Not to be outdone by her beau, here is the work of Genevieve Simms, the partner of Josh Holinaty who was featured in the previous post. It’s always fun to find couples who are both creative types. Genevieve studied at SVA in New York and it shows, she’s quite a gifted painter. I love all the colors she uses in her pieces, and how a lot of them are of a darker nature. The Lizzy Borden piece above, with the descriptive wallpaper, is so amazing, look how crazy her eyes are!
Check out the amazing illustration skills of Josh Holinaty, a resident of Edmonton, Alberta. He’s got a really great line style, lots of bits everywhere giving everything a lot of detail. The two images above were yanked from his covers section, and they’re a bit more straightforward than the rest of his work, but are probably my favorite. I love the color palette of the Edgar Allan Poe piece, and all of those mutant faces are too good not to post.
I usually have no reason to stop into the 7-Eleven down the street from my house, but soon, this will all be changing. The kitten eating monster Domo will be invading 7-Eleven stores across the country, gracing the fronts of slurpee bottles, cofee cups, and even eating up hot dogs.
I think this is such a clever and silly idea, but there’s something about it that’s really charming. Domo is such a cute character and seeing him in coffee cup form makes me want to go down there every morning to greet him. And I love the Spice Pumpkin Latte image (which is under the cut) and how he’s holding a pumpkin. Be sure to check out more images under the cut.
Josh Agerstrand is an illustrator and designing who currently lives in Guam and makes some pretty great looking work. He’s got this really loose and sketchy style, it kind of reminds me of a mix of Jim Mahfood and Deth P. Sun. His work is pretty weird and off the wall, but that’s kind of the charming part of it. Be sure to pop by his blog as well as his Flickr.
Rian Hughes is going to be giving Invincible Iron Man a sort of retro inspired redesign once the new storyline launches next month. He, along with series writer Matt Fraction, wanted to create a drastic change in the feel of the cover, marking a new era for Tony Stark. As Fraction says:
‘Iron Man’ will look like an elegant, aggressive, and forward thinking piece of quite frankly gorgeous design. It will be a design artifact appropriate for the coffee table of any forward thinking home… ‘Invincible Iron Man’ is going to leap 10 feet off the racks. You’ll be able to see it a mile away. I’m so excited to have gotten to work with Rian.
I think they’ve done a great job, especially with the bits of op art and and 60′s color palette. I also love the Penguin Books inspired header, which is clean and easy to read. I’ve thought a lot about how a lot of comic books have horrible title design, and wondered why more effort wasn’t put into it. James Jean comes to mind, with his work on Fables which always incorporates the titles wonderfully. Comic books need more creatives like Rian Hughes helping out.