Everything is bright and bold in Fanny Papay's world. Her designs are exciting, inventive, and executed with a sense of humour and craftsmanship. She mixes sometimes uncomfortable surrealism with warm and inviting colour, in an unmistakable way that makes her work one of a kind. We were lucky enough at Grafik to catch up with her about her imaginative and stunning designs.
Tell me about your journey into the design and creative direction field.
It’s a very long story that...
Madgalena Marchocka is a Polish illustrator, with a typographic focus and love for animation. Her illustrations have a beautiful, tender, handmade quality to them. Homely and warm colour palettes complement the scratchy texture of the brushwork, further bolstered by her unconventional and striking use of negative space. We were lucky enough to be able to pick her brains about her practice. Her brilliant work "Eden" is available from graphic editions.
We really enjoyed looking through your 36 days of type challenge, it was refreshing to see...
Your illustrations are very bright and whimsical. What were your earliest visual inspirations?
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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