How Sam Falconer transforms science and geology into digestible, elegant illustrations

Ahead of his first solo exhibition, Sam tells us about his fascination with human history.

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The infectiously positive art of LAURA HAWKINS

The journey we take in our career shapes us - our surroundings have an effect, positive or negative, it's also how you handle these surroundings that helps too. Laura Hawkins has taken a few routes to her current path and she's done so with nothing but the most infectious positivity.

A Japanese Village’s Incredible Rice Paddy Art

This is one of those bizarrely creative things that I'd only expect to see come out of Japan. In the early '90s, the country village of Inakadate watched as their population continued moving to the cities, and the local council began brainstorming ways to turn the village into a tourist destination. Source: A Japanese Village's … Continue reading A Japanese Village’s Incredible Rice Paddy Art

7 Travel Photography Tips You Don’t Usually Hear

You might have seen countless videos about travel photography tips online. Most of them touch on more or less the same stuff, which is either fairly obvious or pretty banal. Here’s a 17-minute video about travel photography tips that I’d consider fairly unusual. Source: 7 Travel Photography Tips You Don't Usually Hear

Marvelous Female Portrait Photography By Katarzyna Markiewicz

Gorgeous beauty portraits by Katarzyna Markiewicz, talented photographer and retoucher currently based in Lublin, Poland. Katarzyna focuses on portraiture, she shoots awesome beauty, fashion, street style and lifestyle portrait photography. Moe info: Instagram (h/t: photogrist) Source: Marvelous Female Portrait Photography By Katarzyna Markiewicz

designboom talks typography and ¯_(ツ)_/¯ with trevor wheatley and cosmo dean

trevor wheatley and cosmo dean are best known for embedding commonly used phrases — ‘all good,’ ‘bless,’ ‘¯\_(ツ)_/¯,’ — in public , natural environments. the world is their InDesign file, for which frozen rivers, fields and fences are their selected, background layers. designboom had the pleasure of talking typography , language, process and inspiration with … Continue reading designboom talks typography and ¯_(ツ)_/¯ with trevor wheatley and cosmo dean

Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. The exhibition includes work by undergraduate students across all subject areas, from industrial to spatial design, photography to fine art, and by students from our Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts programs. This year the exhibition will also include work … Continue reading Super Editorial Web Design for Exposure

Stunning Photos of Abu Dhabi’s Towering Architecture Wrapped in Fog

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque While Abu Dhabi's architecture might often be overshadowed by neighboring Dubai, Khalid Al Hammadi ‘s photography proves that the UAE's second largest city is filled with magnificent vistas. Al Hammadi's imagery shows Abu Dhabi's architecture immersed in fog, white wisps enveloping futuristic skyscrapers and historic mosques. Source: Stunning Photos of Abu … Continue reading Stunning Photos of Abu Dhabi’s Towering Architecture Wrapped in Fog

Expressive Color-Filled Portraits of Friends and Family by Hope Gangloff

Artist Hope Gangloff captures the personalities of her friends and family in brightly colored large-scale portraits. Gangloff’s acrylic and collage paintings show her subjects in intimate settings—often domestic interiors—in poses of relaxation or quiet focus. Source: Portraits of friends and family, paintings by Hope Gangloff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sebastian Curi

Some playful drawings by Argentinian illustrator and animator Sebastian Curi , living and working in Vancouver. See more below. Source: Illustrator Spotlight: Sebastian Curi

The History of Floral Fabrics in Fashion

When you think of printed fabrics, what pops into your head? Right now, we’ve got floral patterns on the brain, which isn’t surprising considering florals are perhaps one of the most ubiquitous motifs in fashion. Inherently beautiful, and available in a million different colours, textures, and styles, most of us likely have at least one … Continue reading The History of Floral Fabrics in Fashion

These rocks are painted to look like animals able fit in the palm of your hand (lostateminor.com)

Ever considered having a pet rock? If not, take a look at Japanese artist Akie Nakata's works, and you might just change your mind. Inspired by the beauty of found stones and rocks, the self-taught artist breathes life into each item by painting it into lifelike animals such as cats, dogs, and woodland creatures.

Bringing Fruits to Life – Watercolour Paintings by Marija Tiurina

Marija Tiurina is a London-based illustrator & concept artist, she takes fresh fruits and vegetables and turns them into unique watercolor characters, we must say, they look absolutely magnificent! She states what inspired her the most was the mind-blowing selection of fruits and vegetables in a greengrocer in London:

Aston Martin Vesper and Visionary Concepts are pure eye candy

When elegance and speed come together in harmony. Aston Martin Aston Martin has always been known to design elegant and gorgeous looking sports cars over the years. While many concepts are created, most almost never make it to the cutting room floor. Source: Aston Martin Vesper and Visionary Concepts are pure eye candy

These Dreaming Paintings Look Like They’re Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Multi-award-winning illustrator and artist Tran Nguyen creates ethereal paintings and coloured pencil drawings that seem like they’re straight from a fairytale. By researching her interest in healing vision, the Georgia-based artist presents fascinating, dream-like narratives that draw the audience in and encourage them to explore their own creativity. Source: These Dreaming Paintings Look Like They’re … Continue reading These Dreaming Paintings Look Like They’re Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Those crazy Roman numerals

In another article I showed how the typography of numerals on a watch dial helps to build up the identity of a brand. In addition to the shape of the numerals, two other design choices have to be made: Arabic or Roman numerals… or no numerals at all (either hour markers or nothing at all). … Continue reading Those crazy Roman numerals

11 Works of Asian Architecture in Full Bloom

These 11 projects from Japan and South Korea incorporate the springtime beauty of trees such as cherry and almond. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Shigetomo Mizuno and Kai Nakamura . Source: 11 Works of Asian Architecture in Full Bloom

10 Horror Movies You Should See in 2018

2018 was the year Michael Myers returned to Haddonfield, Illinois, the “Predator” series received another reboot and Dario Argento’s mighty “Suspiria” got an arthouse remake from auteur de jour, Luca Guadagnino. Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” scored big with audiences, Panos Cosmatos rocked the house with the Nicolas Cage-starring “Mandy” and Jim from “The Office” (John Krasinski) … Continue reading 10 Horror Movies You Should See in 2018

War and pleas: propaganda posters from 20th century Australia – in pictures

Posters played a crucial role in the wars of the 20th century, firing up patriotic sentiment and sending out calls to arms. The exhibition Propaganda draws on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, showing how illustration and graphic design were used to speak directly to people during times of conflict • Propaganda runs at the … Continue reading War and pleas: propaganda posters from 20th century Australia – in pictures

Optical Illusions That Help Us Understand How We See

A shadow illusion produced by artist and video director Daihei Shibata (all images courtesy of the artist) For Japanese artist and video director Daihei Shibata, daily life offers innumerable opportunities to present illusions. Among other commercial and artistic endeavours, Shibata has made Unexpected Outcome, a series of little video compilations that collect visual illusions generated … Continue reading Optical Illusions That Help Us Understand How We See