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Gaurab Thakali encapsulates his love of jazz in his Camberwell College of Arts finals series ’52nd Street’

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By Sam Bathe on 24 Apr 2015



Recently graduating from the Camberwell College of Arts, Gaurab Thakali was crowned It’s Nice That’s 2014 Graduate Print Awards Winner and has already been tapped for this year’s Pick Me Up festival. His final project at Camberwell, ’52nd Street’ is a screen-printed concertina book about the iconic New York district in the 1940s when bebop was taking off. Capturing the atmosphere and spirit of the era with a bold, 3 colour palette, the prints work just as well alone as in the set. Show the rest of this post…







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Shawna X goes neon for new illustrated series ‘Need/Desire’

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By Sam Bathe on 24 Feb 2015



From Portland, Oregon, but now based in New York City, designer/illustrator Shawna X goes neon for new series ‘Need/Desire’. Combining geographic shapes, some human hands, and a technicolour rainbow, her illustrations feel like they’re been plucked from a seedy, neon backstreet. Show the rest of this post…

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Illustrator Janne Iivonen has an honest and playful on the silly quirks of our everyday lives

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By Sam Bathe on 2 Feb 2015



Born in Finland but based in Brighton, illustrator Janne Iivonen has a playful take on the idiosyncrasies of our daily life. Janne’s fun illustrations draw comparison to the iconic characters of Hergé, creating an impressive amount of character and humour from a largely simplistic style. Show the rest of this post…







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Jack Black talks about growing up in Hermosa Beach for the ‘California Inspires Me’ project

By Sam Bathe on 19 Jan 2015



A collaboration between California Sunday Magazine and Google Play, the California Inspires Me project speaks to famous faces about their life in the Golden State. In a gorgeous animated short by illustrator Nicolas Ménard, in this month’s edition actor and musician Jack Black looks back at what it was like to grow up in Hermosa Beach, how he fit into the laid back Cali way of life, and how the energy of Hollywood and his love of prog rock inspired him to seek a career in the entertainment industry. Check out more of Nicolas Ménard’s work on his site:

Brooklyn-based illustrator Rebekka Dunlap used texture and colour to bring her work to life

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By Sam Bathe on 25 Nov 2014



After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, freelance illustrator Rebekka Dunlap now lives and works in Brooklyn, her vivid work featuring in publications from The New York Times to Lucky Peach and apps and online content like TinyBop and Frederator Studios. There is a charm and honesty to her illustration style, with Rebekka currently working on a Feminist video game with Nina Freeman and a collection of comics that will be published by Youth In Decline in 2015. Show the rest of this post…





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Wesley Allsbrook’s ghoulish illustrations scream like a dark Studio Ghibli

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By Sam Bathe on 15 Oct 2014



Splitting her time between comic books and magazine and newspaper illustration, Wesley Allsbrook‘s unnerving artwork fill you with strange unease, but there is so much layered detail you just can’t pull away. Based in Brooklyn, Wesley started with work from her professor’s wife while still in school, she’s since done work for the top printed titles and is currently working on MSG Comics with Barrie Porter. Show the rest of this post…








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Brian Edward Miller blends futuristic and retros styles with his adventurous illustrations

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By Sam Bathe on 22 Sep 2014



Working under the name, Orlin Culture Shop, Colorado-based illustrator Brian Edward Miller creates a vintage aesthetic with his beautiful landscape illustrations. Fulfilling a family legacy of artists and craftsmen, Brian hopes to tell a story in each of his works. Show the rest of this post…










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Studio Seed celebrate the summer with their bright and cheeky animation ‘Cream Tease’

By Sam Bathe on 14 Aug 2014



Set in the 80s during the height of a hot summer, Seed Animation Studio‘s Cream Tease is a cheeky animation that doesn’t end how you expect. The bold and colourful artwork is full of life, while the idea is playful and fun, a great little side project away from Seed’s normal client work. Music and sound effects from Mcasso.

The bizarre transforms into the mysterious in fun animated short ‘Wild & Woolly’

By Sam Bathe on 5 Aug 2014


A fun little side-project from animation studio 2veinte, Wild & Woolly features a series of characters transforming from one to another on an endless walk, before unfortunately, they’re six feet under just as quickly as they rose. Directed by Pablo Gostanian, character art and design by Juan Molinet.

Breathing is outlawed in Ping’s amazing dystopian animated short ‘Last Breath’

By Sam Bathe on 27 Jun 2014


Set in a dystopian future of complete government control, director Ping’s gorgeous short film Last Breath sees even breathing outlawed. The short follows Yeuk Seng as he slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person. Refusing to give in, Seng is struggling to live and breathe in a city that he does not belong to anymore as Ping’s engrossing film wraps you up in its control.

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