We really admire Allison Supron’s artistic spirit. Supron, a young, New York City-based designer, shows her creative chops in all their glory in her project entitled “Play”. We love her compositions of unconventional materials that focus on working with ones hands, rather than relying on the computer. It’s a process Supron likens to childhood experiences. She explains, “What is purposeful play? Think back to the allotted time given in elementary school to finger painting, building with blocks, and storytelling. At the time these activities may have seemed simple and mindless, but they are all tasks that require the brain to think differently and promote creativity in the learning environment. Play is a colorful mixture of unconventional materials and techniques, hand-drawn typography, senior thesis paper tidbits, and photographs of each process from start to finish; a project geared to inspire hands to get off of the computer and get a little messy.” Great angle, with even better results. Way to go, Allison! We should all engage in this sort of thing from time to time….
French illustrator/designer Florian Nicolle employs mixed media to create wonderfully complex portraits that are so bold, yet nuanced, that they almost seem to move. With newsprint, watercolor, pencil, ink and Photoshop in his arsenal, Nicolle’s meticulously crafted chaos has been sought after by some pretty high profile clients, including Nike, Puma, Los Angeles Times and ESPN, among others. We love his style, and look forward to keeping an eye on his growing portfolio.
One of television’s most beloved cartoon moms is the subject of a fantastic photograph by Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov, who teamed up with makeup artist Veronica Ershova and stylist Mikhail Kravchenko to transform model Kate Moukhina into a real-life Marge Simpson. Immortalizing Marge and her signature blue bouffant was no easy feat. Kravchenko even used real chrysanthemums painted blue and special wire frame to bring her hair to towering heights. Another notable pop culture-centric portrait series by team Khokhlov/Ershova is “Angry Beards” based on the Angry Birds phenomenon. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next!