Sujin Kim is a South Korean illustrator who now lives and works in Japan. Her simple, funny illustration style is at once entirely contemporary and a bit of a throwback to 80s illustrators and comic artists like Ashleigh Brilliant. By the way if you haven’t looked at Ashleigh Brilliant’s work, we strongly suggest you do!
To see more of Sujin Kim’s incredibly funny work, take a look at her instagram page here.
Paul Paetzel is a German illustrator who was born and raised in Berlin. He has a busy, comics and sci-fi inspired illustration style that we can’t get enough of. Whether it’s futuristic cities, superheroes, monsters or just traffic jams – the narrative and detail in his work is plain to see. It’s really difficult to look at his work and not feel like a kid again, flipping through comics and magazines, getting excited by all the amazing drawings.
Give him a follow on instagram here, to see more of his work!
Tor Brandt is a Danish illustrator with a unique, very minimal style that is informed by underground comics. What we love here is how he is able to create such evocative scenes with so little. With very simple colour palettes and a real economy of line, these illustrations say so much – the mark of a true talent!
Visit Brandt’s site here.
We’ve been paying a lot of attention to gifs lately, as a new medium for advertising. We’ve seen some great work coming through, but what is very exciting is that gifs themselves are limited only by our imagination. Here, we can see amazing illustrations for Prada by Francois Berthaud that both tell a story and animate as well.
In a category like perfume, where it is so difficult to differentiate yourself (especially before someone has smelled the product) it is vital to do something different. If Prada continues in this vein, we can see some real great results for them!
After seeing something like this, who doesn’t want to ask for Prada Candy in store?
There is nothing we value more at the Academy more than process. It’s the only way you can produce great work, by putting in the hard hours at the beginning – and when you pour so much of yourself into a project, you can see it in the result.
Ulises Farinas is an illustrator and comic book artist and we though we’d share some of his process with you, so you can understand why comic book artists get so little sleep!
For more of his work, check out his website here.