Mary Kate McDevitt (@marykatemcdevitt) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Mary Kate is an illustrator and lettering artist based in Philadelphia. On her feed she posts lots of lettering artworks and sometimes she also creates illustrations to pair them with. As far as difference of styles in her pieces she’s really doing a great job, I’ve seen tens of different fonts invented by her, carefully chosen based on what the sentence should convey.
Another important aspect is the color palette of each work, helping to set the tone. Remember the first impression always comes from the colors you see and the main shapes in a picture, so don’t underestimate the power of a pair of complementary colors for example, they are heavily decisive. I think Mary Kate is very able in picking the perfect combinations to guide your perceptions on the right path.
“Your voice has power” is just one of the inspiring messages you’ll find on her profile, in this case a piece she made for the “black lives matter” protests. She made it in various color versions so if you’re interested in trying out how your first look at a piece changes based on the dominant tones I suggest you to go to her feed and give it a try!
In the second picture other than a handful of cool illustrations and a calm and relaxing mood I’d say the next thing hitting me was the awesome idea of trying to represent how people greet in different parts of the world. It’s a window to other cultures, an easy way to appreciate diversity.
What do you think about Mary Kate? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!