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Design Curiosities: Giacomo Bagnara

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Giacomo Bagnara is a Verona-based illustrator and graphic designer. He has a masters degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano, which took me a bit by surprise. It does explain his affinity for architecture illustrations I suppose. I really like his approach to color and texture. It’s a style that’s familiar for sure, but he’s definitely making it his own. You should check out his client list, very impressive.

Curiosities: Amy Judd

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Amy Judd’s paintings are exquisite and a great example of contemporary surrealism. The clothing or lack there of in some cases is really breath-taking; the way she paints the female form is lovely. In this series, the faces are obscured by various natural objects. Her more recent Avian work, featured here, explores the “enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and birds found in traditional mythologies and folklores.”

Design Curiosities: Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers is a Brooklyn-based painter, illustrator, and writer. He has written and illustrated multiple critically acclaimed children’s books, and his fine art has been exhibited around the world. Jeffers was born in Australia, but was raised in Northern Ireland, where he graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001. Most recently, Jeffers worked with U2 on the music video and vinyl sleeve artwork for their latest track Ordinary Love.

Design Curiosities: Michael Kirkham

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Ran across Michael Kirkham’s beautiful illustration work in the New Yorker the other day. Love it when he uses isometric projection! Really nice work.

Design Curiosities: Whitney Museum Identity

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Stellar identity work by Amsterdam-based, Experimental Jetset for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Whitney was established in 1930, and is wholly devoted to the art of the United States, showcasing a wide range of both twentieth-century and contemporary American art. I like everything about this. It’s unconventional, dynamic, sophisticated, and unapologetically flexible. Most importantly, it understands its audience and is going to serve the Whitney well. Check out Experimental Jetset’s website here for a more in-depth look at the rationale and process behind the new identity.