Welcome to my life, Ollie Schrauwen. Make yourself comfortable, you’ll be staying here for a while. It’s funny how you think you know your favourite illustrators and then BAM! Someone comes out of the blue with a bunch of work that makes your mouth fill up with spit (in a good way). Ollie is a little but of a mystery, we know he’s matey with Brecht Vandenbroucke (which is a personal life goal I hope to mirror) and we also know that he’s from Belgium and currently resides in Germany.
To see such a gentle appreciation for science fiction, mixed with genuine humour and real, pure draughtsmanship is just so rare. The tender dreaminess coming off the illustrations (particularly in Arsene and the entry halls picture) is almost too much to bear. I don’t know if it was because I was listening to a really sad Elton John song at the time, but when I really looked at those images I wanted to cry and be sick at the same time (again, in a good way).
- Creative director David Lane tells us about redesigning frieze and creating campaigns for Hermés and Ally Capellino
- Photographer Zuza Krajewska's fragile portraits of Polish young offenders
- Anibal Bley’s Risograph zine experiments with glitchy patterns and illustrations
- CG Watkins’ narratively driven photography conveys mystery and escapism
- Sharp Type creates punchy typeface inspired by Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger
- Illustrator Susa Monteiro’s lonely figures battle the elements
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio