Data Viz Project

Created by ferdio – an infographic and data visualisation agency from Copenhagen – the Data Viz Project is a website which gives many examples of different ways of displaying information to help and inspire you to make your own.

The New York Times Year in Illustration

“Every year The New York Times commissions thousands of original illustrations from independent artists around the globe. Artists are asked to distill the most compelling aspects of stories and create a powerful experience. They often have just hours to make images that move, provoke and enrich the act of reading.

During years of tumult and uncertainty, illustrators use the medium’s inherent flexibility to comment on a rapidly evolving social, political and economic landscape. When a single subject dominates the news, artists find new ways to elaborate on it without succumbing to dull repetition. They clear away the noise and get to the point, using pen, pencil, brush, stylus, cut paper, clay, motion and raw code to produce indelible images that resonate.”

Link: Inkygoodness

Inkygoodness is an online platform that showcases new and emerging creative talent. It features loads of interviews with interesting creative people sharing insights into their working life and processes.

Link: We Are Out of Office

I love this project from Dutch illustration / design duo We Are Out of Office (Winneke de Groot & Felix van Dam). They exchanged designs for food and goods in New York City.

There’s a really nice interview with Winneke and Felix on Inkygoodness where the attempt to describe what a typical day is like for them. The specialise in producing screen prints and riso prints from their home studio which is situated in an old cherry orchard just outside Utrecht, Holland. Sounds great to me!  | Instagram: @wereoutofoffice


Link: Atto – Forme Buone

I really like these one-colour riso prints by Milan-based design studio Atto. They make excellent use of halftone patterns to create a broad tonal range from a single ink.

Link: Pogo Books

Pogo Books are an independent publisher based in Berlin who focus on affordable limited edition art books, catalogues, editions and zines in small print runs. I particularly like the riso zines of founder Claudio Pogo. Have a look at: 82 PERSPECTIVES OF A BURNING POLICE CAR18 HOMEMADE GASMASKS20 WALKING BUSHES.

Link: Ashley Ronning / Helio Press

Ashley Ronning is an illustrator based in Melbourne.  She also runs a risograph publishing project called Helio Press who have produced some charming riso zines.

Link: Antoni Hitos

I’m really impressed by the clever use of limited colour in Barcelona-based artist Antoni Hitos‘ work. Take a look at his publications – Inercia and Materia.

Link: Yeji Yun

Yeji Yun is an illustrator and artist (currently) based in Seoul, South Korea. She’s produced some really nice risograph zines and prints including the lovely “on the rocks“.

Link: Paper Pusher

Paper Pusher is a Toronto-based risograph publisher. 

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