Matt Lyon is a London based artist and illustrator who’ve I’ve been writing about for a while now. His signature style is creating fantastically colored shapes and spinning them into brilliant little masterpieces. I love that he embraces the psychedelic in some pieces but can just as easily create a very organized, thoughtful piece that you’d love to have wallpapered around your apartment.
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It’s always interesting to see how someone from a particular city, let’s say London, would interpret a city from across the globe, let’s say Los Angeles. What details would they include? Would the person show the city in a positive or negative light? Would they really understand what the city is about? That’s what we have today with this wallpaper by Sam Ellis.
Sam is a London based designer and illustrator who’s taken all that’s awesome about Los Angeles and piled into one epic piece. It’s incredible how many random cultural references he was able to put into one drawing. For example you have Lard Lad Donuts which is a reference to The Simpsons and it’s creator Matt Groening, which references the Bob’s Big Boy character and Randy’s Donuts giant donut, both of which are iconic Los Angeles landmarks.
You’ve also got basketball players, the Hollywood sign, Priui, the car from Grease, Red Hot Chili Pepper symbols, but most importantly, a gigantic In-N-Out sign in the middle. There’s just nothing better in the world than a burger at In-N-Out. A big thanks to Sam for creating such an awesome look at Los Angeles.
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Creating a spectacle, especially in New York, is always a challenge. With the rush of the city there’s a pervasive air of newness always about. So how does one make a splash in such a climate? With one bold, beautiful statement.
Studio Kenji, a boutique agency based in New York, captured this incredible video of the lighting installation at the Tribeca Film Festival’s opening. The talented crew at BWArchitects designed and fabricated the installation, in collaboration with Vanity Fair’s special event division. 1,600 handmade LED lights wrapped in paper shades swaying back and forth lazily on thin steel rods. The effect is hypnotic and ethereal, like fireflies dancing with thousands of flowers in unison. Check it out in the video below and you’ll see what I mean.
I’m definitely one of those people who has all sorts of notepads notebooks, sticky notes, etc. lying around, certain ones only being used for certain tasks. Rezon, a Japanese design firm, has taken the idea of merging all your favorite notebooks and notepads to create the Multi Notebook.
The design of the notebooks is reflected on the outside, but more importantly on the inside, where you’re given a myriad of different ways to express your thoughts. You’ve got a grid at the bottom for laying out logos, a sticky in the top right corner for notes, some yellow legal pad for putting together your grocery list. All together it’s a pretty astounding idea with a flexibility that’s also quite fun.
Really amazing new website from Chicago creative Mike McQuade. He designs, he illustrates, he creates fonts… the man is a machine. Above are two pieces he did for Wired Magazine which I liked a lot. He’s got so much work to pour through, be sure to take the time to see it all and get inspired.
Mike McQuade has over eight years of experiences as a multidisciplinary designer & illustrator. He believes that hard work, persistence, and a strong focus on craft leads to better work for his clients and other self-initiated projects. Mike describes his style as raw and always transforming. “I let the ideas lead the executions, I try not to let style come first”.