Montag, 13. Dezember 2010
The publishers of the French magazine "irreverent" asked me to provide them with my illustration of "Questionman" for their 8th issue´s cover on the topic of God. The illustration had to be grayscale so I turned back to my original ink drawing and scanned it again.
> irreverent magazine
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 10:46
Donnerstag, 9. September 2010
I recently came across the book "The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering" (1918) by famous type designer Frederic W. Goudy:
"Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous. Letters, like men, have now an ancestry (...) indeed, it has been said that the invention of writing is more important than all the victories ever won or constitutions devised by man (...) A letter should possess an esthetic quality that is organic, an essential of the form itself and not the result of mere additions to its fundamental form nor to meaningless variations of it."
So I altered some letters to suggest living organisms. For the full rationale and more pictures see my Behance portfolio.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 22:57
Montag, 2. August 2010
This is my newest summerjob: "Jane". My earlier papercuts "Byrne & Boyle" were done with colored corrugated cardboard purchased in an art supply store. But for Jane I used industrial packaging cardboard with a rougher surface and bigger grating. It is harder to cut than art paper but gives a more handmade look and I could do a bigger size (70x100cm/28x40in). I was tempted to spraypaint the whole image in gold or light blue but decided to leave it with the original cardboard look. See bigger images in my behance gallery.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 10:53
Sonntag, 27. Juni 2010
Montag, 31. Mai 2010
For some of the last century´s most famous type designers the alphabet was the greatest achievement of mankind. To me all single members of the alphabet are similar to organic substance. Type always has been transformed not only according to fashion and style but also to prevailing political and philosophical mindset.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 23:30
Donnerstag, 27. Mai 2010
Montag, 3. Mai 2010
Freitag, 2. April 2010
My latest piece. This time I drove the moral pen - the title says it all. On their list of endangered species the World Wildlife Fund lists the polar bear as an iconic animal, a flagship species, that provides a focus for raising awareness. Because of melting ice the polar bear is forced to swim large distances and the first drowned bears already have been discovered. In my drawing the polar bear wears a bathrobe to illustrate this cruel fact.
Donnerstag, 25. März 2010
I recently rediscovered this order form for merchandise included in my 1978 Commodores´LP album "Natural High". And I fell immediately in love with the blue T-Shirt (with silver metallic print!).
Samstag, 13. März 2010
Montag, 8. März 2010
Sonntag, 28. Februar 2010
Samstag, 13. Februar 2010
Finally, after endless tries, I have managed to recreate engraving style line art from regular grayscale images. It is a complicated process and my respect for old age engravers grew with every single "Undo"-command. By carefully placing lines of varying weight, scale, curvature and distance to each other an engraver was able to simulate color, surface, depth and dimension with striking accuracy. This art is almost totally lost today.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 16:34
Sonntag, 17. Januar 2010
Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2010
Sonntag, 10. Januar 2010
Sonntag, 3. Januar 2010
"The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The lazy Dog" is a "pangram", a sentence which contains each letter of the alphabet at least once. Pangrams are used to display typefaces. Apple and Microsoft use the fox-pangram with their font management software, which makes this particular pangram the most famous. The shorter a pangram the better it is considered. This one contains 35 letters and enthusiasts claim to replace the second "the" by "a" to make it shorter. This is what my newest collage is about.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 01:48