Category Archives: Graphic Design

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.

Oupas

We so love this idea of a paper flower shop perfect for those who are allergic to flowers or those with a limited cut-flower budget.  This is exactly what this Portuguese studio, Oupas, has done.  The studio consists of Cidália, Joana and Sofia who studied graphic design together.  After finishing college they decided that they shouldn’t stop and wait for a good job, they should get into the front battle and start their own studio.  The designers are paper and cardboard makers who started creating mainly for big events but as their skills improved focused on smaller detailed works.

You can follow the studio at their website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.  Their floral bouquets can be purchased here at their shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Oupas.

Tom Eckersley (1914 – 1997)

Tom Eckersley was born in Lancashire, England in 1914.  He studied commercial art at Salford Art School and moved to London to become a freelance poster designer. He was amongst the foremost poster artist during the 30’s producing much work for London Transport.

He developed a style that emphasized geometric forms creating a bold, simple style well suited for posters.  The artist was not only involved in graphic design but also in teaching it.  He helped develop the first undergraduate courses in graphic design in Britain.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.