Nacional Treasure

by Jill on March 9, 2011

Ed Nacional is a multi-talented illustrator and designer who was born and raised in Calgary and is currently based in Brooklyn. Working in both technological and handmade realms of design, Nacional has developed a skill for injecting cheer into all of his projects. No matter the subject, his work could manage to put a smile on any face.

Cover illustration for the Week In Review section of The New York Times, August 29th 2010.

Typographic illustration for the On Language section of the New York Times Magazine.

One of the illustrations included in the Live Now book, a collection of inspirational quotes and illustrations pursuing the notion of living a happy and engaged life.

Bic & Staedtler – A typographic experiment inspired by a highlighter pen and a sharp pencil, created as a Guest Artist for Friends of Type.

Wet Socks – Rain Drop type. This piece was letterpressed and will be sold soon, created as a Guest Artist for Friends of Type.

Identity created for Cinematographer, Russell S. Bell.

Tie-pography – a display typeface constructed from Nacional’s personal tie collection.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames poster for MAD.

Gig poster for band, Taxi Taxi.

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