Written and visual art go hand in hand perfectly, and the lines between the two are constantly being blurred by calligraphers or people who do book covers. Books have been around in one form or another since ancient times, but it was not until Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, that books really began to spread. In fact, Gutenberg’s printing press remained virtually unchanged for another 5 centuries, and is still the basis of all printing presses everywhere.
Massimo Vignelli, born January 10, 1931, died this year, in May, on the 27th, and he was an incredibly talented designer, that worked in many areas of design, from package design through housewares design and furniture design, to public signage and showroom design. He founded the Vignelli Associates, along with his wife, Lella, and he lived by his words “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.”. We are here to pay an homage to an great artist, by providing you 8 timeless lessons you can learn, and use in your life.
Street art is usually frowned upon by the elderly, the conservatives; street art is meant to disrupt its environment, bring something new and eye-catching. The best artwork, because yes, it is artwork, withstand the test of time, and it is truly a pleasure to see that it reoccurs from generation to generation. It is quite interesting to see how it evolves through time. And more interesting is to see how an artists imagination works. We decided to hand pick some of the greatest street art there is.
Aside from doing commissioned work for magazines, his art has also been showcased in several well-known publications like Taschen’s Illustration Now!, Communication Arts Magazine, and the book Digital Masters. He has also held exhibitions at the Society of Illustrators New York (of which he is a member), and the Society of Illustrators West. But enough background, time for you to see with your own eyes why Jason is such a terrific artist.
Donna Choi likes to make us laugh with her digitized illustrations, depicting her fascination of lust and passion. She likes to say this about them “ It is reviled by strangers and exes alike”. We fully agree. This wonderful artist is based in Brooklyn, New York and has created a weekly series of illustrations – “Modern Romance”.
Good logos are what makes a brand instantly recognizable. They are an integral part of the advertising process, as they become the company’s “avatar”, so to speak, and well known logos become seals of approval for products. Now, we have covered lettered logos in a previous article, but today we would like to discuss calligraphy in logos, and what better way to do it than by showing you a few awesome hand lettered logos, from a few really cool designers and artists.
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing, Claude Mediaville described it as “ the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner” and we couldn’t agree more. You see it everywhere, you see it on that wedding invitation your friend sent you, or that logo design, that you saw while going to work this morning, and it really got stuck into your head. Aren’t you curious what talented calligraphers there are?
This week, we will be looking at an artist who does just that.,using illustration to make people think about certain events, be they recent or old, and at times, providing us with glimpses into what he himself things about them. Davide Bonazzi is the artist’s name, and before we show you his marvelous illustrations, let’s tell you a few things about him.
We love artists, artists than inspire us to do great things. We want to share the love, so you too can have your dose of inspiration. This week we have focused on George Redreev, a fabulous artist from Chelyabinsk, Russia. His digital art is astounding, his portfolio includes mythical beasts, family portraits, cute girls on the beach, futuristic tech and so on and so forth.
Digital art is an excellent example of science being used to create art, and it is also pretty much ubiquitous in this day and age. Chances are that digital art is also the means by which you make a living, so inspiration is key to earning your wages. That’s why we decided to make a list of some pretty cool digital artists that you should totally check out.