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Lucas Wakamatsu

We love the bright, striking colors of these illustrations by Lucas Wakamatsu.  The Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer is based in Bauru, a small town five hours from Sao Paulo. It is there that he studied graphic design at UNESP college and where he works as a full-time freelancer.  On Our Culture Magazine he says this about his style:

“My style is a modern mix of simple shapes and eye-catching colors, creating pleasant characters and compositions, through these elements I communicate feelings and concepts. My goal is to produce vibrant and rich imagery to brands, people and products.”

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

Images:  Courtesy of Lucas Wakamatsu.

Vincent Richel

Admiring these driftwood sculptures created by Vincent Richel, an artist and sculptor based in Rangeley, Maine. He collects the driftwood from the Western Mountains of Maine lakes, cleans it and then sculpts them untreated. His sculptures are inspired by elements and animals often depicting them in their natural environment.  On the Rangeley-Maine site he says this about his work:  

“Inspired by nature and the beauty of my surroundings, I create sculptures with driftwood in an attempt to emulate nature. Each collected piece that has been weathered, and shaped by time and the elements, is unique. The pieces come together to create sculptures that evoke a feeling of having drifted naturally; like the flow of water creating a drift in a lake. My sculptures pay homage to the cycle of life, and become a reflection of nature and its intrinsic beauty.”

More of his work can be viewed here on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Vincent Richel.

Roger Broders (1883 – 1953)

We’ve had a strong desire to travel during these pandemic months but unfortunately it’s quite impossible to do so.  We thought that viewing these posters might alleviate the longing.  Roger Borders was a French illustrator and artist best known for his travel posters.  He worked for the Paris Lyon Mediter­ranean Rail­road Com­pany cre­at­ing travel posters for a period of ten years, from 1922 to 1932, producing approximately 84 posters.  He is best known for his posters promoting tourism destinations in France but he also created loca­tions out­side France, such as Algiers, Tunis, Rome and Flo­rence.  His style was sim­i­lar to other travel poster artists but in 1928 he changed his signature and his style cre­at­ing posters that made him so pop­u­lar and set him apart from other artists.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.