Yes, I didn’t forget the rest of the title to this post, this all about a guy named Ed, spelled exactly like the horse. Ed is an illustrator and comic artist who lives in Argentina, making the world a more beautiful place with every drawing he does. Ed does illustrations mostly for magazines, newspapers, and books in Europe and Latin America, so sadly the U.S. is missing out.
What’s amazing to me is how many different styles he has. You can visit three websites that he runs, one is for magazines and newspapers, one is for books, and another for personal drawings and doodles. Amazingly, all of these have different work on them, and they’re all really incredible. The pieces above were my absolutely favorites though. The textures in each of the pieces make me so happy, and the technique used in each of them is so unique and beautiful. Definitely took a look at Ed’s work on one of this three sites, you’re in for a treat.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend. I had a really long, fun weekend, which culminated last night with two parties and way too much tequila, so I’m going to start out today with something amazing, but simple.
The video above was taken at the BMW Museum in Munich, which just opened a few weeks ago, of a kinetic sculpture created by the folks over at ART+COM. The kinetic sculpture is made up of 714 metal balls that “moves through a cycle of free abstractions and typical BMW vehicle forms.” It takes about a minute before the crazy stuff starts happening, but once it does it’s pretty damn incredible. I love that the metal balls can go from totally random, to undulating waves, to the shape of a car, that’s just insane to me. I also love how flawlessly fluid it all moves, it’s completely surreal. I watched the video while listening to Lonely Souls by UNKLE, it made for a fitting soundtrack.
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This months issue of i-D Magazine features a collaboration with graffiti/artist/creative genius KAWS and man does it look epic. The issue features that whole crew of people including BAPE founder Nigo, Kanye, Pharell, and I’m sure everyone else in that whole scene. I just think it’s rad that they let KAWS art direct the whole issue, including illustrations over the fashion spreads and the such. Hypebeast posted this interview that i-D did with Kaws and it’s kind of cool to see him speak about the process and his own work. Having met a few pretty amazing artists over the last year of running this blog, I always find it extremely interesting to see what artists, these people who I so admire, are really like. So far they’ve all been extremely cool and nice, and KAWS seems equally so as well.
A staple of every good magazine is the illustrator. Not every article needs a photograph and often times an info-graphic alone can help you decide whether or not the story is something you want to read. One such person who absolutely excels at this practice is Raymond Biesinger.
Raymond is a Canadian illustrator who’s style reminds me of old school prints or illustrations in books from the 50′s. Everything has this mildly gritty appearance and nothing is quite perfect. Those textures and imperfections are what I find so beautiful and amazing. I’m also in love with how much black and white work he does. The blacks feel so saturated somehow, I don’t know how he does. He’s also rather good with colors as well, but he uses them rather sparingly. I’ve put a couple more images under the cut, so be sure to check those out as well.
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Los Angeles based artist Ron Kurniawan recently updated his online portfolio and I’m in love with it. I posted last year about Ron’s work but I’d definitely say that’s he made leaps and bounds since then. His work still reminds somewhat of Jeff Soto but not I feel like he’s taken more of a turn towards James Jean, with a tons of amazingly beautiful colors and a dash of surrealism. The image at top was done for Men’s Health Germany and the one below that is titled CarSick. I would love to have this hanging up above my fireplace, if I had said fireplace. Take a visit to Ron’s site and check out the rest of the goodies!
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