I believe I just took in my daily needed intake of design, color, typography, and humor in Adam Simpson’s wonderful collection of illustrations. My favorite has to be Trapped in an elevator for 41 hours. I’m sure you all remember that video. Terrible, terrible situation turned into a charming, funny illustration. My giggles are echoing around the B/D office as we speak.
Massachusetts based artist Sydney Hardin’s work questions the relationship between the female gender and the media and asks the viewer why over simplified representations of female sexuality are aimed at male and female consumers alike. I am really enjoying her work, not to mention the name of her website! ( http://www.giantvagina.com/ )
Otto Rap hides these grotesque imagery in a delicate, graphite-rendered haze. Otto’s illustrations exude a natural flow of dark noise that vibrates with raw energy. But the way he executes it all, in a kaleidoscope explosion of beautiful pattern making, is what really does it for me.