Walter Crane (1845 – 1915) was a British designer, artist and writer. He designed textiles, stained glass, wallpaper, and ceramics as a strong proponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His books were available in both original and pirated copies in the U.S. Crane designed stained glass, tiles, wallpapers, embroideries, textiles, mosaics and decorative plasterwork.
Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-like painting, initially on the black paper used to cover discontinued billboard advertisements in the New York subway. After after a feverish 1980’s style career of surging popular success and grudging critical attention, Haring died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of 31.
Mess Tattoos moved from Istanbul to London to work as a full-time tattoo artist. Creatively submerging into the depths of Modernism—“my thoughts are shaped by the Art Movements. I moved from the lines of Futurism to my reinterpretations. The concept behind this art movement such as speed and expressionism, lead me to reaching the contemporary interpretation of my works.” And he gives other examples: “I shaped my designs as Picasso’s with details which are involved in Cubism; Léger, with his industrial lines in Futurism movement; Malevich with his approach to colours; Mondrian and his minimalist approach to the forms.”
Joao’s art is a contemplative technique that acknowledges and tackles the inevitability of death by inscribing images of mortality onto skin. Keep an eye on his own Instagram account, as well as Tiger Sword’s, where he shares his growing range of activities in publishing, music production, and other areas.
The tattoos artist Lena Lu , creates graphical stunning compositions. Her style is a subtle mix of modern and ancient techniques. Her ability is to combine some more traditional elements, like botanical and nature inspired illustrations, with more pop art draws : some jeeps, coca-cola cans and event plastic bags !
Phoebe Anna Traquir (1852 – 1936) was an Irish-born artist who rose to international prominence as an illustrator, painter, and embroiderer in Scotland’s Arts and Crafts movement. Murals, embroidery, enamel jewellery, and book illuminations were among her works. She was the first woman to be elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1920.
Charlotte Edey is a British printing, textile and embroidery artist & illustrator. Her interdisciplinary discovery of the intersections of identity and the spiritual reveals the symbolism and myth within her work. Womxn’s experience of colour is centred in her commentary on the politics of space.
The pointillism artist Nicholas Baker, based in Salt Lake City, creates a beautiful, nature-inspired art made up of millions of small, hand-drawn dots. Dot by dot, Baker drew an impressive detailed illustration using only black ink pens. Not only does each monochrome drawing provide an impressive amount of detail, but it also provides perfect shadow and light tones. We all know it takes time to perfect a craft, but probably still beyond your imagination, the time required to complete a drawing like the one mentioned below. Baker spent a tedious 160 hours stippling a portrait of an elephant in one specific piece, featuring wrinkled skin, a cracked tusk, and encrusted crystal formations.
Aušrinė Pudževytė is a painter and interior designer. She makes illustrations in cups of coffee. She combines photography and her works in an abstract style. And we can say that the rendering is bluffing. Her work is to be discovered on Instagram and Facebook. She will launch soon her website.