Thursday, April 12, 2007
I must blog about something I discovered a few weeks ago: Von Glitschka's blog, the Illustrative Designer (I have included his links below). He is also the creator of keyboard characters, those cool little critters that you can stick in the last row of your keys to give your desk that extra "Umphf" that is often needed (especially in those too clean style offices).
Von interviews "Illustrative Designers" Stefan Bucher, Tommy Kane, Paul Howalt, Bill Gardner and there is a special recent podcast in which Von is the subject of an interview. There is so much to learn and grab inspiration from during these podcasts that I quite honestly leap everytime there is a new one to listen to. It's great to know that these "illustration idols" are people who make mistakes, have struggled to get to where they are and still have confidence issues. They are certainly worth a listen, especially for those of you who work from home and have lots of time to listen while they create.
Von also coined the term, Illustrative Designer, to which many of us can relate to (perhaps not myself so much as friends, "miss dishy & designustrator). His interviews delve into the serious side of his subjects as well as the silly and human things that make us all great. On a personal note, Von's illustrations are clever and utilize textures in a way that I have only seen a few other people do before (amy!). I believe he has a book of textures coming out soon which I can't wait to get my hands on. It features brilliant illustrators and what they have created with the textures (great idea!).
I wish Von lots of luck with his podcast and many other ventures.