Interview: Gary Taxali


Gary Taxali is a multi-talented designer, illustrator and artist. His playful style is reminiscent of the golden age of 1950’s advertising, where wholesome, larger than life characters such as the checkered suspendered, pompadoured smiling Bob’s Big Boy still reigned supreme (and were not ironic yet.) Taxali’s bold style has earned him dozens of clients, ranging from Rolling Stone, MTV, Lev’s and Converse just to name a few. Beautiful/Decay recently got the chance to interview Taxali.

 

Special Problems

Special Problems is a multi-disciplinary creative studio composed of Campbell Hooper, Darron Lilley and Joel Kefali. Their work fuses hand drawn, painted, video, animation and illustration–often recontextualized in new and surprising ways. They recently interviewed with Beautiful/Decay to discuss their design collective, their approach, and thought processes behind their videos.

 

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Klas Ernflo

Cute black and white drawings by Klas Ernflo.

ADE Creative Studio

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The stills don’t really do the group’s motion work justice. Their website also makes great use of fullscreen flash videos.

Manystuff cheap Christmas

660_1230144653One of my favorite graphic design blogs celebrates their Christmas cheaply in the spirit of the economic crisis. I, on the other hand, have not given in to holiday consumerism more than this year.

Nicholas Bohac

Nicholas Bohac creates psychedelic collage landscapes that fuse fantasy with images of urban and bucolic spaces. These landscapes reveal both the natural environment as well as man made structures within those spaces. Bohac is concerned with our current ecological climate and while the role of urban spaces is not overtly problematic, the works represent the struggle of control between man and nature.

Rainbow Monkey Markus Hofko

645_1229712823I’ve seen so much of this guy’s stuff around I wasn’t sure what to post. Nonetheless, he has so much to choose from!

Victor Boullet

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Social Hypocrite series by Victor Boullet.