As Levine/Leavitt’s newest intern and part-time design geek, I relished the opportunity to speak with Craig Redman of iconic design team Craig & Karl. We met in Craig’s Lower East Side studio space on a chilly February afternoon, surrounded by in-progress designs and fantastically colored knick-knacks that seemed to belong in their own quirky Craig […]
For their latest editorial assignment, Modern Weekly China commissioned Craig & Karl to illustrate a series of celebrities sporting different pieces from MCM’s various collections. Another dazzling addition to Craig & Karl’s ongoing collaborative relationship with MCM.
If you were in the UK this past summer, you may have seen the Mr. Quiffy ice cream van roll by. Craig & Karl teamed up with House of Holland to design a 17-piece collection featuring shorts, T-shirts, iPhone cases and jewelry all to be sold straight out of the truck. Together, the pair have created […]
Launched this past summer, Craig & Karl collaborated with luxury brand MCM for the second time around on this collection of handbags and accessories. ”Eyes on the Horizon” features Craig & Karl’s bold and colorful illustrations against the classic backdrop of MCM’s Cognac Visetos.
We don’t need to say much about how awesome it is that Craig Redman of Craig & Karl collaborated with Kate Spade on a limited edition line of clothing, handbags, and accessories all featuring the fashion-forward forms of Darcel– with over 45 pieces to choose from, this New York-inspired collection speaks for itself. The entire line can […]
Another stroke of genius by Craig & Karl for Vogue.co.uk‘s The Culture Edit blog. The focus of this month’s contribution is the Notting Hill Carnival which takes place for two days starting August 25th. “A pattern of a parade of patterned people to celebrate the spectacle that is the Notting Hill Carnival.” -Craig & Karl
For their monthly contribution to Vogue.co.uk‘s Culture Edit blog, Craig & Karl were asked to depict Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s volatile relationship through illustration. Set to air this fall, the piece was created in honor of BBC4′s new drama, Burton and Taylor. Craig & Karl write, “here we reflect on the fragmented and ultimately […]
Craig & Karl created this fun piece of typography for the cover of New York Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors 2013′ issue. A great way to cure a case of the Monday’s, the duo designed clever medical graphics for each letter, proving time and again what extraordinary creative problem-solvers they are.
Craig & Karl created this poster artwork for The xx gig last weekend at The Greek. Working in a new 3D style, Craig & Karl explore a variety of textures and materials while implementing their distinctive design sense.
For their fourth issue, Russian-based magazine, GARAGE, hired Craig & Karl to style and illustrate a series of four separate looks. They pulled pieces from some of Autumn/Winter’s best collections to re-dress GARAGE’s Aimee Mullins doll.
Craig & Karl worked with Melbourne-based animation studio, 21-19, to create this mesmerizing video for Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large. At just 40 seconds short, it is packed with fun stills by the half second worth hitting pause and play to see.
As part of their monthly contribution to The Culture Edit on Vogue.co.uk, Craig & Karl have illustrated Queen Bey as she embarks on latest tour, The Mrs. Carter Show. “In honour of Beyoncé’s upcoming world tour, we’ve taken her Marie Antoinette-inspired look into overdrive. Here, she reigns as queen of pop amidst a spectrum of refracting […]
We are excited to announce that Craig & Karl have joined the vogue.co.uk team as monthly contributors to The Culture Edit. Each month, they will create an exclusive illustration depicting key cultural news – whether related to film, art or music. First up is the Victoria and Albert’s David Bowie Is exhibition, which opened last week. “Our take on […]
Craig & Karl were commissioned by Munich-based design agency, Bureau Mirko Borshe, to illustrate this poster series for the Bavarian State Opera. Daisy Woodward interviewed the design duo for the Art & Culture section of AnOther Magazine and in the article she writes, “Craig & Karl’s innovative, and wonderfully thematic designs for the company have been so well received that they have […]
Craig & Karl take Vogue Japan by storm with this smashing spread for the March 2013 issue. A revival of the swinging 60′s, their signature pop-art style works in perfect matrimony with this mod-inspired edition.
Two weeks ago, without a proper introduction, we posted about a fellow named Darcel. Now, to pay him his due respect, we’ve asked creator, Craig Redman of Craig & Karl, to tell us more about his dearest dour friend. Scroll down further for an interview with Darcel. Who is Darcel? Darcel is a mostly miserable character […]
Craig Redman of Craig & Karl‘s beloved friend, Darcel Disappoints, made a front page appearance in the New York Times Sunday Review yesterday. A full-pager, we’re not sure how dour Darcel handled all of that attention!
Craig & Karl have been illustrating up a storm and below are some of their latest portraits. From film to fashion, these bold colors and energetic patterns are sure to cure a case of the Monday’s.