Alvvino is a passionate illustrator and freelance graphic designer now based in Berlin. He likes the sun and creating collages with old engravings from vintage books and magazines, imagining surreal worlds haunted by animals and other strange creatures. After graduating in 2006 after studying Design at Politecnico of Milan University and at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, he worked as graphic designer in different communication agencies, before moving into freelance where he has created imagery for art galleries, fashion designers and music labels.
Artists Agents is a boutique design studio based in Sydney, Australia. The studio is involved in all forms of creativity for both commissioned and personal work. Their speciality is dealing with projects within the fashion and music industry assisting with practices such as art-direction, graphic design, photography, and typography.
Chris Golden is a multidisciplinary designer and DJ from the United States. Chris Studied illustration and design at Ringling College of Art + Design. He is currently designing with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim out of Atlanta GA.
Elton Caetano is a Brazilian artist and graphic designer who studied art at UFMG - Brazil. He currently lives in Buenos Aires, and juggles between structural calculations in his architecture studies and the immeasurable world of art. He likes a warm bath and tea in cold days and a cold beer with Brazilian music in warm ones. The only thing he likes better than the smell of an Argentinean steak is the smell of paint in his poorly ventilated flat.
Enrico Fioraso is a graphic designer and visual artist currently living in Paris. After studying between Milan, Barcelona and London he developed a personal style that blends geometric elements with a strong psychedelic aesthetic. He is the founder of Wisebooks (an independent publisher) and editor for Grafite Magazine.
Francisca Pageo is a Spanish visual artist, also known under the pseudonym Misspaq. She is co-editor of film magazine Détour and belongs to the group Mujeres con Pajarita (Women with Bow Ties), besides being a partner in magazines, art publishers and design agencies and advertising, and has also designed albums, posters, books and papers murals. She finds inspiration in intuition, psychology, femininity, emotions, nature and everyday life.
Geoffrey Cottenceau & Romain Rousset
Geoffrey Cottenceau and Romain Rousset were born in 1978 in France, studied together at Ecal in Lausanne, and have worked as photographers since 2001. Both own a cat, live with their dakini and are expecting a child in 2011. They were awarded the Swiss Design Awards in 2005 and 2007, and the Golden prize by the Lead-Awards (Germany) in 2008. Now, they are just looking forward to retirement.
Kelly Monson is a graphic and fine artist who appreciates the beauty and grace of natural processes, and the spectrum of human behavior in reaction to the environment, ranging from irrational emotions and impulses to cold, logical quantification. The natural and physical sciences are a major influence on her work, along with science fiction, chaos, and David Cronenberg films.
Mark Soetantyo is an Indonesian graphic designer based in Sydney, Australia. Collage is his chosen design technic, combining it with simple geometric shapes, lines, earthy tones and sometimes basic black and white. Next to all the design processes, as an entrepreneur wannabe he spend his day calculating any possible ways to express his creative mind and how to achieve his ultimate goal, to make a perfect spaghetti bolognese.
Nico Krijno started taking photos at a very young age while growing up in a small town in the South African semi desert, before venturing to Cape Town - via London - to pursue his career in photography and film. Using mostly analogue cameras, Krijno's subject matter is wildly eclectic; sausages and carrots on a blindingly bright tropical shirt or a schoolgirl holding a snake sit alongside one of several portraits of his muse and girlfriend Mignonne. His photographs are at once hyperreal and otherworldly, with humour, sexual innuendo and surreality present in equal measure. Raw as well as magical, the work contains a dirty realism he is beginning to make his own.
Sam Chirnside is a designer based In Melbourne, Australia. His creative area of Interest is Graphic design & Art Direction with a strong typographic influence however; he does not restrict himself to an individual discipline. He focuses on pushing an experimental style with inspirations coming from Sacred Geometry, Ancient Civilizations and forward thinking music.
Studio DSMNK work from a converted horse stable in Surry Hills, Sydney, and are the in-house creative team behind the Das Monk label. Consisting of brother and sister duo Marc and Brooke Hendrick, the pair create mixed-media, photography and graphic designs drawing inspiration from record covers, collage, film noir, surrealism and ancient symbolism.
Synckop is an illustrator and designer based in the suburbs of Paris. He uses watercolor, paint, scans, and pencil drawings to create his art. For 8 years he worked in a graphics agency which specialized in communications for the music industry (Warp, Ninja Tunes, Universal), and now he continues his passion for design in music by freelancing for a variety of music publications and labels (Noise Mag, Warner Music), concert halls (Glazart, La Maroquinerie, La Machine du Moulin Rouge) and bands (The Notwist, Liars, Prefuse 73).
Tim Laing is a 25 year old illustrator working in South-East England. He studied illustration at Brighton University where he developed his interest in working from books and short stories. Tim has since been commissioned by The New York Times and Wallpaper Magazine among others. He is currently illustrating a trilogy of novels by John Le Carre for The Folio Society.