Illustrator Rami Niemi once gave me a hug at a private view in Amsterdam and I don’t mind telling you it’s one of the top five experiences I’ve ever had in an art gallery. We were sharing a moment of mutual appreciation following on from our post on the young Finn last year and ever since we first laid eyes on his work we’ve been fully paid up members of the Rami fan club.
We’re not alone – his combination of a friendly, almost childlike style and fiendish sense of naughtiness has won him an army of admirers and a host of commissions, all of which he smashes out the park. But even by his own high standards this latest series for the Art Directors Club 2013 Annual is an absolute belter as Rami turns his gaze on the creative industry. His witty, communicative, occasionally caustic but consistently great-looking illustrations tie DDB New York’s publication together and prove once again that Rami is much more than a terrific hug-giver.
You can see more images from the ADC Annual at their Behance page.
- Matisse-inspired posters for Serbian Youth Day from designer Monika Lang
- Raphael Schoen's cheerfully chaotic posters for a Swiss youth club
- Illustrators including Sam Taylor and Charlotte Mei's tributes to NWA's Straight Outta Compton
- The slides and sleep pods of LA's Silicon Beach startup scene captured by Lauren Greenfield
- Sarah Illenberger explores horticulture with her exotic new series Wonderplants
- Tomomi Maezawa designs airy identity for Fabrica and Daikin collaboration
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- The homeless Dirty Kids of America and their "rainbow party" explored in new film
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting