Way way back in the halcyon days of 2009 we featured a young (almost) graduate named Benjamin Wilkerson Tousley, a design student at Indiana University who’d had the good fortune to design Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House, arguably the best record of that year. Since then we haven’t heard much from Ben, though he’s been keeping himself busy. Not only has he completed his thesis, he’s also got two more Grizzly Bear albums in the bag and an enormous amount of work for other music clients.
Then there’s the non music-related work; ultra-crisp branding for New York Galleries, beautiful exhibition catalogues and even a book cover for Stephen Colbert. All this is on display on his new website (also beautifully designed) but for the time being let’s just enjoy that Shields album artwork and paintings by Richard Diebenkorn one more time. Lovely stuff!
- Cheeky, irreverent and vivid illustrations by Thomas Hedger
- Brilliant branding and a cracking It’s Nice That collaboration: introducing Unmade
- Director collective Canada creates raunchy, psychedelic video for Tame Impala (NSFW)
- Stylish designs that aim to make online gift-buying as fun as "walking around a concept store"
- Alex Sheridan’s hilarious shots of comedian David O’Doherty in sports memorabilia
- Cult magazine Nova and its nods to “eroticism and extortion” photographed in a suitably 70s setting
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?