Thai illustrator and designer “Yoon” Phannapast Taychamaythakool created many ars pieces, murals for Nescafe, campaign for Gucci and images for children’s books.
Phannapast graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand with a Fashion Design degree. After she graduated, she worked with Thai fashion brands, while at the same time, continuing her love for drawing and handcrafts. She has reached international fame following her collaborations with global fashion brand Gucci.
“Yoon” Phannapast Taychamaythakool also illustrated magazines and books.She uses different personalities of animals to represent her feelings at the time.
Victor Tkachenko, born in 1960 in Ukrainian Kryvyi Rih, is an artist currently living in Toronto, Canada. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, Tkachenko displays a mastery of line and colour through purposeful brushwork. In most of Tkachenko’s works persist feelings of melancholy, mystery, and wonder.
Jeanne Detallante is a Parisian illustrator and visual artists living in Brussels. She has developed a highly personal and instantly recognizable style over the years, which is equally dazzling and grotesque. Her subjects are often drawn from myths, fairy-tales and high-end fashion magazines. Her aesthetic ranges from the refined to the grotesque.
Jeanne Detallante is not only a fashion illustrator, but she also has many collaborations with leading fashion designers and magazines. The illustrator developed prints, decorations, and advertising materials for Prada and her line MIU MIU.
Prints for fabrics are an interesting area of illustrator’s creativity and Jeanne Detallante’s prints are bright and witty.
André Edouard Marty (1882-1974) was an École des Beaux-Arts graduate best known for fashion illustration. He worked mainly in the classic Art Deco style.
Marty was one of four artists whose work appeared every year of the existence of leading fashion journal Gazette du Bon Ton (1912 to 1925). Marty also had illustrations published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and many others.
In the 1930s Marty worked as a costume and set designer for the theatre, cinema and ballet. Later he also produced designs for enamel vases, plates and jewellery.
Tony Viramontes (1956–1988) was an American artist, who found success in Europe and Japan as a fashion illustrator and photographer. From the late 1970s, his works appeared in numerous publications including Vogue.
Viramontes died in 1988 at the age of 31 of an AIDS related illness. Just before his death, fashion designer Hanae Mori, who had a long standing working relationship with Viramontes, commissioned a large format coffee-table book titled Viramontes that was published in Japan.
A more comprehensive study of his work, Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes, was published in 2013.
Josef Liesler (1912- 2005) was a Czech surrealist painter, graphic designer, illustrator, exlibris and postage stamp designer.
He studied art at University of the Architecture and Structural Engineering, Prague in 1934-38 under professors Cyril Bouda, Oldřich Blažíček, and Josef Sejpka. He became a member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts (1942) and SČUG Hollar (1945). He illustrated over one hundred book titles and he created many drawings of postage stamps and exlibris. He received a UNESCO award for the finest stamp design (Hydrologic decade). His production is represented in many prominent Czech and international collections, including the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence.
When I was a student, there was no Internet. We looked for all the information on paper. When someone brought a book with Yves Saint Laurent’s illustrations, we all ran to make photocopies of them. I still have a stack of these black-and-white pieces of paper with women and dresses on them. His sketches, although they may not be perfect from the point of view of drawing, are brilliant as a fashion illustration. There are not just styles, but plastic, character, emotion…
Last winter when I was at Paris, The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most vivid impressions. Then the Museum showed the “Chinese” collection and one wall was completely hung with original sketches of Saint Laurent. Then the Museum showed the “Chinese” collection and one wall was completely hung with original sketches of Saint Laurent. And they were brilliant.
Art Deco we associate with a particular period in history— jazz-age of the 20s—but also with particular locales: Paris, London, Vienna, New York. We probably do not think of Rio de Janeiro. Europeans know very little about art from “the colonies.” But Brazil had its own modern art movement, one that strove for a distinctly Brazilian sensibility. The movement announced itself in 1922, the centennial of the South American nation’s independence from Portugal.
1922 happened to be the year that a Rio de Janeiro-born artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who went by the name J. Carlos (José Carlos de Brito e Cunha) took over the direction of the magazine Para Todos. Founded in 1918, the magazine began as a film rag, and its covers faithfully featured photo spreads of movie stars. But in 1926, Carlos began drawing his own cover illustrations, and he continued to do so for the next four years, as well as drawing thousands of cartoons and writing vaudeville plays and samba lyrics.
His work introduces some uniquely Brazilian elements that seem almost proto-psychedelic.
J. Carlos was a prolific artist who “collaborated in design and illustration in all the major publications of Brazil from the 1920s until the 1950s.” In all, it’s estimated that he left behind over 100,000 illustrations.