Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Project Four: Chosen Artists

1. Giacomo Balla

2. Franz Marc

3. Jan Kallwejt

4. Michael Craig Sieben

5. Jean Giraud (Moebius)

6. Stephen Gammell

Final Three

1. Jean Giraud (Moebius)

I chose Moebius because I have a fascination and adoration with his use of line. All of his works exhibit masterfully designed forms through use of line work. I felt that I can create a enticing drop cap in this way.
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist. Giraud has earned worldwide fame, not only under his own name but also under the pseudonym Moebius, and to a lesser extent Gir, the latter appearing mostly in the form of a boxed signature at the bottom of the artist's paintings, for instance the volumes' covers.

2. Stephen Gammell

Stephen's work haunted my childhood through reading the 'Scary Stories' series he illustrates. With that said, I thoroughly enjoy his work. His use of contrast and grotesque forms is fascinating.

(b. February 10, 1943) is an American illustrator of children's books. Stephen Gammell grew up in Iowa His father, an art editor for a major magazine, brought home periodicals that gave Stephen early artistic inspiration. His parents also supplied him with lots of pencils, paper, and encouragement. He is self-taught.

He started his career with commercial freelance work, but became interested in children's book illustration. His first book, A Nutty Business, was published in 1973. Since then, he has illustrated over fifty titles.

He is particularly well-known for the surreal, unsettling illustrations he provided for Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series of horror short stories, still a favorite in adolescent fiction.

3. Jan Kallwejt

Jan Kallwejt features high energy, graphic work. This style is very refreshing and is a great contrast to the other two artists I have chosen.

Jan Feliks Kallwejt is freelance graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Malaga and Warsaw. He co-operates with clients from several European countries and North America. For six years he has worked with agencies in Warsaw and Hamburg. Currently, Jan focuses on illustration, apparel design and personal art projects.

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