Mikey Burton's Experimental Food Illustration Blog, Barrel Body

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 18, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: Design, food, illustration
Illustrator and designer Mikey Burton loves food. In fact, he loves food so much that he's been documenting everything he eats. 

I recently stumbled upon Burton's blog, Barrel Body, which appears to be a playground of sorts for him: a place to try new styles, take chances and "get weird" with his designs. It's a nice reminder that a designer/illustrator should always keep playing to keep their craft fresh.



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Josh Cochran's #StoryoftheOpen Billboard for the U.S. Open

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 17, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Art, Illustration
Tags: advertising, painting, sports
New York illustrator Josh Cochran just wrapped up his 15 day #StoryoftheOpen billboard project, commissioned by the U.S. Open. 

The concept (by DDB for USTA) was to capture and paint this year's most memorable daily moments at the Open. The best of each day would then be painted by Cochran on a billboard at the entrance of the Midtown Tunnel. 

It was a complete joy to keep up with the project over the course of Open, and to see what Josh was going to paint next.


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Moniker Designs Herman Miller's Illustrative Advocacy Report

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 16, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Information Design, Typography
Tags: branding, illustration
San Francisco studio Moniker, which is run by one of my favorite designers and illustrators, Brent Couchman, recently designed Herman Miller's report on environmental advocacy, inclusiveness and diversity. 
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"Women in Clothes," Real Women on the Why Behind What They Wear

Curator: Rodrigo Corral
date: September 5, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, Fashion
You can take the title at its word. "Women in Clothes," the new book out by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton (and 639 others), is quite literally about the clothes women wear. 

Beyond the cover illustration by Shapton, the concept of the book is just so good. It’s about getting dressed and the decisions women make when they perform this act. The content is based on responses to surveys from a huge group of women, and there’s nothing obvious, trendy or cliché about what they say. It was designed to expose why women wear, not what they wear, and it does just that.  
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How Did Artist Andrew Archer Get His Knack for Color? By Eating Crayons as a Kid

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 29, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: illustration
Few artists make my eyes water the way Andrew Archer’s illustration do. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist creates sublime compositions accompanied by delicate and precise line work. However, I believe the real key to his work is his affinity for color. 
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