INTENSE ILLUSTRATIONS BY MILOU MAASS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Rotterdam, Netherlands based Milou Maass’ work seems delicate, yet powerful. Characterized by fashion, hair textures, realism and surrealism, organic and geometric shapes, she manages to create intense illustrations. Maass mainly draws with pen and pencil, and has become more and more interested in typography, integrating her new passion into her more recent work.

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CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION BY ERIK CARTER

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York City based Erik Carter’s work is both aesthetically provocative and conceptually driven. The graphic designer and art director graduated as a CD major in 2011 and has gone on to work for MTV, The New York Times, andThe Office of Paul Sahre. His book covers and illustrations have received notable recognition in the design world and beyond.

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FLUID CHARACTERS BY JOSE MERTZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Miami based artist Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist who focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations and their teachings, science fiction, Eastern philosophy, dreams, myth and the supernatural, expressing his vision about the human condition.

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Mertz takes us to the deepest realms of the mind, reveals the complexity of human emotions, deconstructs and reconstructs his fluid characters and opens the door to new dimensions and endless possibilities of perceiving and interacting with our inner and surrounding reality.

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UNEXPECTED JUXTAPOSITIONS BY HENN KIM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Henn Kim is an illustrator from Seoul, Korea. Her minimal and surreal illustrations are heavily evocative; they  suggest deep feelings and emotions through visual connections and unexpected juxtapositions. It’s a free flow of visions and sensations depicted through essential, black and white figures who act in a world of giant objects, metaphoric illustrations of emotions or windows opened on our subconscious.

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ILLUSTRATION NOSTALGIA BY ANDREW FAIRCLOUGH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Andrew Fairclough is a Sydney based Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. After completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics in between self-instruction and full time work in a design agency.

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Andrew’s work is inspired by mid-century spot illustrations and design as well as vintage sci-fi, comics, surrealism, DIY art culture, and the textural wonders of degraded print. Often working with a restricted color palette Andrew’s work seeks to hint at the nostalgia and tactility of found art, whilst also creating something completely new.

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WITTY BOLDNESS BY GUILLAUME KASHIMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Berlin based French illustrator Guillaume Kashima started his career as a graphic designer in advertising but later moved on to illustration ‘because it seemed more fun … and I was a bad designer anyway’. From this experience, he kept a direct and minimal approach of images as a vector of communication.

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His work today embraces different fields and medium such as prints, apps or objects. Guillaume ‘s work is also very versatile in terms of visual aesthetics, but his process always originates from boldness, wit and humor.

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RETRO LANDSCAPES BY RAY ORANGES

by Ariadna Zierold

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An illustrator and creative design artist, Ray Oranges combines retro color palettes with abstract geometric shapes. The absence of cluttering matter, enhanced by the mastery use of long shadows and bursts of light creates an emotional response in the viewer.

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The skilful use of full and empty spaces within the composition, with a predominance of the latter, is open territory for the viewer to fill the space with feelings and experiences; Ray aims at creating a meaningful dialogue with the viewer rather than establishing a relationship of command.

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THE INTRIGUING WORK OF JESPER WALDERSTEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jesper Waldersten has rapidly made a name for himself as a recognized and distinctive artist, from being one of Sweden’s most popular illustrators and cutting satirist, with numerous international awards behind him.

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With his inimitable style in which he seemingly unhindered mixes words, photos, music and draughtsmanship, he creates images where nothing is static, nothing is obvious. The result is unpredictable, ingenious and usually unsettling; you may laugh at the clever wordplay, the sharp humour and the contemporary commentaries but lurking throughout is a depth of seriousness.

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FANTASTICAL WORLDS BY VILLE SAVIMAA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ville Savimaa is an award-winning Finnish illustrator who loves creating surreal characters and dreamlike worlds. He hand sketches his illustrations and finishes them on the computer. His dreamy and playful fusion of people, animals and nature show them tinkering with musical instruments and enjoying life’s little pleasures. The oasis of his surreal, candy wonderland puts us in touch with the blithe and carefree parts of ourselves.

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