Fantastic Contemporary Illustrations

 

Dane Thompson, aka DST is a new and upcoming very promising artist from the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. He is a social and Hip Hop artist and made his debut onto the world of urban underground artists at the Homebase Skateshop (Bethlehem, PA) with the DST identity in 2011. He has had several exhibition in Pennsylvania and New York City, including two solo exhibition “A Delectable Pedigree” at Gallery Bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Last summer he traveled throughout Europe and left his DST stickers brand from Amsterdam to Venice. His mission and purpose is to make social and political interpretations of the world around us. Dane has a genuine passion and constantly need to explore and innovate with new inspirations. Having the enormous support of his artist father making confident steps, Dane is gradually developing his own distinct urban, contemporary style. Dane studied print making at the University of Hartford in the US.  Enjoy his creativity!

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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