursue SVPPLY fulltime.
Sally forth, Ben!! We salute you.
It’s been a while since I’ve come across a swell body of work that focuses entirely on character design and illustration. As it was, many years ago, my primary aspiration as a designer/illustrator was quite in line with studios like Loulou & Tummie. Seeing their illustrations and characters, all with their own unique stories and rolls in the worlds they live, is plenty of inspiration to keep me sketching.
Make sure to check out Loulou & Tummies Flickr account, packed full of projects shown in greater detail than some of those on their official site.
Otecki‘s strangely comforting selection of tree installations were alone, worthy of a post. Don’t let their intrigue stop you short in your exploration of his wide collection of character based illustrations, sculptures and murals. All of which portray a clearly dynamic sense of public facing art projects that more should openly embrace.