“WHY SPEND THAT last year on getting a portfolio together for a job, when you could spend that year getting you ready for 10 years from now?” asks Paul Sahre.
Art school is your chance to spend some time learning about what you believe as well as what you can do.
One of my favourite ideas for an illustration brief that we have never run as yet is to create title credits for a film or story that already exists. It is all about creating atmosphere and emotion without giving too much of the story away. Some great title sequences by Saul Bass here
With newsnight offering mainstream debate on the subject of infographics, are we now acknowledging the dominance of image, or image+text over text solo as the primary means of information these days? If so that is good news for illustrators, as that is what we do, really well.
Infographics sites for those interested in pursuing this more in their practice-
iA (information Architects)
Dubberly Design Office- concept maps
Eames’ film ‘A Communications Primer’ still outstanding tho…download it here
I am loving the strange delicate surreal spirituality of these paintings…
GOOd magazine commissioned artists to create a flag for their local community. link
“I have combined the rooster, which is the symbol for time in Gond art, and Big Ben, which is the symbol of time for London. I have turned the dial of Big Ben into the eye of the rooster, because it seemed to me that Big Ben is like a big eye, forever watching over London, reminding people of the time. Symbols are the most important thing in Gond art, and every symbol is a story, standing in for something else. So this painting was the easiest for me to do, because it had two perfect symbols coming together.”
sorting a lecture on paper cut illustration and came accross Jean Julien, a nice antidote to the intricate doily/ Rob Ryan style cuts abounding.
“The purpose of this project is to fill the information vacuum about the life and art of Stefan Kanchev. The quality of his works is so high that they are worthy to be shared with more people. Kanchev is the author of more than 1000 trade marks and symbols, 650 stamps, posters, post cards and envelopes, book covers, packaging and etc.”