The Featured Five: April 2015

Featured Image: Chris LaBrooy, Début Art

Here are five talented illustrators you should check out this April.

When you’re done browsing these, don’t forget to take a look at all of April’s Featured Artists.

Stephanie K. Birdsong

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Stephanie K. Birdson is a Creative Director, illustrator and obsessive collector. According to her, “I’m usually on the trail of something I have a sudden passion for, whether it be vintage books, tin toys, danish modern furniture, cool plants, certain enticing vegetables, crazy looking bunnies, classic film DVDs, old jazz records, bicycles… the list goes on (and on). Everything is design. And I have an extra special kinship for old things. Mid-century makes my heart quicken. This is a place to share my latest finds and passions. Relax, put on a scratchy bop LP and meander with me through the artifacts of the last couple of centuries. I have tons more on my Pinterest than I’ll ever have time to post here, so be sure and visit. “

 

 Peter O’Toole, Shannon Associates

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Peter O’Toole is an illustrator from Huddersfield in England. His influences stem from decades past, mainly advertising and printing techniques of the 1950’s. His clients include Microsoft, Durex, Disney, Activision, Doritos and NME magazine. He also Co-runs/ owns arts and culture magazine ‘Dirtcheap’ and live art night ‘Fresh Kids’.

 

James Yamasaki, Linda de Moreta Represents 

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JAMES YAMASAKI creates fun illustrations for kids age 3 to 103. From editorial, advertising, and publishing, to books for children, educational publishing, and products for kids, he brings a lighthearted offbeat touch. James also creates complex picture puzzles of crowds of characters and objects. Children’s books include,”Boy Dumplings” by Ying Chang Compestine, Holiday House 2009 ; and “Christmas Chaos, Hidden Picture Puzzles”, by Jill Kalz, Picture Window Books, 2012 . James also teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

 

Chris LaBrooy, Début Art

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After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris Labrooy first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris LaBrooy saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art. Chris LaBrooy has exhibited at the design museum in London and has been featured in many publications covering design, products, typography and illustration. Clients include NY Department of transportation, Future publishing, Scientific American, Avid brakes, Taste festivals and Microsoft.

 

Jordon Cheung, George Grace Represents

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Jordon Cheung is a London-born designer. He specialises in vector work, and has been commissioned by DDB California, BBDO New York, Grey Advertising London, Sunday Publishing, Conde Nast, Seven Publishing, Reibenbauer Design and We Are Heavenly to name a few. Working across advertising, editorial, branding, and publishing work he’s lent his distinctive style to campaigns for Vodafone, Brita, L Marks, Wired magazine, Toyota, John Lewis, HSBC.


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