Justin Gabbard

justin Gabbard

Justin Gabbard is an illustrator operating out of the East Village in NYC. He has a great sense of self in his work, and it seems that everything he does is entirely natural. Justin has been fortunate enough to work on major advertising campaigns (for companies like Kiehl’s Microsoft) and is featured in some of the nations top magazines (such as Wired, The New Yorker Businessweek). And while his lettering is impressive in itself, he also has an amazing illustration portfolio which compliments his personal style perfectly.

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Grady McFerrin
Ray Fenwick
C.S. Neal

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Recently Received

the modernist
The Modernist / Published by Gestalten

Looking for some new inspiration or something to add to your summer reading list? Here’s a few of the titles that we’ve received within the last month or so.

the modernist

the modernist

the modernist

the modernist
The Modernist / Edited by R. Klanten, H. Hellige
192 pages

The Modernist documents this uniquely contemporary, yet timeless aesthetic that is built upon the rediscovery and seamless melding of classical type elements and collage of the 1950s, the geometric patterns and graphic elements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the vector graphics and computer-aided montage of the 1990s. With its fresh perspective on the legacy of past craftsmanship and quality in outstanding current work, The Modernist expands our understanding of what modern graphic design can be.

nobrow 5

Nobrow5: A Few of my Favourite Things / by Nobrow
60 pages / Edition of 3000

Thirty artists were asked to create repeatable patterns from some of their favourite things, a selection of which will be turned into a variety of Nobrow products in the coming months.

luke pearson

luke pearson

Everything We Miss / By Luke Pearson
First edition print run: 3,000
Published by Nobrow
38 pages

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your life when you’re looking the other way? Perhaps you’re so drawn into what’s going on with you that you fail to notice the events taking place to your periphery—or even right under your nose? In Everything We Miss, Luke Pearson explores the dying days of a failing relationship through the infinitesimal unseen moments that surround it—and us.

robert hunter

robert hunter

robert hunter

The New Ghost / by Robert Hunter
24 pages

The New Ghost, a beautifully rendered, literally haunting tale of the afterlife intersecting with the everyday and the hidden secrets of the night sky.

paper cutting

paper cutting

Paper Cutting / Compiled by Laura Heyenga
Preface by Rob Ryan
176 pages

Paper Cutting features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and including art by such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, as well as a number of emerging practitioners.

graphic design thinking

graphic design thinking

Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming

By Ellen Lupton
Published by Princeton Architectural Press
184 pages

Graphic Design Thinking explores a variety of techniques—from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods—for stimulating fresh thinking and solving design problems. Brainstorming techniques are grouped around the three main phases of the design process: defining problems, getting ideas, and creating form. Visual demonstrations and case studies show the design processes and solutions at work.

artwork process

artwork process

Art Work: Seeing Inside the Creative Process
By Ivan Vartanian
192 pages

Art Work reveals the artistic notetaking habits of an astonishing range of artists, filmmakers, writers, designers, and other creators by granting rare access to the journal pages and other visual materials they use to capture and foster their work. Twenty-five creatorsincluding Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, Louise Bourgeois, Will Self, Richard Serra, Blek le Rat, Tony Kushner, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Merce Cunningham, and othersare profiled through a generous selection of images and essays that give context to their work in general as well as to the project being illustrated.

eric gill

Eric Gill: Notes on Postage Stamps
24 pages

Accompanied by nine of Gill’s previously unpublished preparatory drawings and sketches for stamps, Notes on Postage Stamps is a short, previously unpublished essay by Gill in which he succinctly lays out his philatelic ideas—some of which were a little too idealistic and some of which were spot-on. All of them are interesting and thought-provoking.

Notes on Postage Stamps contains fifty-six full-color illustrations, most of which will be completely unfamiliar to historians and enthusiasts of Gill’s work. An afterword by Michael Russem chronicles Gill’s seven attempts at stamp design—only two of which resulted in published stamps.

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Karel Martens: Printed Matter
Italian Modern Design Book
Giovanni Pintori Exhibition Catalog

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Raise No Chicken

raise no chicken

Daddy worked hard and Mama didn’t raise no chicken.

Such is the quote that opens Kirk’s portfolio. Delightfully, following sections of the site contain equally awkward colloquial articulations.

Double negatives aside, there is a lot of stellar work here. Throughout Kirk’s work there is seamless integration of type, image, illustration and wit.

Check out Kirk’s site.

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

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Tad Carpenter Interview
Kelli Anderson

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If Social Media Was Around For The World Wars 

Many of our posts contain work from designers/artists which we find inspiring. The rights to these reblogged images belong to their original authors and where possible we try to link back to the talent out there. We want all credit to go where it’s due so if you see an image that is not attributed, does not link back to it’s author, or is wrongly attributed and you do know it’s author please let us know.

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Studiofolk — Denis Carrier

Dennis Carrier

Denis Carrier, working under the moniker Studiofolk, is an Illustrator from France who makes images that are full of good feelings. His work is a great balance of both digital and analog approaches to illustration and exists 50/50 in vector and hand-drawn formats. Denis is also a co-founder of design studio PNTS.

Dennis Carrier

Dennis Carrier

Dennis Carrier

Dennis Carrier

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Justin Harder
Trademark Tim Lahan
Andrew Neyer

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