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Focal Point: Up close & personal with Nicolas Ménard

Nicolas Ménard makes whimsical illustrations, but that's not to say they're unsubstantial. After catching up with the graphic artist and animation director we found out he’s a thoughtful designer with the ability to take the minimal and...

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Focal Point: Getting back to basics with Leslie David

Leslie David is a very busy lady, but she still managed to have a quick chat with us about her work processes. Whether working for high profile brands like Lancôme or making artwork for musicians like Röyksopp, she’s got a knack for...

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Focal Point: Surreal chats with Aleksandra Kingo

Aleksandra Kingo makes hyper-real photographs that hinge on the surreal. Her influences feel like they take away from the likes of 70s fashion and New Wave cinema, with a generous helping of pop-culture inbetween. Whether its commercial work,...

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The wobbly anthropomorphic illustrations of Karol Banach

Polish based illustrator and graphic designer Karol Banach sounds like the kind of guy we want to be pals with. He’s into hip-hop, tattoos and reading, but more than that, he creates lovely little worlds to get lost in. Coming from a small town...

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Spin 360° with new exhibition launch at Magma

London based studio, Spin, is the focus of Magma’s new exhibition, which launched last night. in the basement of their lovely new flagship store near Covent Garden. This celebration of 20 years of design exhibits limited edition prints that bring...

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We chat with the man behind Supermundane: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, who sometimes goes by alias Supermundane, is an industry veteran who has worked with everyone from *Wallpaper to Sleazenation, and even designed book covers for Penguin. His distinctive use of colour and line make him a go-to guy for...

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Print Lovin' for the Chicago team Tan & Loose

We love keeping an eye on the guys over at Tan & Loose, the Chicago based print team who are based out of an old funeral home. There's nothing lifeless about the work they represent. It's all colourful lines, bold colours and tongue-in-cheek humour....

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Feeling the burn: Thomas Mailaender's illustrated people

We’ve heard about suffering for your art, but this takes things to a new level. French artist Thomas Mailaender applied 23 photographic negatives to models skin, searing them with a UV lamp. The result? Some really beautiful effects, that conjure...

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The Art of the Production Line at the Barbican

Travel has become a favourite theme of galleries recently. First we saw KK Outlet get cheeky with their Commute Nice, London show, and now the Barbican are mid-way through their show Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening. Having travelled through...

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Artist prints Wikipedia: makes 7,600-Volume anthology

You know when someone has a grade A idea that’s so good you wish you’d thought of it (or had the print resources) to do it yourself? Well, welcome artist Michael Maniberg to the art and design win of the week. He printed English-language...

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It's hip to be old: How to be a graffiti grandma

We're looking at the OAP amazing, those creative types who live life to the very fullest. First up, it's Internet sensation Baddiewinkle ("Stealing your man since 1928"). She's followed by the likes of Rihanna, vocally supports legalising weed and...

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Visual Narratives With Super Cool Studio Superfiction

Seoul based company Superfiction recently released this sweet little animation (with a bit of a twist) and it made us want to look into more of their work. This Korean company’s work is based on the concept of the happy life and creative play....