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9 Creative Resources for Illustrators

Looking for creative resources to improve the success of your freelance illustration business? In her Interactive Business Development Bootcamp, Ilise Benun teaches you how to position your creative services to attract the right interactive clients. Illustration is one of the most versatile forms of design and graphic design work, allowing visual artists and creatives...

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Nature Explorer Poster & Illustration

Check out this interview with Josh Brill about his process and check out his work. The illustration style leans toward geometric and exact, with a strong use of color. The typography choices perfectly accent these pieces. The travel print below is just one example of how these elements together for striking artwork. Also be...

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Henrik Drescher’s Migratory Books

Explore Henrik Drescher's newest book, China Days: A Visual Journal From China's Wild West (Chronicle Books), which chronicles his almost two decades of discovery living with this wife, Wu Wing Yee in China.

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09/09/2014: Simpsons marathon advertising

Still reeling from the 12-day marathon that set ratings records for the new FXX television station and reignited the spark of a 25-year old animated TV show? Not only was the Simpsons marathon a ratings success, it spawned a number of surreal artistic tributes, including this poster, created by Gravillis Inc. The LA-based design...

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09/05/2014: Paper-cut illustration

Paper-cut and paper-fold illustrators seem to be increasing in demand of late. Combining the creativity of illustration with an intricate handmade craft leads to some unexpectedly imaginative results. Take this portfolio from L.A.-based illustrator Elsa Mora whose work borders on the delicate and the surreal. Her papercutting blog is an excellent resource for anyone...

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09/03/2014: Abram Games exhibit

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum London features the work of influential designer and artist Abram Games. The British designer, best known for his striking World War II posters, has experienced a bit of a revival lately, his image also graces a new series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Click here...

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08/29/2014: Coffee infographic

Infographic popularity continues to increase and, to that end, new business ventures focusing on the organizational artform continue to grow and develop. Follygraph, a design studio specializing in stylish graphics suitable for framing opens in mid-September. Prior to opening, the studio has released this useful infographic that aims to make anyone an instant barista....

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08/14/2014: Robin Williams tributes

As tributes continue to flood in for Robin Williams, designers, illustrators and artists also offered their respects to the comedian and Oscar-winning actor whose work affected so many people. A recent round-up of magazine covers show People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Hollywood Reporter used portraits and minimal to no typography. There have also been...

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08/08/2014: French festival poster

This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. Via Grain Edit.