12 Oct The pictographic art of Andrew Kirp
Interesting things always arise in portals such as Béhance, as in this case the work of Andrew Kirp, Ukrainian web designer but settled in New Zealand, who has a very careful and detailed style, although one of his hobbies is the pictograms, the apparent simplicity of its developments, hides behind a taste for the retouching graphic touch and broad handling of Illustrator to capture so spectacularly, simplicity and detail.
His graphic work is mainly in the field of computer graphics, where, by the way, not only is his technique exceeded (for his developments, far from remaining in the subtlety of the ephemeral design that these creations usually have, seem elaborate and full of textures and shadows) but has a special skill to impart vivacity to the anodyne art of shaping the data and the informative charts of the graphs that we usually see in reports and theses.
But it has a more «artistic» facet that plays with these ‘From scketch to result‘, very peculiar collections in which Andrew Kirp shows the evolution of his work in illustration, from the original sketch in pencil to his consecration as finished design, with all the nuances, shading and effects to which he takes such advantage in the Adobe tools.
The conceptualization of his work, halfway through the iconography of videogames and pop art, is clean, colorful and simple. It also moves to its front-end design developments (true dedication of this passionate illustrator also of animation and stop-motion). In his projects, that flat-design, minimalist and highly imaginative, of quick and useful understanding to load light web projects has great importance. In his case, he allows himself the luxury of approaching that «flat-design» with textures and nuances, without losing an iota of the cleanliness and simplicity that style requires.
Their collection of sketches offers a different vision, a «behind the scenes» look where we see the evolution of the creative process, from the initial concept (it is noticeable when we start from a sketch that is already in itself almost a final development ) until the finished project, analyzing not only the skills of the professional, but also their concerns and their inner world.
His collaborations with other artists are also interesting, especially in the animations of his own compositions, such as this project with the creative duo RoomCR6 and the Belgian musician Kevin Fellows. We suggest to visit their webs if you are searching for great jobs!