FCB Inferno created this awesome campaign for the BMW British Touring Car Championship, which celebrates 60 years of the competition. To do so, they enlisted a number of illustrators and designers to bring to life the different eras in which the competition has taken place. Each execution shows the cars of the time and most importantly to us design fans – nods to the design trends of the time – from the 60s all the way through to the about ten years ago.
Check them out below!
Big Thor Energy Drink is a Brazilian energy drink with a really fun name and a great appetite for illustration. This new packaging concept, made by Typedstudio in collaboration with illustrator Gabriel Bueno is just so much fun. We love the high-energy look and feel of the illustration.
In a world that is increasingly digital, we really appreciate illustrators like Arabella Simpson. She uses pencils and paper to create her work, which is limited and informed by the size of the paper she is working on. By throwing together seemingly incongruous images, inspired by the objects and world around her, she is able to create a unique style that is immediately recognisable.
We love it!
Check out more of her work 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!
There’s nothing we love more than seeing the students and lecturers at the Stellenbosch Academy do well and this piece of news covers both! Marike le Roux (our HOD for Discourse and Illustration) and Monique Groenewald (a third year student) entered thePicture This! International Children’s Book Competition 2018 in May. We’ve just heard that they are winners!
Each year only three illustrators are chosen from each country (SA, UK, Belgium / Netherlands and Germany) and with both Monique and Marike winning, two out of the three SA winners are from the Academy!
Amazing work – we’re so proud!
You can learn more about their achievements here.
This campaign by thjnk Zurich for Bio Suisse uses some really smart visual thinking along with great illustration to get its point across. It’s a rather complicated point to communicate – that organic food production is also good for local animal life. There must be an endless number of ways one might be able to represent this visually, but this route chosen by thjnk is really clever. These foods which can stand in for parts of these local animals are just perfect!
See more below.
Fran Caballero is a Glasgow-based illustrator with a style that is at once both simple and frenetic. Colourful but not overbearing. Somewhat inspired by older illustration styles, and yet entirely modern at the same time. These contradictions are what make his work so appealing.
Whether it’s crazy wrestling bodies with intertwined legs and arms or people clinking bottles together – his touch is apparent.
You can see more of his work on his website here.