Art Crush: Takeshi

It takes a certain kind of talent to visualize light and color the way that New York City-based art director/illustrator Takeshi – a.k.a. Emeric Trahand – does. He’s got the fine detail down pat, and his eye for hyper-realism has made him one of the most sought after illustrators in the biz. Have a look at his stylized work below, he’s amazing!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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