Some pretty amazing stuff from UK Artist Dan Mountford. Dan is a 21 year-old multidisciplinary freelance designer & graphic design student living/studying in Brighton, England. He works predominantly in photography & graphic design. The double exposure / masking technique is particularly nice.
French Illustrator and Graphic Designer Sanghon Kim has taken his unique style and applied it to the moving world. Check out his directorial debut for French band The Bewitched Hands.
Sanghon Kim for French Music Festival Calvi on the Rocks
The work of Illustrator Patte Loper often dances at the intersection of wilderness and humanity. Exploring the relationship between architecture and most literally its environment Loper’s delicate graphite renderings reveal a futuristic geometry beneath barren landscapes and infuse unsuspecting fauna with ornamental fashion. Deer rest among a mid century sofa set while antelope stand locked in a sculptural tangle yet none of these elements feel out of place.
Botanics, physics, and most recently references to music and frequency drive the work of Russian designer Tatiana Plakhova. Beautifully complex patterns and organic eleents are accented by vibrant bio luminescence in pieces described by Plakhova as “Complexity Graphics.” The video above contains her recently released collection, “Music Portraits.”
Check out this video for a taste of what we might expect to see this weekend when Rojo, a Barcelona based Gallery and Magazine brings an arsenal of talent to Los Angeles for Nova Artscapes at the Scion Installation Gallery. Neu Black faves Gustavo Gagliardo aka DEFI, Yago Hortal, and Anna Taratiel aka OVNI will be on display beginning this Saturday September 18th through October 29th. A truly global experience with artists from Argentina, Spain, USA, Japan, and the Netherlands this highly anticipated exhibition is a must see. This is one we’ll be sure not to miss.
Scion Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave (at National)
Culver City, CA. 90232
Gallery Phone: 310.815.8840
Illustrator Christina Song evokes whimsical imagery with an arts and craft style approach to her work, The playful elegance and beautifully detailed scenes allude to a rich back story behind each of per pieces. Song is the latest addition to a new wave of brilliant and imaginative illustrators gearing their work toward a youthful audience. One can only hope that some of their youthful spirit will grow with our kids and maybe rub off on us.
Stephen Smith, founder of UK based Neasden Control Centre puts forth a signature mix of photographic and wildly illustrative elements that have garnered him a reputation for the unusual. From the geographic details to to bold folk art illustrations, these works never cease to entertain and delight. While it is just for selected pieces, NCC wall art is available here.
London based design firm I Love Dust is spreading their horizons so wide you can almost see their business. In all seriousness, the multi-disciplinary multi-cultural boutique has their hands in everything from vinyl toys to annual reports. By signing on a variable United Nations of design talent, this mix of Icelandic, French, Spanish, and Chinese designers are turning out the freshest work east of the pond. With their studio housed in an 18th century water mill, ILD’s laid back culture and bold style promotes work that consistently inspires.
The inspirations of 24 year old Canadian illustrator/designer Tara Dougans are anything but traditionally age appropriate. While most twenty somethings would scoff at Byzantine iconography, Dougans embraces her influences which she proudly wears on her sleeve. Her keen eye for the unusual calls to mind early Alexander McQueenesque imagery with a hint Victorian and Native American styling. Whether it be high fashion or editorial characture, Tara Dougans has a head start to a promising career.