Common Man Illustrator David Foldvari

by | May 7, 2010 | ART

For all the young, fresh faced, illustrators coming out of college in a few weeks, I present one of my personal favorites David Foldvari. You might have seen his work in the editorial pages of your parent’s news magazines or papers. He is one of the best at taking the complex political editorial and boiling it down to a single image. Illustrations to rile the common man against the ruling class, the hypocrisy, the unfair treatment of human beings. He states in his blog that he pulls from “what he knows” and I believe what he knows pisses him off a little.

For all the young, fresh faced, illustrators coming out of college in a few weeks, I present one of my personal favorites David Foldvari. You might have seen his work in the editorial pages of your parent’s news magazines or papers. He is one of the best at taking the complex political editorial and boiling it down to a single image. Illustrations to rile the common man against the ruling class, the hypocrisy, the unfair treatment of human beings. He states in his blog that he pulls from “what he knows” and I believe what he knows pisses him off a little.

His approach is simple i.e. the traditional tools – pen pencil, touches of paint, but smart in its message on the same level as a Banksy. In that sense, they are compatriots saying things in their work that many of wish we could. Somebody that any young artist should check out.

You can see more of his work www.davidfoldvari.co.uk

David Foldvari was born in Budapest, Hungary, but has lived in the UK for the last 20 years. His work often tackles issues of alienation, identity and belonging, formed by a preoccupation with his eastern European roots, combined with his experience of growing up in the UK.

David’s work is bold, darkly humorous and often political in tone, his considered and energetic draftsmanship having led to a prolific output both personally and commercially. Some of his previous clients include the New York Times, Greenpeace, Random House, Penguin Books, Dazed & Confused and Island Records. In 2007 he earned a D&AD award for involvement on Nike Run London and for his input on Beck’s The Information. – via BigActive.com

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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