Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
David McLeod's incredible mastery of three-dimensional form and texture is readily apparent in his impressive portfolio of typographic work. Born in Australia and currently living in NYC, the graphic designer and illustrator fearlessly tackles complex structures and materials, constantly experimenting with new ways of molding unusual substances into recognizable typographic designs while losing none of the substances' chaotic and spontaneous essence.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
We love Belgium-based artist Fred Eerdekens' shadow typography created using everything from artificial cloud formations, food boxes, leaves, wires, and other found materials. They remind us of Diet Weigman's Michael Jackson shadow casting sculpture.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
The 300&65 Ampersands Tumblr brought us a newly designed amersand everyday for an entire year. An ampersand (or empershand; '&') is a logogram representing the conjuction word 'and'. The symbol is ligature of the letters et, Latin for 'and.'
Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy.
Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Daren Newman is an illustrator and typographer based in Manchester, UK. He creates beautiful hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works, incorporating illustrations into his type work. If you love typography this will surely be and inspiration for you.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Juan Chavarria Jr. is an illustrator based in San Diego, California. He specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. His unique and minimal style and his choice of a restricted palette highlights the drawings beautifully.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Look closely at Australian artist Erin Smith's images and you will see that they are comprised of very tiny letters. She extracts letters from journals of automatic writing, then digitally prints them, and hand draws it all onto paper. Erin's images are a fascinating mix of words and design and you can't help but be amazed at her intricacy.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ana Benaroya is an illustrator, typographer and designer; but above all, a decent human being. When not drawing, screen-printing, or Photoshop-ing, Ana can be found consuming large amounts of hot sauce, usually along with a turkey sandwich of sorts.
Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
Good, clean typography coming from New Zealand-born illustrator T M Addison. Knife fights, severed limbs, tattoos, and slime. Who knew the alphabet could pack such a punch? Addison studied at AUT graduating with a Bachelor of Graphic Design. He currently lives and works in London.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
In 2008, and after ten years as graphic designer and creative director, Yann Sadi created his own illustration studio, blindSALIDA. The studio is specializes in vector visuals, full of movements and color. Today Yann digitally illustrates vector type and lettering with fluid masterful control and understanding.