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.
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..
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.
check this pdf if you are interested in his works:
I found your web by accident and I’m very surprised to see Bulgarian stamps in it (I am Bulgarian).
Actually I love your blog and the Crank series!
Looking forward to see more of your work :)
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You may also like Jan Kallwejt http://www.kallwejt.com
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Wow! amazing work and your blog is fantastic, will definitely be back.