Geographic North are cassette label based in Decatur, GA, USA. They’re sleeve artwork is stunning making excellent use of different paper stocks, folds and cut aways. Take a look at their site for more images of the releases.
Thanks to my colleague Natalie Russell for recommending the beautiful work of French artists Louis Rigaud and Anouck Boisrobert. They have both produced pop-up children’s books which make great use of folded paper to enhance their stories.
I was also very impressed with this creative drawing app:
On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker. A preview version of the font can be downloaded for free from: typewithpride.com
Here’s a collection of fun small comics by Sofia Kolovskaya
Irish artist Paraic Mc Gloughlin used thousands of Google Earth images to create this mesmerising video. There’s a nice interview with Paraic about his inspiration and process here: https://directorsnotes.com/2018/04/04/paraic-mcgloughlin-arena/
Another very interesting collective of artists to consider when thinking about scale is the Boyle Family. This short film by the Tate gives a good introduction to their work. You can learn more about them via their website: www.boylefamily.co.uk
Cited as the leader of a contemporary Californian psychedelic-pop aesthetic, Los Angeles–based artist and designer Steven Harrington is best known for his bright, iconic style that encourages a two-way conversation between the artist and viewer. There’s a timeless quality to his playful yet contemplative work, which is inspired by California’s mystique, vastly diverse landscape, and thriving mix of cultures. Embracing a multimedia approach, Harrington’s portfolio includes large-scale installations made of plaster and stone, handscreened prints, limited-edition books, skateboards, and sculptures. Alongside his commercial work, Harrington has exhibited artwork in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Melbourne, and Dallas.
Morning Breath Inc (aka Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto) are a design and illustration duo based in Brooklyn, NY. Their bold, irreverent style has been applied to skateboard/snowboard graphics, music packaging, apparel, advertising, poster design and more. Take a look here: http://www.morningbreathinc.com/work