According to Wikipedia (and who doesn’t trust Wikipedia?), Bansky is “a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.” The fact that he merits a Wikipedia article is an indication of how famous Bansky has become. His worked has inspired many an artist to take their work to the streets. Nick Stern, a photographer, has even made a series of photographs mimicking his work. Fame hasn’t made him any easier to track down as his real identity remains a mystery. Bansky’s work is plastered all across Great Britain, many of them since painted over. In a recent interview, he was asked if he would like to donate a picture to charity to which he replied: “What are you? Blind? In which case maybe. I mostly support projects working to restore sight and prevent eye disease. Or ‘expanding the market’ as you might call it.”
INK is a UK-based, multi-award winning digital production studio that combines imagination and cutting edge digital technology to create beautifully crafted images for advertisements, production companies, and designers. They said: “Our idea is to deliver work that feels hand-crafted, made for a particular client, with the same attention to detail and sophistication expected of the leading brands we love to work with.” In their latest series, they integrated canine adorableness with WWII fighter planes. The result is a trio of planes that look vaguely like a beagle, a golden retriever, and a schnauzer. I sure hope they don’t spot a squirrel while in mid-air.
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Jean-Yves Lemoigne is the go-to guy if you want fun and clever ads that will stick in your consumer’s minds for a long time. His list of clients include some of the biggest industry names. Lemoigne’s clients include: Axe, Volkswagen, Saatchi&Saatchi, Oldspice, Hewlett-Packard, Audi, Citroen, Visa, and many more. He worked as an art director for six years before successfully transitioning into photography and advertising. Lemoigne is currently based in Paris, France.
Anthony Guebels is a 3D digital artist who works on the details in our favorite game characters.He has worked on Splinter Cell (Conviction and Blacklist), Assassin’s Creed (Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag), Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Watchdogs. He’s working for Ubisoft as of the moment so there’s a big chance we’ll be seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future. Anthony is currently based in Montreal, Canada.
Mike Wrobel is a French graphic designer based in Japan. He blames X-Files, Street Fighter,and horror movie magazines for his vivid imagination. According to him, he isn’t really interested in obvious and common designs. Mike’s goal is “to come up with something unique, strong, and smart to make you and your business stand apart, attractive and visible.” He owns and operates his Moshi Studio, an independent design studio based in Tokyo focused on creative concepts, strong designs, innovative and provocative ideas.
Cynthia Decker began drawing on a computer when she was just 13 years old. She studied drawing and design all throughout high school. When the technology became available to her, she started digital painting while continuing to work on more traditional media like acrylics, oils, and pastels. In 1998, Cynthia began using 3D software and was immediately hooked. She had her first solo show in 2002. It was also in the same year that she began creating and selling high resolution archival prints of her work. Cynthia is currently based in North Carolina where she lives.
Hugo Ceneviva is a 26-year old freelance digital artist from Brazil with a background in art direction, 3D graphics, creative retouching, and CGI. He already has an impressive list of clients in just six and a half years. According to him., his real passion lies in the manipulation of images, spending hours on a single detail to get it just right. He said: “I love to mix 3d, images and vector in my projects, always looking for something new and unique. Everyday I look for new references, new artists and new challenges; in this way I keep myself always hungry for more. My dream is work in some image studio someday.”
Eiko Ojala is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. His work has been featured in art blogs like Trendland, iGnant, Fubiz, It’s Nice That,, and Etapes. Eiko has also been nominated for the “Young iIllustrators Award” at www.illustrative.de. One of his more recent series feature realistically rendered digital paper collages. At first glance one will mistake them for carefully photographed paper cut-outs. Eiko is based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Krystal Camprubi got into the arts at at early age. She had a bit of difficulty deciding which particular branch of the creative arts she would focus on. She had dabbled in music, literature, and painting. In college, she learned piano while studying Celtic mythology and medieval literature. Her literary background heavily manifests itself in her paintings which features strong medieval themes with mythic overtones. She is currently based in France and is a painter and an illustrator, for various magazines and Webzines (Khimaira and Deep Magic) and illustrated books.
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Chris Parks hails from Tampa Bay Florida. He is also known as Pale Horse, perhaps as a reference to one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. His art is as colorful as it is bold. The theme usually revolves around religious icons thinly disguised with the trappings of Mexican culture. Chris is also into heavy metal, tattoos, heavy metal, skateboarding, and psychedelics.