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Levente Szabo

Admiring the minimalist art of freelance graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabo.  The Hungarian designer is know for his spartan approach to design using basic linear shapes and solid colors.  On Talking with the Pros he says this about how his job as an illustrator influences his life:

“I like the term ‘design is a way of thinking’.”

“And I know it’s a cliché, but you can constantly learn from your surroundings: are you traveling with a bus? Look at the passengers – how does an ear look like from behind? Are you sitting in a loud pub? What are the people talking about based on their body language? Are you just walking the dog? Look up and enjoy the rarely seen details of the buildings! There are interesting details everywhere and the more you know, the more tools you’ll have when you sit down drawing.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Levente Szabo.

Ms. Birdie

We love these miniature pieces but don’t know very much about the maker, Anastasia, other than she is from Russia.  She writes that she is an artist, dreamer and jewelry maker.  She works in many forms of media from illustration and photography to making ceramics . Her jewelry’s made from a variety of materials, flume, porcelain, epoxy resin, clay to name a few.  Travel, nature, color, birds, simplicity, love, kindness, sky and earth are her inspirations.

You can follow the artist on Facebook and on Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be purchased in Etsy, Ms. Birdie Shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Ms. Birdie.

Natalie Ciccoricco

Found these on This is Colossal one of our favorite go to source for talents. These ‘Nesting’ series of artwork is the creation of California-based artist Natalie Ciccoricco who embroiders lengthy colorful stitches with twigs mounted on handmade paper.  The Dutch born mix media designer creates collages and illustrations with the use of embroidery thread in combination with other materials such as old books, magazines, photographs, natural objects and other ephemera. She draws inspiration from her dreams, nature, arts, literature and my travels. In her bio she says this about her work: 

“CREATING ART IS A FORM OF MEDITATION TO ME”

“First, I take my time picking out my materials. I carefully prepare them for embroidery and select the different colors of thread I will use. My favorite part is the stitching itself, as it slowly reveals what the piece will look like. 

The repetition of the motions is a very calming process. Even though I always have an idea in my mind of the end result, the finished piece can be quite surprising.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her artwork is available for purchase on her website shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Natalie Ciccoricco.