Posts in the Category: Illustration

80’s Synthwave Vibes

The vibrant work of Canadian self-proclaimed ‘visual synthwave artist’ James White caught my eye recently. I actually went out of my way to find more of his work after seeing a piece on Pinterest. This is a rare occurrence for me, especially while sifting through an endless sea of images that more or less all look quite similar. […]

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Valentine Round-Up

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s day, you can probably agree that it’s a great excuse for some fun design. I’ve rounded up some of my favourites here.     — Heather Allan Peters for Way to Grow   Ken Barber   Carolina Buzio for Pinterest   Wells Collins and Graham Clifford   Luke Bott […]

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100 Day Drawing Challenge Week 1

A bunch of us here at FAC have decided to participate in a 100 day drawing challenge. The rules are simple. One drawing a day, every day, for a 100 days. We rotate who picks the theme every week. Spend as much or as little time as you want per drawing. It’s so cool to […]

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Dietlind Wolf

I know that it’s never a good idea to be looking at food photography when you’re hungry, but naturally I was browsing through some photos and came across Dietlind Wolf’s elegant photo series. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Wolf is a multi-disciplinary designer that has worked on various projects centred around design, food styling and photography. Not because I’m […]

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Gangster Doodles

Marlon Sassy is a name you can’t really forget, and his Gangster Doodles are equally as brilliant as his surname. Using only butter yellow post-it notes and your standard set of five highlighters, the Doodles capture a broad range of ‘Gangsters’ at their finest, and do a fine job of it. What began as a way to pass the […]

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PEOPLE

The rest of the world has been buzzing about French born, Berlin based illustrator Blexbolex for some time, but I only recently got my hands on one of his books. A screen-printer by training, Blexbolex has an amazing nack for simple yet beautiful illustrations that appeal to children and adults alike. ‘People’, translated from the […]

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Fading Bold

Embedded in this fast-paced technology driven world, we are often intrigued by the simplicity of the pre-tech era and moved by the forgotten past. It is this nostalgia that makes us value antiques, for their craft and for the number of untold stories they withhold. Sign making, once considered a trade slowly fading into extinction, […]

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Little Women

I began on a search for pizza related design or illustration work (we’re going out for team pizza next week, and thus have pizza on the mind) and instead stumbled upon this little Borrowers-esque gem. An absolute delight for the eyes, Marta Monteiro’s work captures the lives of tiny but feisty women living in a […]

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Summer…coming soon

Summer is starting to feel like it is just around the corner. The sunshine hours are creeping up (and our office is heating up) so I thought it would be fitting to write a post that honours some classic summer imagery. It’s fun to get excited and nostalgic about summer. It feels like we wait […]

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All the Buildings

  In light of a little project we’re working on here at FAC, it seemed an appropriate choice to share the work of James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator currently living in Brooklyn. Stating that, “I feel I should draw everything in the world at least once”, the illustrator takes on the challenge of drawing every […]

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Sidsel Draws

Danish illustrator Sidsel Sørensen brings her drawings to life in this animated music video for Danish band Saint Motel and their song Daydream/Wetdream/Nightmare. Each beautifully hand-illustrated frame tells the tale of unrequited love, set on a Danish fisherman’s island. The video, a “one-woman labour of love”, is Sidsel’s masters project from Designskolen Kolding. To top off the already magical […]

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Where Design meets Fantasy

It’s common knowledge around the office that I (Heather) like to listen to audiobooks while I work. After listening to the entire Harry Potter series twice in a row, I decided to move on to another, and settled on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, read by Roy Dotrice. I had […]

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Daily Dishonesty

We’ve been amusedly following Lauren Hom‘s hand-lettering blog, Daily Dishonesty, for a while now, and it still makes us laugh every time. On the blog, Lauren posts a series of hand-lettered posters, each containing a little lie that she’s told herself, and we can definitely relate. Daily Dishonesty is proof that dressing up a lie […]

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Brian’s Illustrator Picks: Little Friends of Printmaking

I have nothing but great things to say about this little husband-and-wife design and screenprinting team called Little Friends of Printmaking! These guys have been one of my all time favorite design groups because of their endless supply of quirky and fun illustrations. LFOP has done posters for every band imaginable, from DEVO to Flight […]

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The Bartkira Project

The Bartkira project is most definitely one of the coolest comic book projects, very much like the Star Wars Uncut (check it!) of comics. Bartkira is a project initiated/edited by James Harvey that mixes The Simpsons with the original Japanese manga series Akira by Ōtomo Katsuhiro. What is most interesting about Bartkira is that it is open to everybody […]

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2001 Reinterpreted

2001 is a project by recent Emily Carr University graduate Tevis Bateman. Reinterpretations may not be a new thing, but I was drawn to Tevis’ comic book version because it was such a departure from the grim dark tones of the movie. Using the film, Space Odyssey: 2001 as inspiration, I attempted to create a […]

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Brian’s Illustrator Picks: Mikkel Sommer

As many in the office may know, I love illustration and discovering new artists to inspire my own work. Working in a graphic design firm doesn’t mean that we exclusively surround ourselves with strictly design-related things, as much as I love admiring a beautifully crafted logo or word mark. So I figure I could start […]

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