Marcus Mrugalla is a bit of an enigma – his website is divided into two, one side for himself and the other for his artist alter-ego Marek Jung. As a designer, artist, photographer and art director perhaps it’s just easier to compartmentalise your creative life into two separate egos – it certainly seems to be working for Marcus. The Berlin-based Polish creative has a stunning body of work encompassing his four disciplines, from sumptuous artist books to highly-polished digital renders.
Graphically, Markus’ work is very much of the moment, aligning itself with the New Aesthetic in its appropriation of digital elements across both digital and physical work. Powerful roman typefaces sit above shimmering semi-organic objects created with modelling software. Similarly his personal artwork is created digitally, but constantly strives to echo real world objects – giant iridescent bubbles, water droplets and hazy smoke. It’s a powerful combination of elements that has left us transfixed on more than one occasion.
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- A magazine that tells stories of life, from everywhere and anywhere
- Effortlessly sleek art direction from Paris-based Romain Lenancker
- New York's Meatpacking district rebranded by Base Design to highlight area’s “contrasts”
- Being creative and looking at art: what can it do for mental health?
- Impossible perspectives and block-like figures in Mernet Larsen’s paintings
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Why “cool” stunts creativity: one agency offers its opinion
- Fresh, vibrant poster work from South Korean designer Soojin Lee
- Pentagram’s Emily Oberman brands Snoop Dogg’s new line of weed products
- How do you redesign Kinfolk? What does graphic designing for Wes Anderson involve? Can drawing get you girls?
- Inspire and being inspired: graphic designers who teach