Whilst I prep some new feature post’s I’m going to follow on from my recent Flickr Round with a collection of images I’ve bookmarked and backtracked via the excellent FFFFound.com – lazy? yes, I know!
I actually still have FFFFound set as my Firefox homepage and although I don’t spend quite as much time browsing as I used too, I still think it’s an excellent resource. In fact, I’ve even saved off hundreds of bookmarked images too form offline inspiration scrapbook- It was a boring chore, but has since proved to be
A mixture of contemporary and retro imagery here with another round up of my recent Flickr favourites. Here are the notes on this selection:
Top: “My Chemical Romance – Sing” Cover art by Director/Photographer Neil Krug. I’ve been meaning to post some of Neils work for a while as I follow his superb Flickr photostream – a really beautiful and distinctive, warm technicolour style that oozes class. Much of Neils work has a real dreamlike quality and although I can’t say I’m a fan Chemical Romance (tbh I don’t really know anything about them!)
A belated start to November here begins with a guest contribution from London based designer and illustrator John Rowley. John got in touch recently to suggest a feature on “The Godfather of anime” Osamu Tezuka and in particular his Phoenix series, which is less well known than Tezuka’s famous “Astro Boy” creation.
John supplied me with several scans taken from the various volumes, I selected the most abstract of those and posted above, really beautiful pen and ink work… here then are John’s notes:
Osamu Tezuka is considered ‘the god of manga’, an accolade he deserves for the quality of his work and the volume of it. During his career, he drew over 150,000 pages. He is most famous for his work ‘Astro Boy’ outside of Japan but within Japan, he is more famous for creating Jungle Taitei