On Molg H.‘s Facebook, his cover image offers a very specific welcome. “Black Humor For Bad People” it reads in English along with “Humor Negro Para Gente Mala” in Spanish, his mother tongue. You see, Molg H. is a very specific artist whose work is gross-out humor at it’s best. Take a Child’s Play film, multiply it by a Farrelly Brothers script, divide it by Microsoft Paint, then put it in an Internet blender: the result is his work. It is fantastically foul.
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.
The artist has created multiple series of works he calls Alone, where he use uses the monotony and repetitiveness of a canvas to show how isolated people can be. Whether it is a field or pool of water, his tiny character specks show that we really are little blips in a giant world.
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.
Mike Frederiqo has made a small, fashionable empire for himself by using what fashion labels give him. What is it that they’re giving? Logos and figureheads. What do you get when you combine the two? You get a series of clever rethinkings of luxury fashion logos in which the persons associated with the brand literally become the brand.