When I find new wallpapers for my iPhone they’re always totally random, usually extremely abstract. My most recent wallpaper though was from my buddy and incredible artist Micah Lidberg. I had seen this illustration he’d done for Fourth & Main magazine and it’s so brilliant I almost bought it on the spot. I ended up holding off, but I still wanted to see the beautiful image in more detail. Thankfully Hugo & Marie, the agency that Micah is with, has a pretty hi-res version that is perfect for my iPhone 5. You can see it for yourself by clicking here.
Brooklyn baseed illustrator and designer and friend of TFIB Jon Contino recently uploaded some awesome new work for Nike which I’m digging. It was for a project called Nike VCXC, a running event in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Jon was in charge of branding, illustration and design with art direction by Jason Herkert. I love how Jon did these great animal illustrations paired with his usual amazing hand drawn type. The whole campaign has a gritty feeling to it but paired with the bright neons feeling really fun and contemporary. Overall the project is executed flawlessly, exactly the kind of work you expect from both Jon and Nike.
I’m sure many of you readers are night owls. As creatives we tend to work late in the night to meet tight deadlines or to realize that vision we have deep in the back of our minds. Today’s wallpaper from Mike Giles, a Phoenix based designer, illustrates this idea perfectly. It also illustrates that late night work sessions are made way better when you have dogs around. A beagle to be specific. Mike has a dog named Banner who’s put into this piece and who’s also featured on the iPhone and iPhone 5 versions of the wallpaper.
Though I must admit, based on the clock in Mike’s wallpaper 11:05 at night is stil pretty early, or maybe that’s just me?
Nick Frank is ISO72, a freelance Art/Creative Director working in advertising. Over the last few years he has started to branch out into photography and the results are fantastic. Visiting his portfolio I couldn’t help but be impressed by his series ‘Mira’.
Shot in Munich, the series explores urban architecture and finds beauty in the shapes and colors of one of the cities strangest looking buildings, the Mira München Nordheide. While I might not be a fan of the building itself I absolutely love Nick’s photographs. His sense of composition really transforms the building into a series of beautiful abstractions and there’s an almost hyper-real quality to his work. More photographs from ISO72 can be found on his site or check out his Facebook page here.
I love when creatives send me really great emails, and this Halloween promo from Ryan Cox is top notch. I’m a huge fan of Ryan’s work and these sketchy ghouls and goblins tied together in one amazing animated GIF is a perfect treat for Halloween. Be sure to click the link and check out more of Ryan’s work.