Yulia Brodskaya is well-known for her paper graphics or ‘quilling’ (rolled paper glued on it’s edge). The ‘O’above was created for Oprah’s magazine which also featured an article about Yulia and her work.
She revealled that since she’d designed the cover of a holiday supplement for The Guardian newspaper (UK) in 2008, she’s “never been out of work since”. She also said that she’d like to do more “live” pieces where people can see the work itself, not just photos of it. This seems to have happened this year when she created a huge installation in Shanghai.
See an earlier post about Yulia’s work
I saw the tactile type duo’s work at the Pick Me Up Exhibition this week, and had the opportunity to get up close and look at the fantastic detail that goes into their lettering.
Look at the mix of colours combined here to achieve these great colour blends. They would make the most extravagant custom shirts!
Arabic inspired Latin
There’s something really intriguing here between the forms and shading on these, almost like metal sheeting. More on his website here.
Starting from roman letters, drawn by hand, I took the inspiration of arabic and persian calligraphy to create the letters through the defined borders of the roman letters. The rigor of the roman letters are nicely seduced by the curves of the calligraphic pen.
- Loris Olivier
Drawnimal | http://drawnimal.com
“Kids! Draw funny animals! Parents! Help your kid start drawing, and learn the alphabet! Expand your iPhone/iPad, all you need to get started is pen, paper and the app.”
Our goal with Drawnimal was to expand your device by using simple tools like pen and paper. Drawnimal motivates the children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box. The app helps them to leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction. It shows the children how to draw the main features of animals. The funny animations motivate them to learn the alphabet.
Jim Billy Wheeler | http://jimbillywheeler.co.uk
Based in Bristol, Jim wanted to combine his love of music and design into one crowd-pleasing project. He’s certainly hit the nail on the head with these brilliant typeface designs for his favorite bands which include Grizzly Bear, Jack White and Hot Chip. This is an ongoing project and Jim will continue to post up the rest of the music-related alphabet over on his Facebook page.