Fashion in leaves

September 28, 2013 § 1 Comment

A sketchbook full of leaves. Instead of a pen or a pencil, Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling uses leaves to create some amazing fashion sketches (from his project entitled Fashion in Leaves)..

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It is just a pie!

June 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Just a pie. No need for a recipe, just the minimal illustration of the recipe created by Andrea Nguyen. Delicious!Apple%20Pie%20copy%202

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via Quipsologies

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The colors of your favourite books

May 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

A book: a world full of images, flavors and …colors. Can you really imagine the colors of your favorite novels? Jaz Parkinson has created color charts for different classic works of literature to visually represent the novels’ colorful worlds, building mini rainbows that correspond to the most prominent colors of each work.

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How (many pixels) far is it to Mars?

April 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, the Moon would be 3000 pixels away. Mars, at its closest, would be 428,000 pixels away. At the current state of space technology, it will take around 150 days to get to Mars.

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Distance to Mars website, created by David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams, calculates the earth’s distance to Mars in a super cool way, in pixels.

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Better to watch it on Chrome.

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A poem for April

April 1, 2013 § 1 Comment

I imagine my love
breathing with the lungs of all things
and it reaches me
as poetry
of roses or dust

speaks softly to everything
and whispers its news to the universe
the way the wind and sun do
when they split nature’s breast
or pour the ink of day
on the earth’s book

Adonis from Beginnings of the Body, Ends of the Sea (translated by Khaled Mattawa)

Say it with an illustration

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Say it with a quote or illustrate one? Malaysia-based illustrator Tang Yau Hoong pairs each of his illustrations with a famous quote. As simple as that, as beautiful as these posters…

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DNA animated

March 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

DNA explained in a visually appealing way.

Created by Territory Studio and creative director David Sheldon-Hicks & art director William Samuel for BBC Knowledge & Learning Explainer series.

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Minimal science

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

When minimalism expresses the essence of meaning, design comes to honor the pioneering work of some of the world’s most famous scientists. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to Pythagoras’ theorem and Archimedes’ principle, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creates clever typographic posters of scientists’ names based on each genius’s breakthrough discovery.

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Words on their own

February 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

When words and letters acquires a life of their own. Ebon Heath liberates the letters from their frame, the printed page and creates laser-cut sculptures of the letters, giving them a three-dimensional existence with which viewers can actually interact.  His typography sculptures, called Stereo.type, become a magical transformation of the written word into what he describes as a “new language of physical type.”EbonHeath1

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Never stop looking up

February 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Looking at the windows and not outside a window. This is the concept behind The Windows of New York project. Graphic designer José Guizar has never stopped wandering around New York city and always looking up: at the windows of each building. And then, he decided to start recording and illustrating the city’s facades and windows.

As he says ‘The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up’.

In the project’s website, each window appears with the address (street & area), where it is located.

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Word animals

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Typography once more. This time in the shape of an animal. Graphic designer Dan Fleming uses in his series ‘Word Animals’ the alphabet letters to create the form of the animal represented.

Pretty cool.  Don’t  you think?

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To read a poem

January 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Song of the day

December 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

All time classic.

Read the story behind The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York”

The state of social media

December 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

The end of yet another year: ideal time for reviews. 2012 was the year where social media have fully established their presence and have become a way of life, according to an infographic by The SEO Company and Nowsourcing.

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via Mashable

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Enjoy music

December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Even if we do not have to understand music, we surely enjoy it. And we did enjoy this magnificent video animation about the process of learning music by finally., a creative and passionate studio was from Germany.

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And the Oscar goes to …

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

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I can resist everything but temptation.

One of the wittiest spirit of literature is also the most quoted. The Guardian gathered Oscar Wilde’s top 50 epigrams in just one infographic:

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I will not make any more boring art

October 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

A portrait of the godfather of conceptual art, John Baldessari. A brilliant video for its inspiration, editing, graphic design and, of course, for its narration by Tom Waits.

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Song of the week

October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Flavor by Tori Amos (from her new album Gold Dust)

What Does Music Look Like?

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

In this blog, I have often wondered if music could be visualised and how it would look like and many artistic experiments I have encountered through the web tried to answer my question.

But I have to admit that no other experiment manages to capture better the look of music than Martin Klimas‘ photographic series, entitled ‘What Does Music Look Like?’. After having covered a speaker with a sheet of translucent plastic, he pours colored paints on that sheet and pumps up the volume. Then he photographs the ‘vibrating’ colors that dance on the air.

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Can you recognise the songs? (Hover to find out..)

Jimi Hendrix – House Burning Down
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The beach from above

August 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, I love being on the beach, enjoying the sun, playing with the sand and diving in the cold waters. Photographer Gray Malin seems to enjoy the beach while being on air. How else can I explain his beautifully taken from helicopter photographs of some of the most famous beaches of the world, St. Tropez in France, Copacabana in Brazil and Bondi beach in Australia.

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