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Josh Brill

Loving the minimalist and geometric approach of these animal illustrations by Josh Brill.  The artist and designer graduated from Maine College of Art with a degree in New Media Design.  He currently is based in Portland, Maine. In an article on Grain Edit he says this about his influences:  

“My early influences, as a kid, are the ones that got me interested in art. They were comics, animation, skateboard graphics and in some subliminal way Nintendo. This led me into studying cartooning and animation in my first year of collage.”

“Later when I transferred to a fine arts school, Constructivism, Alfred Hitchcock, Saul Bass, Reid Miles, George LaRou, Matt Owens, Chris Ware, Dave Mckean and Mike Mignola were influential in my development as an artist and a designer.”

“After school when I became more confident as an artist, I found myself less influenced by artists and more by subjects like nature, culture and science.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook, Dribble and Instagram. Some of his prints can be purchased on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Josh Brill.

photoAlquimia

photoAlquimia is a design studio based in Madrid, Spain.  Carlos Jiménez is the photographer and Pilar Balsalobre is the art director, both involved in providing creative solutions in developing spaces, objects and events.  Their main source of inspiration is nature, trades and handcrafting techniques.  As they have written in their company philosophy it is evident that “nature has given them answers of unimaginable value”.

You can view their work on their website, Behance and Facebook.  Their products are available in their website shop.

Images:  Courtesy of photoAlquimia.

Thomas C. Chung

Thomas C. Chung is changing the perception of knitting as grandma’s hobby with these incredible hand knit and crocheted sculptures. The Chinese-Australian artist completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. His work includes soft sculpture, photography and installation usually hand made and labor intensive.  He currently works between Australia and Scandinavia.  On an interview on Knotwe he explains how he got interested in knitting:  

“I started knitting in Scandinavia several years ago.Out of necessity (traveling away from Australia), I needed a material which could literally carry the narrative of my story. Knitting & crocheting fitted all of the things I required out of this (conceptually & practically), so thankfully I eventually got the hang of it.”

More of his wok can be seen on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Thomas C. Chung.