When I stumbled across Olle Forsslöf’s print Blue Forest I couldn’t let it go. Turns out this picture of a tiny figure dwarfed by giant trees covered in diamond bark is part of a short series that includes a breakdown of the (Final Fantasy?) traveller’s garb, a red portal and a yellow pyramid. I asked Stokholm-based Olle about it and his reply was so lovely it deserves quoting in full:
“There’s kind of a story behind, or a place. It’s the same character in every picture who’s on some sort of travel, maybe searching for something in a seemingly abandoned world. I wanted a mystery feeling where you can sense there’s a story behind it all but you have to figure it out for yourself.”
Along with Elliot Alfredius and Patrick Crotty, Olle makes up illustration studio PEOW, dedicated to Risograph printing comics, zines and one-off prints. They’ve got very different styles even within their individual work, but the quality the below prints share is that they’re all excellent.
- 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
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
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- Swedish illustrator Malin Rosenqvist creates textural works about psychology and powerful women
- 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
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- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio