Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece Steve Locke’s huge exterior installation, Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray) , will be on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum starting June 26. Source: Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece AdvertisementsRead More →

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The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.Read More →

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on theRead More →

One of the best things about Tate Modern’s Picasso exhibition is it contains some terrible art. I mean real howlers. Paintings in which we see the modern master fluffing his lines and losing his form. It’s such a relief. Not because we learn he is fallible like the rest ofRead More →

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.Read More →

Taking his turn at one of the most highly regarded mural walls in the United States, Banksy (or Borf on his behalf, as mentioned in some media) decided to paint an explicit, politically charged piece. With almost no references to his previous or recognizable work, without any hidden messages or beating around the bush, he revealed the new piece on his official Instagram:Read More →

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.Read More →

The Golden Ratio - the maths of beauty

Since the Renaissance, many artists, and architects have proportioned their creations to approximate the golden ratio. The ratio itself has been known by many names, including the Phi Ratio, the Fibonacci Ratio, the Divine Ratio, the Golden Mean, and the Golden Section.Read More →

Photographer and filmmaker Daniel Mercadante know how to bring colours and magic to dull landscapes. He is painting rainbow pathways using light and long exposure that he then captures on camera. Could you imagine where those lit and colourful roads could lead you?Read More →

Jaw-dropping captures of water and oil droplets by Norwegian photographer Heidi Westum. You can buy her art prints here. More photography inspiration Visit her websiteRead More →

Professional photographer and film director Platon Yurich makes surrealistic photographs. He uses models and unearths unique places to give his shots a mysterious and dreamlike genre. His work is to discover on Instagram.Read More →

Antoine Cordet’s Eerie, Mixed-Media Portraits

French artist Antoine Cordet’s ghostly acrylic and oil paintings appear as portraits that have been tampered with, whether out of disdain or abstractions arising from memory. Despite the seemingly despondent expressions of its subjects, the paintings are given an unexpected energy from these touches.Read More →

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The internet is a double-edged sword, and we know that very well, so much so that sometimes something as simple as a GIF can affect us greatly no matter how simple it is.

And that’s what happened with a GIF created by the Polish visual artist named Feliks Konczakowski, which shows us a satellite approach that as in google maps is giving you a clearer picture of what is actually in the location.

The problem? You approach but you never get to see in more detail.

Folks it is a slow news day.Read More →

Kelmscott Press

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, aRead More →

Necker Cube

The Necker cube illustrates how the eye can reach two conclusions. The two squares in the Necker cube can be perceived as either the front or the rear surface of the cube. Read More →

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Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.Read More →

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I maintain a digital visual diary in which most days I try to spend some time looking a visual design technique used in all types of medium.  I have a subscription to Press Reader which allows me to access hundreds of magazines from around the world.  Any design elements that I like I take screenshots and snippets from magazines or websites that I visit.Read More →