I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after a few pages… I found myself pulled into this world, and unable to stop reading. The backgrounds/environments are fantastic – but it’s the characters that have me in awe (their eyes and faces are just so incredibly expressive).
It was my coworker Beck’s last day at work yesterday, and she was offering to do small drawings for anyone who stopped by her desk and wanted one.
Recently, after I got my new iPhone… I was in search of a new case. I ended up going with a design that a friend of mine created – a print by Memoryradio entitled Involuntary Dilation of the Iris. My particular photo of the case isn’t so hot, so let me refer you to his Society6 page, where you can see some closer, more detailed shots.
Relativity: Webcomic About the First Faster-Than-Light Spaceflight, and the Effects it Has on a Marriage
My coworker Beck Kramer is a front end developer, but in her non-work hours she’s an amazing artist. Her current project is Relativity, an ongoing webcomic about the first faster-than-light spaceflight, and the effects it has on a marriage.
Jon White is some kind of crazy, obsessed guy. But you know what? He’s also one of those incredibly talented guys who gets crazy and obsessed over something. And when you look at Seventeen People (a beautiful, single-page website he created as a tribute to his favorite West Wing episode), it’s a pretty fantastic combination.
Andy Martin is about halfway through a year-long project, drawing a different alien every single day. In addition to that, he’s also bundling up all the aliens from a given month and creating videos highlighting the planets they come from.
I’m delighted to announce that an incredibly talented friend of mine, who goes by the name Memoryradio, now has some of his illustrations available as prints. I’ve been an admirer of the many projects and creations I’ve seen from him, and I think these prints in particular are really worth checking out.
“Carnival riffs on the previous idea of the city re-imagined on a vertical plane and narrows the focus to a vertically sprawling amusement park. I really wanted to continue working in the same vein as before, with an obsessive eye toward signage + architecture, and a nod toward some of the now-retro illustration styles from various ’70s/80s cartoons of my youth. Sesame Street’s Pinball Count videos were a particular inspiration.”
When I first stumbled across a list of group names (also known as collective nouns) on wiktionary, I found the term “an ambush of tigers” so exciting that I just had to draw it. By the time I had done “a clowder of cats,” I knew I was hooked.
At turns whimsical and at others poetic, the names for groups of animals tell us a lot not only about how we personify animals and birds, but also about the way language evolves over time.
While he posts about a wide range of things, focusing on a variety of artists… I wanted to draw particular attention to some of his recent work. Lately, he’s been doing a series of illustrations focusing on collective nouns.
Illustrator Andrew Kolb had the fantastic idea to transform David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity into a children’s book. A brilliant concept, and executed spot-on. You can view a few pages of the book here, or you can download the full PDF here. Kolb is a fantastic illustrator, and you should make sure to take a tour around his portfolio. Some…