Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books โ€“ which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle ร‰poque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.

Influential Designs

Influential Designs of the Past 33 Years (HOW blog)

The Most Influential Designs โ€” Enter the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards by March 12 for your chance to land a lunch date with your design idol and get your work published in 365 days of Design Inspiration, a hardcover book from HOW+PRINT, along with other great prizes!

Lucille Ball on sarcasm

Humour shouldn’t hurt

Do you think that it's funny to be sarcastic? Others may laugh, but they will never love you.

6 Expert Photoshop Tutorials

6 Expert Photoshop tutorials

Photoshop tutorial chock-full of information on Photoshop features and how best to work with this robust application. Curated content, tips and tricks from some of the world's best Photoshop experts.

Coco Chanel – quote

Coco Chanel had a simple philosophy from which she never departed: "There is time for work and time for play; that leaves no other time."ย 

16 travel illustrations from the 1960’s

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960's.ย  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.ย  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.

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Frida Kahlo – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you’re writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. Created in 2012 by Athens-based creative team hรธly , Futuracha is inspired by the pf futura book, with serifs based on Claude Garamond typefaces. Source: Quirky font magically adjusts to what … Continue reading Quirky font magically adjusts to what you’re writing

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. Created in 2012 by Athens-based creative team hรธly , Futuracha is inspired by the pf futura book, with serifs based on Claude Garamond typefaces. Source: Quirky font magically adjusts to what … Continue reading Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

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15 Super Useful Typography Tools and Frameworks

Nowadays, web design is almost 95% of typography. Typography includes the use of modern CSS techniques and web fonts, which makes it easy for you to obtain complex things carried out in no time. A web designer that gets the best typography tools can increase the aesthetic appeal of a website.

Inspiration for your Home, Soul & Life // Weekend Links

Kitchen mini-makeover reveal // Jones Design Company Guest Suite Reveal // Claire Brody Designs One more image from the reveal above because itโ€™s so goodโ€“but Iโ€™m not even giving away the best part, the bed. If you love color and pattern and layers you will love this makeover! Source: Inspiration for your Home, Soul & … Continue reading Inspiration for your Home, Soul & Life // Weekend Links

Freepix – Professional Suppliers of Graphic Resources

Freepix is a company that is dedicated to the creation and distributions of images, icons and vector graphics specifically for the graphic design field. It has become the world leader in this market. Only five years after it's founding, it has become one of the largest professional suppliers of graphic resources. Its successful formula is … Continue reading Freepix – Professional Suppliers of Graphic Resources

AIGA Promotional Poster

    A poster calling for entries for a design competition sponsored by the The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). ย  I love this poster as it skillfully uses Typography and colourย setting the bar high for would-be contestants. The AIGA charter is to enhance the standards of design and production of commercial magazines. ย Anybody … Continue reading AIGA Promotional Poster

Female paste-up street art, Newtown

Who am I?

I found a new piece of street art on the corner of Goddard Street and Bailey Street, Newtown. ย I would love to know who she is, I was thinking Etta James or Nina Simone. ย Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

Fabric Designer – John Rodiquez

John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950's. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, "deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional". Greys, yellows and greens were the prevailing shades. His designs originate … Continue reading Fabric Designer – John Rodiquez