Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Illustrator of the Day: Daniel Egnéus


Daniel Egnéus is an Illustrator who has traveled to so many places in his life and his work certainly shows it. Born in Sweden, Daniel has spent 20 years in Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna and Rome, and is now based in Milano. He has a variety of well known clients such as Haagen-Dasz, BMW, Pepsi, Playboy, and Penguin Books.

It's obvious in all of Daniel's vibrant illustrations how rich and colorful his life must be. He confesses of daydreaming a lot which usually find there way into his work.

The illustrations seem of a dream world and that's why they are so intriguing. You want to visit the places he creates and talk to the people you see. There's so much expression in his contour lines that it isn't a shock to discover he has no formal art education. It's obvious he draws what he feels in that moment.

My first thought when looking at his work initially was a comparison to Lewis Carroll and his Alice in Wonderland. Then to my pleasure I noticed one of Daniel's series of illustrations to be titled "Mad Hatters." How creepy and fantastic all at once. The dreamers always find each other.

Below are some of his illustrations. To see more, visit his website at danielegneus.com.










Joppa Co…etc.



So…I'm sure you've figured out that I've been a bit preoccupied lately. The company I work for, Joppa Design, recently merged with Jesko Media to form a power agency called Joppa Co. It's super exciting and I'm really happy with the new direction the agency is going.

I actually did a video blog post giving a little more detail into what Joppa Co is all about. I know I've never done a video before and it's not something I'm entirely comfortable with yet, but I was experimenting with some things for a social media project I'm currently working on and I thought…what the hell. So, I talk some about Joppa Co along with a few crafty projects I've done and all about one of my new favorite purchases. So, if you're brave enough to watch me talk for 13 minutes (I apologize; didn't realize I was talking that long) then let me know if it's something you love or hate. I haven't decided how I feel about it yet so it's a definite experiment.



Untitled from Britt L on Vimeo.
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