October 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Are you familiar with law enforcement composite sketch software? You know, the software the police uses to create portraits of suspects based on eye-witness descriptions? Well, Brian Joseph Davis had the brilliant idea of using such software with literary descriptions of book characters. Some of the most iconic protagonists are there, from Jesus to Humbert Humbert, and from Jane Eyre to Holly Golightly.
A casting director’s dream, right?
Unfortunately The Composites tumblr is closing down (but a book is coming out). Just my luck to discover something fun once it is about to end…
- Fictitious dishes from classic novels
- In their own words
- In literature / hidden haikus I have found / unexpectedly
- What should I read?
December 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
A portrait made entirely of dots. Following the great tradition of pointillism of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and other notable painters, Miguel Endara created Hero, a portrait of his father, using 3.2 million dots.
Watch the amazing making-of video.
via Laughing Squid
May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Who’s your favorite writer? Your favorite movie director? Your favorite band? Animal? Chances are that retrowhale has already created a quirky drawing of them in a wood panel. The discovery that lead me to this shop was this portrait series of writers: Hunter S Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Silvia Plath and Jack Kerouac. Amazing, huh?
Or you can go all nouvelle vague and get a set of french directors:
And if this sounds a tad pretentious to you, there is lots of pop culture to choose from, too. For example this series of (mainly John Hughes) 80’s teen movies:
Or choose your favorite music band out of these almost infographic illustrations:
The rest you have to discover by yourselves!
April 19, 2011 § 3 Comments
If you were a writer and you were about to make your self-portrait, how would you draw yourself? Would you choose to depict an extract from your literary work perhaps? Artist and author John Sokol creates drawings of literary figures, whose outline of the face is crafted from the very words of their own works.
See more portraits after the jump