We're back to basics following last week's Genius Gallery super-post: this week, we're pleased to announce eight carefully-selected portfolios that represent the many facets of the gallery. Besides a few of the usual suspects—industrial designers Andrea Filogonio, Formboten and Jm Jo—we were also impressed by the likes of young fashion designer Xenia Kuhn and established glass and ceramic artisan Alda Tomás. And while we continue to abide by our high standards for images, renders and photography, each of these portfolios certainly invites closer inspection.
Garrett Owen (Dallas, Texas) - Garrett delivers on his promise of superb graphic design without compromising clarity for creativity.
Andrea Filogonio (Rome, Italy) - Andrea's work is characterized by a strong sense of surfaces and curves, not to mention a bit of humor.
Xenia Kuhn (Berlin, Germany) - Xenia's work in fashion and accessories is alternately playful and conceptual, but consistently well-executed.
Davide Perrone (Turin, Italy) - Davide's automobile renders are technical and expressive in equal measure.
Karen Preston (Medford, Massachusetts) - Karen dream-like imagery and in her paintings and vector illustrations.
Jm Jo (Shanghai, China) - Jm's focus on electronics ranges from the practical to the more fantastical.
Alda Tomás (Lisboa, Portugal) - Alda takes the traditional crafts of glass and ceramic design to the next level, both in terms of form and patterns.
Formboten [Patrick Decker & Florian Langer] (Hanover, Germany) - The German design duo bring their highly conceptual approach to product and furniture design.
We'll be announcing a new winner next Monday, so submit your portfolio by tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, to be eligible for the fourth of our six Blurb book prizes!