Tuesday, October 20, 2009

tania alvarez

Tania Alvarez is a designer and illustrator based in Montreal. I recently came across her Overseas Type and Fabric Type on Behance and fell in love. Beautiful work.

...and I'm back

I know it's been a while since my last post, but it has been an extremely busy couple of weeks. I have a lot going on right now between my paying job, freelance work, and social stuff, but I promise to get back to posting more regularly. Also, I'm starting a new drawing-a-day blog. I'll be sure to let you know when that is up and running. In the meantime, I've got some gorgeous typographic work for you to look at today and some photography coming up later this week.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

justin gibbens

I recently saw one of Justin Gibbens' paintings on Punch Gallery's site advertising their current Winner Takes All fundraiser (which sounds pretty cool) and had to learn more. Turns out I've seen his Birds of Paradise series before, although I can't remember where (perhaps I'll wake up in the middle of the night with the answer to this question). His watercolor and gouache paintings are a little like Audobon on acid - highly realistic traditional renderings of wildlife with a surreal twist. In Gibbens' world, cranes have four heads, moles have unicorn horns, eagles are 'American Griffons' and owls have Bird of Paradise tails. You can see more here.