Dave Cooper is a fine cartoonist with an oil-painter’s palette and a sophisticatedly puerile sense of humour. He appears to specialise in characters with glassy, lilly-pad pupils that reflect an eternal window, women with excellent constitutions and fleshy parts (breasts, buttocks, eyeballs) that act independently from the rest of their body, anthropomorphs and crowd scenes.
As well as a plethora of comics, children’s books and animations, Cooper’s illustrations on posters and book covers are single-hit epics with an insane level of compositional and character detail squeezed (there is always some kind of squeezing) into frame – a great example of which being his latest offering for Heroescon 2012 (directly below).
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- Mattis Dovier’s weird and wonderful 8-bit dot animation for XXX’s music video
- Jessica Lehrman's photographic document of social revolution, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Siang find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale