What a treat it was to open our inboxes to this beautiful portfolio from French designer and illustrator Baptiste Alchourroun. His labour-intensive colour pencil drawings created for such publications as The New York Times, The Plant Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek are at once naive and rather adult.
The illustration he created for the NYT that depicts a boy seemingly walking up invisible steps outside a high building could have been made for a much-loved children’s book whereas his stark, surgical illustration for Kiblind magazine is much more morbid. We haven’t been this wowed by an illustration portfolio for a long while, so the fact that Baptiste is also an incredible graphic designer as well as a crayon-wizard is almost too good to be true.
- Photographer Damien Maloney on working intuitively and playing with reality
- “Prayer paintings, manga and motivational images”: Gitte Maria Moller's cryptic artworks
- Jad Hussein's tropical catalogue design for Paris exhibition Jamaica, Jamaica
- From Lemon Twigs to Laura Marling: Hollie Fernando’s painterly photography folio
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- Paris-based Studio Jimbo creates "impact and power" with punchy poster designs
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos