Frank Chimero, Illustrator and More

Frank Chimero’s Flickr set of illustrations in the shape of the US States is grabbing a lot of digital ink these days. But it’s not his only facet. Checking out his website reveals much more than illustration, most notable his Twitter-like thoughts and anaysis of the design process and writings on design in general.

But don’t get distracted. His work stands on it own. It’s great, actually, and in an interview with Grain Edit, he distills his process in a bit of self-disclosure that is reminiscent of Bill Watterson’s thoughts on the creative process, as read in his Calvin & Hobbes Tenth Anniversary (which I’m strongly recommending to all my creative friends atm for its insight into a) the mind of a brilliant creative and b) thoughts from someone who still treats art as something pure and rejects commercialization simply for profit).

I’ve pasted some of Chimero’s images below, but check out the Grain Edit interview, then his website here. Great stuff: simple, unadorned yet personalized and original.

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~ by joshuacreative on March 18, 2009.

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