Art Now: Auto Aerobics by Chris Labrooy

”Auto Aerobics” another beautiful work signed by talented UK-based illustrator Chris Labrooy. What looks like photographs of real-life sculptures of interlocking classic cars are actually digitally manipulated illustrations using 3D tools. Really impressive!

Art Now: MK 2 Print by MAGO

Mago Dovjenko, russian born artist, self-taught, began at an early age. He now lives in Germany, working as an Fashion Designer, illustrator, graphic designer and art director for more than 6 years.

Being a prominent figure in the Design Industry, Highlights of his Career include him being invited twice to Germany’s top late-night talkshows  including TV Total on Pro7 and Stern TV on RTL. Beside that, numorous other TV appearances at Talk Shows and Documentations.

Various Musicians have already spotted Mago’s work, including G-DRAGON, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Swizz Beatz and more.
MK 2 Print by MAGO / Limited to 15 copies. with certificate of authenticity signed. Support : Fine Art Paper 300g Innova / Size: 40×60 cm

Poster design by our workshop in Limoges (France). Available now in artandtoys.com

Bossa Nova – Digital Printing With Brazilian Inspiration by Marcelo Marquini

Titled ”Bossa Nova”, here is the latest work of digital printing, signed by Brazilian artist Marcelo Marquini & Afinidade Estudio Criativo.

Marquini or M.M’s, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is also known for being the creator and founder of the website international trends Creative Boys Club / CBC.

The clothes used for this digital application, are part of the second collection by FEAR OF GOD

Art Now: Nadia Coolrista Fashion Photography

A new gem in Russian fashion illustration – Talented artist Nadia Coolrista working mainly with coloured pencils. Her vivid and nearly photo realistic fashion portraits fits editorials so well, that one no need photographer to frame an article. Click here to see more amazing works.

Book : Designing Patterns – For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics

Patterns are everywhere and everyone wants to know how to make them. This practical handbook offers expert advice on how to create timelessly elegant pattern designs. In this book, readers are shown how to use the most common techniques for creating patterns and the best ways to combine colors and forms by one of Scandinavia’s leading pattern designers. With the help of photographs and personal anecdotes, she also explains how she works, what inspires her, and why edges are just as important as middles.

From conceptual questions to intricate details, this book elucidates all of the facets involved in designing patterns. The included CD features templates for ten sample projects, which both beginners and professionals can use to experiment and get started on their own work.

In this practical handbook, Scandinavian expert Lotta Kühlhorn explains the ins and outs of how to design patterns—for everything from wallpaper to tea services. The included CD features templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike.

 

From whom should we learn how to design timelessly elegant patterns if not from a Swede? Lotta Kühlhorn is one of Scandinavia’s most prominent pattern designers and has created work for a wide range of products—from book covers to coffee sets. In fact, without knowing it, most of us have probably already come across Kühlhorn’s designs.

Scandinavia is firmly established as a hub for outstanding interior design, fashion, and décor. Although Nordic furniture is generally minimalistic and functional, the region’s textiles, ceramics, and wallpapers are coveted for their rich and colorful patterns.

Lotta Kühlhorn offers expert advice to those designing patterns with the help of numerous photographs and personal anecdotes. She explains how she works, what inspires her, and why edges are just as important as middles. With an impressive thoroughness, Kühlhorn shows readers how to use the most common techniques for creating patterns and explores colors, forms, and the best ways to combine them.

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From encompassing conceptual questions to intricate details, this book elucidates all of the facets involved in designing patterns that can be used for fields such as textile, paper, and product design. It features high-quality sample pages that give readers a true sense for ornament and forms based on mathematics. In addition, Designing Patterns includes suggestions for ten projects to get you started on your own work. The templates for these projects can be found on the CD-ROM that accompanies the book.

Lotta Kühlhorn was born in 1963 and was only ten years old when she decided that she wanted to become an illustrator. Before she turned her passion into a career, she studied at Konstfack, Stockholm’s prestigious University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design. Today, Kühlhorn is a successful designer who has created book covers, editorial illustrations for magazines such as Elle, and patterns for clients including IKEA.

Available now in shop.gestalten.com

The Art Of Dave Quiggle


Dave Quiggle offers both creative whimsy and intellectual depth in equal measure, executing concepts culled from a small-town upbringing filled with monster magazines, comic books and cartoons. His work strikes a chord of electric connectivity for likeminded folks seeking an escape from realism through the language of vintage animation, Americana and otherworldly illustration. Quiggle is best known in the music realm and underground subculture. His designs and illustrations have been utilized on posters, packaging and merchandise for Joey Ramone, Michael Jackson, Sick Of It All and Johnny Cupcakes. The SoCal resident and Erie, PA native’s work has also been featured in gallery shows centered around Pee Wee Herman, TV’s Arrested Development and Fringe. davequiggle.com

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