Talk like a Pirate Day 2009

on September 16th, 2009

It’s Talk like a Pirate Day again – and I think a few gorgeous pirate and maritime illustrations are de rigueur. So I found these beauties for you, arrr! And if you’re celebrating, a few resources for you: Set your Facebook on Pirate English Practice your pirate talk Polish your pirate pickup lines.

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Stencil art: Incredible C215

on September 8th, 2009

French graffiti artist C215 aka Christian Guémy is travelling the streets of the world, leaving a mark of his journey in a host of unlikely places: decayed buildings, broken boundary walls, rusty rickshaws, rubbish bins. His work can be found in US, Brazil, Israel, Morocco, Poland, France, England, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Christian’s images […]

15 brilliant illustrations by Artgerm

on September 7th, 2009

Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born in Hong Kong, Stanley moved to Singapore at the age of 15 and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Stanley is currently working on various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studio, designing art and concepts […]

50+ Examples of Moleskin art that will make you gasp

on September 3rd, 2009

To start with, what is a Moleskine? Moleskine® is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a […]

Carlos Lascano and his wonderful animations

on September 1st, 2009

Carlos is a multi-faceted artist who has successfully made incursions into painting, illustration, comics, photography, animation and special effects. He finally decided that filmmaking was his medium of choice because it represented the coming together of the different forms of expression of his artistic universe. He has written numerous short and feature films. Many of […]

If the world’s biggest painters would work in logo design

on August 30th, 2009

In the spirit of illustration (and illustrious) fun, this is my take of what would happen if some of the world’s biggest painters would work in logo design. I’m sure, of course, that they would do a much better job than me, but this would be the outcome as I picture it, with the Google […]

Graphic design font chart (with ampersands and quotation marks)

on August 21st, 2009

It’s true, it’s true: I’m a font maniac. I own about 2000 fonts. But then again, there are a few that never get old, and a few that are new and fresh – so this is my humble homage to the little characters that make my day fun. It’s a free font chart (1024×768), can […]

Limeshot – now on logopond

on July 11th, 2009

Just a quick update this time: I have started uploading some of my logos on logopond.com – a wonderful logo-centric site that showcases absolutely amazing talent. The link of my logo design showcase is: http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/24781. If you stop by your votes, floats and comments will be very much appreciated. And a “best of logopod” post […]

Logo design – BizTweet

on July 9th, 2009

Logo project for BizTweet, a business-centric Twitter product that provides a collaborative Twitter integration system for Joomla! websites.

Logo design: beautiful black & white logos

on February 8th, 2009

I know this has been done before (see the references at the end of this article), but I really feel like talking about monochromatic, in particular black&white logos and symbols and how beautifully and meaningfully they can create an instantly recognisable identity for brands, companies and concepts. Starting with some well known and successful examples. […]

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Illustration experiment: Dawn over Mount Fuji

on February 7th, 2009

This is what happens when one reads too many books about Hokusai an Hiroshige. One gets in the mood for drawing Mount Fuji. So here you go, a couple hour’s work, my Dawn over Mount Fuji illustration.

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Free vector symbols: Art Nouveau card

on January 31st, 2009

I’ve had this for a while now, it was fun creating it but I don’t really have a commercial use for it; so I’ll just make it available for free, as a vector.

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Illustrator – basic mesh tutorial

on January 16th, 2009

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9f7SOhtUPU 300 250]

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3D logo elements in Adobe Illustrator – Part 1

on August 9th, 2008

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLZCIFpBec 300 250]

Vectorising a human eye tutorial

on July 31st, 2008

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BPfk-zwk1g 300 250]