Archive for month: June, 2010
Tarik Mikou is a 33-year-old graphic designer from Montreal. I came across him in a few places all at one time and thought I’d share his work. About half of his work consists of smart designs for CD/DVD’s and posters for a variety of artists and musicians. Then, we have these wonderful modifications and coloring of classic black and white celebrity portraits of classic Hollywood royalty like Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn. These re-stylings are done under a body of work, hailing back to youth, that he calls ‘Be A Kid Again.’
The other night, I stumbled onto the work of Mike Lemanski, a 20-something graphic designer and illustrator from the UK. His use of type in various forms (even in negative space) is simply sensational. Also, I’m really drawn to the way he uses color to accentuate what his work is conveying; however, there isn’t any rhyme or reason to it. Below you’ll find some of my personal faves from his vast portfolio. You can check out his site at mikelemanski.co.uk or his blog at everythingisinthepast.blogspot.com.
San Francisco based illustrator John Mattos is one of those artists who, upon first encounter, you know their work is going to stay with you. His stunning style recalls the 1920′s and 1930′s, the golden age of illustration. They’re heavily art deco influenced, as you can probably tell. If you’ve ever seen the 1991 movie “The Rocketeer,” he did the poster for it. You can check out more of his work at his Behance site here and below the cut. I could look at this stuff all day and never tire of it.
I came across the website of a badass little bookstore in Tokyo called Totodo, that specializes in vintage design books, posters, and magazines. They’ve scanned a majority of the covers to their website where they can be purchased. I was seriously content with just browsing (there goes an hour of my life.)
You can see more of these at their site totodo.jp and you can visit their store at Dai 2 Villa Aoyama 101, 5-7 Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku in Tokyo.
I’ve been planning this for a while, but here’s the first in our new series of mixes. You can download it directly from MediaFire right here. Total time is 57:09 with cover art and a complete tracklist. Encoded as MP3 at 128Kbps. These are some of my personal faves for the summer and hopefully you’ll discover some stuff in there that you’ll like. Enjoy!