September 9, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Michael Boswell

Brooklyn-based Michael Boswell’s posters are hard to define, sitting somewhere between fine art and design they are incredibly well executed and highly entertaining. Graphic linework and cigarettes masquerading as patterns, a declaration of feminist revolutions “per minute” and a hot dog welcoming viewers with open arms form the personal practice of the designer whose day job is on the creative team for Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles at Nickelodeon.

Michael Boswell: Poster Series

Since completing his MA he has been sharing a space with fellow Cranbrook Acadamy of Art graduates, working on an ongoing series of 4D fur jackets, giant dildos and column experiments as well as his poster work and the valiant role of keeping the Hero Turtles alive off-air. Michael’s work strikes the difficult balance of lightness and skill, he is big on humour and low on pretension and his strange things are a joy to behold.

Michael Boswell: Poster Series

Michael Boswell: Poster Series

Michael Boswell: Poster Series

 

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July 15, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Sara Andreasson Illustration

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Sara Andreasson’s work is as distinct as it is changeable and as it should be, each time she updates her portfolio she pushes her illustration into new territory. The latest of these is a series of alternative fashion illustrations that play with street style and sexuality, starring a glossy-skinned girl gang rendered in bubblegum hues. Set against a pastel backdrop, Sara’s images tease ideas about femininity with glimpses of underarm hair and unruly bikini lines, slivers of sideboob, bare bums and a bit of quiet girl-on-girl groping, taking fashion illustration right outside of its comfort zone.

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April 28, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015

Encompassing everything from traditional screen printing, risograph printing (a technique developed in Japan in the late 1980s) through to amazing  paper-crafts which transformed flat-plane illustration into stunning 3D miniature dioramas, Pick Me Up presented a most eclectic and enjoyable mix.

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Founded by Gemma Shiel way back in 2001, Lazy Oaf, famous for their screen-printed clothing and vast range of accessories, teamed up with some of their favourites. Artists like Kyle Platts, Dominic Kesterton and Jiro Bevis designed a capsule collection of clothing in A F.U.N Project (an abbreviation for Apathetic, Funny, Ugly but Nice).

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The Pick Me Up Platform, a programme of events consisting of lots of talks, debates and demonstrations, DJs and games, provided an alternative to the wide variety of art displayed amidst the bustling gallery space and conspired with all the other ingredients to make Pick Me Up one of the UK’s most significant graphics festival

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