Ah Jonathan Boam, king of aliens, strange robotic creatures, wrestlers and fast food alike. Since sending us some gems from his Spirit of the Animal project with Matthew the Horse late last year Jon has made strange-looking amorphous creatures his thing, taking full mastery of line drawings and cartoon-like characters.
Fortunately for us, he fits comfortably into the pool of illustrators who treat their Flickrs like enormous personal archives in which they store all the work they’ve ever made in giant images; Jon Boam’s is full of double-page spreads which he has scanned in from his sketchbooks, allowing us a to peer uninhibited into the depths of his mind. (Hint: it looks like a trippy animated sci-fi film.) Last we heard from him a couple of weeks ago he was “climbing back into his chrysalis to absorb its juices”, so all being well in the chrysalis, we can’t wait to see more.
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- 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
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- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale