illustration

Chineasy

Chineasy

Chineasy, a creative approach to learning languages. London based, Taipei born ShaoLan has created a fantastic learning tool for people who want to learn Chinese as a language (people like me!!). Chinese characters are as beautiful as they are complex making them fantastically wonderful to gaze at. But! Stare at it all day long and […]

In Which Mariusz Tarkawian Predicts The Future Of Contemporary Art

In Which Mariusz Tarkawian Predicts The Future Of Contemporary Art

I’m sure that, like writers, artists are not immune to creative block. For renowned artists especially, the pressure to come up with something innovative that keeps pace with the fresh onslaught of new contemporaries graduating every year is no mean feat. If reading the runic social media stones and riding the cultural zeitgeist proves too […]

Heather Cheung

Heather Cheung

I’ve just returned from New Designers (Week One) at the Design Business Centre in London where I had the opportunity to exhibit my graduate collection and get an insight into the work of my fellow 2013 design graduates from around the UK. My next few articles here at Pinso will place focus on the graduate […]

Answers on a Postcard: Mr Bingo’s First Class Hate Mail

Answers on a Postcard: Mr Bingo’s First Class Hate Mail

  Congratulations! You’re Awesome! Good Luck With Your New Job! Happy Anniversary Baby! Greetings cards – get a grip. This is the age of austerity, unemployment and broken dreams, and the card industry needs to reflect that. It’s (probably) a fact that sales for cards relating gainful employment to some kind of congratulatory sentiment have […]

Charlotte Langstroth

Charlotte Langstroth

My articles from Pinso have been a little lacking recently but all with good reason; I’ve just completed my final University project and have set up for an exhibition. So I guess there is no better time than the present to introduce you to my work. For the past few years I’ve studied Textile Design […]

Piia Põdersalu

Piia Põdersalu

Cultural influence is everywhere in the work of illustrator and surface pattern designer Piia Põdersalu. Born in Estonia and currently residing and designing in Israel, Piia states of her passion to fulfil her purpose as an artist by experiencing different cultures and this is very apparent in her body of work. Where cultural influence varies […]

Alive Without Breath by Keng Lye

Alive Without Breath by Keng Lye

It is a piece of art but you might mistake it for a cruel dish or a misplaced pet if you’d find it on a dinner table. Keng Lye’s work merges sculpture with painting as he creates hyper-realistic  small scale under-water creatures. Keng Lye, Singapore based artist, creates these unbelievably realistic paintings by painting on […]

Typography Love

Typography Love

Chris Labrooy typography designer, illustrator and art directer has created these amazing funky font graphics. Below, Tours of the Future a commission by AT&T was produced by Labrooy, his undertakings were the concept, the modelling and the rendering. Tours of the Future looks great with the giant bubble writing being rendered into the facade of a building with glass and concrete – I […]

Johanna Basford – Wonderbeasts

Johanna Basford – Wonderbeasts

Details from Edinburgh Fringe Festival There is no better time than the present to write about Wonderbeasts, a new interactive drawing project by Aberdeen based illustrator and self-proclaimed ‘ink evangelist’ Johanna Basford. Johanna creates delicate, hand crafted drawings exclusively in black and white that feature tiny details with main inspirations from flora and fauna, usually […]

Ninocka

Ninocka

Based in Surrey self taught designer Illustrator Ninocka aka Nina Ostensen-Hocevar creates an array of designs in illustration, graphic design and branding. Ninocka’s quirky styled designs are often humorous and appeal to both children and adults with her designs encompassing bright colours and heavy outlines indicating an innocent light hearted mood in her images. Love Hen Inspired by her home country Slovenia […]

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