I bookmarked graphic designer and illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson‘s website after seeing him on Grain Edit. His website is chock full of nice illustrations for a variety of clients including the New York Times Magazine, the Economist, Monocle and Readymade Magazine.
Here’s a series of bugs made from “household and other objects.” I especially love the bugs of the top row.
Design for the Tiny Showcase letterpress series
From his collection of various vector illustrations:
Screen print design for Early Griffin Press:
Header illustrations for FormFiftyFive (the header changed each day as the crab made its way across the desk)
I took my Katie Kirk “Sugar” print and my Blanca Gomez “Thinking” print to the frame shop today. Very excited to get those nicely framed and up on my wall.
I have some cute new friends, and I can’t wait for you to meet them tomorrow…
Three new favorites I’ve stumbled across recently (I couldn’t choose just one) for Design Thursday.
I am crazy in love with Grain Edit, which focuses on graphic design from the 1950s to the 1970s and current designers who draw inspiration from that period:
(Grain Edit #1 limited edition t-shirt designed by Invisible Creature)
(Above images both by Esther Aarts, a terrific Dutch illustrator, designer and typographer)
(Neither Fish Nor Fowl‘s Jim Datz. Read the Grain Edit interview here.)
And here is Steve Mack, of Spot Illustration, whose fabulous holiday cards were featured on Paper Crave earlier this week (see lots more holiday card designs on the Spot Illustration blog):
Also, I am the very happy owner of this “Sugar” print by Katie Kirk of Eight Hour Day. When you hold the print in your hands, the gold ink is *so* pretty.
Her Etsy shop is here.
I could look at these illustrations all day.