Inspirational Artist Feature – Jason Freeny

These love-able prints and sculptures by artist Jason Freeny give you a new perspective on inanimate objects. His style revolves around creating internal organ and bone structures for pop-culture’s most love-able icons and characters. They’re cute yet disgusting, funny and quirky.

During the day, Jason works in Manhattan as a mild mannered Interface Designer. At night, when not watching cartoons, he can be found hunched over his computer developing works of candy colored madness… With the help of a youthful, overactive imagination, Jason creates smart, intricate illustrations that tickle the deviant intellect through a mix of hard graphics, pop iconography and wit.
(gelaskins.com artist page)

In a pool of artists with similar styles, Jason manages to create a look all his own, and that deserves a round of applause.

Gingerbread Man Pan 600 by Jason Freeny

Gingerbread Man Pan 600 by Jason Freeny


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Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak Remembered

Where The Wild Things Are - Cover

Where The Wild Things Are – Cover

Maurice Sendak, most notably the writer and illustrator of the children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, passed away today. There were many books I loved as a child, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, and of course Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Like the other author’s on my list, Mr. Sendak dared to do something different with his writing. He created a world of imperfect heroes, creepy characters, and dark story-lines.
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Inspirational Artist Feature – Ben O’Brien

Ben O’Brien, aka Ben the illustrator, is an artist based in the United Kingdom. His extreme use of pop-out color and notoriety makes this artist easy to spot. Like other successful artists, he’s made himself into a memorable brand that can be used in virtually any media, and has mastered the art of self-promotion. If you are looking for a great artist to follow on twitter who really pays attention to his followers, look no further than Ben. His twitter handle is @BenAndFi.

Omoiyari by Ben O'Brien

Omoiyari by Ben O’Brien


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Inspirational Artist Feature – Ebon Heath

Designer and sculptor Ebon Heath brings a new twist to typography. Add a touch of performance art and his type work truly comes alive. I love the contrast he creates between positive and negative space in each piece. In that respect, his kinetic sculpture installations remind me a bit of Calder’s work. I also find it interesting which words a phrases he chooses to highlight in each piece, telling a story from both the visual and the textual aspect. Ebon lives and works between Brooklyn, Berlin and Bali.

Font Sculpture by Ebon Heath

Font Sculpture by Ebon Heath
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Inspirational Artist Feature – Terada-Mokei

I love this, and could absolutely see a brand picking this up as part of a marketing campaign. The scenes created by artist Terada-Mokei are thought-provoking and intriguing.

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How apt for a great start to the week – the extremely intricate work of Terada-Mokei. His miniature paper architecture is simply stunning. He’s an architect, designer, modeler, and culinary specialist who creates these beautiful little worlds filled with minute details.

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