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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

The Art of James Jean

Published by Daniel Nelson 4 days ago.

James Jean is an amazing Taiwanese/American visual artist that graduated from New York City’s School of Visual Arts back in 2001. His critically acclaimed illustration and fine art career has led him to create covers for various books published by DC Comics as well as collaborations with Prada, ESPN, Atlantic Records and Linkin Park.

nychos
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Exploded-view Illustrations by Nychos

Published by Daniel Nelson 6 days ago.

Austrian street artist and illustrator Nychos has a deep fascination with anatomy. Something that really comes across in his work which primarily consists of incredibly detailed cross-sections of both real and fictional beings. ” “Blending themes of morbid corporeality with the colorful, hyper-loony aesthetic descended from comics and cartoons, Nychos has developed a unique style...

tyler-deeb
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

The work of Tyler Deeb

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 week ago.

Tyler Deeb is a self taught designer from Louisville, Kentucky, and owner of Misc. Goods Co. – A small company which produces a line of really beautiful products, all meticulously designed by Mr. Deeb himself. For a small glimpse into Tyler’s workday and to hear some of his thoughts about life as a designer, I...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Grunge Typography by David Carson

Published by Daniel Nelson 3 weeks ago.

The last couple of years there’s been a lot of talk whether if going to design school is worth the investment or not. Some say that you can learn pretty much everything online these days, while others claim that by doing so you’ll most likely miss out on important theoretical topics like design theory and...

celebrity-mashup
Articles, Design projects

Animated Celebrities by Rui Pinho

Published by Daniel Nelson 3 weeks ago.

Ok, so today’s featured project is somewhat different… Portuguese designer Rui Pinho have created these visual mashups where he pairs up the face of a celebrity with the eyes of a popular cartoon. Some of them looks a bit goofy but some actually work surprisingly well. Just look at Burt Reynolds and Woody where both...

casey-weldon
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

The Art of Casey Weldon

Published by Daniel Nelson 3 weeks ago.

Today’s featured artist is Seattle based painter/illustrator Casey Weldon. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to dig up much info about Casey so I’m just going to let his art speak for itself. But looking at his Instagram feed it kinda seems like he has a thing for cats, glowing/sparkling eyes and… Bill Murray…

Endless-Possibilities-Getty-2
Articles, Design projects

Endless Possibilities Campaign by Getty Images

Published by Daniel Nelson 4 weeks ago.

Millions of images. Endless Possibilities. Getty Images with the help of Brazilian agency AlmapBBDO have created one spectacular ad campaign. It’s called “Endless Possibilities” and is meant to showcase the massive variety in Getty’s stock database. And boy do they manage do that… With the use of just a couple of stock images they accomplish...

abed-azarya-lettering
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Lettered Quotes by Abed Azary

Published by Daniel Nelson 4 weeks ago.

Just like the good old times we’re back with a new type related post to kick off yet another creative week. I recently came across the great work of Indonesian designer Abed Azary who’s been pushing out spectacular lettering designs for quite some time now. And today we’re taking a closer look at some of...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

The Art of Kim Byungkwan

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Kim Byungkwan is an award-winning artist based in Seoul, South Korea, creating these beautifully manic acrylic portraits of various women. Some being iconic Hollywood starlets such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Linda Carter as Wonder Woman. Kim’s desire is to bring out the strangeness from familiarity and breaks up and defamiliarize the paintings with...

dan-gretta-design
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Typographic Designs by Dan Gretta

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Dan Gretta is an award-winning designer located in the San Francisco area with a focus on branding and packaging. Dan specializes in consumer goods including wine, spirits, food, cosmetics and tobacco. You can check out more of Dan’s work on his profiles on Dribbble and Behance.

shave-and-blade-design
Articles, Design projects

Shave & Blade by Eskimo Design

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Today’s featured project was actually first published by Russian design studio Eskimo a couple of years ago, so it isn’t new in any way. But we felt that the work the guys did for shaving brand “Shave & Blade” is so good and inspirational that the project definitely deserves some new time in the spotlight…...

alex-sullivan-posters
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Poster Designs by Alex Sullivan

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

In today’s feature we’re taking a closer look at some of the beautiful posters created by British designer Alex Sullivan. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to dig up any information about Alex and his work, but you can see more of his designs on his website and Instagram.

marius
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Stunning Urban Photography by Marius Vieth

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

German award-winning fine art photographer Marius Vieth spends most of his time traveling the world with his trusty Canon camera, shooting and documenting his true passion – street photography. ” “As a photographer you have a deep love for light, life and yourself. You know that the eyes of love aren’t blind, they are wide...

TracieChing
Articles, Design projects

Tarantino Tintypes by Tracie Ching

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Two of our more frequently updated categories are the themed galleries and the posts where we featured one specific artist/designer. But with the new design and structure of the site we decided to also try and increase the amount of featured projects being published. These are simply a single project by a designer or studio...

american-psycho
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Beautiful Illustrations by Tomasz Majewski

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

We’re finally back after the relaunch of the site. There’s still lots of work that need to get done, but we’ll keep on pushing out new content as much as we can. First out on the new site is Tomasz Majewski who’s an independent illustrator and graphic designer based in the Polish capital, Warsaw, creating...

fun-v5
Articles, Site news

From up North v.5 launched!

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Welcome to the new & improved site! After over a year of planning and month’s of development the new site is finally launched! I’ve been talking about this redesign for quite some time now and my intention was initially to release it much sooner, but there were(as usual) a couple of bumps in the road...

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Articles, Site news

Redesign update

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Today From up North have been around for 6 years, and to celebrate this I’ve been planning on releasing the new version of the site today. However, some parts of the switch took a bit longer than anticipated so I’m now plan to release it tomorrow instead. And sorry for the silence lately, once the...

dan-mumford-star-wars
Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Amazing Movie Illustrations by Dan Mumford

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Almost five years have past since we last did a feature of British illustrator Dan Mumford’s work. That’s of course way, waaay too long ago. And since our last feature Dan have certainly been a busy little bee, so there was heaps of spectacular illustrations to choose from. But I decided to theme today’s feature...

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