The best thing about sitting round discussing illustrator Michelle Thompson’s work was that everyone found something different in it they loved – the sparing but effective use of colour, the typographic touches and the relevant but not heavy-handed responses to briefs were among the qualities we flagged up.
Of course the RCA graduate doesn’t need us to tell her how wonderful she is, having worked with the BBC, Penguin Books, The Guardian, Creative Review, and Angus Hyland of Pentagram, plus she illustrates a weekly column for The Globe & Mail in Toronto.
But why not add our voice to the multitude as her combination of traditional collage making and digital techniques produces work that is interesting, exciting and great to look at. She recently beat off stiff competition to scoop the Double Identity customised shoe design contest proving that she can turn her talents to pretty much anything.
- Take the Jack Sachs animated tour of the Tate Britain, and meet his odd CG characters along the way
- The effortlessly lovely hand-drawn illustrations of Paula Bulling
- Kii Monroe Arens' delicious gig posters
- Alex Paulus’ paintings are full of misshapen characters in odd situations
- Taiwanese graphic designer Wang Zhi-Hong’s sublime cover designs
- Carmel Buckley and Mark Harris dissect the album covers of calypso singer Mighty Sparrow
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich