via Nikki Farquharson
Nikki Farquharson is a young, exciting, London-based graphic designer and illustrator. Her bold, sharp illustrations really caught my eye and after a quick Google I found her website. She has several fascinating projects on there, including a book of updated proverbs, simply set and bound. Another project sees her taking pictures of people taking pictures with a great set series of image the result. My favourite idea of hers would have to be Random Got Beautiful.
It’s an ongoing online photo project she began March 2007, with people sending in pictures containing dominant colours which are then placed together to create a new one. My explanation is a bit terrible, but give it a visit, it’s definately worth a look. Her quirky ideas mixed with her bold style make her an refreshing, interesting artist and one to watch.
My friend showed me this video today, saying he thought I would like it, which turned out to be a bit of an understatement. It’s a artistic, fun advert, and quite inspiring at the same time. I didn’t realise it was advertising anything until the last few seconds, which I think in this instance helps the advert. Can we have better adverts like this for our universities please?
I created this piece in February of 2008 whilst creating my portfolio for my university interviews. I wanted to include something that represented where I was from. Slough is often mocked and made fun of, so I decided to take some of the aspects of Slough and just explain that no matter what people may say about it, it will always be home to me. Home Sweet Slough.
Natsko Seki is a Japanese illustrator, born in Tokyo but now residing in London. She graduated with a BA in Illustration from Brighton in 2005 and has gone on to be one of the most exciting young illustrators in Britain. Her style fuses handdrawn shapes with solid patches of colour, often building up to a vibrant snapshot of human life. Her style is mixed media, but with a contemporary edge, and she enjoys success both here and back in her native Japan.
Visit her website here