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Mario Hugo

Mario Hugo

Another meeting at Beyonderground festival. I’ll spare the bullshit blurb. We all know what a bad man Mr Mario Hugo is. if you don’t go check his stuff out. www.mariohugo.com
Janine Rewell - Time lapse video

Janine Rewell – Time lapse video

Another one of the artists at Beyonderground was Janine Rewell. I’ve featured Janine’s work before so it was a delight to meet her in person. She’s worked for the likes of Arla, Nokia, Swarovski and editorial work for Wired Magazine. Janine spent 5 days before the festival painting a mural on the windows of the Town Centre...
Hattie Newman

Hattie Newman

Hattie Newmans’ set design and paper pieces make me a very happy boy.    
Alex Fowkes

Alex Fowkes

If your into typography there’s a fair chance you might love the work of London based Alex Fowkes.
Sweaty Eskimo - Update

Sweaty Eskimo – Update

It seems our main Birmingham boy with the illustration skills Sweaty Eskimo has been busy lately with some tasty commissions from the likes of Twitter, Nandos and Cadbury.
Sawdust

Sawdust

Sawdust are a studio that need no introduction. They have just updated their site with a heap of new work. I love their illustration concept for BBH.  
Eye Candy - This Friday - Mr Bingo

Eye Candy – This Friday – Mr Bingo

This week sees the launch of Eye Candy Festival. Taking place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday it sees a whole plethora of creative things taking place across the Southside district of Birmingham. I’ll be posting more about the event over the next few days but for now I’ll concentrate on the speakers event on Friday...
Column Five Media

Column Five Media

Column Five Media have the info graphics and data visualisation nailed down. On their site they have hundreds of beautiful infographics and also dabble with a bit of motion. Well worth checking out. How to Generate Good Ideas from Column Five on Vimeo.
Riley Cran

Riley Cran

Some really well executed illustration straight up from the portfolio of Riley Cran.
Claire Hartley

Claire Hartley

Birmingham based Claire Hartley has a new site up with some rather tasty bits of illustration and design work.  Loving the Wolverhampton art map and Papergirl identity.
FAKE magazine

FAKE magazine

So it seems the Birmingham/Leeds based publication has celebrated its 1st birthday with a lovely looking 5th edition of the magazine. In it you’ll find everything from fashion to photography to illustration. A must for Midlands based creatives.
Charlotte Audrey

Charlotte Audrey

Birmingham based Charlotte Audrey has some really crisp illustration work in her portfolio. She also has a pretty eclectic Tumblr as well.Both well worth a look.
Lefft

Lefft

Lefft is Irish illustrator and UX designer Paddy Donnelly based in Belgium. The attention to detail with subtle textures and highlights are my favourite part of his work. He’s also responsible for the Life below 600px article. This post is brought to by Printrunner.com.
The Usual Studio

The Usual Studio

The Usual Studio based in Coventry have some nice little projects in their portfolio. I absolutely love their logo.  
Humankind

Humankind

Humankind is the portfolio site of art director/designer/artist/illustrator/photographer/good egg Lee Basford. I’ve been a follower of Lee’s work for a few years through his work at Fluid where he is an Art Director. Lee’s work usually contains strong use of typography which really shines at it’s best in his hand rendered pieces. When he isn’t...
Jasper Goodhall

Jasper Goodhall

Havn’t visited the site of the talented Jasper Goodhall in a while. He has some really nice new projects up.   Five Deities from jasper goodall on Vimeo.
Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

It’s been a while since I featured the intricate paper workings of Owen Gildersleeve, but it seems he’s had a bunch of work added to his sight since. I’m really glad to see he hasn’t lost any of the fun to his work.
Sweaty Eskimo

Sweaty Eskimo

Birmingham based illustrator Sweaty Eskimo has a very unique style. Love the Addidas piece below.
Huvi

Huvi

Huvi design from Manchester mixes the colourful with the geometric to delight the retinal rods and cones.
Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide is an artist the Twin Cities of Minnesota working with traditional artist/sculptural techniques to create something that I can only describe as unique. Click here to find online sculpture lessons. His attraction to the landscape originates from his experience of growing up in the rural landscapes of Wisconsin. Free to roam from farm...
Phunky Venom

Phunky Venom

Morgan Jones aka Phunky Venom is a designer and illustrator from Birmingham with a pretty fresh portfolio. Really love his simple yet playful style.
Yee Ting Kuit

Yee Ting Kuit

I have really been enjoying the minimal, retro style of illustrations of Yee Ting Kuit as of late. I’m sure a few of her illustrations would make an awesome Threadless t-shirt.
Sweaty Eskimo

Sweaty Eskimo

Birmingham based Sweaty Eskimo hit up with an update of fresh work, and by the looks of it he’s been a busy boy!
Dines

Dines

Bright, sexy and fun; that’s just the website. You could do a lot worse than to skip on over to London based illustrator Dines website on a Wednesday afternoon.
Tom Rowe

Tom Rowe

On fifth of the Evening Tweed Collective, Tom Rowe has a new illustration site up with lots of super sexy prints for sale.
Bionic Systems

Bionic Systems

Bionic Systems are an amazing multi-disciplinary studio based in Düsseldorf, Germany. To say their portfolio is vast is an understatement. It will take you a while to look around but it’s well worth it.
Robbie Porter

Robbie Porter

I’m loving the clean, minimal and humorous illustrations of Robbie Porter. I can see this guys work being used lots for editorial work and fashion. Threadless anyone?