Joey Guidone is â€œa fan of simplicityâ€ as evidence in his work shown above.Â He currently lives and works at the foot of the Italian Alps.Â The natural born artist studied illustration at the Institute Europe di Design of Turin and Mimaster in Milan.Â His clients include but are not limited toÂ Vanity Fair Italy, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine,Â andÂ The Wall Street Journal.Â On the Adobe blog he says this about his inspiration: Â
“The first stage of my process is getting inspired. I think there are infinite ways to find inspiration. Sometimes you struggle all day, sometimes it just pops up listening to a random song on the radio. When I find something useful for my project, I do thumb roughs on paper. I have a sketchbook where I collect ideas and thatâ€™s another source of inspiration. I also like to see how other artists have dealt with a similar topic.“
The artist can be followed on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Joey Guidone.
Love the feeling of open space and solitude in these very peaceful minimalist illustrations by Japanese artist Taku Bannai.Â Born in Tokyo the artist graduated from Tama Art University and MJ Illustration School.Â His illustrations are collaged together using colored paper cut into simple figures and scenes.Â 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.
Admiring the minimalist art of freelance graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabo.Â The Hungarian designer is know for his spartan approach to design using basic linear shapes and solid colors.Â On Talking with the Pros he says this about how his job as an illustrator influences his life:
â€œI like the term â€˜design is a way of thinkingâ€™.â€
“And I know itâ€™s a clichÃ©, 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 youâ€™ll have when you sit down drawing.”
You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Levente Szabo.