We’re honoured to have Carson Ellis joining us for this week’s It’s Not Us. Carson is one of the most distinctive American illustrative voices today, mixing folk art, fantasy and skewed naturalism. You might also know her as the lady behind the artwork of the Decemberists, which is where her submission comes from.
‘I was reluctant to choose a Decemberists poster for my submission because I do do other stuff, but this is one of my favourite drawings of the past month. For the first time since I starting illustrating, I experimented with a new, finer pen nib which was exciting, in a nerdy way. Also very nerdy was the amount of time I spent looking at medieval typography.’
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Stina Löfgren’s instructional illustrations for practical lunges
- Scandinavian aesthetics and do-right design approach: the brand values of Nudie Jeans
- A beautiful portrait of the communities, theatre and blingy pants of South Yorkshire wrestling
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Anthony Burrill on starting out and staying focussed
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs