Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING

Brilliant Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

By: Julia Wild on Jul 9th 2014
Brilliant Cartoonists  Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

The list of contributors really should be able to do justice to the original, and having seen some of the pieces it truly does look like it will be superb. Locust Moon explains to GraphicDesign.com “Nearly all of the artists are folks we approached either as friends, or online, or at conventions. They all signed up to the project without much or any hesitation, after hearing about the mission and the chance to work on such a big canvas“.... CONTINUE READING

Stinky Robots – 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children’s Book

By: Julia Wild on Jun 30th 2014
Stinky Robots - 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children's Book

Matt explains “I told it (the story) to my eldest son Isaac when he was younger and then, after many years, I began telling it again to my youngest son Elijah. And then the magic of the internet stepped in… My son Elijah and I wrote the story down, adding new touches to the original story. And then we reached out to 12 fantastic artists from around the world to start bringing our robots to life. Each day my... CONTINUE READING

Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth’s Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

By: Julia Wild on Jun 20th 2014
Day 528 and Designer Matt Chinworth's Project ‘TypeSWAMP’ Continues

Many from his daily collection have a story – for example it might be influenced by something that has happened such as an event like the world cup or in memory of someone. Day 526 is of Tony Gwynn and Chinworth explains: “So sad to hear that Tony Gwynn passed away yesterday. One of my favorite big leagers as a kid and probably one of the best hitters to ever play the game. RIP #19″. Day 503 is called... CONTINUE READING

Malhotra’s Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

By: Julia Wild on Jun 9th 2014
Malhotra's Inspiring Design Experiment ‘Something Cool Everyday’

Malhotra began her design career as an art director working with several advertising agencies but now works as an independent designer with a focus on lifestyle design, music and fashion. Clients have included Tiger Beer, HSBC, Asian Paints, Taj Group of Hotels and many more. Awards have included the HOW + Print, Colour in Design Awards 2012 and Bronze Medal at the ICOGRADA Taiwan International Design Festival 2011. Malhotra explains on her website “Something cool everyday is a graphic... CONTINUE READING

Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

By: Julia Wild on May 19th 2014
Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

1. Ramon Bruin Ramon Bruin invented his own art style which he calls ‘Optical Illusionism’. He explains on his website “Optical Illusionism is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to life when photographed from the exact right angle”. Below are some examples of his work but you can see much more on DeniantArt and Instagram. 2. Vimal Chandran Chandran is a visual artist and illustrator. His illustrations are outstanding and on his website you... CONTINUE READING

Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

By: Julia Wild on May 16th 2014
Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

I tried to look into who these designers are but it seems that very few people know: “They’ve been popping up on campus all semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The article on their college website continues to explain “I recently sat down with the artistic duo and, while I can’t name names, I did get a sense of who these artists are and what drives them. They wish to remain unnamed (although they admit most... CONTINUE READING

Cartoon Artists To Follow This Week

By: Julia Wild on May 9th 2014
Cartoon Artists To Follow This Week

Some of these cartoon artists you may never have heard of before but are well worth taking a look at or following on sites such as Twitter, Behance or Tumblr. Enjoy the work and if there any cartoon artists that you feel need adding to the list this week please comment below. In no particular order first up is “chilango” who has had a passion for drawing and tracing comic books since a very young age. He explains on... CONTINUE READING

15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Mar 28th 2014
15 Poster Examples that Reflect British Propaganda During World War II

There are two lessons behind the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster story; the first one is the strength of the visual message, especially when the message itself has a value to the audience. Visualized messages have a better chance of enduring time and lasting for years. The second lesson is the role of design in serving public aims in times of crisis. During the World War II, both the Allies and Axis powers understood the role of media... CONTINUE READING

Aesthetics: A Memoir – Ivan Brunetti

By: Evan Johnston on Aug 12th 2013
Aesthetics: A Memoir - Ivan Brunetti

In four paragraphs, and in a book about cartooning, Brunetti then carefully detailed how to properly prepare spaghetti aglio e oglio. It tells you a lot about Ivan Brunetti; his Italian heritage, his belief in technique and form, his appreciation of simplicity. Above all, that last part is what makes Brunetti as much a graphic designer as a cartoonist. As he notes in the introduction to Aesthetics, his latest book, in his native Italian, “The word disegno literally meant... CONTINUE READING

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