Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Chris Ware: (1967) An American comic book artist and cartoonist, best-known for a series of comics called the Acme Novelty Library, and a graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth.
Die Designpolitie: A graphic design agency, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its members were brought up in the Dutch design culture and rich tradition of Dutch art, design and tolerance. Their working process often ends in a stripped image which is a critical but always communicative solution.
E-BOY: A pixel art group founded in 1998 by Steffen Sauerteig, Svend Smital, Kai Vermehr. Based in Berlin. Their work makes intense use of popular culture and commercial icons, and their style is presented in three-dimensional isometric illustrations filled with robots, cars, guns and girls.
Eric&Marie (Éric Gaspar and Marie Bertholle): They teamed up in France, 2002, but have known each other and worked together since the early days of their graphic design education. They have carried out commissions for the French Foreign Ministry ADPF, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, le Musée de la Mode in Paris, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akadêmia.
Barnbrook: (British) Founded his studio in 1990 and Virus Foundry in 1997. He's best known for his provocatively named fonts, such as Mason (originally released as Manson), Exocet, Bastard, Prozac, Nixon and Drone. The controversy surrounding this work stems from its subversive nature and strong social commentary. Barnbrook multi layers meaning and style – working with language and letterforms in an ingenious way.