design awards

Worth The Paper?

Vintage American stock certificates are worth more as paper than as redeemable securities. Typographically they are worth a million bucks. These certificates are the design of capitalism. Here are a few of the most exquisite.

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #12

Blue Bone by Daniel Gonzalez Sardi (Alhambra, CA) Materials used: Acrylic, Guache, Ink, Old Map, Napkin in Digital Artist’s statement: “Blue Bone” was made for a series of images about domestic & wild animals in the city Alhambra. I used paint and collaged elements to create a composition incorporating the passage of time and light....

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #11

Oil and Water Don’t Mix by David Hefflin (Denton, TX) Materials used: Acrylic and water on paper Artist’s statement: I’m a senior Communication Design student from the University of North Texas and I plan to make my way in to art direction once I graduate. I like to work fairly simply and try to make...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #10

Portraits by Maayan Pearl (Brooklyn, NY) Materials used: Staedtler pen and colored pencils Artist’s statement: “Portraits” is a series of 40 drawings done with pen and colored pencils. The series was created in less than 24 hours drawing reference from images selected at random from my archives that year. The characters are formed at times...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #9

A Guy With Dreads Told Me to Follow Jesus by Kelsey Dake (New York, NY) Materials used: Pen and ink Artist’s statement: I drew it after I saw some Jamaican guy preaching on a street corner in Lower Manhattan. I was putting together a zine about my first three months living in New York and...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #8

Yellow Fate Hate Eating My Lilies by Efi Chalikopoulou (New York, NY) Materials used: mixed media, acrylics, colored pencil, 17×11 inches Artist’s statement: “Yellow Fat Hate Eating My Lilies” is one of the nine drawings in a continuing series of work titled “All About Love.” The fat greedy figure of a man-drone mentally devouring...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #7

Family Tree by Kyle White (Hattiesburg, MS) Materials used: Cut paper, wood, ink and digital manipulation Artist’s statement: This project is an exploration of the subject of home from a self-reflective and self-critical perspective. This specific piece depicts the structure and hierarchy of my immediate family. ————————– Birds in a Box by Johann Wessels...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #6

New Girls Club by Michael Byers (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) Materials Used: Ink and Digital Color Artist’s statement: This piece was for an article about a woman who started a new financial service company directed towards helping women in financial crisis. ———————- When This Shall Fall Into Your Hands, I Shall Have Disappeared by Jared...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #5

Deep Within the Topiary by Charlotte Ricker (Littleton, CO) Materials used: Created using pastel and gouache. Artist’s statement: “Transcending the Topiary” is a children’s adventure series about twin sisters, Issy and Gabby, who discover an enormous magical structure in the tall, sculpted hedges at the edge of their backyard. This discovery catapults them into...

Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #4

A Detailed Map of the Tattoos of My Upper Body by Mike Lowery (Atlanta, GA) Materials used: Silk screen, print gocco, pencil, and digital Artist’s statement: This self-promo mailer was created to show of my love for hand written typography.  It was sent out to some as a screen printed poster and others received...