Artist In Action – Alyssa Larisse De Asis

Meet our Artist of the Week Filipina Alyssa Larisse De Asis. Her single illustration inspired the creation of colorful bags and clothing in the fabulous week of Paris fashion. International contemporary designer Manish Arora, known for his astute craftsmanship and exciting play on hues, bought her work and brought her vision on the runway as unique pieces on his Autumn Winter 2014 Collection.

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Photo credit:Style.com

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Things You Should Know – i.e. vs. e.g.

For the copywriters & the grammar nazis:

The Oatmeal comes up with a handy guide to help you remember when to use i.e. vs e.g. in a sentence.

In advertising, every little detail counts.  Being able to differentiate between i.e. and e.g. may not seem terribly important, but -when the time comes- it could help keep you from looking like a complete idiot, e.g., an incompetent fool, a dispensable dummy, and an ignorant nincompoop.  Oh wait…was it e.g. or i.e.?

See?  It can all be pretty damn confusing.
Good thing there’s a guide:

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Artist In Action – Esra Roise

 

Esra Roise is a Norwegian illustrator currently based in Oslo, Norway.  She does the most amazing job of capturing youth-moments -drawing inspiration from “the people around [her], the fashion industry, music, awkward moments and imperfections”.

Enjoy!  And be inspired.
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Artist In Action – Lev Yilmaz

Lev Yilmaz is best known for his YouTube series “Tales of Mere Existence”.
His unapologetic pessimism and candidness gives a surprising amount of depth to his work.  Equally as surprising -and infinitely more unsettling- is how oddly relatable his comics and videos are.
You can check out more of his stuff at: IngredientX.com 

 

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Artist In Action – Manuel Rebollo

Manuel Rebollo is a graphic artist from Spain.  He sometimes goes by the pen name El Gato Azul (The Blue Cat).

His artwork focuses on clean lines, pretty women and smart injections of color (usually through the inclusion of word art) -making him a great fashion illustrator.  You can buy his artwork here or simply admire it here.

Sed De Ti

Rebollo’s imagining of Pablo Neruda’s poem “Sed De Ti” -which is roughly translated as “Thirst For You”.

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Artist In Action – Alex Noriega

Alex Noriega’s blog (Stuff No One Told Me) offers a series of comics depicting…well…stuff no one told him about life.  The wisdom he shares is a little unconventional, as is his delivery, but that’s what makes him so awesome!

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Climbing Your Mountain (An Artist’s Journey)

Alex Noriega is an artist from Barcelona. He likes making cute comics about the life lessons he’s learned. We’ll be posting more of his stuff tomorrow, but today we’ll be featuring one of his longer comics. It ties in with yesterday’s video post about the journeys in life we all embark on.

Noriega depicts his personal struggle to become an artist.  Although he illustrates his own struggles, the insights he gives are easy to relate to.

Let us know in the comment section if you can identify with what Noriega is saying.

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Dealing With Job Orders

Job Orders (JOs) are awesome. Advertising agencies need them to survive -obviously. But that doesn’t mean JOs don’t drive us crazy! It’s nothing against the client. We love our clients! That’s why we want to come up with the best possible ads for them. Ads that sell product and generate brand awareness. It’s never really easy but we get it done. Some JOs, however, are pure evil.

Here’s how we deal:

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This lovely comic post was illustrated by one of our interns, Jodit Santander. We’ll be introducing Jodit and other interns (Jessica and Jamilla) to you guys soon.

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Artist In Action | Conrad Roset

The archaic meaning of “inspire” is “to draw breath”.  Perhaps the reason why it’s fascinating to watch artists in action is because seeing their process of creation creates something in you.  Your mind becomes pregnant with thought and eventually gives birth to new perceptions -which come to life through your own creations.  In that way, art is alive.  It is conceived by inspiration and becomes an inspiration in itself -in the same way that people are conceived by the life of another and are likewise needed to generate more of the same life forms.

Conrad Roset

Conrad Roset is an artist from Barcelona, Spain.  He finds inspiration in the female form.  This is him drawing breath to one of his muses -making them come to life with bursts of watercolor.

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Click on the link to draw more inspiration from Conrad Roset’s gallery.