I love these covers, i’m not sure whether these designs were for an actual magazine or whether they appeared in a book as original designs for an imagined mag.
Anyway, aren’t they beautiful. The artist/designer is a guy called Fernando Vicente from Madrid Spain.
There is a touch of early Disney about these illustrations too which i love and of course i’m a sucka for the whole vintage/retro vibe…so good.
He also does a lot of caricatures which i don’t like…not his specifically, just not a fan of the caricature thing in general…it reminds me too much of those street artists you get in Piccadilly or in…well…everywhere in Paris, you know the ones…i just find the whole thing a little annoying…and they’re always the same images, Marylin, Elvis, Brad Pitt, Jolie, i can appreciate the talent but i just am not a fan of that kind of portraiture.
But these are awesome!!!
From 1961 to 1970 Anarchist ran as a magazine for the ‘radical’ individual. Created by a guy called Colin Ward who worked at the weekly paper version of Anarchy called ‘Freedom’.
Rufus Segar was hired to illustrate the covers, and i presume possibly other articles within the magazine but i can’t confirm this.
What strikes me most about Rufus’ work is his ability to create an iconic image for almost every cover…i love his use of space and his layout style and in this sense he is a true modernist designer. His work is clearly great and an obviously underrated graphic designer in the field. I, would love to find more of his work and if anyone can point me in the right direction i would be very grateful.
This is the ‘How it was made video” for a project for Clase Premiere Magazine by Cesar Moreno. His work is fantastic…i love his rough painting style. His Digital Painting style kind of crosses from fine art to almost a cartoon style and his use of limited palettes is extremely cool. Cesar is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer hailing from Mexico and you should really check out the rest of his work as it is pure class. Below is the final artwork.