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Ailish Beadle on Spongebob Squarepants, creative process, and artistic weapons of choice.

Ailish Beadle on Spongebob Squarepants, creative process, and artistic weapons of choice.

Ailish Beadle is an illustrator of fantastically colourful and wonderful designs. Her compositions are always fun, bright and eye-catching and she has carved for herself an instantly recognisable visual signature with her tight linework and vibrant palettes. We were fortunate enough to be able to chat to her a bit about her work and process. 

Your illustrations are very bright and whimsical. What were your earliest visual inspirations? 

I'd say that my earliest visual inspirations were from cartoons like the...


Javier Lopez on visual communication, cultural inspiration and design responsibility.

Javier Lopez on visual communication, cultural inspiration and design responsibility.

Javier Lopez is a London based multidisciplinary graphic designer, with a decade's experience working in many different areas of design. Javier doesn't like to stay in one place, you see. Throughout his career he has experimented with many different methods of visual communication. He's a seasoned designer of beautiful posters, he has focused on illustration for years at a time, he has designed for print and for web, and he's currently making gorgeous motion graphics. We were fortunate enough to be able to ask him some questions about his exciting practice.

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Posterlad talks with Grafik about visual communication, working process, and e-commerce

Posterlad talks with Grafik about visual communication, working process, and e-commerce

Vratislav Pecka, better known as Posterlad, created the Posterlad project to redefine how we perceive and interact with posters. His approach to the poster is aesthetic and ideas driven, rather than promotional and advertorial. On the Posterlad website, Vratislav says "the project is all about pleasing the viewer's eye. Because the world needs good looking things". And who could possibly disagree with that? The project has been a huge success, receiving awards and critical acclaim, and Pecka's style is hard to forget once you've laid eyes on it.


Martin Naumann on ideas generation, inspiration and technology.

Martin Naumann on ideas generation, inspiration and technology.

Martin Naumann is a graphic designer based in Germany who creates sleek and stylish digital work, often with the use of abstract computer generated imagery. He creates beautiful branding work and enjoys re appropriating well known logos to fit into his striking and brightly coloured world. He's also a fan of using artificial intelligence to aide his design work, and says that "randomness plays a big role" in his creation process.

How did you begin designing and what were your early design inspirations?


Lewis Osborne on taking inspiration, lockdowns, and working digitally

Lewis Osborne on taking inspiration, lockdowns, and working digitally

Lewis Osborne is a Bristol-based graphic designer and illustrator. His style is striking, optimistic and surreal, using bright and blocky colour palettes and clean line-work in juxtaposition to the delicate grainy texture his work lies upon. There is an almost utopian whimsy to his drawings, evoking futurism and familiarity all at once. Lewis answered some questions for us about his practice, his journey into design, and where his art will take him next.

How did your journey as a designer and illustrator begin?

My journey...