On the initiative of JCDecaux and the city of Paris, a drawing by Sempé adorns since the 16th of February a house wall in the third arrondissement - painted by Jean-Marie Havan on an area of seven by five metres.
The Balbusso Twins also illustrated the cover of Ingmar Bergman's film 'The Magic Flute' (1975). As visual they chose the two lovers Tamino and Pamina on the opera stage.
Blu-ray and CD released by The Criterion Collection, from March 12, 2019: The Criterion Collection – The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute – Detail
Can artificial intelligence defeat world hunger? - was the question to which Microsoft Germany dedicated a series of Instagram postings in December.
On behalf of Wunderman Munich, Anja Nolte created a collage that - divided into 24 squares - dealt with various aspects of Microsoft's Child Growth Monitor, which enables early detection of malnutrition.
Art Director: Andreas Quaisser
Philippos Theodorides illustrated a series of images for the internet presence of the hotel The Modernist in Thessaloniki.
Last weekend in Vienna, Anja Nolte received the Joseph Binder Award (JBA) in silver for her book 'Urban Sketching Munich'. The international design competition is organized by designaustria.
Also Motel One was enthusiastic about the book 'Urban Sketching Munich' and commissioned Anja Nolte to create compositions from motifs in the book for various walls - reception, breakfast room, coffee stations, rooms - for the Motel One München Messe.
Stefano Riboli illustrated - referring to the style of the typical travel posters of the 1960s - the background for the advertising campaign of the new VW California Origin in France. Agency: Grabarz & Partner
Further down Riboli’s two vintage tin plates for Budweiser Budvar.
Maarten Rijnen keeps drawing for Red Bull - here a few of his illustrations.
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After a long break, New York-based Graphis Verlag is once again producing a regular magazine. The Graphis Journal is published quarterly and is dedicated not only to graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration and art, but also to product design and architecture.
The title of the current issue, Graphis Journal 357, was designed with the picture 'Circuit Board' by Peter Kraemer. The magazine also contains a multi-page article with an interview about the artist and illustrator.
Graphis Journal 357, Cover
Graphis Journal 357, Page 7
Graphis Journal 357, Pages 118/119
Stang created artwork that appeared in multiple media of the Amsterdam festival. As the largest city festival in Europe WeMakeThe.City was celebrating from June 20th to 24th urban living whilst addressing important urban issus in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam.
In order to inform about a possible gallery loan, the Dutch gallery organization (www.nederlandsegalerieassociatie.nl) produced an animation - art direction and illustrations: Stang Gubbles (animation: Joost van Schalk)
(April 30 - September 16, 2018)
Louisa Bertman portrayed six American citizens who originally thought climate change was a myth, but changed their minds after having been confronted with the topic in different ways.
Anja Nolte's book 'Urban Sketching Munich' has been nominated by the Association of Illustrators, London, for the World Illustration Award 2018. "We received over 3,300 entries from all over the world, and it is a very special achievement to have been shortlisted by the jury.“
Image: Double page from the book with the actor Oliver Nägele in his role as Ludwig I. in the play I´m a Cliché at the Cuvelliés Theater Munich. Drawing on the right: View into the Cuvilliés - drawn on a poster of the piece.
The San Antonio winery in Los Angeles CA has commissioned Stefano Riboli to produce two posters for the house's new aperitif: Rosa 22, an original and unusual coloured aperitif produced in Italy but marketed in the United States. The motifs were to reflect the poster style of the great Italian advertising tradition of the 1930s and interpret the two cities, Venice and Rome, which symbolise Italy all over the world, in a modern context.
Art direction and illustration: Stefano Riboli.
- Ward Schumaker, February 2018 -
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Philippos Theodorides illustrated for GB magazine, the magazine for the Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens and for Fine Drinking, a quarterly print magazine about cocktails, spirits and bar cultures.
GB Magazine, Hotel Grand Bretagne
Fine Drinking Magazine
The "Best of Art & Design" USA magazine Creative Quarterly honors Anja Nolte with the award of excellence for her artwork "Blauer Reiter". The artwork was created for her recently published book "Urban Sketching München" and shows the participating artists at the first exhibition of the' Redaktion Blauer Reiter' 1911 in Munich.
Jean-Manual Duvivier illustrated the monthly images for the calender 'Love XXL' 2018 (for a better world in 2018) edited by Photocircle Berlin. With the proceeds from this calender, Photocircle and Jean-Manuel Duvivier help provide 200 mothers-to-be in Sierra Leone with medical supervision while giving birth.
Thirteen illustrations on the theme of 'Belgium' were created by Jean-Manuel Duvivier for Thalys's Calendar 2018. The European high-speed train connects 17 cities across Western Europe (Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Cologne, Dormund etc....)
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45 years after Hans-Ulrich Osterwader's design of the A. R. & Machines double album "Echo", the current OsterwaldersArtOffice was commissioned by Achim Reichel to create the visual realisation for a 10 CD box. The box, consisting of cult albums, unreleased material and new mixes, was supposed to capture the sound of that time and translate it into the present.
On behalf of BMG & Tangram, OsterwaldersArtOffice explored in several meetings with Achim Reichel the direction of the design. Part of the task was also to add a booklet to the box that shows the small archive of pictures and documents from that time and to make them - in the spirit of the echoes from Reichel's Krautrock phase – swing again. For this purpose, OsterwaldersArtOffice superimposed the existing visual material with echoes and psychedelic elements to create collages.
On September 15th 2017 Achim Reichel presented the resurrection of his innovative music project A. R. "The Art of German Psychedelic" in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. The performance was accompanied by projections from the artwork.
A.R. & Machines - The Art Of German Psycedelic UNBOXING (OFFICIAL)
Anja Nolte has published a new book - this time it’s all about the Bavarian metropolis. Travel guide, sketch-book, narrative art. Anecdotes, Munich lifestyle & history. Humorous, poetic, powerful and complex. For Munich fans, creatives, lovers of art and culture. There is also football and beer…. 156 pages, 63 texts, more than 240 drawings. An opulent kilogram to spend a lot of inspiring time with.
The book has been published by Christopherus Verlag and available under the title Urban Sketching München by Anja Nolte in bookshops or via Amazon.
Here Flavio Melchiorre’s latest collaboration with PepsiCo Design Innovation Team for the new food truck “Nspire” Quaker (College and University Grassroots Tour 2017). He designed the illustration based on the concept 'goodness that keeps you going strong!' used for wrapping the entire truck. The design is futuristic and well balanced with the tradition of the brand (est.1877) using a complex geometric structure where figurative elements interplay with negative space and patterns.
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The breathtaking outfit RAZE CYCLE GANG sprung from the collaboration of 36 Cycling Wear and the Rotterdam designer Stang Gubbels – 'seamless freedom' for the racing cyclist, showing icons from the motor world and from tatoo shops.
The Rotterdam designer and illustrator Stang Gubbels is known beyond national borders for his iconic illustrations. The permanent graphic designer of the Kunsthal loves going on rides with his racing cycle. He created the graphic design for the new cycle track around Rotterdam (polderpad.nl).
Budweiser Budvar keeps continuing its successful promotion campaign with metal signs. The vintage signs created by Stefano Riboli are available every year in spring and autumn together with beer crates.
The exhibition ‚'I sogni e gli incubi di Brad Holland' ('Brad Holland’s dreams and nightmares') will be opened at Spazio 32 in La Spezia, Italy, on October 7th. 20 Acrylic paintings and two drawings of the famous American artist will be presented there until November 18th, 2017.
Bernhard Kunkler illustrates the covers of the catalogues for Interchalet, the German leading provider of holiday apartments and holiday homes. The collages show stimulating wellness holiday worlds for the company’s extensive programme in various European countries.
Bernhard Kunkler illustrated the topic of 'Creating Connections - Transport Routes' for the annual report of an international energy group. A series of imaginative collages was created that combines a small evolutionary history of transport routes with all the company's business fields.
Illustrated by Neil Gower and written by Alex Preston, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds and Books is a stunning exploration of birds in literature from Ted Hughes to Ovid. It is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds. (The book can be ordered via Amazon)
© Margarethe Hubauer International Illustration 2018