Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.
Paul Rand, was a seminal figure in graphic design who made innovative visual identities for some of America's major corporations and book and magazine publishers We all have seen the designs of Paul Rand at some stage of our lives. He had a career spanning nearly seven decades. There is the seminal logo for IBM and the logo for ABC. There is the Westinghouse logo, the logo for NeXT computers. There are posters and packaging, book covers, record covers and a multitude of magazine covers.
I am feeling nostalgic for the humble pencil. There is a comfort and warm familiarity whenever I pick one up (rarely these days). Pencils are inexpensive, portable, simple to operate and the marks that they make are easy to erase. Unlike other writing tools, they do not run out of ink or skip.
In his concept sketch, Oscar Björck (Swedish, 1860-1929) shows a fisherman hastily putting on his gear, responding to a distress call. Sketch for A Signal of Distress " Et nødskud " by Oscar Björck His wife and kids anxiously peer out through the window. Source: The Power of Cropping
Getting a peek into the creative surroundings of one of your favorite artists is a special treat. Here, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse into the world of Renee Griffith of the naturally thoughtful paper goods brand Heartswell. Source: Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the … Continue reading Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker
[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallenge Source: Sketching on unusual paper