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St. Martin – Patron of the Styrian New Year

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So today is St. Martins day. Or, as we in Maribor call it, the “Styrian New Year”. Why do we call it that? Well around here, St. Martin is the patron of Wine making. Slovenian Styrians are kind of known for heavy drinking habits. So in Slovenia St. Martin’s day is known as “Martinovo” and is a pseudo national holiday […]

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99designs sucks

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Let’s not beat around the bush, 99designs sucks for clients, designers and illustrators. I’ve been registered on 99designs for a few years but never really participated in anything until recently. My thinking was that it can’t really be ALL bad if people are actually participating. Soon I felt on my own skin how bad this […]

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My favorite Drew Struzan movie posters

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Drew Struzan is one of the the biggest names in Hollywood. He’s not an actor though, he’s an illustrator and painter. His poster art is regarded as some of the best in the world and for good reason. His posters are awesome! Sadly they are not as common these days since digital poster designs have […]

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Heinz Edelmann

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Starting out Heinz Edelmann was born in 1934 in Czechoslovakia. Between 1953 and 1958 he studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf, where he also worked as a teacher later in his life. Even when he was just 30 years old he was considered one of the most perspective designers in Europe. His career started […]

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Craig Thompson – Carnet de Voyage

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Craig Thompson The Christmas rush is over and I’ve finally moved. It’s official… I live in Ljubljana now. Well… At least during the weekdays. During the weekend I’ll still be going home to Maribor. All my friends are still there as well as my girlfriend. So I won’t be staying down in Ljubljana all TOO […]

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Božo Kos – Slovenian illustrator

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Božo Kos was one of the greatest Slovenian illustrators. All children know his works from children and youth books as well as from child magazines and posters. He was very prolific in his work and his comic strip Kavboj Pipec in Rdeča pesa – Cowboy Pipec (which means pocket knife) and Red beat, even surpasses […]

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Making a simple tracing light table

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A light table is a handy tool to have if you are an illustrator. It eliminates the use of rubber erasers and makes your work faster and more efficient. But those things cost money, especially the high end ones like from Copic. Basically they range anywhere from $50 and even up to $600. I bet […]