It’s such a pleasure to see a thorough, well-designed logo that manages to be at the same time fun and memorable:
Mr. Charlie Allen, an old time illustrator (born the same year as my grandpa, 1922), shows some wonderful work, along with some interesting stories from the times when everything was made in the good old fashioned way: by hand.
I simply love this one:
(via design observer)
Take a look at this:
Looks nice, right? Well, it’s a “sketchnote”, a quick drawing while Mike Rohde opend up his iPhone 3GS package (more photos on his flickr). Sketchnotes seem to be more efficient (not to mention, a lot more pleasing to the eye) than regular notes. Associations Now Magazine decided to let Mike design his interview on the subject, titled “Are you a visual thinker?”. You can view Mike’s design process here. Here are some images for apetizers—can’t help but admire his hand-drawn type:
Mike’s posted the PDF of the entire article, thanks to many requests. Get it from here.
Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg — just one swedish guy goes under all these names :) — has some beautiful concept art and matte paintings (photography too, if you browse through his website). He manages to play with light easily, creating moods in most of his work, inspiring the viewer with different feelings or sensations regarding his depicted worlds. I especially love falling into his “countryside” painting — you can get a larger version for your desktop here.
Dmitry Maksimov creates wonderful stories by melding delicate illustration characters into tilt-shift-like photography. My favourite is this one, which reminds me of Exupery’s Little Prince and of Spirited Away’s Faceless. You can see more of his work on his website — much more, if you have the patience.