Dan Cassaro a.k.a Young Jerks is a designer, animator, and illustrator living
and working in Brooklyn, New York.
He specialises in a very distinctive style of custom type and logo design, with a vintage aesthetic not too dissimilar to the work of fellow New York designer Jon Contino. It’s everywhere these days, but I’m eating it up like it’s no-ones business. Awesome stuff.
Adam Hill a.k.a. Velcrosuit is an amazingly talented Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa. Check out some of his work below…
Through his many contemporary album covers and band artwork, many are already quite familiar with the work of Australian artist and designer Leif Podhajsky. He’s put together artwork for the likes of Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Shabazz Palaces, Young Magic, Grimes, and many more. His work itself, while delivered in different forms and over different projects, carries a unique style, dismantling and layering found imagery and experimental analogue film photography to create otherworldly ethereal scenarios. His work builds these endless repetitive wormholes and kaleidoscopic patterns, as a nod to the natural world; the psychedelic experience; and the idea of a unified collective consciousness. You can check out more of his work here.
Check out the astounding detail featured in the work of Sydney based artist and designer Victoria Garcia. This project is entitled Surrocodelia; the name is derived from the combination of the Surreal, Rococo, and Psychedelic aesthetic movements.
RIP Robert Hughes (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012).
Californian painter and sculpter Brendan Monroe has just launched a new Website with lots of new work. I’ve observed the evolution of Brendan’s work for about 10 years now, as he continuously — literally — zooms in on his subject matter. He still maintains the figurative elements, while further and further stripping them down to a molecular level, of cells, sound waves and other illustrated scientific elements. His observations of the molecular scale, in turn broaden his scope to snippets of an expansive tangled universe, giving character and life to the darker places beyond our vision.