There’s beauty in the mundane as can be seen in these paintings by Toronto-based artist Caitlyn Murphy. The award-winning artist graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and has a degrees in both philosophy and illustration. Her still-life gouache paintings showcase a unique style of realism preferring overlooked, quiet moments as her subject matter and reducing them to their simplest forms. The artist has had solo and group exhibitions and completed an artist residency in Espoo, Finland.
More of her work can be viewed on her website and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Caitlyn Murphy.
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.