Love the feeling of open space and solitude in these very peaceful minimalist illustrations by Japanese artist Taku Bannai. Born in Tokyo the artist graduated from Tama Art University and MJ Illustration School. His illustrations are collaged together using colored paper cut into simple figures and scenes. The texture and layering of the different papers gives his work a deep fragile quality.You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Taku Bannai.
Irma Gruenholz is a three dimensional illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. She creates portraits and still lifes using a variety of materials including modeling clay and plasticine to achieve different effects. Her clay illustrations come in a variety of sizes but we are focusing today on these tiny clay accessories of a whole kitchen, fruits and vegetables. On Create Zine she says this about her work:
“I find it quite hard to define my style. I suppose that working in three dimensions defines my work somehow. I do not like limitations in a particular style, so I love to explore the possibilities of each project and experiment with new solutions. Regardless of the technique I use, I like the simplicity, both in composition, forms and colour.”
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Irma Gruenholz.
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.