Sunday, April 18

jez burrows

jez burrows, designer and illustrator, uses colors that make my heart sing, and when you pair that with infographics i get a little giddy. my favorites include instal 09, celestial feats, and the modern listener’s guide—screenprint available in his shop! you can also find burrows over at sing statistics, the independent publishing concern he runs with illustrator, lizzy stewart.

here are five colours that make up my print for kitsune noir’s poster club earlier this year, based on thoreau’s walden. they’re currently quite fresh in my mind as i’ve just had a screen printed version of the print made, that should be available soon*. i really need to quit using the second green in things.

*update: they are available now!

Sunday, April 11

danny thompson

danny thompson is a talented designer, currently based in dallas. his work is striking, clean, and warm—all of the things i love to see in design. his kimberly harper website and usps annual report are two wonderful examples of this, but it was this illustration of bob dylan that first caught my eye on behance. i am also a fan of his camera work. to see more of danny’s creations, go check out his new website!

i draw lots of inspiration from the natural weathering of things from the past. with varying shades of brown, this palette has always worked well for me. the red/maroon works great as an eye catcher amid the neutral colors.