This and That with Scott Balmer

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I like that Scott Balmer does two things that are related, but different. On the one hand, Scott does the contemporary, flatish, digital thingy and he does it very well. On the other hand, he has a retro, psychedelic style that is evocative of way out illustrations of yore, but not so reverent to be a stale regurgitation of that style. Both styles although somewhat different to my eye, have enough in common to create one body of work. Which I guess is as good a solution as any to the old question “should I or shouldn’t I show different styles in my portfolio?”. Awesome/groovy Scott Balmer. Awesome slash groovy.

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Categories: New Illustration

Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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3 Comments on “This and That with Scott Balmer”

  1. January 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Perfect artwork

  2. raguthititti
    January 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    L’ha ribloggato su Raguthi.

  3. THE NEWS
    February 9, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    IN INDIA they’d call this RAPCHIK…meaning fantabulous-fantastic

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