Allan Sanders

How great are these superheroes by Allan Sanders? Allan is a Brighton based illustrator who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1999. His superheroes are a personal project he’s working on, and I think they’re delightful. I love how kitschy and fun they all look, not a bit of seriousness to them. Plus look at those colors in that grid at the top, how could you not want a poster of that?

He also did some larger images of Captain America and Batman & Robin which I’ve put under the cut, so be sure not to miss those as well.

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June 25, 2009 / By

Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’

There have been a lot of great movies that have come out this year so far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. But I think I may just be most excited to Ponyo on a Cliff, or just Ponyo here in the States. Ponyo is the most recent movie that has sprung from the creative mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of my absolute favorite directors. Miyazaki is kind of like the modern day Walt Disney, creating amazing animated films that engage children and adults alike. My favorite film of his is Spirited Away, a tale of a girl who gets separated from her parents and gets stuck in a magical land where she has to work in a bath house for the gods. If you haven’t seen it yet I suggest you do so, quickly.

Ponyo is based off the Hans-Christian Andersen book, The Little Mermaid, though I’m not sure to what degree, as I really don’t want to know too much about the movie. What I do know is that the film, as eveidenced by the trailer above, looks stunning, and the voice actors they got to be a part of it are top notch as usual.

I’ve taken a ton of screen captures and put them under the cut, as so many of these frames are works of art in and of themselves.

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June 24, 2009 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Emily Eldridge (1/2)

Emily Eldridge

Click here to view Emily’s other wallpaper.

Well whaddya’ know, it’s Wednesday already. This week’s artist is the fantastic Emily Eldridge, an artist and illustrator who’s currently living in Hong Kong. I think Emily may just be the first Hong Kong based artist to created a desktop wallpaper! Anyhow I fell in love with her style, her line work is really playful and she has a great sense of shape and color. Everything she does just evokes this really great positivity, something I absolutely agree with.

Emily was kind enough to give away two wallpapers this week, each of them being inspired by the city of Hong Kong. The first was her “interpretation of a vintage-y junk shop with random old electronics for sale”, which she also says she loves to explore and look around in. The second desktop was inspired be her morning commute, which she says there are, “a million people everywhere all the time – always jostling for space, moving quickly, and trying to walk in a straight line (impossible!) and of course, Mr. Fox is in the background, chilling & grabbing some wonton on the go!”

I love love love these, they feel like summer to me.

June 24, 2009 / By

‘Enchanted’ by Patrick Wolf

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Enchanted by Patrick Wolf

I had this song in my head all night, so I thought I’d post it before I hit the hay. The song is called Enchanted, and it’s from Patrick Wolf’s last album, The Magic Position. It’s two minutes and seven seconds of sweet singing and beauty. The piano is absolutely perfect, as is his voice in this song. Listen to this late, and on repeat.


June 24, 2009 / By

HunterGatherer Interview by Arkitip

I’ve been a fan of HunterGatherer for I don’t know how long now, probably 8 or 9 years. So it’s so awesome to see Arkitip doing an issue featuring HuGa and the two amazing designers behind it, Todd St. John and Gary Benzel. Arkitip and Incase yet again bust out another great mini-interview with these guys, giving some insight into their work and showing a ton of their projects.

I love that these guys are so hands on, it makes me feel like I need to get off my damn computer and start picking up paints and pencils. The thing about these two is that they’re so talented that they make it look easy. Anyhow, check out the video and learn how to be an amazing artist.

Also, be sure to check out the classic HuGa wood grain printed Incase Slider Case and the sweet Laptop Sleeve. These are soooo damn good looking.


June 23, 2009 / By

Friends With You Posters at Kid Robot

Friends With You continues to roll out amazing art, and these new posters they’ve created with the help of Kid Robot do not fail. The prints feature some familiar FWY characters like Malfi and the Cloud King, but also offers up some new gems as well, like the Plasma Kid, who you can see in the bottom left of the posters above.

There are 8 posters total which are priced between $50 and $200, all of which you can find here.


June 23, 2009 / By

Eleanor Wood

I don’t know much about Eleanor Wood, but I do know that she makes some really great paper cut collages. There are all kinds of amazing textures and colors in there, I’m guessing to illustrate the dreams that these people are having. I think the dream above looks pretty marvelous, I wouldn’t mind having more like this.

Check under the cut for a couple more huge images.

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June 23, 2009 / By