Si Scott is one of the artists that I have been following for a long time. His work is iconic and elaborate and has inspired specific pieces in my portfolio. Si Scott is from the UK, he left school at 16 and went to Leeds College of Art & Design. He has worked for various firms but is primaraly freelance. I love his design process, captured here from an interview with Type for You:
“I always start by picking a font I feel fits the brief or works with what I am trying to achieve the piece and then will play around with different page layouts for a while. The next pahse is to just bring the piece to life using fineliners to create the illustration. I always work bigger than the finsihed piece is going to be and scan the illustrations at 1000dpi at 125% so when it is decreased to the actual size it’s very crsip an clean.
I think I came to make this kind of work just through my love of drawing, type and design and trying to do something that encompasses all them together.”
This may sound strange, but his art seems very musical – like if Helvetica and the iTunes visualizer were to mix.
His portfolio is here, but it is down for maintenance so you can check out his stuff on Behance.