One of the greatest things about ELCAF becoming an annual event on the London comics scene is the guaranteed discovery of incredible local talent; it’s so easy to just turn up and find a heap of folks making excellent work and living within a half-mile radius. This year one of the best, and nearest, finds was Dilraj Mann, an illustrator living in Dalston that I’d never encountered until Saturday, though his studio is just round the corner.
Dilraj makes illustration that’s firmly grounded in Dalston night life, rendering north-east London’s trendy ladies in his trademark clean lines. He’s got a particular penchant for curvy women in skin-tight jeans, glorifying their voluptuous figures with the simple strokes of his brush. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this guy in future, and hopefully getting hold of his new zine Stroke.
- 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