Alex Konahin

Alex Konahin

Latvian based illustrator Alex Konahin uses ink and fine liners to create millimetre perfect sketches that often involve a feel and look that mirrors regal furniture, furnishings or general decor with a hint of floral movement about it. Have a look at some of his incredible work on this blog.


Wonderland, Interview with Designers about Clients

If you’re an aspiring design or creative student of any type, this will probably apply to you.

A short but brilliantly filmed documentary that covers the creative industry from a business point of view. It tells the truth about developing through the creative world and what to expect. Featuring interviews with David Lewandowski, Elliott Rausch, Jon Contino and Peter Kote.

Magnet Art in Brighton!

Fancy having your work turned into a magnet? 

Brighton Open – ‘An Exhibition of Modern Magnetic Art’ is open for submissions until 1st April

Send up to two images to the link below – they will be exhibiting along Brighton seafront on May 7th!

Swatch Young Illustrators Award 2010

The Swatch Young Illustrators Award is an unique competition awarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics.

The award encourages and supports designers in their artistic practice and offers an international and worldwide recognized platform.

In three categories, illustrative art works, art projects with graphic influences, animations, installations and book art objects qualify for submission.

A jury, consisting of international art directors, well-known illustrators and publishers, will nominate artists in each category in October 2010.

At Direktorenhaus in Berlin, the “Illustrators Night” will take place on November 5th, where the nominations will be celebrated with an exhibition and a party.

Deadline for submissions is October 22, 2010. Register here.

Paper Cuts

Madebyjulene is the paper-cut art of British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison.

Julene creates hand-cut custom paper-cut artwork for you. Terrific gifts for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries (the first wedding anniversary is paper!).

Peter Crawley: Stiched Illustrations

Peter’s series of illustrations that replace the pencil with cotton thread include abstract line studies and iconic buildings.

Telling it with pictures instead …

17hMaria Kalman is an illustrator, author and designer. She adds to her blog, “And The Pursiut of Happiness”, once a month, exploring ideas on American democracy through her paintings and hand-written words.