Our pal Kristian Hammerstad of Printed Pages Autumn 2013 cover fame (also of killer zombie, mutant ape-man illustration fame prior to the former lofty accolade) has just had himself a solo show in his native Oslo. Positronics features original drawings and hand-pulled screen prints by the Norwegian master-illustrator, predominantly focussing on his obsession with all things robotic. There’s an automaton considering his human skeleton in the mirror, a sandwich of entwined wires and glasses full of oil and bolts – the perfect refreshment for Kristian’s mechanical friends. All are pieces produced in his spare time, the result of experiments carried out between client briefs, and demonstrate where Kristian’s true interests lie; within the cold metal torso of an existentially troubled droid.
Positronics is on show at Galleri Storck until December 1.
- Graphic designer Cecilia Serafini uses typography with vibrant panache
- London-based Osheyi Adebayo references his childhood in his retro graphic design
- Tristan Pigott paints “real contemporaries” in upcoming solo exhibition, Juicy Bits
- “The great thing about this book is you don’t have to read it”: sculptor Wilfrid Wood on his favourite books
- The return of the hovering art director: Nejc Prah visualises a day in the life of four art directors
- Hippolyte Cupillard’s film follows the dreamlike ascent of a mountain climber
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Carlota Guerrero depicts the female body as a canvas for Apartamento (NSFW)
- After Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, Miranda Tacchia’s characters found life on Instagram
- How to go freelance: need-to-know advice from creatives who made it
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris