Sarah Illenberger

1. Chilli con carne recipe. Enroute Magazin. Photo by Ragnar Schmuc.
2. Breakfast. Süddeutsche Magazin. Photo by Sarah Illenberger. Buy here.
3. McForrest. Die gestalten verlag's Sideways. Photo by Ragnar Schmuc.
The red background of McForrest was expanded on the top to fits this blog's format.

Born in Munich in 1976. She studied at the Chelsea College, and at Central Saint Martins. Since 2003 she works as a freelance stylist & art director, and since 2007 has her studio based in Berlin.

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Gary Fernandez

Gary Fernández, b.1980, is a freelance illustrator and graphic artist based in Madrid, Spain. He's also the co-founder and creative head of the T-shirt brand VelvetBanana.

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Tommy Hinks

Tommy Hinks is currently based in Dublin as a PhD student "working on methods that will make Aerial Laser Scanning a first-class tool for urban modeling." MA in Computer Graphics from the University of Linköping, Sweden; he was awarded in 2008 Gold medal of the category 'Infrastructure Design and Production' for his research on Aerial LIDAR conducted in UCD.—

Article in Science Spin:

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a 'remote sensing technology' that emits light in the form of many short laser pulses aimed in many different directions that bounce off the surroundings. Timings are converted into distance, thereby creating a 3D view of the surrounding. "Over the past few decades laser scanning has evolved into a formidable tool for rapidly and accurately recording 3D point data," Tommy commented.

He applied this technology to "capture" Dublin - that is to create a virtual city model of the Irish capital. For this he had to go airborne, flying in a particular pattern which optimised the path of the helicopter. But beyond this, they are designing a new method of extracting the relevant information from all the data, using a completely new approach to identify vertical surfaces.

"So the next step of our research is automatically generate models like the ones in Google Earth." The difference is that with Google Earth the images are made by hand by individual users. The data there is not verifiable, and not necessarily homogeneous with regards to level-of-detail. "With our technique in a few hours you get thousands of buildings, top quality, centimetre-accurate representation. It's automatic and much more efficient - an entire city in one day!". He hopes that in a few years time detailed digital city models will be available for everyone, from urban planners to game designers.—By Marie-Catherine Mousseau

"Down the Road", Marie-Catherine Mousseau, Science Spin, May, 2009, Issue 34, pp. 30-34.

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Bruce Wilhem

1. Travelers Tales, 2009. acrylic, water color, oil on paper. 28"x40".
2. Parallel Universe, 2008. acrylic and watercolor on paper. 22"x 30".
3. Harmony of the World, 2009. acrylic, color pencil, water color on paper. 20"x 30.5".

Born in 1981, in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated in 2004 from Virginia Commonwealth University VA with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking.

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Mind design

1—Belmacz Jewelry. Photography by Franck Allais.
2:4—Tess Management: Model agency. Collaboration with Simon Egli.

Mind Design is an independent graphic design studio based in East London. The studio has been founded by Holger Jacobs in 1998 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. "We believe in practical, applied and friendly design solutions. Our approach is design led, not marketing driven. We see content and form as equally important and belive that both are inseparable. Beside a passion for typography we are very interested in integral design solutions that combine corporate identity, print, web and interior design. It is important for us to work in close collaboration with clients and be involved in projects right from the start. We treat every project as a new challenge and never impose an already established graphic house style."

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Panda Yoghurt

Just found out via pristina about some works of Panda Yoghurt that I hadn't seen before:

1—Illustration for computer arts.
2—Illustration for wired magazine.
3—'Lake', 2008. via Cosh gallery.*

Pandayoghurt is 27 year-old Doug Bowden who created the alias on leaving college six years ago. Doug’s spent the last four years as in-house designer for Ninja Tune while still finding enough time to serve up the goods to a very presentable list of freelance clients inc. Merck, Tru Thoughts, Playstation and MTV.—via illustrativo.

*Portfolio published initially on June 5th, 2008.

Jorge Balarezo

Visual designer born in Lima, Perú and currently residing in New York City. He graduated in 2008 as a communication design major from Texas State University. "When I moved to New York I started Shape Design, a freelance creative endeavor that consistently joins forces with other small firms to direct, brand, style and design projects related to the booming arts, fashion, nightlife and stylepress industries in the city."

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Found via Linkedin

Pixel Deviant

1. Based in the Melbourne Central Business District.
2. Active Up (Belgium) Office Scene.

Pixel deviant is Jared Smith, currently based in Melbourne.

via Pixelmuseum

Nick Cave


Cave is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute with a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He joined The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, in 1990 and now serves as Chair of the Department of Fashion and Design. Cave designed and marketed his own line of men’s and women’s clothing and ran a successful retail clothing company, ROBAVE, in Chicago for 10 years and sold to 200 retailers nationally and internationally before turning exclusively to his artistic and teaching practice.

Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. He has exhibited in various museums and galleries and it has been featured in such publications as Art News, Art in America, Sculpture magazine and The New York Times.—source

Cave, a black man, describes the suits as protection against prejudice. They also resemble ceremonial costume. Cave creates these wearable sculptures from a wide variety of throw away materials like twigs and bottle caps and garbage ties, making reference to society’s attitude towards minorities. Highly textural and visually stunning, his suits make sounds as they perform, creating a deeper experience for the viewer.—source.

On youtube

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Gaku Ohsugi

1. Masatex Japan Fabric Collection 2008
2. Futaki Knit "F"
3. The Viability of Peacok

Born 1958 in Iwate Prefecture. Graduated a design professional school in 1989. His work has appeared in the fashion magazine Ryukou-Tsushin and in several films including Tampopo (1985).

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Rod Hunt

1. Call Centre Automation. CCF Magazine
2. Hot F**king Ice Creams. Hot Rods & Hairy Beasts exhibition
3. Fishy Sub. Hot Rods & Hairy Beasts exhibition

Rod Hunt is a London based Illustrator & artist known for his retro tinged Illustrations & detailed character filled landscapes. Currently Deputy Chairman of the Association of Illustrators (AOI), he studied illustration at the Anglia Ruskin University, where he graduated in 1994. His work has appeared in different publications including: CG World (China), Grafik Tasarim (Turkey), Chakota (Mexico), Babyboss (Indonesia), IDN (Hong Kong), Creative Review blog (UK), Artists & Illustrators (UK), Computer Arts (UK), Digital Arts (UK), FEFE Project (Italy), Stone (Germany), and Varoom Magazine (UK).


—"All my work is produced digitally, but before I go near the computer I start doodling ideas and compositions in an A5 sketchbook with a pencil or biro. These are very quick and throwaway. Once I worked out the rough idea and composition & gathered any visual reference I might need, I work on a larger finished pencil drawing, which I then use as a guide for drawing the final artwork with a graphics tablet in Adobe Illustrator. For me it’s important to keep the hands on feel with my work, despite producing the final artwork on the computer. At the end of the day the computer should just be seen another way of making a mark on a page."—Interviewed by Sprayblog.

—"I often get mentioned as being pixel art because of the isometric perspective of lots of my work, even though it’s all vector based."
—After having been asked for advice: "Maintain control over your Copyright in your Illustrations. There are very few occasions that clients need to own the Copyright in your work. Your body of work is your livelihood, and you should be entitled to the financial benefits of your talent and hard work."—Interviewed by Sixcrayons.

Follow him on Twitter / Flickr / Behance / Blogger

Bendik Kaltenborn

Poster for the jazz band Trabant.

He studied Visual Communication at The National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (BA) and obtained his MA in Graphic Design and Illustration at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. A co-founder and part of the Norwegian comic collective Dongery, he has published in Swindle Magazine (US), The Drama (US), Glömp # 9 (FIN), Strapazin (SWISS), Stripburger (SLO), Hjälp! (SWE), Snitt (NO), Dongery Magazine (NO), SPX Antholgy (US), Kuti Kuti (FIN).

Follow his work also at: myspace / flickr / twitter.

Paul Paetzel

Paul Paetzel is also known as dankemama on Flickr. He co-founded in 2008 the Berlin-based independent publication "Édition Biografiktion", together with the illustrators Till Hafenbrak and Ana Albero. Previously he has exhibited with Stephanie Scholz as the illustration duo Saigen, "where inspired by movies, books and commissioned topics they created fantastic and associative visuals that manage to tell whole stories in only one picture."—MFK Galerie für Fotografie & Grafik.

Biografiktion will be exhibiting at the B.Z-P gallery in Berlin until November the 30th.

Silja Goetz

1. Personal pieces.
2. From Books and Type. Originally: A—L / M—Z.

Silja Goetz was born 1974 in Regensburg, Germany. She studied communication design at the GSO College in Nurnberg and after that worked at Allegra Magazine for 2 years. She currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain. "My preferences are constantly changing, right now come this to mind: Maurice Sendak, René Gruau, Jenny Bowers, Sara Fanelli, and Klaus Voormann, for making the Revolver-Cover, for me one of the most beautiful record sleeves of all times." Interviewed by makedo-and-mend.

Rita Rita

Rita is a multidisciplinary design studio Her world is both 2D and 3D. Rita believes that graphic, object and event design are naturally interconnected. Working together, these modes of design complement each other, inspiring new creative solutions in form, function and communication. Inherent to Rita’s style, is the combination of different aspects of design. In each project, the graphic treatment is integral to the format, and vice versa. Whether it’s a city-sized intervention, or simply the design of an everyday object, this interdisciplinary philosophy applies to all levels, in all circumstances. Rita believes this step results in more comprehensive projects. So a dialogue in projects is born, between packaging and content, purpose and form.


'FL@33 is a multi-lingual and multi-specialised studio for visual communication based in London. Founders Agathe Jacquillat [French from Paris; Academy Julian, ESAG] and Tomi Vollauschek [Austrian, originally from Frankfurt; FH Darmstadt] met on the Royal College of Art's [RCA] postgraduate Communication Art and Design course in 1999 and set up their company in Notting Hill after graduating in July 2001.

The studio works in the areas of Concept Generation, Print, Screenbased Work [Broadcast, Motion Graphics, Interface Design, Websites], Exhibition Design and Publishing. FL@33's mission is to create a professional, vibrant, fresh and artistic body of work while keeping a balance between commissioned and self-initiated projects and publications. FL@33's work philosophy is based on the 'Power of 3' theory – the balance of intellect, skill and emotion.'

Follow them on: Twitter / Myspace.


Hampton chandelier.

Some of Chandeliera's handpicked selection of chandeliers "available online from quality retail outlets, saving you time from searching the web for the best chandelier to suit your style, size or price'.

Kristian Hammerstad

Norwegian illustrator and graphic designer Kristian Hammerstad graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2004. He founded the animation collective SSSR with the japanese Yu Sato and Marc Reisbig.

—I find inspiration in everything. It's always important to be on the lookout for new sources of inspiration. I'm a big fan of technological development and at the same time of the old techniques. If something is not broken there is no point in repairing it!—Interviewed by norskanimasjon

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Christoph Niemann

*Brush and toothpaste background extended by thescienceofdesign to fit the blog format. Find the original here.

Christoph Niemann (born 1970 in Waiblingen, Germany) is an illustrator, graphic designer, and (co)author of several books including some children's books. After his studies in Germany he moved to New York City in 1997. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. After 11 years in New York City, he nows lives and works in Berlin. Since July 2008, Niemann has been writing and illustrating Abstract City, a New York Times blog.

"I don’t have aspirations of creating a new style, rather I want to use what’s already out there. I want to be able to use them to communicate certain ideas. That’s why I love 20th century advertising graphics, that’s why I love Renaissance painting."—Interviewed at Xymara.

Watch his Aiga Lecture and follow him on Facebook, Myspace and his Blog.

Aleksandra Waliszewska

Born in 1976 in Warsaw, Aleksandra Waliszewska graduated from Warsaw Art School and Academy of Fine Arts. "I’m more interested in depicting states of emotion. Narratives tend to arise by themselves, they kind of evolve by their own will." "I love pre-modern art. It is an endless source of inspiration for me, a true bottomless well of ideas. Looking at some picture throughout the years, I can continue to find new elements in it, discover new qualities that I didn’t notice before. My real favourites would be Hans Memling, Enguerrand Quarton and Nicolas Poussin. I have definitely less interest for modern art."—Interviewed by

Find her on Facebook / Flickr / Blogger


David Bray

*retouched to fit the blog's format. see the original image here.

Born in Dartford, Kent, in 1970. He graduated in 1992 from Central St. Martins, in London with a degree in Graphic Design, using basic drawing tools, such as pens, pencils and paper, Bray creates delicate and time-consuming drawings which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy through his subject matter of the beautiful and erotic, but the unnatainable female form.—Stolen space gallery

Ivan Puig

Hasta las narices (Up to the nose), 2004.

A white wolkswagen bug has drowned in a liquid of the same color. Part of a three piece installation where in the end we discover that the car and the driver are toy figures floating in what seems to be a glass of milk. The aim is to reflect on the proportions of events and its realtivity. Haus der Kunst, Guadalajara Jl, Mx.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1977. Puig studied electronics in Guadalajara and then plastic arts in Guanajuato, Mexico. A multidisciplinary artist, his work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Spain, Canada and Germany. "I jump between disciplines indiscriminately because creativity is the thread that links my work, more so than technique."

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Elena Xausa

An Illustrator and graphic designer, she was born in Verona, Italy, in july 1984. She is co-founder with Tankboys of Automatic Books, a small independent publishing house based in Venice, that publishes the work of outstanding artists and designers.

"Abbiamo pubblicato quattro libri in 100 copie ciascuno. Ma ogni copia per noi è un’opera a sé. Per questo preferiamo dire che ne abbiamo stampati, rilegati, timbrati e imbustati 400." "Selezioniamo artisti (nel senso lato del termine: fotografi, scrittori, illustratori, grafici etc.) di cui condividiamo il modo di pensare, la ricerca artistica e i punti di vista. Ci piace chi ha qualcosa da dire e lo sa comunicare in modo intelligente."—Pigmag

The Entente

‘Kyoto Parade’ it references a sticker sheet pattern found in Kyoto, Japan.

Every once in a while I like to revisit the portfolios I've posted here in the past. This is how I found out about Anthony Sheret's new studio. The Entente' is a Brighton, UK based design and art direction studio formed by Anthony Sheret & Edd Harrington. The studio is named after the relationship between both parties: 'The Friendly Understanding'.

Antonella Arismendi

1. Illuminati, 2009. Photo, Art direction, Styling.
2. Dress, 2009. Photo for Dress Magazine.
3. Nerds, 2009. Photo, Art direction for D-Mag.
4. Paranoid, 2008. Photo for D-Mag.

Fashion Photograher & Art Director based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and available worldwide. Passionate about film and story telling, this little lady from the mid eighties grew up with barbies, twin peaks and the ghosts of Raota, which adorn the hallways of her home to this very day. Her influences converge in a magical fusion of technique, sensuality and mystique which have defined her artistic persona. Captivating by nature, Antonella plans to blow up everything..