Luis Pinto, a Freaky, Awesome Illustrator

Luis Pinto is a freaky graphic designer/illustrator from Mexico currently based in Guatemala. His work focuses on Illustration, Creative Thinking & Art Direction. He loves creating interesting projects that can bring something different from the point of visual communication experimenting with digital & traditional tools.
He has participated on several international exhibitions such as the 10th Pictoplasma Festival with the proyect “Character Selfies” (Berlin, Germany), his piece “The Feathered Serpent” for the Animal Collective “Species” Exhibition (New Delhi, India), his deck design “Nahual de los Sueños” for the “Blank! Exhibition” (San José, Costa Rica), his solo exhibition “Crazy Wild Creatures” (Vienna, Austria), between others.
See more of his work here: http://luispintodesign.com/

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Artist Statement:

Most of my work focuses on my true passion: “Art & Illustration”.
As a graphic artist I get most of my work from personal sketches (I sketch a lot, I’ve a bunch of Moleskines in my studio). Basically I use traditional media such as markers, ink or pencils to start my creative process. When I´m happy with the main graphic ideas, I use digital tools most of the times to finish the process. I usually generate ideas from a concept. Making drafts & doodles are the best way to conceive that graphic magic.
“Carpe Diem” is a phrase that is present in everything I do, and it always makes me to put effort and passion on my work.
It is very important to say that every creation that I do come from my daily experiences (books, thoughts, people, history, design, drawings, a nice cup of coffee) to achieve an interesting graphic result.

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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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