1. Charles Williams (Illustrator and Typographer)
Charles has a very bright, colourful and abstract approach to his artwork with a unique and creative flare that makes it very interesting to look at. Charles work has inspired me to use bright colours in some of my work. I also like how he’s work is made up of loads of different shapes to create the whole image as you can see from the portrait and the parrot. The typography is interesting as well considering the word that i’ve shown uses the whole page so it’s not just a boring black background.
Link 1: http://www.behance.net/madeup
Here are two links to some of his work.
2. Chris LaBrooy (Artist/Designer)
Chris is a London based designer designing pieces for nike and London transport. He’s work is also very abstract and different from other peoples which makes it so good. Chris’ work has inspired me to incorporate typography into my drawings and designs and to also think about using different materials to build up my design. As you can see chris had used what looks like fluffy pipe cleaners to create a shoe. I will take this and make my own shoe design based on using materials you wouldn’t normally use for a shoe.
Link 1: http://www.behance.net/chrislabrooy
Link 2: http://www.chrislabrooy.com
Here are two links to some of his work
3. SAWDUST (Graphic Designer)
SAWDUST is another London based designer who is very simplistic and creative with his designs. SAWDUSTs typography is very very good. I love how it’s so simplistic and a clear instead of being very detailed and clustered and hard to make out what the words say. He has inspired me to keep my typography simple yet unique. The simple look will work really well on my shoe poster because of the fact it is so clear and easy to read. Below is a photograph of a pair of Jordan’s that has he’s logo for Blake Griffins basketball shoes. This is interesting because he has a photo of the shoe on again another simplistic background but works really well. I think I will put my shoe drawings on a background like this along with some typography and information to create and simple yet affective advertisement piece.
Link 1: http://www.behance.net/sawdust
Link 2: http://madebysawdust.co.uk
Some of his work.
4. Alex Trochut (Typographer and Designer)
Alex has done work for Addidas, Nike and Puma which is good for me considering I’m doing my work based around a shoe. He has incorporated parts of the shoe into the words and also incorporated flag colours into the shoe. This is good inspiration and has given me a few ideas. I like he’s logo and how he has created the letter ‘A’ out of what looks like a crystal formation which is interesting. I think I may try something like this for a logo to go onto my finished piece.
Link 1: http://www.behance.net/trochut
Link 2: http://www.alextrochut.com/#/works
Some of his work.