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In our recent internet search we came across the stylings of illustrator Charles Bloom. We like the style of Charles Bloom because it’s fu, very detailed and colorful. His illustrations are sure to catch your attention, even from a distance, and make you want to come in closer to learn more. His style is very clean but also very intriguing. Visit his website for more examples of his work.
In Bloom’s own words:
I’m Charles. I’ve been known to illustrate and design things. I work in Boulder. In other words: [I am into] old board games, ornament, alliteration, mechanical pencils, faux foxes, bad posture, Hanover knots, anglophillia, coifs, libraries, bookstores, anything abecedarian, pepperoni pizza, bow ties, Golden books, the Golden Age, etc…
Here are some additional examples of his work (from his website) to entice you!
Illustrator: Mark Bender
Why We Are in Love: Bold colors, excellent contrast and we love how the wood grain shows through on the illustration. We think the blending of colors is extraordinary and inviting. The colors are exciting and really radiates life and energy. Check out his full website here:
More about Mark Bender: Mark Bender has been recognized by Communication Arts Magazine and the New York Society of Illustrators. He has been included in the society’s annual exhibitions and in Original Art, the best children’s book illustration. A member of both the New York Society of Illustrators, Mark has also been awarded both gold and silver Addys. Along with Mark’s illustration career, he is a full-time faculty member at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Mark has a master’s degree in Illustration from Syracuse University.
Mark’s elaborate illustrations have strong influences from advertising posters of the 1920′s and 1930′s, Folk Art, Cubism, Constructivism and Surrealism. His meticulously crafted images have been incorporated into advertising campaigns, annual reports, CD jackets, children’s books, murals and posters.
Creating images with contemporary feel, inspired by classics of the past, Mark’s work has attracted a diverse array of clients.