Parisian Emmanuel Malin is a digital painter who takes you on surreal and magical journeys with his lush creations. Check out more of his work on Kuvva. You can buy his work via his website.
Dan-ah Kim, Kuvva’s Collection Artist for this week, was born in Seoul and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the full set on Kuvva!
Check out Kuvva’s Collection Artist, Derek Stenning. Stenning’s work features weathered cosmonauts crowned with giant headgear, inhabiting a hazy void somewhere between hope and despair. You can see more amazing work on his website.
View set on Kuvva.comPatswerk is a graphic design & illustration studio based in The Hague, Netherlands. Founded by Ramon Avelino, Rogier Mulder and Lex van Tol, Patswerk loves to make things that make them happy, and happiness is something this week’s set definitely has. Besides working in digital design and illustration, Patswerk designs and produces silkscreened posters, prints and t-shirts in limited print runs. Other self-professed interests of Patswerk include: drawing, sandwiches, music, rainbows, robots, skateboarding and lasers. Preferably, all these things combined into one.
Alex Omist is an artist and illustrator working in Barcelona, who has run his own studio since 2009. His work is inspired by illustrators working in the 1950s–their use of uplifting and fairy-tale invoking colors, strong lines, and utopian worlds. The vibrant shades and bold shapes of this week’s featured sets create wondrous landscapes that transport us to another world. Kuvva got together with him to see who and what inspires him, and how he illustrates.
Hi Alex, how’s it going?
I’m fine, thanks! The day seems good to start new projects.
We’re more than happy to have your works showcased on Kuvva, For those who don’t know you, can you give us a brief introduction?
Thank you very much! My name is Alex Omist, I am 38 years old and I live in a small coastal town near Barcelona. I have always liked to draw and I never thought that I could live off of illustration. I worked as an Art Director for a cultural magazine and I did small collaborations as a freelance illustrator in advertising agencies and magazines. Four years ago I decided to work on my own. At the beginning it was tough but now it feels good.
This week’s featured artist hails from Iwate, Japan. Now based in Tokyo, Kimiaki Yaegashi began his career in 1998. He now works as an illustrator and graphic designer. His work usually involves strange creatures, panda bears, and women wearing pizza. Over the course of his career, his work has appeared in various countries and been featured in lots of media outlets. He’s currently working on an exciting new project called “Animal and Profile”. Kuvva talked to Kimiaki about his characteristic illustrations and tried to get behind the potential meaning of the Japanese, folkloric elements of his illustrations.
Hi there Kimiaki, how’s your day been so far?
We’re very excited to have your works showcased on Kuvva, and people are loving your featured set. For those who don’t know you, can you give us a brief introduction?
My name is Kimiaki Yaegashi a.k.a Okimi. Based in Tokyo-illustrator and graphic designer. Born on Nov 1, 1972 in Iwate, Japan.
We still owe you guys an interview with featured artist Emiliano Ponzi. His bold textured illustrations use repetition, a judicious use of line, and strong graphic compositions to define and communicate his concepts. Emiliano’s illustrations have appeared in advertising, magazines, book, newspapers and animations. His clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Time, The Economist, Newsweek, United Airlines, Penguin books, Saatchi&Saatchi New York, Leo Burnett. Kuvva asked Emiliano a few questions to get the details on his creative process.
Good day Emiliano! Did you have a nice Christmas?
Yes I did but, like every year, I made the same mistake: eating too much.
We’re really enjoying your illustrations and happy to have you on board. For those who don’t know you, can you give us a short bio?
I’m 34 as of December 30th. I live in Milan, Italy. I like Chinese food, traveling around and going to bed late at night.
This week we’re highlighting the works of the Brooklyn-based illustrator, Keith Negley. Other than creating stunning illustrations for prominent clients, he’s passionate about rock show posters, vintage drum sets, analog synthesizers, tattoo’s, documentaries and making bad rock music. His works are available on Kuvva to give your desktop and iPhone a little dose of visual awesomeness.
We’re excited to have you on board with us on Kuvva. For those who don’t know you, what’s your story?
When I was in 7th grade I was getting picked on a lot by a group of 8th graders. So one day I took a knife to school and pulled it out when one of the bullies wouldn’t let me take a seat on the bus. I was really scared. Don’t fuck with me.
View set on Kuvva.comKeith Negley is a freelance conceptual illustrator originally from a small town in Wisconsin, now living in Brooklyn, NY. He earned a BFA in Illustration in 2000 and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. His work has been recognised by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Communication Arts, and his regular clients include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic.
@keithnegley / keithnegley.com
This week we’re giving the stage to the Kuvva veterans Atelier Olschinsky, a Vienna-based creative studio by the lovely Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. New works from the duo are now available on Kuvva to give your desktop and iPhone a little dose of visual awesomeness. To celebrate this, we asked them a couple of questions about their works and life as creatives!
First of all, we’re honored to have you back on Kuvva again. We’re more than happy with the new works that are currently being featured. But for those that don’t know you, can you give just a brief introduction?
Atelier Olschinsky is a small design studio in Vienna, Austria. We (Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss) are working in a variety of mediums, including graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction.