These are a selection of illustrations by Will Haywood who recently visited Linney Design to show us his portfolio. He has a very unique style and some great work. What are your thoughts?
Category Archives: Illustration
Believe it or not, this image has been created, from scratch, using only Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Bert Monroy took over 2,000 hours to create this hyper-real rendering of Damen Station in Chicago (measuring 120 inches wide x 40 inches high and weighing in at just over 1.7 gigabytes), using almost 50 separate Photoshop files containing over 15,000 layers, 500 alpha channels and over 250,000 vector paths. While this undoubtedly demonstrates Bert’s astounding digital skills, someone should really buy the poor guy a decent camera.
You can see more of his work at BertMonroy.com
Illustrator Andrew Kolb has created this lovely children’s book based on David Bowie’s classic track ‘Space Oddity’. Some songs are just oozing with lyrical imagery, and this is no exception – Kolb has really captured the childlike simplicity of the melodies and the words, and the illustrations really come into their own, I feel, when the story takes a slightly darker turn towards the end: “Tell my wife I love her very much”… “SHE KNOWS!”. If I had kids, this is what they’d be reading!
More visuals can be found on Andrew Kolb’s website
Following on from JK’s comments here, here are a few images taken from Patrick Ness’ new book ‘A Monster Calls’, illustrated by Jim Kay. Using a mixture of relief printing, black pen and ink, and various printed textures digitally pieced together, Jim has created a wonderfully dark atmosphere. I’d love to see the original works; I imagine the textures would really bring these images to life. There’s a lovely german trailer for the book, and you can see more of Jim’s illustration work.
The illustrator Lucy Knisley has created a poster for each of the 8 Harry Potter films – summing each one up in a panel-free comic strip. Whether you like the films or not, these are charming and technically brilliant. I also love the colour coding used for each film. Head over to Comics Alliance to see them all.
Came across this sample of exquisite three dimensional renderings at Aqua-Velvet, from the 1960 publication ‘Structures of Warped Surfaces: Combinations of Units of Hyberbolic Paraboloids’ by notable Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano (1917–2010)… You had me at ‘Hyperbolic’.
The drawings are by Gloria Catalano – more background info and drawings can be seen at Aqua-Velvet.com
David McCandless shows how design can make sense out of the overwhelming amount of information in today’s world. He turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
We were very grateful for the artist, Rob Hart to come and talk about his work in the last Creative Forum. See below to watch an excerpt.
To coincide with it’s Kick-Ass edition, Little White Lies have just announced the winners of it’s latest creative brief competition – to transform a favourite film into a six panel comic strip. The winner was David Rigby, who cast an ironic eye over the nuances of the film Zombieland although I think that Total Recall by Matt Boyce and The Wicker Man by Hurk (excerpt shown above) are great. See all the winners here.