On Saturday I had a chance to stop by the Arkitip Shop here in Hollywood, which happens to be about 2 miles from my apartment, probably less. What they’ve done is created a cute little shop in the front of their studio, offering up all kinds of amazing things for sale. I also got a tour of the studio from Scott, the founder of Arkitip, and they have a wonderful little space that’s filled with light. I’m not allowed to say anything about anything, but what I can say is that Arkitip will be continuing to amaze and wow us all, so keep your eyes open.
Bambi: A Life in the Woods is a book that was published in Prague in 1971 that was written by Felix Stalten with some beautiful images created by Mirko Hanák. Mirko worked in the Czech Republic as a painter and designer, his style somewhere between chinese ink drawings with the vibrant colors of a Disney cartoon. A wonderful set of images have been posted to Flickr of the book, which I highly suggest you check out.
His style seems so effortless, like his brush knew exactly where to fall. His sparse use of colors really makes his work pop. We need more experimental art in children’s books like this.
Parisian graphic designer Aurélien Arnaud recently updated his portfolio with quite a mixture of different pieces. He has quite a few nice patterned images, but I really loved the two images above. I love the strong line work of the Yacht poster and the 3d-ness of the School image is trippy and well done. Plus the pink color that’s carried through both of them definitely makes them look nice side by side.
Juan Molinet is an illustrator and designer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and making some sweet art. I spotted the piece at the top in my Flickr Photostream and immediately had to check it out. I’m kind of in love with everything about this piece. The bright red and turquoise on that dull and dingy green, the mickey hands holding weapons, it’s all amazing. You know that if KAWS had done this first you’d be buying this print for $500.
His other piece, Candynaut, made me giggle, but it’s still really well done and clever. Click here to check out more of Juan’s work.
I can’t remember where I came across the work of Super Furry but I’ve been obsessing over his logo design since I came across it. I actually know pretty much nothing about this guy, so maybe one of you Threadless guys can fill me in on who he is? What I do know is that he has a set on his Flickr that’s filled with a huge variety of absolutely beautiful logos. The four above were my favorites, though it was really hard to narrow it down to those.
The snout on the R in Room is genius, the flames above the Natural Gas logo are beautiful, the font used in Beach Blanket Limbo makes me smile and those lines behind the word Annex totally make the whole thing pop. Why is this mystery man so good?!