Cruschiform was chosen by Esquire to create this wonderful map of Sao Paulo. This formed part of their travel guide, featuring some of their favourite hotels, landmarks and places to party. We love her vibrant, graphical realisation of the city. The illustration appears in Esquire's January issue,and is on magazine stands now. To see more of Cruschiform's work, please click here.
Kyoko Hamada speaks about a recent project:
"The dress the model was wearing for the feather story I recently shot (WSJ) was surprisingly chic and quiet for a dress that had feathers on it. In fact, the article was called The Not-So-Frivolous Feathers of Fall Fashion. I had heard of a friend of friend of friend, Charlie, who had a jacket made out of bear fur. Even though it was purchased as a vintage jacket, my friends felt mixed about it when they saw Charlie strolling on the street in that bear jacket. I mean, what does a bear jacket look like to begin with? Anyway, that was one thing that popped up in my mind as we did the shoot.
I actually own a vintage, black feather dress that a friend of mine gave me a long time ago. Unlike the one in the picture, it is very frivolous. The kind you want to wear while you’re at a party holding a champagne glass. However, I only wear utilitarian clothes these days. My frivolous feather dress sits in the closet unworn, and has become more of a precious object than a piece of clothing. Aside from the issues that may come with feather dresses, It was refreshing to see a feather dress done in this fashion and I appreciate the WSJ editor thinking of me to do the fashion page."
Bjorn Lie has finally completed the branding for Jackson+Rye - a new restaurant and cocktail bar serving heritage American menus in the heart of London's Soho. Bjorn's charming characters populate the menus, coasters and all promotional materials for the new chain.
WIRED magazine recently commissioned Cruschiform to illustrate part of their Wired World 2014 section, which highlighted some of the key trends they think will be huge next year. The diverse (and often abstract) topics covered ranged from the impact of smartphones, to social trends and environmental concerns. We love her highly creative and graphical interpretation of these subjects. To view more of Cruschiform's work please click here. This issue of WIRED is out now in the UK!
Jessica Dance, London-based set designer and art director extraordinaire, recently collaborated with photographer Benedict Morgan to shoot these new Fendi 'bug bags' for Wonderland magazine. We can't get enough of these vibrant and highly creative shots; particularly the clever mixing of textures. To see more of Jessica's portfolio, which showcases her playful imagination and work with top clients including Mulberry, Nike and Google, click here.
We love this new illustration by Andrew Holder for The Observer's writers books of the year. Taking a slightly more playful turn from his usual work, this beautiful piece certainly makes us feel like settling in with a good read and a cup of tea. To view The Observer's books of the year click here, and to view more of Andrew's fantastic portfolio click here.