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Zeichen und Wunder

This is a blog about illustration and animation.
A visual mix tape of different styles and techniques,
like a coloured bouquet of flowers.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Yours Katrin

Hannelore Kroll, student at the academy of fine arts in munich. She was born in 1980 in Starnberg. http://www.hannekroll.de

Johanna Strobel is student at the Academy of Arts in Munich, she was born in 1984 in Regensburg. http://www.johannastrobel.com

José Guizar. “Windows of New York”

The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since circumstance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up. 

http://www.joseguizar.com

RICARDO SOLIS, Mexico

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.graduated from the School of Visual Arts and acquired expertise in workshops outstanding teachers. He has participated in several exhibitions nationally and internationally and his work is in major collections.

https://www.behance.net/artesolis

HELENA FRANK, Copenhagen

Copenhagen-based illustrator and animation director Helena Frank has made a series of playful drawings that place animal heads onto human bodies, creating quirky hybrid characters. These imaginary characters are surprisingly believable, even if they do have disproportionately large heads—many of them are also humorously rendered, reflecting very human emotions that are not usually associated with animals. 

http://www.helenafrank.com

TRAN NGYEN

Tran Nguyen is a Georgia-based artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she received a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s dreamscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and thin glazes of diluted acrylic on paper. She is currently represented by Richard Solomon and Thinkspace Gallery.

http://www.mynameistran.com

The graphic illustrations of Jack Hughes are refreshing and unique amidst many of the artists struggling to imitate fashion’s greatest illustrators.  In his use of two tone color and realistic rendering, Hughes creates bold and elegant characters with a hint of nostalgia.

With a background in animation and illustration from Kingston University in London, his images exhibit a love of mid-century design, fashion and cocktails in their stylized composition and dress. His work for The Gentlemen’s Guide to Cocktails and men’s online newsletter Mr Hyde are perfect examples of mod mans recent rise to fame, but Hughes’ innovative approach to illustration is the elevator to success. Additional clients include Harrods, Levi’s, Topman, Burberry, Google and magazines such as Elle, Stella, The Telegraph and New York Times.

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JACK HUGHES 

The graphic illustrations of Jack Hughes are refreshing and unique amidst many of the artists struggling to imitate fashion’s greatest illustrators.  In his use of two tone color and realistic rendering, Hughes creates bold and elegant characters with a hint of nostalgia.

With a background in animation and illustration from Kingston University in London, his images exhibit a love of mid-century design, fashion and cocktails in their stylized composition and dress. 

http://jack-hughes.com

SASKIA SCHNELL, Berlin, Germany.

Saskia Schnell is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, who lives in Berlin since 2002. She has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, and music companies like Volkswagen, Universal Music, Sony Music, B2 Magazine, ANNABELLE Magazine, exzess Berlin, OneTwo Media, Ocean Artist & Brands etc. Her powerful and colorful artwork is based on various techniques such as digital and pencil drawing. One of her outstanding special skills are portraits.

As for her inspiration, Saskias creativity is at its best while observing what happens around. Every detail of daily life has an impact on her style and drawing, such as her friends and their characters, exhibitions and bookstores she visits or movies, music and books she is into.

In 2012 Saskia created a short movie with over 1000 drawings for WUGER- Brands. This spot beat a commercial from Red Bull and won the highly-coveted “Salzburger Regional Price for Commercial 2012”. She is working on album covers of music artists such as Ewig, The Boss Hoss, The Alpine. Furthermore Saskia created book covers for Angelas Park and Alan Scott.

http://www.saskiaschnell.com

Sigrid Calon (1969) is a Dutch visual artist, who lives and works in Tilburg. She studied textiles at the Academy of Fine Arts in the same city. Her work balances between the thin line of applied and fine arts. She is interested in the language and autonomous value of textiles. In the identity of ‘things’.

This work, which is the form of a book, is a research to the graphic possibilities of a (embroidery) grid. To equal the intensity and craft of embroidery she is using the stencilling technique.

The RISO machine provides the quality of the screen printing process and is as practical in application as a photocopier.  As a consequence, this gave her the opportunity to go further than the standard CMYK-printing. Hidden in the grid, there is magic and with 8 colours and 8 lines (stiches) she visualises a new world out of it.

http://www.sigridcalon.nl

Ekaterina Koroleva, Berlin Germany

James, Jackson and Jimmy are three adolescent kids bound by their children’s bodies with stuck-on mustaches sitting on their typical children’s vehicles. This series was painted for the exhibition “HotWheelz” at the QualityLovers Gallery in Berlin.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/HOT-WHEELZ/846381

David Després & Pauline Schleimer is a french creative duo between Berlin & Paris. David is animator & webdevelopper. Pauline is art director & illustrator. They work with passion for film, web & print.

http://www.davidetpauline.com

David Després & Pauline Schleimer is a french creative duo between Berlin & Paris. David is animator & webdevelopper. Pauline is art director & illustrator. They work with passion for film, web & print.

http://www.davidetpauline.com

Pauline Schleimer, Berlin, Germany.

Graduated from Supinfocom, she began in the french agency UZIK in 2005. In 2006, she joined as Art Director the creative studio UPIAN for 5 years. Today, she works as a freelancer.

Her arts background leads her to an experimental & sensitive approach. She loves mixing many mediums on various media such as 3D, painting, illustration, video, collage, watercolor.

http://paulineschleimer.com

GIORDANO POLONI, Milano, Italy

Giordano Poloni is an italien illustrator and motion graphic designer. Having started to study direction he immediately realized that it wasn’t for him and decided to combine visual arts, mixing direction, photography, motion graphics and illustration.

http://www.giordanopoloni.com

O K A Y - das ist Nadia Haji 
Grafikdesigner and Illustrator, She lives and works in Berlin

http://i-am-okay.net

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