Illustrations


Moleskine has teamed up with award-winning illustrator Carlo Stanga to introduce their first-ever coloring book for adults.

The company has hopped onto the adult coloring book train by bringing their legendary Moleskine craftsmanship to a new, playful genre with ‘The Wandering City Coloring Book’. It boasts 50 elaborate, imaginative ink cityscapes that include scenes of busy squares, subway and train stations, parks, skyscrapers and many more illustrations.

The 96-page coloring book is printed on a sturdy paper stock, which grants readers the chance to adorn the pages with colored pencils, crayons, markes and pastels. Stanga, who is also an architect, brilliantly blends styles from around the world to create intricate urban labyrinths of plants, animals, human faces and buildings. (via Design TAXI)

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By my favourite illustrator Brian Bolland.

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One of my favourite illustrators.

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If, while walking down the street, flicking through a magazine or sitting on a bus recently you’ve found yourself looking at a movie poster, you’re probably in some way come into contact with the influence of Hans Hillmann. When the German graphic artist began producing film posters in 1953 at the height of the Modernist era, few realised he’d have such a profound effect on the industry, but his bold, Minimalist-inspired creations set a new standard for film advertising.

It’s an influence which probably has something to do with the calibre of films he designed for; Jean-Luc Godard, Federico Fellini, Luis Buñuel and Jean Cocteau all directed pictures which would undergo his expert treatment. Over the next 21 years Hans would design 130 posters, some personally commissioned by directors including Alain Resnais and Edgar Reitz, many of which achieved an iconic status when they were first released that still endures today.

The German designer passed away in March this year aged 88, so London’s Kemistry Gallery’s exhibition of his work, opening today, is incredibly timely as well as exciting. That these posters are as impactful now as they were in the 1950s and 60s is a tribute to the designer’s skill; I can imagine that his work will still be as modern in years to come.

Hans Hillmann: Film Posters will be on display at Kemistry Gallery in London until 27 September. (via Maisie Skidmore and http://www.itsnicethat.com)

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Great illustrations from Jake Parker.

http://mrjakeparker.com

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Melbourne-based art director and designer Jimmy Gleeson has created a gorgeous illustrated souvenir map of Australia that warmly invites the viewer to discover the continent down under. Featuring beautifully detailed drawings of Australian cities, landmarks and animals, Gleeson found inspiration for this lovely piece on Google Earth and in vintage geography textbooks. Other than being used on the map, some of the designer’s illustrations are used in a series of short introductions to the various places and creatures found in Australia. (via Design Taxi)

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