Si Scott is an acclaimed English artist, illustrator and designer who creates the most spectacularly ornate typographic illustrations. Love Will Tear Us Apart introduced me to his style a couple years ago. I couldn’t resist printing it our on the fiery at work and pinning it to my cork board (yes, the physical kind before Pinterest existed). The lack of color allows you to focus on the intricacies without any distractions. It has a dark, psychedelic quality… and they’re painstakingly drawn by hand (watch this video of his process). I was poking around to see what he’s been up to and stumbled upon this original type specimen booklet for Coley Porter Bell. So incredible, each letter has its own card, hand-rendered in a unique typeface and inserted into the signed booklet. The variety of typefaces is pretty damn impressive. His site’s about to relaunch with a ton of new work, so keep an eye out!
I caught wind of Mike Joyce’s Swissted project a while back and was lost in the project for hours. Combining bands from difference genres into one cohesive style is a great concept, all 200 of them! So many memories listening to these bands with buddies and seeing their shows. The artists featured range from big market acts like Pearl Jam to obscure local heroes like Slapshot. It’s being published by Quirk Books, and is 208 pages of 11″ X 14″ perforated posters that you can tearout and frame if desired. He’s selling it on Amazon right now for $23, which is about 10 cents per poster… BUY IT NOW!