Admiring this series of Rock ’N’ Roll Zoo created by We Are Dorothy studio. Dorothy is a studio manned by Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich and is based in Liverpool. Each of the principals did a tour of duty in the field of advertising before embarking on their own under the moniker, Dorothy. They produce conceptual prints, products and artworks that are sold and exhibited internationally. Their primary theme is music but they also dabble in Literature, Architecture, Kids and more.
You can find Dorothy on their website/shop, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Dorothy.
Glenn Jones is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. His brand name GLENNZ mean GLENN from NZ. Glenn is a graphic designer and illustrator who, for over 18 years, has worked in the design industry focusing on packaging, illustration and corporate identity. On his spare time he started creating t-shirt art and then became was one of the best selling designers on Threadless. He then started his own shirt company selling a range of t-shirts, calendars and laptop skins. He gives us these incites on his info page:
Where do you get your ideas from? “It’s my most asked question. The best ideas come when you’re not trying to think of ideas. A lot of it is about nostalgia and trying to look at everyday stuff in a different way.“
Do you ever get creative blocks? How do you get over these? “All the time, so I do something else, go for a run, go take photos, go get a coffee. Any one of those options always seems to work.“
You can view more of his work on his website, Facebook, Dribble and Instagram. You can purchase his t-shirts here on Threadless.
Images: Courtesy of Glenn Jones.
Michael Patterson was inspired by Andy Warhol and adopted the moniker, Rex Ray. The San Francisco-based fine artist and graphic designer was known for his collages as well as his large-scale, 1960’s inspired, brightly colored paintings. He was born in Germany on a United States army base in 1956, grew up in Colorado Springs and studied fine art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 1981 he moved to San Francisco, completed his BFA at San Francisco Art Institute, where he entered graduate studies. The following quotes are from the book ‘Rex Ray: Art + Design’:
Creativity: “A lot of cultural conditioning goes on today, restraining us from doing certain things that might seem silly or useless at the time, but that may have great significance in the end. Anything that can help break down those barriers and provide an opening for other ideas to emerge is welcome.”
Fearlessness: “I’m not as much confident as I am fearless. I have a lot of doubt and a lot of insecurity when I go into a given situation. But I don’t let it stop me. It took a long time to find that.”
His work can be found R2 (Rex Ray) Studio, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Rex Ray Studio.