Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on Envato Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you'll love.
4 Artists You Should Know: Diversity in Design
Celebrate the work of these extraordinary artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture and surroundings to create phenomenal designs.
Our first feature belongs to Mayar Yousry, a multidisciplinary artist from Cairo, Egypt. Her illustrations are both amazingly emotive and magnetic. Enjoy this selection of incredible scenes and paintings.
I love drawing, painting, and character design. I am currently focusing on concept art, digital painting, and illustration.
My work is about what I love and how I feel, and I love to portray passion.
You've Got a Friend in Me
I'm inspired by different styles, and I like the artwork of John Park, Carter Goodrich, Nathan Fowkes, and Gop Gap.
Next, we'll check out the crisp, clean lines of artist Alexander WTGES from Panama City. Featuring an awesome, vector-like style that's inspired by tattoo design and more, his work includes stunning paintings of animals and abstract geometry.
Noche y Día
I love the weather, the people, the sea, and the modern and ancient cities of Panama. You have all that in just 30 minutes.
I work with analogous and digital art techniques to create graphic-based art that uses a de-fragmentation process to create new compositions.
The result is a work with a vectorial aesthetic, flat colors and indefinite forms that evoke nature as clues of a sensory game. Controlled chaos challenges the viewer to get involved and discover their own conclusions.
Vida y Muerte
My culture is a mixture of many other cultures, and my family is a mix of many races, so in Panama the theme of identity is always important.
The art communities lack help from the public state but the private initiatives are very active here. Every day a new space is inaugurated. The people want more art.
Street artist iZZY iZVNE is our next inspiring feature from Chișinău, Moldova. With a blend of 3D form and calligraphy, her work creates a distinctly new universe of letters and colors. Check out this selection of cool wall murals below!
Hello, my name is Inna, although I'm more commonly known as street artist and graffiti writer iZZY iZVNE. I work in my own style, which consists of 3D forms and calligraphy. My style is about the opening of undiscovered things.
How deep and colorful are the cosmos above us? How deep and colorful can the world be inside every inconspicuous person whom we meet in the streets, metros, or shops? We lose so many moments of life around us just because we are too busy every day to stop ourselves and open our eyes and souls.
I try to show through my art how deep can be reality which we cannot sense, but we should try to open it.
Meeting of Styles
I am getting my inspiration from other people's stories, but not their art styles or how famous they are.
I started my way from classical graffiti writing and most of my inspiration comes from graffiti, not street art. A real inspiration for me right now is a Russian graffiti writer named Trun. I've always admired his style and personality. Because no matter how big a star you are, it matters to be a good and simple person till the end.
Our final feature belongs to calligraphy artist Alex Dávila. Based in Guatemala City, this awesome talent creates wicked lettering projects for epic wall murals and creative print designs.
See more in his portfolio.
I have always been interested in art since I was very small and with the passage of time I was exploring different artistic techniques, getting to know the graphic design with which I could explore different styles, and identifying myself a lot with the different styles of typography.
After getting to know the graphic design I began to practice calligraphy and lettering and when I managed to master them I began to combine those techniques with design.
At present, people are tired of prefabricated and repetitive products. By retaking this art of drawing letters, it favors an artistic freedom that hardly reaches the typography, recovering its own identity and representing what it really is and what it wants to transmit.
My goal with lettering is to be able to give people unique and well-worked identities.
In the art of calligraphy and lettering I admire the work of Daniel Hosoya, a Mexican artist who works his lyrics with a lot of detail and movement. I also admire the work of Pokras Lampas, an artist of calligraphy who has made the style of calligrafuturism popular.
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Love this selection? See more from this series:
- Global InfluencesArt for All: Celebrate Diversity in Design—Volume 21Melody Nieves
- Global InfluencesArt for All: Celebrate Diversity in Design—Volume 20Melody Nieves
I'd like to extend a warm thank you to all the artists who participated in this feature. Feel free to see more of their work at the links below: