Posts by Philip Kennedy

‘Animal Visions’ in Tom Chambers’ Magical Photomontages

Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. His series Animal Visions is a wonderful example of what he does so well. Focusing on his fascination with the animal kingdom, this work explores the relationships and connections between people and animals and creates wonderful images that are surreal and beautiful.

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Busy Illustrated Scenes by Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos creates fantastically busy scenes peopled with wonderful characters and a great sense of energy. Born in the Philippines but now living and working in Brooklyn; Monica has worked on commissions for clients such as The New York Times, Rookie Mag and Oh Comely!. For me there’s a touch of Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo about much of her work and for a boy who spent many days lost in search of Waldo (or as I knew him “Wally”) this is no bad thing.

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Vibrant, Gestural Nude Paintings by Sarah Awad

Sarah Awad

I love to come across artists who take a traditional subject matter such as a still life, a landscape – or in this case – a nude and take it to a new and exciting place. LA artist Sarah Awad does exactly that. Her paintings are bright and vibrant and seem to be a world removed from the more subdued figurative work we normally see.

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EveryHey – Illustrated Pop Culture Fun Everyday on Instagram

EveryHey

EveryHey

If, like me, you’re constantly on the look out for interesting accounts to follow on Instagram then I’m sure you’ll enjoy EveryHey; an account which posts minimalist renderings of pop culture characters everyday to their account. Created by the Spanish studio Hey, the Barcelona-based team have been posting quirky creations since mid-February and everyone of them so far has put a smile on my face.

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Eye-Popping Marbled Typography by M&E

M and E for Offset

M&E is the design studio of Matthew Bolger and Emelie Lidström. The couple live and work in the Swedish city of Malmö where they combine design, illustration, photography and typography to amazing effect.

Recently they made some great work for OFFSET; a creative conference in Dublin which took place last month. M&E created lots of promotional material and branding for the conference but it was their short colorful video stings that introduced each speaker which really caught my eye.

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Fantastic Scientific and Biological Illustrations by Katie Scott

Katie Scott

If you don’t already know the work of London-based illustrator Katie Scott then you’re in for a treat. Katie’s unique style is unlike anything else I’ve seen being made today. Inspired by the scientific and biological illustrations of the past, Katie’s hand drawn work feels fresh and distinctive and it’s no wonder that she has worked with so many impressive clients over her the last few years.

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‘Shape’ – An Animation About Design That Everyone Should Watch

Shape by Johnny Kelly

If, for one day, you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?’ – This is the question posed in Shape, a new animated short from director Johnny Kelly. The film is part of a larger project called MakeShapeChange which invites young people to think about how the world around them is made and where design fits in. It’s a wonderful little film and a fantastic way to encourage people to think about design.

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Bright and Colorful Branding for the Freies Theater Hannover

Freies Theater Hannover

Freies Theater Hannover

Back in December Bureau of Hardy Seiler collaborated with Created by Monkeys’ Simon Kondermann to relaunch the design of the Freies Theater Hannover. The resulting work is a fantastic burst of bright colors and terrific energy. It feels fresh, lively and makes me excited about what events might be taking place at the theatre.

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