A prominent name in Singapore’s creative scene, Lydia Yang is a local artist whose Fleischer-esque illustrations in technicolour are a quirky blend of old-school nostalgia and contemporary street influences.
A recent trip to Los Angeles, California had the artist inspired – her digital illustrations pay homage to old-school American signage.
Lydia’s technicolour illustrations are made even more striking with the inclusion of her iconic hand lettering.
The Singaporean artist best describes her style of art as an ode to ‘90s cartoons with a touch of street influence.
South Africa, Architect
Sarah Allderman may have inherited her creative genes from an artistic mother, but the clean technicality of her art style is all talent, honed from her studies in the field of architecture.
Sarah Allderman may have inherited her creatives genes from an artistic mother, but the clean technicality of her art style is all talent, honed from her studies in the field of architecture.
In her creative process, the artist took inspiration from the essence of Japanese screen printing, before drawing the icons by hand.
To break new ground, Sarah finds creative influence in her own unique identity, culture and landscape.
Sarah reckons fashion, in all of its superficiality, is a reflection of one’s character as well as a medium to creatively express oneself.
Vietnam, Illustrator and Visual Artist
An art director by day and illustrator by night, Tuan Anh Vu from Hanoi employs the visual medium to encapsulate his three-dimensional reality in two-dimensional art forms.
With the influence of Keith Haring and Andy Warhol—Tuan Anh Vu’s personal favourite postmodern artists—is evident in the illustrator’s storytelling creations, an encapsulation of his version of reality.
A keen exploration of CHARLES & KEITH’s product collection, coupled with research pertaining to pop culture and postmodern art, set the mood for this series of digital stickers.
The artist overcomes creative blocks via the process of writing. Otherwise, he watches films or reads books to inspire his next mood board and propel his creative process.
Simplicity is key to the artist, whose artworks reflect his version of reality to fight off clichés and break stereotypes.
Cambodia, Street Artist
Based in Phnom Penh, Chifumi Krohom is a French street artist whose murals usually feature his signature motif of hands. He focuses on urban aesthetics, creating large-scale interventions in public spaces, often inspired by traditional Khmer patterns.
In this series of digital stickers, the artist experimented with the cultural confrontation of retro pop culture from the US, with the golden age of Cambodia in the ’60s.
The artist overcomes creative blocks by looking closely at the elements around him, and seeing them from different angles.
He finds the same depth, humour and emotions in both fashion and art, making them both closely connected, and each inspiring the other.
United Kingdom, Creative Generalist
Meriç Canatan is a London-based creative whose work includes apparel design, collage and illustration. Originally from Turkey, she is inspired by the diversity of her nativity, and her distinct and rich culture. She creates original images by mixing old and new, mainly inspired by the human form and geometric shapes.
Meriç is inspired by postmodern artists, naming David Hockey, Francis Bacon and Ed Ruscha as some of her favourites.
Taking a freehand approach to creation, Meriç begins by working on a main image before thinking of a concept, allowing for an open mind in the creative process.
Meriç embraces creative blocks by seeing new perspectives through her work in progress, finding inspiration in the process and allowing ideas to develop organically.
Her works have been featured in Vogue Turkey, Elle Turkey, as well as L’Officiel Hommes Turkey.
United States, Art Maker/Photographer
Savana Ogburn is an avid art-maker, photo-taker and zine creator. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the artist tells surrealist stories with her art.
Savana’s obsession with technicolour hues is apparent through her creations that paint a picture of a psychedelic rainbow world.
Undeniable quirky with a colourful personality, Savana’s artwork stands out with her unique millennial zine aesthetic.
The artist is constantly inspired, overcoming creative blocks by creating visual moodboards and drawing inspiration from postmodern artists such as Andy Warhol.
Her bright and surreal works have been featured in Refinery29, Nylon, as well as Rookie Mag.
FURRY OPEN-TOE SANDALS
GLITTER ZIP POUCH
FURRY HANDLE HANDBAG
LACE-UP BALLERINA PLATFORMS
HEART-SHAPED CROSSBODY BAG
CYLINDRICAL BLOCK HEEL BOOTS
QUILTED TASSEL CLUTCH
EMBELLISHED ANKLE BOOTS
CHUNKY PLATFORM SANDALS
CIRCULAR DETAIL SLING BAG
ACETATE FRAME SUNGLASSES
EMBELLISHED ANKLE BOOTS
PUSH-LOCK CIRCULAR CLUTCH
KNITTED TEXTURED BOOTS