Ride along with James Victore as he checks out real-world signage and get some typographical inspiration and universal design motivation.∞
Pastoral scenes peaceful; natural vistas imbued with crackling energy, snows soft, inviting, jagged mountains, chromatic fungi spectrally entrancing—Nacha Canvas’ pieces combine a sense of rapturous awe for nature with a fun appreciation for what it can bring any that interface with it.
Unnerving, like getting out of bed grainy eyed, convinced you’ve woken up in another world; colors deliriously off-kilter, some too bright, other too sallow, spectres, psychopomps pulling you down into the strange like sinister sentient kelp—コウノ’s midnight tableaus, populated by yokai rendered to new spookiness, are haunting…they shake you a bit, leaving you feeling as if the creatures depicted have actually come to call.
Gruing half-grotesque, faces and features folded and stretched to super-Earthly beauty, lines loose and quick like black beams of light, sudden rushes of color flooding like blood to an excited countenance, Lena Kuzina’s works shake with strange energy—classic, forward-looking, reverent, satirical, every rendering studied, statuesque, just a little bit higher than human.
Black and white, monochrome making it clear, strokes flowing neatly, surface simplicity breaking to subtle complexity—Anna Zoladz’s art feels contemplative, spiritual, like the message of forgotten elder sprites shouted from the depths of a more pastoral past up through the layers of time.