“I made a sweet pirate ship out of a refrigerator box when I was 4, Ghostbuster costume with working backpack for candy when I was 10, and my first T-shirt design that was “produced” when I was 14 for a 9th grade party, that was sweet. The T-shirt thing was a turning point.”
—Adam Turman, Minneapolis-based illustrator, designer and screenprinter
Adam has a show this month at Frame Ups. Here’s an article about it if you want to read more!
I saw this print by illustrator Ben Javens and it’s totally what I’m feeling today. I wish the sun would pop out and blow these nasty rain clouds outta here! On the plus side, I did get some cool stuff over my lunch break for an 80’s party taking place next weekend! I even found a light pink leather jacket, but did not get it. I thought it would be too hot when I’m busting a move on the dance floor. Enough about me and more about Ben Javens.
All I can say is WOW! Alberto Seveso is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer, and his work completely blew me away today when I came across it! I love how the figures in his pieces are semi-deconstructed and almost flattened with his use of illustration. His work has a tattoo likeness to it and some of the illustrations on the figures resemble abstract muscles, tendons and other things lurking beneath the skin. My eyes keep flipping between the figure and the illustrations within them—trying to piece it all together. I could look at these all day and savor the details. What a treat! Seveso does a variety of other really great work too, definitely check out his portfolio.