Friday, 17 February 2012

Max Huber


Just discovered the work of Max Huber today and I am totally in love. His work is everything I love in design; colour, cleaver use of images, typography and playful uses of text with image. Can not belive it has taken me this long. Max Huber where have you been all my life?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

NB Studio/Jean Jullien

'This Year' is a rather beautiful publication from NB studio. An annual event, 2011's This Year looks towards the future, and focusses on the prediction that the world will end in 2012. The illustrations are by Jean Jullien, one of my favourite illustrators at the moment. The use of bold colours, and structured typography with playful illustrations is really effective. Just which I could get my hands on one in real life. Found on the YCN blog.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Lucile's Kitchen

Following on the theme of painterly illustrations and designs is the work by Lucile of Lucile's kitchen. A really wonderful blog full of painted food of all varieties, all from the wonderful city of Paris. It really makes me want to visit again in order to hunt out all its hidden jems. Her use of colour and brush strokes is really brilliant. I love the images where there is just a hint of what the vegetable's shape is; I think this simplicity is very effective. 

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lorna Lamm

Illustrations by designer Lorna Lamm for Pirelli and La Rinascente between the 1950's and 1960's. I have recently been looking a lot at painted illustrations and design work. The mediums of watercolour and gauche painting both type and image are aesthetics that really attract me. The bright colours and epressive nature of painting with a brush, using bold colours is something which I would like to experiment with in upcoming projects.