Carine Brancowitz

 

This time of year can make each of us feel like we’re performing in our own respective juggling acts. Sometimes something as simple as being reminded to slow down and notice the little things can take some of the weight off, that’s what Carine Brancowitz‘s illustrations are doing for me right now. She flip-flops back and forth between unexpected color palettes and black and white, occasionally intermingling the two.

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Clover Robin

 

Illustrator Clover Robin clearly finds delight in all things botanical, a gal after my own heart. At first glance her work left me wondering whether it was drawn or collaged, and you know how I love it when I’m fooled by mediums! My walls are practically begging for a piece of her work to be hung upon them sometime soon.

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Daniela Gallego

 

Daniela Gallego is a Columbian illustrator with a wonderfully introspective, whimsical style. The washed out tones she favors convey all of those emotions even more deeply. Each piece makes me smile and immediately slip into the mindset of her subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Tallulah Fontaine via Front + Main

I’m taking a moment out of today’s craziness to wish everyone celebrating Thanksgiving a good one. I hope you’re stuffing yourself silly, reflecting on what it means to be thankful, and surrounded by the most important people in your life. Among so many other things I’m thankful for each and every one of you who stop by Design Crush and support me on this wild and crazy ride. Love to you and yours!

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Esthera Preda

 

Canadian illustrator Esthera “Estée'” Preda is kind enough to welcome us into an incredible world of her creation. Where rabbits have human faces, flowers grow out of the tops of heads, and rabbits are bipedal and ride around on skateboards.

As a child, she was read Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm fairy tales every night by her mother who escaped the iron curtain. She lived across the hall from her grand-mother who was prone to night terrors. Although, she had wonderful parents, one of her favorite pastimes was to pretend that she was an orphan so she could build, with her brothers and sister, multi-level cardboard houses in the summer and igloo villages in the winter. The world that her art exists in lies somewhere between those ephemeral seasons, night terrors and folk tales.

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Kristin Lidstrom

 

I love the way illustrator and book designer Kristin Lidstrom uses color in her work. It ends up feeling like another subject, making the viewer stop and take notice of its specific presence in each of her creations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Toma Vagner

 

Toma Vagner is a Russian-born, New York-livin’ illustrator. Her works are inspired by Japanese graphic design, technical manuals, Russian constructivism, and an ongoing stationery obsession that I can very much relate to. Each of Toma’s pieces feels a little technical and experimental, which makes for some super interesting outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ján Teplan

 

Ján Teplan is a Slovakian-born, London-based artist and architect who is often influenced by his surroundings and travel. His technical skills lend themselves well to the detail Ján incorporates into both his paintings and his illustrations. Isn’t it fantastic when one of our interests in life benefits another??

 

 

 

 

 

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