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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

The Art of Kim Byungkwan

Published by Daniel Nelson 4 days 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...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Typographic Designs by Dan Gretta

Published by Daniel Nelson 6 days 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.

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Articles, Design projects

“Shave & Blade” by Eskimo Design

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 week 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…...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Poster Designs by Alex Sullivan

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 weeks 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.

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Stunning Urban Photography by Marius Vieth

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 weeks 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...

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Articles, Design projects

Tarantino Tintypes by Tracie Ching

Published by Daniel Nelson 3 weeks 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...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Beautiful Illustrations by Tomasz Majewski

Published by Daniel Nelson 3 weeks 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...

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Articles, Site news

From up North v.5 launched!

Published by Daniel Nelson 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Amazing Movie Illustrations by Dan Mumford

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month 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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Featured Studio/Designer

The Art of Erik Jones

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Erik Jones’ work is vibrant and colorful, expressing a heightened sense of realism captured in his female subjects, juxtaposed with sporadic mark making and non-representational forms that could be said to mimic geometric high-end fashion. This effect is achieved by using multiple mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and water-soluble oil...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

New Illustrations by Aykut Aydogdu

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Turkish illustrator Aykut Aydoğdu is one of those artists who’s been frequently added to our illustration galleries over the years. Since we more or less have shown his pieces one by one, we’ve never gotten around to doing a full feature of his work. Ok, maybe not completely true since we actually did a feature...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Wonderful Lettering Designs by Tobias Hall

Published by Daniel Nelson 1 month ago.

Tobias Hall is a freelance illustrator, hand-letterer, designer and mural artist based in London, England. Having initially started out as a conceptual illustrator, Toby started working with typography and lettering soon after graduating in 2010 and have been keeping on doing that since. His versatility has meant he’s been fortunate enough to work on a...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Spectacular 3D work by Maxim Goudin

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Maxim Goudin is an Ukrainian 3D artist working as an art director at INDG Amsterdam. Now, some of projects listed in his feature are not single handedly created by Maxim, some he worked on with a team. So to read the full list of credits, and to check out the pieces in more detail, be...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Fantastic Speed Paintings by Andi Koroveshi

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

Albanian illustrator & 2D concept artist Andrea “Andi” Koroveshi has been pushing out some truly spectacular speed paintings of scenic landscapes over the last couple of years. Checking the details in each illustration you can kinda see which piece he spent more time on. But Andi usually spends between 30 minutes to a couple of...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Hyper-realistic Illustrations by Marcello Barenghi

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

A couple of months ago we featured the incredibly detailed illustrations of Stephen Ward and today we’re back with yet another amazing illustrator that’s pushing out some truly insane art. Italian illustrator Marcello Barenghi’s hyper-realistic drawings of everyday objects are nothing short of mind mind-blowing. So his massive following with over 1.5 million people following...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Illustrations by Hello Shane

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

In today’s feature we’ll be looking closer at the work of a French illustrator and graphic designer called Hello Shane. What initially caught my eye with Shane’s work was his really intricate technique to add shading to his pieces. By adding countless teeny-tiny dots he manages to build up such an incredible depth and detail...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Fun Lettering by Mary Kate McDevitt

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

As usual we will be kicking off a new week with some new type related inspiration for you guys. And today’s we will be taking a closer look at the work of Mary Kate McDevitt – a letterer and illustrator based in Philadelphia. While most lettering artists try to perfect their designs as much as...

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Articles, Design projects

Movie Director Portraits by Stellavie & Julian Rentzsch

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

German design studio Stellavie have in collaboration with the multi-faceted artist Julian Rentzsch release a series of amazing posters, portraying and paying homage to some of the most creative directors in cinema history. Each piece revolves around a partly shaded illustration of the directors face and is absolutely packed with elements and references from some...

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Articles, Featured Studio/Designer

Hand-Lettering Designs by Nathan Yoder

Published by Daniel Nelson 2 months ago.

As most of you probably know by now, the two main purposes with this site is simply to inspire and promote fellow artists over the globe. We really enjoy spreading and promoting the work of amazing artists while, hopefully, inspiring similar creative minds to explore new styles and techniques on their artistic journeys. To kick...

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