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"For British illustrator and print designer Abbey Watkins, drawing has always been the primary form of expression. Her work is grounded in realism created in graphite, but pulls on the strings of surrealism with it’s mix of human, animal and spiritual worlds. From her studies in Textile Design for Fashion, where she achieved first class honours in 2011, Abbey developed her work from functional illustrations to a more uncertain and personal place, often drawing on mythology and archetypal themes. The fight between the conscious and the subconscious is boiling beneath the surface of her most recent work. Where her print designs are concerned, a language between the pencil and the digital world has been developed to create both simple and elaborate pieces.”

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Mythological Portrait Series

"An on-going personal series of portraits inspired by pieces of mythology that strike something with me."

In Death, We Live

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"There are piece of symbology concerning life and death scattered across this drawing. The knives in the collarbones were inspired by Chibs of Sons of Anarchy."

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Achiyalabopa

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"Achiyalabopa is a bird of Native American legend. It is said to be rainbow coloured and have feathers like knives. In some instances it is linked with the creation of the world."

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Skull Warp Prints

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Heads

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Confuse the Spirit

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"The illustrations were inspired by the myths and legends of  Native American culture; confusing the bad spirits by not being able to pin point the body to infiltrate the mind. I was also inspired by their use of peyote and transcendent spiritual visions. "

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visit Abbey Watkins’ site and follow her tumblr for more…

Abbey Watkins | illustration

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"I’m an Australian typographer, illustrator and artist, specializing in hand drawn artworks and projects with a lyrical, visual vocabulary.

Working in a range of mediums, my focus lies in generating truly creative, high impact visuals for professional and personal illustrations, typography, branding, murals, installations and exhibitions.” — Georgia Hill

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Good Things Everywhere

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Insta Slow Jams

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"A collection of typographic gifs based on rnb/hip hop lyrics…It was Valetine’s Day! I decided to celebrate with a whole lot of 90s rnb/hip hop lovin/cheatin/cryin/trying tracks, releasing a series of typo based gifs on Instagram called ‘INSTA SLOW JAMS’. All the type and pattern work was hand drawn, then built up digitially to animate.

More to come and I am obviously very single with the time to do this.”

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Never Ending Bummer | Solo Show

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"‘Never Ending Bummer’ is a series of illustrative, hand generated type based artworks that visualises cycles of anticipation, observation and reflections of a spent summer.

These monochromatic works develop experimental compositions where letters and phrasing are deconstructed from a cyclical theme, allowing each phrase to become an exaggerated visualisation of anticipation and disappointments. While each work is unrelated to the next, the final collection is layered with details of rhythm, repetition, and sequence, further shaping the sense of dramatic change within seasons, relationships, time, and fortune.”

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visit Georgia Hill’s site for more…

Georgia Hill | typography

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  • 04.11.2014
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Title: Mamout 
Dimensions: 60x80cm 
Technique: Posca, Steadtler

S†ella is a young Parisian artist, born in 1989 in Yvelines. She studied graphic design at Troyes before embarking on a freelance career and is now working on many projects with 83a studio, specializing in video-projected imager…The works of S†ella feed the huge zoological diversity and question the living through the prism of anthropomorphism. Animals are guinea pigs for her which she methodically dissects materials, and body movements…her works are related to medical illustration, anatomical portraits, made with care, humor and precision.”
(roughly translated from french)

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Têtes de bêtes (heads beasts)

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Title: Chimp
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

Animal masks to humans or human characteristics to animal nature?

A distant instinct which would link us to our animal origins …

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Title: Ien
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Pig
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Horse
Dimensions: 29,7x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Ours
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Tarsius

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Title: Tarsius01 
Dimensions: 16x16cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca, Graph’it

The genus Tarsius includes a dozen species of tiny primates, or Tarsiens1 Tarsiers. They live in trees in South-East Asia. It is the only genus of the family Tarsiidae

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Title: Tarsius02
Dimensions: 16x16cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca, Graph’it

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Title: Tarsius03
Dimensions: 16x16cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca, Graph’it

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Title: Tarsius04
Dimensions: 16x16cm 
Technique: Rotring, Posca, Graph’it

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Extendus

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Title: Cerf
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

Experience # 1: Exaggerating a stretch position

Not bad! Cut into triptychs, stretched and then passed under X-rays, these guinea pigs reveal their incredible capabilities below.

We guarantee, that no harm has been done, they are all fine.

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Title: Cat
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Titre: Fish
Dimensions: 29,7x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Suri
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Vicales
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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Title: Zelle
Dimensions: 29,7 x42cm
Technique: Rotring, Posca

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visit Stella Rebouh’s site for more…

Stella Rebouh | drawing

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Roxy Prima is a San Diego based Graphic Designer and Hand Letterer. 

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WUTANG PRINT

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"Having people in my life that support and inspire my creativity has been essential to my work. Someone in my life that has always loved and supported my work is my big brother, Kevin. Every birthday and christmas he asks me and my sister to use our skills to create something new to add to his collection of our work. He doesn’t put any limitations or guidelines on what he wants, he simply allows us freely create. Some of my favorite pieces that I have created were inspired by my brother, including my Wutang Print."

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI COASTERS

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"Every year for Christmas, I try my best to make thoughtful and personal gifts for my family members. Always pushing myself to make each years present more creative and exciting than the last. This year I decided to make a gift for my dad inspired by one of our favorite movies, The Big Lebowski. One of the most hilarious movies, with some of the most memorable lines, I knew I had to make something special to do the movie justice."

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HAND LETTERING

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"My hand lettering started as quick sketches to get ideas out of my head before creating logos and typographic imagery on a digital platform. As my sketches became more detailed, I started to enjoy them more than their digital offspring. I soon began to put more time and effort into my hand lettering: practicing and experimenting with this new medium.
I love the freedom of creating away from the computer and embrace the imperfections that come with drawing by hand. This form of expression allows me to combine my love of design and my love of art into one piece. And I must say that I have become an addict.”

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Roxy Prima | typography

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Alexis Killam is a designer and illustrator located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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visit Alexis Killam’s website and tumblr for more…

Alexis Killam | illustration

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"Drawing has always been my number one creative passion - even when working as a designer I instinctively work out concepts and ideas using pen and paper.” — Greg Coulton

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This Is The One

"After missing out on last years comeback gigs in Manchester, I was giddy with excitement at landing tickets to see The Stone Roses in London this June. To celebrate my all time favourite band, Ive started a series of type based illustrations around their iconic songs and lyrics."

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I Wanna Be Adored

"Part three of my Stone Roses inspired type series.
Using type created by hair, ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ examines our vanity, insecurities and subconscious desires to be accepted and loved.
After all, everyone likes to be told they look nice - right?”

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Sheen

"After producing ‘Mortlake’ a few of my neighbours in the nearby suburb of ‘Sheen’ asked if I could produce something for them. The piece is a historical celebration of the area, featuring details and iconography to depict its illustrious past."

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Check out Greg Coulton’s website for part three of his Stone Roses inspired type series and more

Greg Coulton | typography

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  • 12.09.2013
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