The Shanghairen aims to showcase creative visions of Shanghai. It's inspired by the iconic covers of The Parisianer and The Tokyoiter. The project was first introduced to us by Drawn Volume.3 artist, Xuni Gong who designed a beautiful cover for the project. We spoke to founder Benoit Petrus about The Shanghairen and he walks us through some of his favourite pieces.
Painter Dzintar Kalnin produces work in a figurative expressionist style. He aims to produce art that results in ‘making invisible and insensitive things visible and meaningful’. His creative practice is heavily influenced by the concept of duality. Light and darkness is a theme throughout his body of work. We spoke with Dzintar about his creative process and the message he seeks to convey through his work.
Kajsa Råsten is an illustrator, animator and storyteller from Sweden. We are thrilled to feature her work in Pictoria 1 and 2. Alongside her work in animation and illustration, Kajsa is deeply passionate about promoting equality in the motion graphics industry. We joined Kajsa for a virtual Swedish fika to find out more about her mission, and learn what we can do to help.
Raf Reyes is a 21-year-old artist who produces dramatic work that aims to (re)consider our inner consciousness, the natural world, modern consumer society and describe how they all interact.
A multidisciplinary artist, Raf's practice combines mixed media collage, analog and digital art as well as graffiti based performances.
He enjoys experimenting in across a range of media and techniques including pop art, photography and collage. The counter-cultural aspect of digital art appeals to him, especially emerging digital art trends such as vaporwave, glitch art and grime/slime.
Temarius Walker is a Concept Artist and Illustrator, currently working in San Francisco, United States. Temarius has enjoyed a successful career in the games and entertainment industry, as well as founding his own creative practice. We sat down with Temarius to get a closer look at his inspirations, influences and motivations. We’re excited to be featuring Temarius and his work in Drawn Volume.3 Leaders in Contemporary Illustration (out July 2019)
Rebecca George is a Contemporary Mid-Career Painter who has maintained an active professional studio in Chicago, IL since 1993. Her work has evolved along a spectrum of figure-narratives to abstraction, focusing heavily on material and application method. The surfaces of George’s paintings are highly attended to with saturated, gestural compositions that are continuously pushing into new territory. Her influences include Willem DeKooning, Helen Frankenthaler and Paul Gauguin. She maintains a rigorous exhibition and studio practice and is represented by The Art House Gallery. Her work is collected worldwide and she is well-published. She holds a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art and MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
You can enjoy more of Rebecca’s work in our upcoming publication, Curatorial Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Art (out July 2019)
HIBRID was established in 2014 by designer Courtney Shelton. It is a design space with a passion for a variety of design fields including hand-lettering, fashion, interior design, illustration, pattern design and more. HIBRID focuses primarily on hand-lettering and has produced a number of collaborations with brands such as Collective Ex, Lou & Grey, May Designs, SewKC, Regas Studio, and more.
Courtney completed her studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a BFA. in Interior Design, and a MA. in Graphic Design. You can enjoy more of Courtney’s work in Ascenders Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Lettering.
“Myste is a sans serif typeface inspired from the classical grotesques. A distinctive feature of Myste is the "condensed style" mixed with a classical grotesque.
Designed during my studies at HEAD Geneva, I had the opportunity to create a Myste typeface that is made from wood for letterpress printing."
We spoke with illustrator, Ibou Gueye about his freelance creative practice. He shares his sources of inspiration and reveals his plans for the next year. Read on to find out more about Ibou and his work!
You can enjoy more of Ibou Gueye’s work in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.
Jane Park ( 박재인 ) is a Korean-Canadian artist with a BFA in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.
She is a maker of tangible objects, bringing back the attention towards the process of slow making. She discovers creativity in discipline, and finds liberation in rendering her visual diary into tactile wovens.
Jane shares an in-depth look into her creative practice and explains the method she uses to produce her woven artworks and how this is a meditative process for her as an artist. Read on to find out more!
In addition to our industry distribution, our publications are also available to purchase via our website to customers outside of our distribution network. We donate all profits from physical book sales to UK literacy charity, Book Aid International. We’ve recently made our first donation of 2019 and we’re excited to share an update. Well done to all the artists and creators involved!
Liza Donovan is a Graphic Designer and artist living in Charlotte, NC. She has always been a passionate art lover and project enthusiast. Not to be discouraged by her very first drawings of gross anatomical displacement, where arms grew out of heads, she honed her technique only to find that arms CAN grow out of heads. Drawn to the nonsensical, playful, and surreal she has always turned to art for expression and is inspired by the culture and fashion of the ‘60s / ‘70s, American post-punk posters, Eastern European poster art, and cats everywhere. Read on to find out more about Liza’s creative practice and be sure to check out Liza’s portfolio in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.
Albert’s work focuses on the use of illustration and lettering as a single visual language where both interact and express themselves at the same level.
He has been invited as a speaker in several events and his work has been shown and issued in numerous exhibitions and publications, as well as awarded by major design institutions such as Art Directors Club and Communication Arts. Recently, he’s also been selected by The Type Directors Club as one of the Ascenders 2018.
We’re proud to feature Albert’s work in both Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide and Ascenders Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Lettering
Virginie Kypriotis is a French artist currently living and working in Paris. After spending several years working in the animation industry as an art director she evolved a desire to develop a more personal approach to expression within her illustrations.
Her trademark style is often accompanied by busy images, with lots of odd characters and various stories coming together, leaving the viewer with many details to discover.
You can enjoy more of Virginie’s work in Pictoria Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Illustration.
We’re pleased to share the news of rightfulrula’s latest exhibition at The Gallery (90 Golborne Road, London, W105PS) between February 5th - 21st. Joining rightfulrula are very special guests, Joy Miessi, Mia Giacone, BROKE and BluDiamond. If you’re in London, make sure to check out this exciting exhibition of contemporary artists!
Fernando Sala Soler is a graphic designer and illustrator currently residing in the Mediterranean town of Jávea, Spain. Fernando’s creative practice encompasses a range of design and illustration projects including logo designs, editorial illustrations as well as textile and apparel design for both clients and his personal brand. We spoke to Fernando about his work, and he shares his top tips for artists seeking to create their own merchandise.
You can enjoy more of Fernando’s work in Pictoria Volume.2, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.
We caught up with illustrator Emil Ulfhammer to find out about his new projects, including a book he is writing and illustrating. Emil shares details of his creative process and explains how sketching has formed a solid foundation for his work. Read on to find out more about Emil and his work. You can enjoy more of his portfolio in Pictoria Volume.1 and our upcoming directory, Drawn Volume.3.
London based designer and illustrator, Johana Kroft spoke to us about how she creates her colourful artwork and shares how she followed her creative passion and rediscovered a love for her work. Read on to find out more about Johana’s influences.
You can view more of Johana’s work in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Illustrators Worldwide
Freelance illustrator Kathrin Frank resides with her husband and two children in Regensburg, Germany. Her illustrations are a mixture of drawing, ink and different textures. Her professional background features studies in communication design in Nuremberg with focus on illustration and also vocational practice in Mexico and Spain. You can enjoy more of Kathrin’s work in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide