Tag Archive: graphic art

Victo Ngai’s Chinese influenced Illustrations

Her name may not be instantly familiar but chances are you would have seen Victo Ngai’s colourful illustrations adorning pages in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Washington Post. Or perhaps… Continue reading

Film poster designs – the first 100 years of black cinema

Reel Art Press has delved into the archives of the black film industry to produce a visual feast of iconic posters from the past 100 years. The coffee table book containing over 35,000… Continue reading

Defining Egypt: Artist Sherin Guirguis

For LA-based artist Sherin Guirguis, Mashrabiyas could be used almost as metaphors between private and public identities. “It’s always about the private ideas that are nurtured in [these] spaces that then explode onto… Continue reading

Graphic Africa

Contemporary African art is coming into its own and burgeoning right now. As a result there are a few exhibitions happening in London showcasing the most inventive artists from the continent. Many are… Continue reading

Street art duo STATIC

Last summer I caught up with East-London based creative duo STATIC via skype to discuss some of the ideas behind their artwork, and exhibition ‘Moments of Clarity’ that took place at Whisper Gallery.… Continue reading

Art of the People

To some it must seem like a heady transition propelled by Banksy. But the journey street art made from the painted wall, to graffiti, to stencil and finally established galleries has been a… Continue reading

The London Design Festival

It is that time again – the biggest event in London’s creative calendar. Hundreds of events are expected to take place across the capital over a packed nine days, with the V&A being… Continue reading

Peter Saville on Helvetica and Typography

Recognised for his record cover designs for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Saville talks about the evolution of typography and the appeal of Helvetica… Do you believe there is a historical consciousness… Continue reading

Mending Broken Hearts Art Appeal

The effects of the recession are being felt by all; but even more so by the organisations that rely solely on our “spare cash”. Charities are thinking cleverly about fundraising. Now more than… Continue reading

Yoruba mythology gets graphic

Lagos based graphic designer Ola Olowu has created a stunning piece of work based on old Nigerian mythology. The recently released graphic novel Man, Myth and Legend – Shàngó, is a visual feast.… Continue reading

Vinyl Factory opens pop-up store

Concept stores seem to be all the rage now. And in these economic times with capricious customers obsessively fingering their hard-earned pennies dubiously, it’s always good to make it temporary. So in steps… Continue reading