May van Millingen makes unique and beautiful illustrations span the worlds of print, books, contemporary culture, textiles and design. May’s recent work includes both private commissions and design for many leading brands. May graduated with first class honours and has previously exhibited in London and Paris. May currently lives and works in London, UK.
Travis Stearns is a force to be reckoned with in the graphic and typeface design community, since he entered the ‘internet scene’ in 2006 & subsequently began working at You Work For Them, designing typefaces. Since then he has worked with Dwell, Nylon, Ghostly International and Wired, among others, and won the Print Magazine New Visual Artist award for his amazing work. Many of his fonts have strong roots in historical typefaces (calligraphic, handwriting & roman) but are unique and completely contemporary. Travis’s fonts have become somewhat prolific, spanning almost every inch of the internet and have made their way into major catalogs and publications.
Johann Kauth is a graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s graphic design programme (but he’s not really a designer), he prints incredible posters (but uses a Risograph so he’s not really a printer either) and he talks about design every now and again (but he’s not exactly a teacher). His prints are totally bonkers, from the maximalist school of thought, throwing all sorts of print and design conventions out the window in favor of creating imagery that grabs your attention firmly with both hands and just won’t let go.
Ollie Munden currently works full-time as a Senior Designer at ILoveDust, also takes on selected commissions in the fields of illustrations, murals, tattoos, and product illustration. As MEGAMUNDEN, he takes influence from nature's creatures, tattoo design, psychedelia, 80's skate graphics and an essence of the Far East (to name just a few).. As comfortable painting large scale murals as he is illustrating for advertising, fashion, product, publishing or drawing tattoos for private clients it has been hard to escape his artwork over recent years. British Airways, Havaianas, Nike, Toshiba, Vodafone, Penguin & Levi's among many more are past clients.
There is so much beautiful work from the illustrious Eike Koenig of HORT it's almost impossible to choose what to post. For now, here is a selection of LeBron James collaborations, both from the visual direction of branding for the Elevate shoe, and from past branding for LeBron products.
Hattie Newman is an incredibly talented set designer and imagemaker based in London, producing hilarious and inventive work for various clients including Royal Mail, Cadbury, Sony, Louis Vuitton, NSPCC, Honda, GAP, Conde Nast, GQ, The Times and The Guardian. Her work is playful and colorful, structured yet free, and always overwhelmingly original. Follow her Tumblr to see updates of all her newest work.
Hysesu Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After working as a graphic designer, moved to London where she received her BFA degree in illustration at University of Arts London. She then finished her studying at School of Visual Arts and received her MFA degree in Illustration as Visual Essay. She has published three books and her work has been exhibited in New York, London and Seoul. Currently Hyesu works and lives in NY. Her illustrations have been used in campaigns for Starbucks, Levis, Kraft Foods and many more.
Körner Union is a Swiss design collective of Sami Benhadj, Tarik Hayward and Guy Meldem. They produce lighthearted graphics and type for commercial and fine art. They operate with open minds, claiming "It runs without scruples and without hierarchy advertisements, exhibitions of contemporary art, furniture and cartoons."
Simon Wald-Lasowski was born in Paris in 1980 is a freelance photographer and art director who has worked with clients like K-Swiss, Time Out, Foam Magazine, Blend, Paradiso, and many more. He lives in Amsterdam and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2004. (Occasionally he also works as a Wedding MC.)
James Hopkins is a fine artist who makes graphic installation based works in in Guernsey and London. This series is a set of trompe l'oeil skulls, hinging on perspective and perception, cleverly made by arranging everyday objects on a series of shelving.
Joel Evey is a young Cal Arts trained graphic designer who has helped helm the rebranding of global retailer Urban Outfitters. Working in the style of Werksplaats Typographie, the brand is paring down and making aggressive moves towards a more artistic, abstract and experimental platform. More of Joel's work can be seen here.