This month’s Featured Five are all versatile and highly skilled individuals who are currently taking the creative community by storm.
Yehrin Tong is a graphic design graduate from Central Saint Martins. He creates illusory, eye-boggling, hypnotic patterns and typographic illustrations. Her tessellating mathematical motifs, optical illusions and meticulous detail has encompassed ad campaigns on print and screen, installations and editorial illustrations as well as graphics for fashion prints and embroideries.
Yehrin’s work is complex, beautiful and intricate, the words minimal and simple rarely come into her vocabulary. Previous clients include: Adidas, Apple, BBC Radio 2, Bombay Sapphire, Conde Nast, Dell Computers, Grafik. Hodder & Stoughton, New Scientist, New York Times, Non-Format, Prado Museum, Procter & Gamble, Simon & Schuster, The Future Laboratory, Victoria and Albert Museum
Having spent most of his childhood in North and South Carolina on military bases, Steven Tabbutt remained down South at Savannah College of Art and Design for his BFA before heading up North to SVA for his Masters in 2006. Right from the outset, Steven amassed an amazing number of awards which can be seen here. While his illustration career is receiving accolades, Steven is also building a strong following in the gallery world. Exhibitions have been hung in New York and London, and regularly with the Yukiko Kawase Gallery in Paris. In addition, Steven has been highlighted in two issues of Studio Visit Magazine. Steven has a clear vision about his work: “My current work combines classical painting with graphic mark making to create a fantasy reality with logic and rules all its own. I draw influences from lexicons of history, folklore, and fairy tales, and mine the invented histories and characters of past work for self-referential cues”.
Rebecca Hendin is an illustrator, painter & animator combining hand-made and digital techniques to make colourful, slightly odd, and often highly detailed work for a variety of platforms. She has an MA in Communication Design & BA Hons Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins (London). Selected clients: Foyles Bookshop, Dance Umbrella, TakeOff Studios, VICE Magazine, AU Magazine, Island Records, WPP, Estee Lauder, Eurostar, Passing Clouds. Illustrations used for Edinburgh Fringe, MTV Presents; in the Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Alarmist; on New Era Caps. Her artwork loomed over London’s Charing Cross Rd at 29 metres x 8.5 metres covering Foyles Bookshop from May 2013-May 2014. Illustration awards: Association of Illustrators (2013 & 2014) and 3×3 (2013 & 2014). Video/animation work received commendation from Adam Buxton’s BUG Festival + Sony Music (2013) and was selected for the Serco Prize for Illustration (London Transport Museum, 2014).
Celia Johnson worked as an art director / designer in the USA before turning her attention to painting and illustration while living in Germany. While early works concentrated on paint and collage techniques, Celia now works digitally and has returned to New York City to complete her master’s degree in new media design from New York University. Creating for illustration and new media, Celia’s work has appeared in Communication Arts, Print, and American Illustration. She has received an award from the German Art Director’s Club.
Dave Murray is a Toronto based illustrator and creative. When not creating images for a growing list of clients, Dave can be found cycling, playing hockey, walking his dog, and cheering for the Montréal Canadiens.