Thought I'd take a break from showing off our own work and direct you to some incredibly talented and inspirational designers and artists. It's okay to be a little jeaous, but moatly be impressed and inspired.
Joey is an animation artist. But apparently, that’s not enough to quell his creative need so he has taken to sketch journalism as well.
Joey started out with many of my college friends drawing caricatures at King’s Dominion. One trait of his work that infuriated his co-workers was how minimal his lines always were. He has a remarkable ability to convey emotion and personality of a character with just a few simple lines.
The sketches of his travels, experiences, and different protests/marches taking place in his city are simply astounding. Again, he is brilliantly talented at conveying a mood, and the emotions of his subjects with a few simple strokes of his pen.
Aaron James Draplin
Draplin Design Co.
Well this one’s preaching to the choir, isn’t it? If you’re not already following Aaron and jotting down your ideas, feelings, and random sketches in a Field Notes book, then you must really be new to design. The most delightful part of his posts, aside from his charming and hilarious personality that shines through so brilliantly, is his affinity for classic design and typography, and how it shows in his own work. He’s not only worth following for his design talent but for the images and samples of materials, signs, and pieces from around town and from various travels that inspire him.
My first introduction to Abigail was during an annual contest for VCU students to illustrate a poster for the local Richmond Zombie Walk. The year Abigail won, we decided the contests were no longer needed. There was no one that could beat what she offered in her hauntingly beautiful illustrations that seem to bring up the dark beautiful feel of a Brothers Grimm fairytale.
Kevin Cantrell Studio
I don’t even know what to say about this guy. Check out his work, and hate yourself. An approach reminiscent of the art deco style of the 20’s and 30’s, everything Kevin touches, from a simple storefront to wine labels, to playing cards, comes out with a stunning flair of elegance.
This is a new follow of ours but a delightful and inspiring one nonetheless. This agency appeals to our love of vintage items from bygone eras. The photography, imagery, and storytelling are extraordinary. Each post runs far deeper than the beautiful image but gives insight to the love behind the work. Seriously, I’ve teared up like 3 times just flipping through their posts. Most of which are more of the teams’ journey in their life and work rather than mere images of the finished project. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is.