Portraits for Hard Rock International by Glenn Wolk

Glenn Wolk is a New York-based graphic designer, who has to his credit some amazing works almost all hand-painted. As a child he wanted to become a painter, and after his father’s persistence he first studied graphic design but also continued school to get an MFA in painting. These years of studying formed his personal style. His portfolio showcases a range of projects from portraits to logos, ninety percent of them hand painted.
“There is a human, timeless element to hand-done work,” he says. “It suggests craft over machine. I think people are drawn to handmade things because we are bombarded by media that is generally hard-edged and computer created.”

Below is one of his projects, entitled “Portraits for Hard Rock International”. Check them out and see more of his work on his Behance portfolio:

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Glenn Wolk

Graphic designer, Glenn Wolk, works with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Rocawear; and creates licensed merchandise for The Rolling Stones, Eminem, and The Beatles, among other iconic singers and bands. Glenn exudes genuine passion toward his work. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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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)