Lately I’ve been very drawn to black and white illustrations with an edge about them. Kaye Blegvad‘s colorless pieces – as well as those with just a hit of hue – make me extremely happy. Kaye splits her time between her native London and Brooklyn, and boasts an impressive client list: The New York Times, Kinfolk Magazine, Rookie, Lucky Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, and BUST Magazine among others.
Winter evenings make for the best stargazing in my book, and that’s exactly what Oriol Angrill Jordà‘s Stellarscapes remind me of. Dreamy, ethereal, and slightly magical, only a few of these pieces exist as of now. However, other work by Jordà also plays with the merging of human and nature in Blendscapes.
01/ Graham McGeorge captures owls perfectly camouflaged within trees.
02/ The 12 most popular New Year’s Resolutions turned into posters by Viktor Hertz.
03/ Memo Bank is both piggy bank and memo pad.
04/ Warby Parker’s Make Your Own Annual Report does just that.
05/ A conceptual iTunes redesign by Brye Kobayashi.
06/ Would you dare to use a transparent canoe?
07/ Jurassic Sweet is a series of half-dinosaur, half-treat creatures.
08/ A giant balloon shaped like an old man’s head was flown over Japan.
09/ The Belty is self-adjusting (think Thanksgiving) and nags you about your weight.
10/ A breathtaking snowstorm in the Grand Canyon.
This week on Design Crush:
Eight crush-worthy prints to mix up this month.
So impressed with Makrbox, a Pacific Northwest-filled subscription box.
Beautiful illustrations from Amyisla McCombie.
I teamed up with Target to make my entry winter-ready.
Dark and lovely work from Nina Torr (aka Andy Wyeth).
I’d love to fill my wrists with these painted leather Mixed Doubles bracelets.
Morgana Wallace captures fantastical characters in layers of paper.
Add some color to your space with Mod Pieces.
Work from the mysterious Olivier Umecker.
Nina Torr (aka Andy Wyeth) is a Pretoria-based illustrator with a penchant for animals in the wild and the beauty of the human hand. She captures both with exquisite flair and personality, sometimes together. (Nina’s love of skeletons is also beautifully represented.)
RJ Gemmell‘s somber illustrations seem perfect for late December, where grey days abound and the days are still short while the nights are long. I love the offbeat perspective each one exhibits because they take me back to how my mind as a child translated dimensions.
Scotland-born, Brooklyn-based Katy Smail has a portfolio full of pieces that exhibit her modern illustration chops. I especially love the way she handles hair on the ladies that grace her work as well as her tendency to show great detail in some features, while keeping others as stark as possible.
I’m not usually drawn to bird-related things, but recently there’s been some damn fine bird art making its way around my little world. The latest are these bright and happy Australian bird print illustrations by Pete Cromer. You can even make them your own in his shop.
(via Miss Moss)
This time of year it’s difficult not to daydream of running off to some distant locale where holiday stresses cease to exist. Cabins is full of modern architectural illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi and is making it all the more difficult to be present these last few weeks of the year. Wouldn’t you love to escape to one of these beauties for the holidays?