Some projects are just unadulterated novelty, as is the case with this book by Polish designer/photographer Pawel Piotrowski. The entire book contains pages made up of sandwich ingredients. It’s purely delicious fun, and we love it! Other food-related posts here and here and here.
Yes, we have a certain fondness for superheroes, as well as polygonal art (here and here). Once again, an illustrator/designer has merged the two into some impressive works. This time it’s French artist Simon Delart, otherwise known as s2lart. His series of Justice League heroes is made up entirely of triangles, which is pretty impressive given the results.
Who doesn’t love a good movie poster? The marriage of type and image is something that gets designers excited (us included). And some just really strike a balance. This take on the Stephen King novel turned movie by Belgian designer/illustrator Levente Szabó is one such example. We love the concept, executed in a fitting bold, graphic style. As well as the perspective of the illustration inside the axe silo. Though the size and placement of the type probably wouldn’t fly on a real movie poster, we do appreciate his choice of typeface… it compliments the bold, yet slightly rough illustrative style.
Vietnamese paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường does with folded paper what some artists do with, say, a paintbrush or pencil. His highly expressive form of origami is really remarkable. Featuring mostly animals, Cường’s body of work is like a masterclass in the art of paper folding. The level of detail he achieves is really quite exceptional. Check out some past origami posts (here and here).
Rome-based artist Ekaterina Panikanova is an excellent illustrator and painter. But what makes his work really special is his use of books as canvas. Panikanova achieves a collage-like effect by lying these books open and flat while drawing on them. And the results are quite remarkable. We love the composition and overlapping textures.
Spanish illustrator David Despau has a very particular style, incorporating ink sketch and watercolor. His execution is flawless, and his impressive body of work is a testament to that. We particularly love his depiction of the latest Superman, Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill. We also admired his work a few months back in ESPN The Magazine’s Analytics Issue, within which some of our work (Barbour) is featured.
Young, French artist Charlotte Caron works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, engraving and photography. Her series of painted portraits is particularly captivating. This unique execution involves painting animal faces over photographed human forms, and serves as commentary about the complexity of human nature, and being part civilized and part wild. Caron cites the theories by Antoine Spire, and also describes this hybrid approach in her own words: “We are both tempted by the humanization of animals, which often reveals our fantasy projections and the bestial men, another way for us to freeze the other in a animality.” “This series of paintings, photographs, tries to give an answer to a form of duality – that assumes an animal part. By the medium of painting in addition, flow, mask, portrait to ultimately create an osmosis between the two mediums, so between the animal and the portrait.”
French illustrator Pez has a passion for pencil drawing, and it shows. Using different grades of pencils, Pez achieves stunning three-dimensionality. His attention to detail is truly awe-inspiring. And the composition of these sketchbook shots is impressive too.