Space Oddity kind of freaked me out when I was a kid, so it probably wouldn’t have been my first choice for a kid’s book. But, Andrew Kolb has changed my mind; his illustrations of David Bowie’s classic are great. His book hasn’t been published, but you can download a PDF here. Oh, and check out this crazy Space Oddity “video.”
UPDATE: As many of you have probably noticed, Andrew Kolb isn’t offering the book for download from his site. He has in fact obscured the lyrics and title on the images he has on his site. You can however, view all of the pages at Wired.com.
Hello! We’ve decided to start a new, recurring post on Mondays called “flickr Mondays. We’ll be posting about artists of all kinds that we find via flickr. We hope you all enjoy!
This week’s feature is Kat Heyes…someone I’ve been gaga over for some time now. She is not only a wonderful photographer, but, also a really talented illustrator. Here are just a few shots I found on her flickr site that I’m in love with.
What can I say about Josh Cooley‘s take on Little Golden BooksMovies R Fun that they don’t already say for themselves? Not much, but, I think they are great. Luckily, he has compiled the illustrations into a book and is making “High quality, ‘classy’ prints” that will be available at Comic-Con this year.
I’m particularly enjoying this week’s French Friday (from Words & Eggs) featuring these fantastic imagesfound in pilllpat’s album Milliat (1933-34). There is something simultaneously lovely, creepy and hysterical about the illustrations â€” like there is a weird ghost trying to escape the little boy’s body.
I’ve been a fan of Kate Bingaman-Burt’s ongoing project Obsessive Consumption for quite some time. If you aren’t familiar with it, I recommend spending some time checking out the tons of illustrations she has on flickr .
Now she is working on a new project and she wants your mixtapes. Mixtapes have played an important role in my life â€” if I can unearth some of the mixtape masterpieces that Sivan and I made, I will definitely send them in. Read below for Kate’s description of the project and submission information:
It is official. Mixtapes are almost impossible to find in the wild. Big thrift stores don’t carry them, small thrift stores sometimes have them, but not often. People are more likely to throw away or keep a mixtape instead of donating them to their local thrift store. Even when you donate to the goodwill they throw them away.
So, I want to draw your mixtapes. I want your sad songs, you love jams, your sing at the top of your lungs car tunes, your break-up tape, your make-up tape and your BFF-4evah cassette.
I am only drawing the tape. If you want to participate, please snap a picture of the best side of your favorite tape and email it to me or upload it to your flickrstream and let me know.
I am really enjoying Marc Johns’ drawings. He has so many that are so awesome that it’s very difficult to choose a favorite, but here are some that I thought are pretty great. Check out a ton more of his work, or just go ahead and buy his book.
We’re firm believers that a logo needs to work equally well in black-and-white as it does in color. Logo Design Love has compiled an awesome selection of logos that work fantastically in one color and put their negative space to great use.
And while we’re on the topic of negative space, have you seen Noma Bar‘s work? He has a new book, so his illustrations have been floating around on a lot of blogs in the past few weeks, but for good reason. His work is just awesome.
TOP: Ogden Plumbing logo by Astuteo (left); Guild of Food Writers logo by 300million (right) BOTTOM: Martin Newcombe Property Maintenance logo by buddy (left); WWF
By Sir Peter Scott, modified by Landor (right)
Si Scott is an illustrator/designer who has a distinctive (and widely imitated) explosive organic growth line style. Since exploding on the scene a few years back, he’s been all over the place. Here’s a few somewhat lesser-seen examples of his type work. If his work is new to you, please do yourself a favor and look at the rest.
Most of his typographic work uses bold sans serif type interspersed with fluid growth. All of it is done by hand with pen and ink!