I came across the wonderful work of Scott K. McDonald and couldn’t stop pouring over it! He creates some of the best character illustrations that I’ve seen in a while. I also think it’s amazing how his style manages to differ greatly from each series he does. Then there’s his choice of colors, which are always really bold, but totally fit each project amazingly.
I could probably gush about him forever, but instead just check out his site and his Flickr, and you’ll definitely see what I mean!
I popped downtown tonight for the opening of Flux’s new video/art installation at the Cooper Design Space, and had a really great time. Flux, made up of Jonathan and Meg Wells (two of the nicest people on earth), were commissioned to create a video piece for the entrance lobby of the Cooper Design Space. So they gathered together a bunch of great artists and filmmakers like Michel Gondry, Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, Koichiro Tsujikawa and a ton more to create some beautiful visuals.
The videos were great, and it was actually funny because most of the people were watching the pieces instead of talking to each other. I asked Meg for some details and she said the reel was about 3 to 4 hours long, and that the videos are randomized, so you shouldn’t see the same ones twice. They also have some more really great sounding plans for later this year, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
I posted about Andy Smith only a few months back, but he’s already got a bunch of new prints in his shop and they’re absolutely beautiful. The poster at top is titled Cinema Francais and is printed in a totally bold and bright red, which I love, as is the bottom one which is titled Greed is Good?. Sadly, the bottom one is already sold out, as it was an edition of 5. Still, these are absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait for him to make more.
Check out the dark and creepy artwork of iregret, a Japanese artist that so far is pretty unknown, or at least I haven’t been able to dig anything up about him. Trying to translate his writing with Babelfish also wasn’t very fruitful. I do know the image at top has something to do with nose water, but that’s not very helpful.
Overall his pieces have an extreme realism, but they’re always moody, even if they’re splashed with colors all over them. Really brilliant stuff. Here’s a link to his blog as well where he has more work.