24-year-old Queenslander Karl Kwasny is the creator of beautiful illustrations. His website () showcases a wide range of styles throughout his site, beautiful pencil sketches to inked watercolours reminiscent of someones highschool sketchpad. The imagery is beautiful and unique and kept me captivated to the very last one. It’s so inspirational I’ve gone out and bought a fresh new sketch pad to somehow emulate his work. He has a wide variety of clients under his belt stretching from Target to Mooks clothing. I am a big fan of using organic earthy illustrations in my design and his seem to
Ever since my interest was established in Graphic Design, I have always been fascinated about Publication Design. What a better way to feed my inspiration than getting my hands on The Publication Design Annual - a showcase of the best in the publishing world each year. Full to the brim with fantastic inspiration it flaunts a range of different magazines featuring amazing photography, unique layouts and some pretty special typography. The Annual gives merit for a range of different subjects such as; cover design, entire issues, illustration, features story layouts, photography and single page
The studio has been doing a lot of research into fantastic website design lately, our creative designers have been given the green light to re design the Fresco Creative site, updating with our latest work, giving the overall aesthetics a face lift and designing so the navigation is more intuitive. A site that i have come across whilst gaining creative inspiration is by French designer Julien Pacaud. Although the site is fairly standard, the illustrations are fabulous! His work is mainly a collage of illustrations taken from old magazines and each given new life in a strange and original way.
Joshua Davis is a design troublemaker. “A lot of printers ask me how I created my work,” he says mischievously. “Because technically, it’s not actually possible.” Davis creates electronically generated graphic compositions of almost unimaginable complexity and individuality. Equally at home with print and electronic media, he builds his own Flash-based programs to combine and recombine colors borrowed from nature with forms that include organic shapes, text elements, and other symbols – WOW! The resulting works of “dynamic abstraction,” as Davis calls them, are fluid, intricate, and uniq
Many a good thing comes out of Western Australia. Amongst my top five lie musical siblings Luke & Katy Steele, a bottle of Evans & Tate Rose, golden boy Heath Ledger & unbeknownst to you, your new favourite designer – Deanne Cheuk. Rumour has it that she has her own agent. Pick your mouth off the table. There is no wondering why. Now based in New York, Deanne mainly Art Directs smokin hot magazines and dabbles in design. When I say ‘dabble’, I mean rules the earth. The intricacy of her fabric to the detail of her illustration & the raw edge of her print leave you at the junctio
While looking for designers that inspired me a few years ago, I came across Karlssonwilker Inc. Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker are designers living and generally being trendy in their design studio in New York City. Their creations consists of publications – magazines and books (including their own book “Tell me why”), print collateral, CD covers and branding/identity. Both were heavily influenced by Stefan Sagmeister whilst working with him in the 90’s, making their design style unique, unconventional and quirky. Check out their website http://www.karlssonwilker.com which is fun to e
We design so much corporate web design here at Fresco, and with that comes branding guidelines to adhere to. So its fabulous to gain inspiration from web sites that really push the creative boundary and Murmures is a great example of the creative “theatre” of web design. You may want to turn down your speakers unless you want the whole office to jive to the 1940’s juke box tunes that believe me are hard to shake once they get inside your head! I love the overall juke box illustration concept complete with push button letters to navigate, and the design proves just how wacky, odd and out there
How adorable are these? I have started doing embroidery but I can’t say my skill level is quite here yet but I will get there someday. These gorgeous little things are stitched onto an organic wool felt and are just devine little treasures. Whimsical and thought provoking…simple yet very uniquely effective and creative….Ok so how does this relate to graphic design. I am going to get there. I believe (and this is a bold statement) that design needs to go back to its roots. A human element incorporated into the grid and design, hand and computer united in design brilliance. WH