Never Sleeping

Ben Chlapek, the freelance illustrator, designer and printer behind Never Sleeping, admirably produces work to make people happy and as a way for his presence to be remembered. I think he has succeeded on both counts. Extremely prolific and diverse in his approach to the creative arts, Chlapek has designed numerous logos and identities, made a zine inspired by swine flu (with the fantastic title Ultimate Worrier) and penned illustrations that celebrate “dude time” and show the funny/depressing side of Valentine’s Day. And then there are his band posters that manage to capture the essence of bands such as Beach House, Caribou and Stars. His style has a familiar intimacy that instantly endears you to his work. If you want a little piece of Chlapek-inspired happiness, stop by his online shop.

Danica

4 Comments Never Sleeping

  1. Andrew Lowe November 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    I love Beach House! I recently saw them when they opened for Vampire Weekend at Radio City Music Hall and I will be seeing them again in February. That print really captures their spirit — so flitting and ethereal.

  2. Danica van de VeldeDanica van de Velde November 22, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    @ Andrew Lowe I agree: the print matches their sound beautifully. Coincidentally I’ll also be seeing Beach House in February…but in Australia. I am most excited!

  3. Trevor Basset November 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Ben is the best, great work!

  4. Andrew Lowe November 23, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    @Danica van de Velde Oooooh — I got excited for a second there, thinking you were making a trip to the States! But alas came the ellipsis, lol.

    Well, we’ll just have to use Beach House as our vessel for warm greetings and salutations. :{)}

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