Eric Yahnker is one of our absolute favourite artists working today. His humorous, meticulously rendered graphic puns wittily examine contemporary pop culture and politics, and his work is stunningly executed as well as being astute and thought-provoking. We’ve written about his exhilarating art before, and recently we reviewed his very excellent first London exhibition, Sticks & Drones at Paradise Row.
Here is a handful of Eric’s charcoal renderings of readers, a trope that he’s returned to a few times over the years, and which are superb examples of Eric’s appealingly irreverent work. We particularly like the one of Dorothy reading Sartre, and it’s easy to see why we keep returning to Eric over and over again.
All of today’s posts are focusing on the speakers at Here 2014, picking out a particular project to enjoy once again. You can follow the action live over on our @HereLondon Twitter feed.
- 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
- Clément Le Tulle-Neyret's considered approach to Strange Designs
- Manita Songserm disregards the rules to create unruly and intriguing work
- 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?