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Chronicles: Design & Illustrations by Michael Nÿkamp

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Chronicles is a repository of my personal illustrations, collaborative projects, inspiration, curiosity, and worthwhile studies deposited here for visitors to enjoy and experience. If you would like to license or purchase any illustration from this collection or hire me, please contact me via e-mail. All works are copyrighted. View more here: mkn-design.com/chr...

Canada 150th Anniversary Mark: Happy 150th Birthday to my homeland of Canada! The design of this mark still honors the...
Birth Of Peace: “War forgets peace. Peace forgives war.” ~ Sri Chinmoy. Self initiated project.
Summer Vibes: Simple mark portraying the summer sun and ocean – it looks good on this cap. Self initiated project.
Dueling Cherries: Pattern exercise with one illustrated cherry cluster.
Pushup: Visual word narrative exercise. Illustrated shadowed letter forms created by mkn design.
Suburbia: Endless urban sprawl roof tops.
Scandinavian Sunrise: Roof tops and a rising bronze sun.
Couple Bathing: Minimal lines paired with a bold background something I’ve been working on this past week.
Woman Bathing: Minimal lines paired with a bold background something I’ve been working on this past week.
Man Bathing: Minimal lines paired with a bold background something I’ve been working on this past week.
The Monster Behind Pollution: "Pollution should never be the price of prosperity" Al Gore.
The Guardian: Simplified and modernized interpretation of a Lion Passant used as a heraldic symbol in the early-14th...
Bluejay Mark: More exploration on a simple mark for this bluejay paired with the typeface, Sofia Pro.
Cardinal Mark Illustrative exploration this morning with a simplified cardinal paired with the typeface, Sofia Pro by...
Tongue Of Fire: Fire gently resting on index finger and thumb. Self initiated project.
Lion Book Publishing Company: "Dedicated to independent authors and their stories." Self initiated project.
Cerberus Kilns. Three headed, fire breathing dog for this illustrative mark. Self initiated project.
Sunrise Farms: A farmers labor is never done – work from sunrise to sunset...
Uneasy Eye: Simple little illustration and animated gif to give it life. Self initiated project.
King Lear: Simple lines to create this portrait of King Lear for a book jacket. Book jacket mock-up from Pixeden.com.