Artist Spotlight: Steph Lau

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A selection of personal and commissioned work by artist Steph Lau. Art artist new york Steph Lau

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Stuart Semple's physical Artistic License means everyone can now officially be an artist

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In recent years, Stuart Semple has perhaps been best known for his hilarious spat with Anish Kapoor in response to the latter's purchase of exclusive artistic rights to the "world's blackest material", Vantablack, in 2016. I'm an artist, but no one gave me permission to do it.

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Artists transform a giant, disused water tower into a psychedelic flower bed

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Colour plays a big role in our work and how we create," say the artists. All images courtesy of JustKids.

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Artist Spotlight: Kseniya Galper

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Painting artist boston editor pick illustrator Kseniya Galper member painter painting submissionA selection of work by Boston-based painter and illustrator Kseniya Galper. Kseniya Galper on Instagram.

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Webinar Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Penguin celebrates 85 years with gorgeous prints by leading artists

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In celebration of 85 years publishing some of the world's greatest books, Penguin is releasing five commemorative prints by some of its leading artists, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust.

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The ultimate 2020 Christmas gift guide for artists and designers

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Each year, we at Creative Boom thoroughly enjoy pulling together lots of creative gift ideas for the festive season, with a particular focus on the artists and designers in your life. This cute stocking filler will appeal to artists and aspiring painters alike.

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AI 'artist' creates new work inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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And to prove the point, they've launched ten new images by their 'AI artist' STiCH, inspired by iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. All images courtesy of the artist. Can computers paint?

Artist Spotlight: Giorgiko

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Art artist Duo Giorgiko illustration los angeles paintingGiorgiko (pronounced jee-OR-jee-koh) is the product of a collaborative experiment between Darren and Trisha Inouye melding minimal, expressive character illustration with large-scale classical painting. Giorgiko. Giorgiko’s Website. Giorgiko on Instagram.

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Artist Spotlight: Clément Thoby

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Drawing artist Clément Thoby drawings illustrator paris pastelA selection of pastel drawings by Paris-based illustrator and background designer Clément Thoby. Clément Thoby’s Website. Clément Thoby on Instagram.

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Reader Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

Artist Coco Lom celebrates Hackney's community spirit in 30-foot mural

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Artist and designer Coco Lom's distinctive style mixes a bold, bright colour palette with black and white patterns, often created using a photocopier.

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Best Mechanical Pencils for Artists & Designers in 2021

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That quote, from the legendary cartoonist Chuck Jones perfectly illustrates the importance of a pencil in the hand of a designer or artist. Mr. Jones’ inspiring words inspired us to take a closer look at the best mechanical pencils for artists and designers in 2021.

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Artist Spotlight: Andrés Lozano

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Art Andrés Lozano artist drawing illustration london paintingAndrés Lozano. Andrés Lozano’s Website. Andrés Lozano on Instagram.

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Beat the January slump with these essential tips from leading artists and illustrators

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Fret not though, for Hazel and fellow top artists Emile 'BloodBros' Holmewood and Seb Westcott have advice on getting over the New Year slump. This year hasn't been so bad for her, actually; several new projects have popped up for the artist, along with a few teaching gigs.

“Lockdown Collages” by Artist Nico Krijno

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Collage artist cape town collage Nico Krijno photography

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Artist Spotlight: Charlotte Trounce

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Painting artist Charlotte Trounce illustrator london paintingLondon-based illustrator Charlotte Trounce. Charlotte Trounce’s Website. Charlotte Trounce on Instagram.

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Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Taylor

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Bio: Eleanor Taylor is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Hastings, UK. In 2019 she was accepted onto the Varda Artists Residency and spent two months in California living on a boat and making work. Art artist Eleanor Taylor illustration illustrator Norwich College of Art royal college of art ukEleanor Taylor. My work centres around atmospheric landscapes that are both real and imagined.

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Paper artist Sam Pierpoint's charming animation calls for sustainable fashion

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Paper artist Sam Pierpoint was recently commissioned by Greenhouse PR to create a short paper-cut animation for PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), which calls for more sustainable clothing.

Barbican Brutalism triumphs over Olympics disappointment for artist MAMIMU

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Sticking true to this adage is London-based Japanese artist/graphic designer MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson). There's a saying in Japanese that goes "Fall down seven times, stand up eight". Her collaboration with CULT VISION, an eyewear boutique in London's Barbican, was planned to mark the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in their shop window.

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“Konvergenz” by Artist Maarten Rots

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A lovely series by Dutch artist Maarten Rots. Working in the medium of photography, “Konvergenz” explores the area around sommergalerieZöbing (Zöbing am Kamp, Austria), where he stayed as an artist in residence in 2019.

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Artist Spotlight: Vicki Ling

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Art artist chicago editor pick illustrator member submission vicki lingVicki Ling. Vicki Ling’s Website. Vicki Ling on Instagram.

“Fortuitous Encounter” by Artist Lenard Smith

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'A Letter in Mind' sees over 500 artists specially customise the humble envelope

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Over 500 artists, including Dame Zandra Rhodes, Grayson Perry, Chantal Joffe, Paul Thurlby, Ann Kiernan, Ishbel and Morag Myerscough are taking part in fundraising exhibition 'A Letter in Mind' for NHS hospital charity The National Brain Appeal.

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As the UK government urges creatives to retrain, Stuart Semple reveals his 'Artist Job Centre' in London

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As the British government launches a new campaign to encourage creatives nationwide to retrain and find employment elsewhere (ahem), Stuart Semple has launched the Artist Job Centre in the heart of London's theatreland. Stuart Semple, Artist Job Centre. Stuart Semple, Artist Job Centre.

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Pixel artist Jason Tammemagi shares his love of cyberpunk, retrowave and 1980s culture

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But he's also the pixel artist behind passion project, Genuine Human Art – an appealing showcase of pixel artworks inspired by cyberpunk and retrowave. Jason Tammemägi is best known for his Dublin-based children's television work, Mooshku.

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“Pandemic Life” by Artist Andy Busc

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by artist Andy Busc (previously featured here ). Drawing Andy Busc artist drawing illustration los angelesAndy Busc’s Website. Andy Busc on Instagram.

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“M M IV” by Artist Marina Mika

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Illustration artist berlin editor pick illustration illustrator Marina Mika member submissionMarina Mika. Marina Mika’s Website. Marina Mika on Instagram.

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Artist Spotlight: Martin Veigl

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Graphic artist Neil Keating maps Liverpool's alternative scene

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Graphic artist and illustrator Neil Keating has designed for M.D. It won't shock you to know that gentrification is still happening, with the latest casualty being Liverpool's independent and community radio station Melodic Distraction (M.D.).

Creative Boom's top picks for 2021 Calendars by artists and designers

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We just can't get enough of British artist Alan Fears and his welcome annual calendar, bringing colour and humour into our homes once again. This Is Your Year.Probably calendar by Loz Ives of Idle Letters. I don't think we've ever been so pleased to see the end of a year.

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8 Graphic Design & Branding Services for Musicians, Bands & Artists

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Standing out in a unique way is more crucial now than ever, which has led many musicians down the path of working with visual artists. Album covers are the most commonly used promotional tool in a music artist’s toolbox. Pro tip: Motion cover art has become widely popular on Instagram and many artists post 5-10 second videos with visual effects layered on top of their previously-made cover art. Artist credit: Downlink. Have your artist gather images they want to use.

Artist Spotlight: Bahati

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Painting artist bahati painter paintings

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“Healing” by Artist Evan M. Cohen

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Another lovely comic from New York-based artist and illustrator Evan M. Comics artist comic editor pick Evan M Cohen member submissionCohen (previously featured here ). I can see the forest. In the distance, I can hear my name.

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Artist Spotlight: Abang

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Illustration Abang artist illustration seoulAbang. Abang’s Website. Abang on Instagram.

Artist Spotlight: Nicolás Romero

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Painting artist ever Nicolás Romero Nicolás Romero Escalada paintingNicolás Romero (previously featured here). Nicolás Romero’s Website. Nicolás Romero on Instagram.

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New graphic novel by illustrator Elisa Macellari tells the fascinating story of cult artist Yayoi Kusama

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Deemed as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, Yayoi Kusama is often called the "princess of polka dots" with her dot-covered artworks gaining cult status around the world.

9 Best Illustration & Drawing Courses for Artists (Free & Paid)

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Did you ever want to be an artist growing up? Maybe you reached that goal and work in graphic design but for some of us, maybe we didn’t possess the natural skill or talent that the best artists in the world have. The Best Free & Paid Illustration & Drawing Courses for Artists.

“Visages du temps” by Artist Sammy Stein

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Art artist book comics Matière Sammy Stein

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New film shares life in lockdown for artists with Down's syndrome

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Heart & Sold is a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supports visual artists with Down's syndrome. Artists in Lockdown has been created by filmmaker Chris Kenward (whose brother David is featured in the film) and produced by Heart & Sold. It explores the lives of fifteen visual artists from seven different countries, looking at how they have continued to make art during this challenging time.

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