I recently came across the 508 Calendar, and think it’s awesome. It’s about like what it sounds. But, this calendar is not a calendar in a conventional sense, meaning it tells you what date falls on which day. Instead, it features 508 drawings in a day-to-day calendar format, where you can view a new drawing each day for 508 days. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have the 508 calendar than some generic 365 day calendar.
What if you don’t want 508 drawings though? What if you only want, like, 12? Don’t worry — you can buy individual sheets, too!
All images via 508 Calendar website.
My graduate program, MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice, has some super amazing illustrators visit. They critique our work, run workshops, and give lectures. The first year students have been working with Tomi Vollauschek, who is one half of FL@33, a multidisciplinary design studio run out of London.
Together with his partner Agathe Jacquillat, they work on a variety of projects. And when I say variety, I mean variety. They publish books, develop identities, illustrate, design clothing, and more. It’s really inspiring to see this type of range. When so many are focused on a specific style, I like to see those that aren’t — ones that utilize problem solving as the main medium in which they work.
All images via Fl@33.
Again, check out their website. There is so much more to look at!
Olle Eksell was a Swedish graphic designer and illustrator, known for his simple designs and bold illustrations.
He worked with logos, posters, illustration, book covers, packaging over the course of his career. In addition, Olle Eksell also collaborated with the great American designer, Paul Rand, also a favorite of mine.
Olle’s style, as I’ve mentioned on the blog before, shifts depending on the type of client he had, or visual problem he needs to solve. All of them have an evidence of his hand, though, with an illustrative solution.
All images via the Olle Eksell website.