Living in Moscow, Russia, Aleksey Baydakov specialises in bringing characters to life. A little bit dark, a little bit awesome, I am just totally digging his style.
I’m a sucker for a beautiful classic car, but I’m even more of a sucker for a cool movie car – from Ecto-1 to the Batmobile, the A-Team’s van to the Blues Brothers’ car, not to mention Kit… but I’ll stop right there because obviously Ido Yehimovitz feels the same way.
When I first discovered the Adult Swim cartoons, such as Harvey Birdman Attourney at Law, Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros, well I just about thought I had stumbled across the best thing ever! Politically incorrect, violently ridiculous and unbelievably awesome – I was hooked from the word go. I found a kindred spirit in the work of Man-Tsun whose amazing renditions of my favourite Adult Swim characters has brightened an otherwise dreary Sunday.
Based in Brooklyn, NY Patrick Arrasmith has an amazing knack for creating beautiful book cover and editorial illustrations. Sinister undertones, brazen ideas, dark colours, stark subjects. Love it!
Today I’ve been checking out the awesome editorial illustrations of Tim Bower. Tim became a commercial artist at the age of 10, and since then has been drawing up a storm for clients such as Time, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, Esquire, GQ, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Playboy and an almost neverending list of prestigious reads.
Growing up, Dr Who was a staple of my evening viewing, despite the nightmares some of the episodes would give me! Tom Baker was the quintessential Doctor for my generation (1976ers), but with the reload of Dr Who in 2005 the series was back better than ever grabbing hold of the imaginations of a new audience with both hands and squishing their brain into a whole new groove of sic-fi awesome. Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith made me fall in love with Dr Who all over again, and coming up is a very special event celebrating 50 years of Tardis time and space travel. On the 23 November (UK time) the BBC will simulcast globally to 75 countries (Sunday morning 24 November for us here in Australia) a very special film – Day of The Doctor. Put it in you calendar or be exterminated!
Findig little hidden gems on the inter webs is always a happy way to spend Sunday and my latest discovery is Hello Shane. Based in Paris, France his work is a mix of awesome typography and funky illustration.
I’ve always been a sucker for propaganda posters from China, especially those from the 1970s and 80s, and so it was easy to fall in love with the work of Quentin Shih, a self-taught photographer and film maker born in Tianjin, China but who now spends his time between Beijing and New York. His amazing photos have appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire.
What if we could chronicle a Super Hero’s life from cradle to grave? The highs, lows, cheeky moments, perils, victories? How would their clothing work with their ageing bodies? Could they still stop bad guys despite a wrinkled brow? The Swedish born artist Andreas Englund has envisaged just that with this amazing series, following our Hero as he heads out on his first mission, through his prime years and then finally we see our Hero as he progresses into the sunset of his years. So wonderful!
Fusing as he puts it ‘elements of alchemy and evolution’ the work of Apeseven just keeps getting better and better. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Apeseven (aka George Hambov) imagine’s life not as it should be but as it could be, which in anyone’s book is a million times more interesting! As Dixon Bainbridge point’s out in Season 1 of The Mighty Boosh, it’s “a kind of twisted poetry”.