Stefan Kanchev

Stefan Kanchev - Stamps

Wow, the work of Bulgarian Graphic artist Stefan Kanchev is blowing my mind. Fantastic line, form and colour combinations to die for.

He style inspired by Bulgarian folklore and traditions, reminds me a lot of the more recent Finnish folklore inspired work by Sanna Annukka.

Stefan Kanchev - buildings stamps

I think I like his stamp designs best out of his vast body of work. It seems I’ve blogged about them before, but never knew the original designer. It’s funny I’ve drawn some trees recently almost exactly the same is these here, weird..

Logos by Stefan Kanchev

Crap load of great logo designs too.

“Stefan Kanchev was not just talented but also exceptionally industrious artist. All of his works to the last letter were drawn by hand. His passion was so great that often he worked night and day without stopping. The artist’s wife remembered that he was working at his drawing table till the last moment when he was taken to the hospital. Stefan Kanchev died in 2001 at the age of 85.”

Via: grain edit.

Neil Krug

Neil Krug

Apparently Neil uses old expired Polaroid film to create this vintage look, but it’s not just the colour palette, loving the angles and composition. These 2 shots are taken from his PULP ART BOOK project in collaboration with the rather tastey supermodel Joni Harbeck.

This was the first thing I saw after just watching Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo (The Mole), I’d love to see this guy do a remake of it.


Does it get any cooler than this?

sean connery as bond, does it get any cooler than this?

I randomly stumbled across this photo of Sean Connery playing Bond on Kateoplis tumblr. I thought to myself – have I blogged about Bond before, probably not? Then I searched my site and found a random snap my mate got of Jaws & Odd Job on a night out, an amusing book on the Birds of the West Indies by a James Bond, a cardboard Aston, some inspired work, and mine and Nicky’s trek up to a Bond film location.

So I have blogged about Bond before, but you can’t have too much of a good thing eh?

Obama Naked with Unicorns..

Obama Naked with Unicorns

This is one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a while.. by an equally strange artist called The Painter of Pancakes. He says he started painting after “I had something of a mental and spiritual breakdown”, makes sense, and he also adds “My paintings sometimes horrify my family”. Well I say good work, they put a smile on my face, check out all his Naked Obama’s with Unicorns here »

Some other links:

Bizarre video of him here.

Check out his paintings for sale on eBay.

Cheers for the link Nicky | Via: WildAmmo.

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs - NASAblad

NASAblad – Modified Hasselblad 500C/M, plywood & paint.

Not sure if I’ve ever blogged about a sculptor before, but I’ve taken a real shining to the work of Tom Sachs. He re-makes masterpieces of engineering & design, in his own crude style/technique with simple materials like duct tape and plywood. I think the end results are amazing and fascinating, l love that you can see every join, screw or material used.

Tom Sachs - Hardcore

Hardcore – weapon cabinet, mixed media.

Kind of a cross between a carpenters tool wall and action film weapon cabinets. Having something like this would definitely satisfy a childhood fantasy, bring on the zombies!

Tom Sachs - Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer – plywood, Marshall amplifier, electronic keyboard

It’s great that he’s made this a working model, hobbling together the guts with keyboard, amp and speakers, as well as piano body.