Enchanting Animated GIFs by Adrien Mérigeau

Adrien Merigeau

Adrien Mérigeau is a French filmmaker and animator living in Ireland. Currently he works as a Concept Designer and Art Director at Cartoon Saloon where they’re putting the finishing touches to a new feature called Song of the Sea. Checking out his blog, I recently discovered these two excellent GIFs. They were created as covers for a weekly design-led listings called Le Cool and I think they look great.

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Philip Kennedy

January 22, 2014 / By

Travel the World with Ryo Takemasa’s Cute Illustrations

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Ryo Takemasa

During the week I came across the work of Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa (thanks Grain Edit). Ryo lives in Tokyo where he has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2010. His work covers everything from editorial project to books, magazines and advertisements. For me, it’s his personal work that I find the most interesting. Here you’ll see images inspired from all over the globe; from the London underground to the open-air baths at Nagano.

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Philip Kennedy

January 21, 2014 / By

Beautifully Simple Paintings of Potted-Plants by Guy Yanai

Guy Yanai - Plants

Guy Yanai - Plants

Bold colors and simple shapes make up these large and impressive paintings by the Israel-born and US-raised artist Guy Yanai. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Yanai’s paintings are often still lifes with a strong graphical sensibility. For me, it’s his paintings of plants that I love the most. His brash use of color and his flat and direct approach to the subject matter works perfectly and his paintings are as playful as they are striking.

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Philip Kennedy

January 20, 2014 / By

A beautiful collection of illustrated animals by Anna Boulanger

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l'atelier de la petite taupe nyctalope…

I seem to be making a habit of finding illustrators who I can’t seem to find any information about. Take for example this work by French illustrator Anna Boulanger. I discovered it on her blog L’atelier de la Petite Taupe Nyctalope… recently, but as I don’t speak French, I have no idea about the context or the stories behind the images. That said, I think they’re great and in many ways that’s all that really matters.

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Philip Kennedy

January 16, 2014 / By

Honest, expressive illustrations by Pia Bramley

Pia Bramley

Pia Bramley

Pia Bramley is an artist and illustrator living in London. I love how raw and expressive her work is. Drawn in ink, Ria’s illustrations are really striking and her simple lines seem so emotive. In the past she has worked for The New York Times, Anthropologie and London Fashion Week. She also created this excellent gif which we featured on the site a few years ago. You can see more work from Pia below or visit her website here.

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Philip Kennedy

January 14, 2014 / By

Beautiful illustrations of Irish birds by Yellowhammer

Alan Nagle

Yellowhammer is the work of Irish illustrator Alan Nagle. A lover of vectors, Alan’s work is rich in bold geometric shapes and striking colors. One of his many projects includes Irish Birds, an ongoing series of fine art prints that bring together some of Ireland’s most beloved feathered friends. This series is a must for nature lovers and Alan’s eye brings these birds to life with such simplicity and beauty!

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Philip Kennedy

January 9, 2014 / By

Fun and quirky ceramics by illustrator Caroline Selmes

Caroline Selmes

If anyone is considering starting their year off with some evening classes, then these ceramics by Caroline Selmes should be the perfect way to give yourself that little extra push and actually go out and take a class. Their so much fun, and despite their simplicity, they have so much personality. If I had the time, 2014 would certainly be my year for trying my hand at ceramics.

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Philip Kennedy

January 8, 2014 / By

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