Editor’s Note: This is part 23 in Emily Potts’ inspirational series, Design Links. Every other week she features three artists whose work offers fresh, fun, and stimulating creative inspiration. Each artist picks the next link—someone who personally inspires him/her. Check out the twenty-second part in the series, featuring Carla Tedeschi, Dennis Schmickle, Kate Bingaman-Burt, and Palefroi.
Damien & Marion from Palefroi are inspired by …
His work mixes abstract elements with more narrative illustrations. It is fresh and spontaneous. He is not looking for perfection in his drawing and leaves spaces for accidents, and the result is unique and beautiful.
Look Back and Laugh is Zoran’s publishing project. He publishes zines, books and prints in a DIY way. He does it in the same spirit as we do with our own publishing project. Plus, he chose the best URL ever: http://www.hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.com/
We love this project because it is precariously balanced, yet it holds fast. Zoran’s work is always on the verge of collapsing. If you even breathe on it, everything would fall down. This fragility contrasts the raw lines, materials, and bold colors he uses.
Zoran Pungerčar is inspired by …
If you know Burn in person he is a quiet, shy guy, but when you look at the stuff he draws it’s just insane. Life sucks, but every time I look at his stuff I have to laugh. Besides, I love how he is not trapped in a loop with his drawings. He’s continuously developing and still staying recognizable. I’m usually not a fan of this type of illustration, but he’s one of the best within this style, if you ask me.
Burn is part of Soybot, an art collective in Vienna. They mostly do riso printing for their own projects, like art books and zines. No Future is Burn’s latest zine. In it he started doing some new stuff, like combining usual characters with some crazy, psychedelic graphics. And the result looks great!
He also organizes musical events in Vienna with a bunch of friends under the name, Eternal Laser. He does all the design, and the posters are amazing! They also released a couple of tapes, and one of them is for a Vienna-based band called Good Cop. It has one of the best packages I’ve ever seen. I don’t know about any good cops, but this is really cool.
Burn Bjoern is inspired by …
First off, Idon is quite a goof. He is a swearing, dirty punk, rooted in the early days of cheap American comics, with wild rock´n roll music and very, very bad humor.
He does gigposters for smaller and bigger bands, sometimes crazy, rough and quick; sometimes more thoughtful and detailed, finished in screen or risoprint. I just picked the one for Chastity Belt randomly. It seems that he put a bit more effort in this one.
This one is from a series of drawings where Idon is documenting the shows he attended. Again, they are rather rough, quick drawings done directly after the event. In this case, he has been at the Kim & the Created show at Vienna´s Arena. It looks like he had fun.
Tune in next time to see who inspires Idon Mine.