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    For this week’s Introducing feature we interviewed the owner of this lovely workspace, illustrator Matthew Daniel Swan. New both to London and to creating illustration on commission, we had a chat with Matthew and picked up a couple of gems along the way. Among them, he told us about the impact his desk has on the work he makes on it, the trouble with lava caves, and drawing wizards when he gets stuck. Read on to find out more about Matthew’s work!

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    São Paulo-based graphic designer Rodrigo Sommer specialises in print and identity design, with a particular flair for adding mixed media approaches to posters, book covers and album artwork. Intrigued by the Brazilian design scene, and by Rodrigo’s willingness to incorporate hand-drawn and collage elements into digitally-dominated spheres, we caught up with the designer to find out how he approaches a new project, and why procrastinating isn’t always a bad thing.

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    Martina Corà is a Milan-based photographer whose brilliant, concept-led photographic projects set her far apart from the crowd. We were utterly taken in by her semi-animated GIFs and her eye for a sweet shot, so we caught up with her to find out how she goes about her working day. Read on to find out about the angst she gets when she’s away from the internet for too long, how to assist a food stylist and how interning for herself would make taking selfies that much easier!

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    It’s one thing for an illustrator to create a recognisable style that underpins all of their work, but it’s another entirely for them to succeed in moulding that style to suit a whole realm of needs. Freelance illustrator Scott Smith does this effortlessly though, fashioning shadowy, half-concealed hidey-holes in the jungle as aptly as he does geometric cityscapes and comfy-looking domestic interiors. We had a chat with the London-based creative about how his working day pans out…

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    Full to the brim with sunshine, bright colours and the visual equivalent of joy in every shape, curve and line, Elyn Kazarian’s design and illustration work screams of being created on in some warm, joyful place. Probably because she lives in sunny L.A.. Art director of a music venue, she works primarily designing posters and album artwork, with a few personal projects and freelance gigs thrown in for good measure. We caught up with her to find out how her typical day sounds.

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    Today’s Introducing is a tribute to the hand-letterers of the world, who are all too often tucked quietly away behind fancy designers and impressive identities. Oli Frape is a London-based typographer and illustrator who creates all of his typefaces by hand, who kindly had a chat with us to tell us about his working day. He also posts all of his developing work on his blog, which is a great insight into the process. Read on to find out more!

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    Dividing his time between Oregon and Norway, illustrator Max Estes must have no shortage of influences contributing to his vibrant work. His style is pronounced and individual – characters are contained by their thick black outlines and ping-pong ball-round heads – allowing his images to appeal seamlessly to both adults and children.

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    Neo Neo is a visual communications and graphic design studio directed by Thuy-An Hoang and Xavier Erni, based in Geneva. Their work ranges from art direction and book design to websites, signage and custom typefaces, with projects for galleries and museums in Geneva, New York and France under their belts. Not knowing much about the Swiss design scene, we caught up with Xavier and Thuy-An to find out more about what they do!

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    The best kind of photography transports you completely to another time or place, and Marion Berrin’s images make me certain that I can feel the sun prickling my skin as I’m drying like I’m sunning myself next to a tropical river that I’ve just clambered out of.

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    Querida is Spanish for “beloved”, and it’s with the same adoration that this Spanish studio named themselves, as they treat their creative projects.“We love typography, illustration, colours, photography and we enjoy new technologies as much as we worship detail and craft.” Their love for what they do makes itself apparent in their work; from art direction and design for Perdiz magazine to an identity and corresponding stationery for Idep , Barcelona’s design school.