Not long ago we featured a man on the site who possessed such a mighty creative power that he moved us all deeply and it was generally acknowledged around the studio that he was an illustration sensation. His name was Nathaniel Russell. At that time he was preparing for a show in Paris that some friends of ours made an arduous 16 hour bus journey to attend, and by all accounts it was a most excellent show (we feel like damned fools for not getting on that bus with them).
Last night he launched another show of new work in New York, Instant Dust, that we were similarly aggrieved not to be attending. To placate ourselves, and those of you unfortunate enough not to reside in New York, we’ve got some shots of the work on display to serve as a little reminder of exactly why we’re so keen on Mr Russell and his friendly visual world. Anyone actually living in New York be warned, this is not one to miss so get down to the Ed Varie gallery or forever regret it.
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- 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
- Baptiste Bernazeau’s ode to ruins told through crumbling typography and illustration
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Chris (Simpsons Artist)'s surreal but accurate illustrations of creative jobs
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Photographer Adrienne Salinger’s series of teenage bedrooms from the 90s
- Is it ever OK to work for free?