—Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
Four years ago today, our friend and colleague Shigeo Fukuda, the great graphic sensei, passed on into the next dimension. Japan’s consummate visual communicator, Fukuda-san is known around the world as a playful prankster, a modern-day Escher, and an imaginative creator who “dramatically shattered cultural and linguistic barriers with his universally recognizable style.”
Perhaps Alan Fletcher described him the best (in Masters of the 20th Century): “Shigeo Fukuda is a star in the design firmament—on second thought, maybe he’s more of a comet.” Fukuda-san—there’s no doubt that you’ll continue to light up our heaven…
Shown above a few samples of Fukuda-san’s engaging posters.
I’m unsure how Emily‘s illustrative work came to my attention… but I like it.
By a street artist named Pejak…
Somewhere in greater New York
Matt Hunsberger has been drawing calendars for each of the past 6 years. His 2014 calendar features a different geography fact for each day of the year…
See it in full size (or buy a print of it) here.
Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba
Evelin Richter‘s latest commission, Awaiting Serendipity, was completed and delivered just in time for Christmas. The hand-built ceramic sculptural piece (345mm x 180mm x 435mm) is glazed in antique silver and includes an old hand drill, mounted on a wooden base.
You rock, Girlfriend!
Illustrator Pawel Kuczynski portrays today’s social, political, and cultural realities with his thought-provoking work…
See more here.
French painter Bernard Durin (1940-1988) became smitten with beetles in the summer of 1972 as he tramped the countryside in Provence. His artist’s eye aroused by the galaxies of insect life, he eventually found his necessary models at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, which gave him access to its trove of preserved insects… (read more and see more images here).