Atelier Olschinsky: Deus Ex Machina

Deus ex machina – the sixth digital illustration series in 2017 by Atelier Olschinsky. Once again, Vienna, Austria based creative studio Atelier Olschinsky has released a new series of digital illustrations. Named ‘Deus Ex Machina’, it’s already the sixth series in 2017. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss of Atelier Olschinsky are working in various fields such as graphic design, digital illustration, photography, and art direction. In addition to their jobs for clients, they like to work on self-initiated projects. Their digital illustrations are mainly characterized by an abstract take on today’s architecture. Just have a look at the images below. For those of you who want to see more of their work, please check out some of our previous features or visit their website and … Read More

Character Illustrations by Linn Fritz

Girls, Girls, Girls, a series of character illustrations by Linn Fritz. Linn Fritz is an independent graphic designer and animator from Sweden who currently lives and works in London, UK. The talented illustrator often collaborates with studios such as Buck, Nice and Serious, Cub Studio, Partizan, and Coat of Arms. Using simple lines and geometric shapes, Girls, Girls, Girls is a funny series of character illustrations. Just check them out below. For those of you who want to see more of Linn’s creative work, feel free to visit the website or have a look at the portfolio on Behance. Girls, Girls, Girls – character illustrations by Linn Fritz. All illustrations have been drawn using simple lines and geometric shapes. All images © by Linn Fritz. Do … Read More

Being A Writer – Book Illustrations by Joey Guidone

Being A Writer, amazing book illustrations created by Joey Guidone for Frances-Lincoln publishing. Based in Turin, Italy, Joey Guidone is a skilled freelance illustrator who works for a wide range of international clients. Commissioned by Frances-Lincoln publishing, Joey Guidone was recently asked to create a series of editorial illustrations for the book ‘Being A Writer’. The result is an amazing collection of 28 highly creative illustrations based on advice, musings, essays and experiences from the world’s greatest authors. Check them out below. For more of Joey Guidone’s creative work, please visit his website or follow him on Behance and Instagram. The stunning work was drawn by the Italian freelance illustrator for Frances-Lincoln publishing. A carpenter planes the pencil. All of the illustrations … Read More

Wenyi Geng Illustrations

Selected drawings by New York City based illustrator Wenyi Geng. Born in Japan and grown up in China, Wenyi Geng is an illustrator who currently lives in New York City where she studies at the School of Visual Art. Her illustrative style combines modern influences of street art with an unmistakable Asian touch. There is something dreamy, kind of surreal to find in any of her drawings and each artwork seems to have a hidden message – it’s all about the little details. Wenyi Geng uses ink and pen to draw beautiful pictures of lonely characters in dreamlike landscapes. Some of her recent illustrations from the past two years can be found below. For more, please visit her website or follow this talented illustrator on Behance … Read More

Tattoos by Jessica Chen

Let’s have a look at Jessica Chen’s delicate tattoos. Based in Toronto, Canada, Jessica Chen is a very talented painter, graphic designer, and tattoo artist. With a passion for geometric abstraction, her work is primarily characterized by formalist compositions and notions. 74,5k people (until now) love to follow Jessica Chen on Instagram to stay up to date with her latest work. I like her minimalist tattoos, which are often drawn with only a few colors and simple lines. A small selection can be found below. For those of you who want to see more of Jessica’s creative work, please visit her website or follow her on Instagram. Little Pablo Picasso babe. Delicate drawing. Gesture sketch. Hand poke ginkgo. Large tattoo on the complete back … Read More

Illustrated Interior Scene Creator

Tricky, an illustrated interior scene creator with lots of vector elements of vintage inspired furniture objects. Recently published by Darumo Shop, the Tricky scene creator is a masterfully illustrated collection of vintage inspired vector interior elements. Created for the use in your personal and commercial projects, the collection is equipped with more than 140 isolated objects plus 4 premade interior scenes. Thanks to the use of vector files, everything is fully editable. You can transform, combine and arrange all the objects just the way you want it. Please note, this set requires professional tools such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. You can get their latest versions from the Adobe Creative Cloud website, just check it out here. Just have a look at the images below to see more details … Read More

Black and White Illustrations by Daniel Stolle

(You Want It) Darker, a selection of black and white illustrations created by Daniel Stolle. Featured already twice before on WE AND THE COLOR, Daniel Stolle is a German born illustrator who lives in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Since starting his professional career in 2007, he has worked predominantly in the fields of conceptual and editorial illustration. In addition, he was involved in contributing drawings for animations, book covers, stamps, etc. The selected black and white illustrations were created for a variety of clients from the publishing industry. Not all of them were published in black and white only. To see more of Daniel Stolle’s creative work, please visit his website or check out his portfolio on Behance. You can also follow him on Instagram for sure. Climbing up … Read More

Joanna Ham Celebrates the Everyday in Two Very Different Ways

In the fourth of our new monthly series profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our editor at large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based artist and designer Jo Ham. Jo Ham is best known for HAM, her brand of design-led homewares and paper goods featuring the escapades of Rabbit, a silhouetted black bunny with endearingly human habits. But she is also a fine artist and, under the name ‘Joanna Ham’, she creates complex screen-printed photograms that explore what it means to be a woman in today’s society. The two bodies of work might seem very different, but they have more in common than first meets the eye. “They are both a form of social commentary, both feature a character in silhouette, … Read More

Andrea Ucini Illustrations

Discover the creative universe of freelance illustrator Andrea Ucini. Born in Italy, Andrea Ucini is a conceptual freelance illustrator who lives and works in Denmark. Before he has started his career as a professional illustrator, he has graduated in classical piano and composition from the Music Academy of Florence. Until today, music is still a great form of expression along with drawing, which helps him to explore different ideas of how concepts and emotions can be decoded. During the past years, Andrea Ucini has worked for a wide range of clients from the publishing industry. Some of his creative illustrations from a variety of projects can be found below. For more, please visit his website. Go Down… Can we escape ageing? End of Love. He makes America … Read More

Portuguese Illustrator Tiago Galo

Discover the creative universe of Portuguese illustrator Tiago Galo. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Tiago Galo is a skilled freelance illustrator who started his professional career by working for small magazines and exhibitions, before finishing his degree in architecture at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 2011, he was honored with a prize for best comic at the Amadora BD competition. In 2014, he received his Art Direction degree from Edit Creative School in Lisbon. After some years working as an architect, he was working again as a professional illustrator. A small selection of artworks can be found below. For more, please visit his website. Down the Drain – “Illustration for DATUM Magazine about Austrian public bathing lidos and their financial disasters article.” Burned – “Now that the … Read More

The Vibrant, Artistic Design Bundle

Yes, Designcuts has another incredible deal again for only $29! This time it’s a huge collection of assets going from glitter effects, to vibrant florals and cute illustrations. Even if you think you’ll only use a fraction of this bundle, it’s worth the buy. The Artsy Watercolor Designer Toolkit from Zeppelin Graphics, and the 100 Marker Texture Shapes from Kimmy Design are the 2 collections that caught my eye. Especially the watercolour toolkit is really extended. I recently designed this collection of flip-flops for SambaSol. One of them used a Hawaiian look. I remember I created these leaves one by one in Illustrator creating my own brushes, and then from there I composed the illustration leaf by leaf using these brushes. It was a lot of work. It … Read More

Interview with Danish Artist and Designer Naja Utzon Popov

Naja Utzon Popov is the first female ‘solo artist’ that Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen and Søn have worked with (they also work with design duo Strand + Hvass – Christina Strand and Niels Hvass), and she has designed their first serious foray out of furniture and into textiles. Design Milk caught up with the Danish artist, designer and ceramicist to find out more… What is the most important thing to know about you? That I’m not only a designer but also an artist. My two creative worlds run parallel to each other and cross over. I wouldn’t really consider myself a designer or an artist, it is more a creative process. Your grandfather is Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect responsible for the Sydney… Read More