Showing posts from January, 2011

Serial Cut

Serial Cut is a Madrid based studio, established in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto, working on a wide variety of worldwide projects, but focussing mainly on Art Direction.

A growing team
Serial Cut works alongside an ever-growing team of professionals, who specialize in different areas such as photography, design, motion-graphics and 3D design. Depending on the nature of a given project, different collaborators are chosen to give each piece a new dimension.

Versatile projects
Big and small companies from arts and culture, fashion or entertainment industries are our primary clients; for each new project from a given client, we like to change the look and feel of the design.

Type reinforces the concept
Image and type are a great combination that we like to use on all the projects we work on. Typography plays an important role in the end product.

Visual culture
Inspiration comes from current and past decades, but we always review it and renew it, bringing it into today's perspective with …

Jared Nickerson


Hiroshi Tanabe

Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Hiroshi graduated from Tama Art College with a degree in Graphic Design. In 1990 he went to study at the Accademia Di Brella in Milan and focused on fine art and sculpture. He began focusing on illustration while studying in Italy. His first project was a t-shirt design for a night club in Milan.
Hiroshi Tanabe’s unique and vibrant illustrations mirror the graphic line work of traditional Japanese woodcuts. His illustrations have evolved into more refined and layered drawings throughout his career. Though constantly changing, his works marry old-world beauty and modernity in a way that is thoroughly fresh. His illustrations have appeared throughout Europe, The United States and Japan.

Charlie Welch

Born in California and raised in Maine, Charlie Welch moved to New York after studying photography at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. After initially working as a photographer’s assistant, Charlie moved on to visual display, working on projects for Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Fendi and Ralph Lauren.
Charlie transitioned into prop styling and set design where his work has appeared in magazines such as New York Times T Magazine, W, Italian Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
Charlie’s impressive list of photographers includes Raymond Meier, Miles Aldridge, Txema Yeste, Patrick Demarchelier, Richard Burbridge, Craig McDean, Paolo Roversi and Yelena Yemchuk.
His eye for prop styling and set design can be seen in international advertising campaigns by Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Cover Girl, Cacharel, Nicole Miller and Vera Wang.
Charlie Welch currently resides in New York.

Erika Iris Simmons

My name is Erika Iris Simmons and I like to take things- random things- like what you would find at a garage sale or in a thrift store- and make them into composite art. Most of my pieces become portraits of people associated with the item I’ve chosen. I don’t really add any paint or pigments… I usually just take things apart and re-arrange them in weird ways, cutting away pieces when necessary. A lot of my art is made with cassette tapes and old film reels in a series I call “Ghost in the Machine.”

“The Ghost in the Machine” series was inspired by some strange ideas. How at one level we are cellular beings and another we are a single “self.” The single cassette tape I thought of as representing the mind. The tape ribbon represents our thoughts, the data within. Taking that data – those bits of memory – and rearranging them to form what we see as a face is my way of finding a “ghost in the machine.” I also liked the fact that when you look at a portrait like Jimi Hendrix out of a casse…