• Blurred illustrations by Michael Nitschke
    Blurred illustrations by Michael Nitschke

    Michael Nitschke, artist and illustrator, had studied at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, and is currently based in Bielefeld, Germany. He recently created a series of blurred illustrations which were described as fuzzy, hazy, vague, indistinct, bleary, smudged and out of focus. Nitschke also manipulates photographs and take polaroids, check out his websites today!

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  • Alice Tye – Illustrator
    Alice Tye – Illustrator

    Alice Tye is an illustrator based in London, UK. Her works have been published internationally for she has worked for clients in the likes of KENZO, Creative Review, The Gourmand Magazine, OneFineStay and Printed Pages to name a few. Alice was shortlisted for the V&A Student Illustration Award 2013 and was also one of Its Nice That's Grads 2013.

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  • Paloma Rincón – Photographer
    Paloma Rincón – Photographer

    Paloma Rincón is a photographer based in Madrid, Spain. She creates photographic images where different languages and techniques get mixed up. The result showcases interesting worlds where shapes, textures, materials, lights and typography blend together living in harmony inside fine, rich, and detailed graphic compositions. The dynamic still life photographies from Paloma Rincón combine an accurate use of technique and the creativity of a craftsman.

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  • Immersive turns LED Christmas Lights for Tesco TV Advert
    Immersive turns LED Christmas Lights for Tesco TV Advert

    The London-based design studio Immersive had a hand in creating Christmas joy this year. They ‘switched on’ the Christmas lights for the northern town of Wigan in a rather extraordinary way. The stunt involved some 500 sq metres of panels holding more than 8 million LED lights plus loads of Christmas decorations. The show was filmed for the Tesco Christmas advert, which went viral on social media soon after first airing.

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  • TOCA ME art & style – The Fashion Scarf Collection
    TOCA ME art & style – The Fashion Scarf Collection

    TOCA ME art & style will present high quality artworks and apparel by selected artists from all over the world. From illustrations and drawings to generative art; combining outstanding designs with high fashion statements and cool products. Their first collection of fashion scarves are with artworks by GMUNK, Thisisarobot, James Paterson, Syl Hillier and Mario Klingemann. Check out this KickStarter Project today!

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  • Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska – Illustrator
    Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska – Illustrator

    Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Warsaw, Poland. She designes posters, covers, prints and creates illustrations for books and newspapers. Her clients include Anorak (UK), Computer Arts (UK), Bulletyn (UK), Le Particulier, Bloomberg Businessweek (PL) amongst many others.

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  • Identity for London based radioshow Melodica by Ritator
    Identity for London based radioshow Melodica by Ritator

    The London based DJ and producer Chris Coco describes his project Melodica as, “A micro brand. It's a radio show that has now become a record label; presenting new, young acts working in the area of electronic music.” Ritator were keen to create graphics that represented electronic music’s relationship to computers. The digital artworks are created through ‘generative art’ principles, a technique that allows already existing photographs, or images created in Photoshop, to be inserted into a computer programme that generates new images automatically. Melodica’s new graphic identity, which will be used across their online platforms, will be launched in 2014!

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  • Love Lost Book at Dashwood
    Love Lost Book at Dashwood

    The second print run of the Love Lost Book by Paul Barbera is now being sold at Dashwood Books; devoted entirely to photography devoted entirely to photography a shop devoted entirely to photography. They're located on Bond Street in Manhattan!

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  • Identity for Shippify by Re-Robot
    Identity for Shippify by Re-Robot

    Shippify is a company dedicated to shipping packages by means of a community of verified shippers that include people with regular commuter routes and professional messengers and Re-Robot was recently commissioned to design a new identity system for it. Considering other fundamental concepts such as modern, agile, reliable and urban, Re-Robot added the figure of The Flash (the modern equivalent of Hermes, greek god of heralds) to the mix, and created the logo in a synthesised version of the fusion of these ideas.

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  • Girolamo Giannatempo presents G&Sans
    Girolamo Giannatempo presents G&Sans

    Girolamo Giannatempo freelance designer and illustrator who is originally from Puglia, and is currently based in Milan. He has created G&Sans is a collection of ideas and personal projects – a trademark. G&Sans is a self-publishing label. G&Sans is a virus. G&Sans is a collective. G&Sans is sharing. G&Sans is participation. G&Sans is research. G&Sans is indivisible. G&Sans is all. G&Sans is nothing.

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  • Branding & Packaging for HipVan by BRAVO
    Branding & Packaging for HipVan by BRAVO

    HipVan is an online store that curates well-designed everyday items. BRAVO took inspiration from the 1960s Volkswagen camper van and extended it across the branding, creating an engaging identity for a free-spirited brand. The HipVan identity is a mix of the bohemian and modern. The typography choice and treatment reflects on HipVan’s bohemian references and its relevance to modern shoppers of this era." When choosing the brand’s colour palette, we wanted a colour that is reminiscent of the retro style but still contemporary at the same time."

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  • Eugen Laitenberger presents GUNEE Homme
    Eugen Laitenberger presents GUNEE Homme

    GUNEE Homme is the menswear fashion label of GUNEE, founded by the designer and illustrator Eugen Laitenberger in 2014. The label works with playful and contemporary prints and striking patterns, combining a bold colour palette with a modern design. The brand’s distinctive signature of quality, merging traditional methods with new techniques, sustainability and high-end tailor made textiles that wear beautifully, ensure GUNEE Homme is the wardrobe essential for the extraordinary man. Handmade in Germany. Photo by Madame Peripetie.

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  • Noise 13 – Big Picture Thinkers
    Noise 13 – Big Picture Thinkers

    Noise 13 has been working with Uber since 2013 to roll out the first brand update on everything from stationery to surfboards. Along the way, they have created visual assets, established processes for working with 60+ cities internationally, and continue to be a part of the evolving brand. Projects have included numerous custom illustrations for marketing materials, art direction for photo shoots with their partner Gamma Nine, online and print collateral, packaging, city launch materials, in-app icons, campaign systems and graphics, and international black cards for first time users.

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  • FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS – Ethnographic Visual Anecdotes
    FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS – Ethnographic Visual Anecdotes

    FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS is a collaborative exploration of visual language that unites students, teachers, scholars, and ideas from 6 cities across 4 continents: New York, Hong Kong, Beirut, Falmouth, Bogota and Cologne. Over two years, more than 150 students coming from more than 40 different countries have been involved. The collection of all created symbols and projects shapes a contemporary panorama of global visual language.

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  • World Illustration Awards 2015 – Call for Entries
    World Illustration Awards 2015 – Call for Entries

    The Directory of Illustration is excited to announce the World Illustration Awards 2015, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI). For nearly four decades, the AOI has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. Now, for the first time, our two organizations are collaborating to create a truly global competition that will honor the most creative and inspiring commercial illustration from around the world.

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  • Forget Me Not – A pattern design studio
    Forget Me Not – A pattern design studio

    Forget Me Not is a Paris and London based design studio founded by designer Coco. They specialise in print in the broadest sense and create both commercial and bespoke prints for the global fashion and interior industries. They work on a variety of projects and design, develop, and produce an extensive range of end products ranging from objects to packagings, fashion pieces to interior designs, window displays and installations.

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