The Wren & The Bear process

Emmeline Illustration

Recently I've been working on a brand new illustration for the Enchanted Forest exhibition (for the 200 years of Grimm's fairytales celebration). I've been taking a couple of snapshots as I've gone along to show my progress. I don't often do this, but I think it's nice for people to get a glimpse into how I work! As usual I started building the illustration using pencil sketches with ink brush lines on top. I always try to keep the lines loose and not worry about making mistakes.

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Amsterdam

Emmeline Illustration

Hey everyone! Boy oh boy do I have some adventures to tell you about! As you may or may not have heard, last week I spent some time in the beautiful city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. I think it's completely fair to say I was in desperate need of a break. There'd been a few months there without a single day off working on those books, and yes, it does slowly drain your soul after a while (not that I don't love working intensely on lots of children's book commissions!).

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Wild, Wild West.

Emmeline Illustration

How good is this Cowgirl themed scrap of fabric I bought from a little shop recently? Very cool I say - I just have to think about what on earth I can make with it! Any suggestions anyone? Luckily this scrap came with the details on the white border, so I looked 'em up and found out it's by Alexander Henry's 'From the hip ' collection. So if any of you want some cowgirl fabric for yourselves, that's the place to go. The Wild West theme has been running feverishly through my head recently.

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Good Fonts, Bad Fonts, and the Presidency

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

Somehow we’ve let the election season come to a close without thanking both parties for making this an 100% H&Co election.

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Emmeline's Christmas Giveaway

Emmeline Illustration

So it's that time of year again. I've been feeling pretty casual about it all so far, no present panics for me - but if you're hunting for something special for someone, or you fancy an early treat yourself - then you're in luck. I'm giving away one very lovely signed canvas print of my 'Snow' illustration (along with a few postcards) and a runner's up prize of a pretty sticker set (and again, yes, some postcards!). It's just a simple entry draw, so you might as well.

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Fallen Flowers homeware

Emmeline Illustration

What's this heap of pretty you say? It's a 'Fallen flowers' surface pattern that I finished yesterday, and has now hit the digital shelves of Ohh Deer as a gorgeous cushion (and soon hopefully notebooks/other nice things). Hurray! I've had a bit of radio silence in terms of producing work for Ohh Deer (I'm one of the first bunch of illustrators to get involved) - I've just been drowning in a swampy mush of book work.

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An H&Co Type Tasting

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

We keep a running tally of the interesting media in which we’ve seen our fonts used, from corrugated cardboard to topiary. The designers who choose our fonts often share their more startling experiments on our Facebook page, including more than a few typographic tattoos. But with the holiday season upon us, things have taken a decidedly gustatory turn.

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The Plastic Wood Type

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

One of the joys of designing typefaces is seeing the flavors that designers coax out of your work. A fair amount of exploration always goes into our own process: Gotham wouldn’t be Gotham were it not able to look simultaneously young and old , and one of Idlewild’s virtues is the range of wildly different qualities that emerge in company of friends.

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THE SKETCHBOOKS OF ROBERT FAWCETT

Illustration Art

These unpublished student sketches by Robert Fawcett show that, even as a teenager, he was a precocious talent: Ten minute sketch Ten minute sketch All his life, Fawcett continued to sketch from the model. Based on what he had learned at the Slade School, Fawcett believed his weekly drawing sessions would keep his eyes fresh.

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'Cracked Matador' Receives Young Artist Prize At Bath Artists Society 2012

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Bath Artists Society Annual Exhibition 2012 Young Artist Prize Christopher Dunn Max Brigden Peter KellowI'm sorry if you're getting a bit fed up of seeing this painting. Hopefully this will be the last post about 'Cracked Matador' for a while. I'm very pleased to tell you that my painting won the Young Artist Prize at this years Bath Artists Society Open Exhibition. I actually shared the prize with a young sculptor named Max Brigden.

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7 Awesome Cloud-Based Invoicing Softwares Accessible from Google Apps

Inspiration Feed

The customers using the Google apps, till now had an easy and free access to a plethora of services, however they could not enjoy the benefits of the web based billing apps. This would not allow the users to access… Business Design accessible apps Cloud Email google invoicing software

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THE SONG OF THE CYNODONT

Illustration Art

For Lauren, 1986- 2012 Persephone, Take her head upon your knee; Say to her, "My dear, my dear, It is not so dreadful here." -- Edna St. Cynodont 250 million years ago, before death negotiated its current truce with life, death nearly wiped out all life on earth in a fit of exuberance. During the Permian Extinction , 96% of all marine species and 70% of all land based vertebrates became extinct. 83% of all genera of insects were wiped out.

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Giving Thanks

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

One of the things we’re grateful for at H&Co are the designers who treat our typefaces with such extraordinary care. These days, some of the most exciting work that we get to see is on Dribbble, where designers of the highest caliber share their works-in-progress with the world. This weekend, I gathered some of my favorite fragments that designers have created using our typefaces: here are three new Dribbble collections using The Proteus Project , Sentinel and Shades.

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Introducing The New Tungstens

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

A good type family balances cohesion and diversity. Its styles need to feel related, but each is entitled to its own personality. Nothing’s worse than paying for a collection of two dozen fonts, only to discover that each speaks in exactly the same voice. Tungsten began as a focussed set of styles that aspired to being disarming instead of pushy.

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REPORT FROM COMICCON, part 1

Illustration Art

Once again, this year's ComicCon brought together the world's most diverse array of pictures of large breasted barbarian women wearing skimpy chain mail halter tops and brandishing broad swords. A sampling of the large banners behind the tables in ComicCon's exhibition hall Because artists at ComicCon come from all over the world, attendees can view a cross section of approaches and philosophies: sometimes the warrior holds the sword in her left hand, sometimes she holds it in her right hand.

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Introducing Idlewild

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

Type designers are plagued by visions, recurring images which can only be exorcized by turning them into letters. For years we’ve been consumed by a particular quality of curve, overstuffed at the corners and punctuated by sharp edges, and gradually over time we’ve been able to give these apparitions form: first as unrelated characters, later as an alphabet, and finally as a family of fonts.

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Photographer Jérôme Brunet Captures Rock Legends In Graphis Journal #362!

Graphis

Graphis Journal Journal Photography Canada France Graphis Photography Annual 2017 Jerome Brunet Journal Issue #362 Photography Annual 2012 Photography Annual 2017 USAGraphis had the opportunity to present the talented photographer, Jérôme Brunet in our Graphis Journal.

Top 15 Brochure Designs for your Business Inspiration

Inspiration Feed

When starting a business, meeting clients is an important part of the job. The impression we create on their minds about our business is crucial in gaining their trust. Once trust is built a relationship is formed.

25 Annual Report Designs: Tips, Inspiration, & Resources

Inspiration Feed

How do you think people feel when it’s time to give that annual report again? You’ll probably hear groans and moans all around, depending on their performance.

Leroy Johnson's vibrant mixed media artworks inspired by his love of jazz and Philly

Creative Boom

Storm Coming, 2012 © Leroy Johnson. Frankford, 2012 © Leroy Johnson. Artist Leroy Johnson, an 82-year-old Philadelphia native, has an unwavering love and deep respect for the architecture, character, and residents of the place he's always called home.

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Architecture for Dogs, the acclaimed exhibition which dogs can interact with, comes to London

Its Nice That

The internationally toured exhibition is opening at Japan House, marking its first stop in Europe since originally opening in Miami in 2012.

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Gouache, still life paintings by Clara Rubin that celebrate her love of Italian life

Creative Boom

She graduated from the Camberwell College of Arts in 2012 and after living in London for seven years, decided to move back home to Italy. Known for her still life paintings of Italian buildings and interiors, Milan-based artist and illustrator Clara Rubin is inspired by her own childhood, exploring the scenes that feel so familiar and comforting. Being Italian I like to bring my influence, background and heritage to each piece of work alongside my emotions," she tells us. "I

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Russian Soul In A Nutshell: Honest Photography By Dmitry Markov

Design You Trust

Since 2007 to 2012 Dmitry was working in a public organization “Rostok” supporting orphan children and now his photography is also aimed to draw attention to the hardships of boarding school graduates. Some photos by Dmitry Markov that evoke both joy and sadness.

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Marylou Faure's strong and cheeky female characters, bursting with colour and life

Creative Boom

Originally from France, she moved to London in 2012 after completing a Master's in Art Direction and Graphic Design at L’ESAG Peninghen in Paris. Bold, playful and graphic – this is how illustrator Marylou Faure describes her work. Specialising in character design and handwritten typography, she's renowned for her curvy female portraits. "I I like to focus on the intimate and private worlds of women everywhere," she tells Creative Boom.

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2020 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

Just Creative

Past Logo Design Trend Reports: Logo Lounge: 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011.

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Paintings by France-Lise McGurn inspired by pop culture and partying that spill out onto gallery walls and floors

Creative Boom

McGurn moved back to Glasgow after completing a Master at the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. Why should a painting stay confined to the boundaries of its frame? Hanging on a gallery wall, shouldn't it be allowed to spread out and find freedom?

Four Girls Have Been Taking Their Group Photos For 7 Years

Design You Trust

Four Russian girls, beginning with 2012, have been making their group photos and got them framed. One of them published the photos recently and received a lot of comments from other users. They have been friends since childhood. The second one is dated 2013.

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Kingdom & Sparrow brings creativity and craftsmanship back to Falmouth’s original School of Art

Creative Boom

Founded in 2012, Kingdom & Sparrow has grown to become one of the largest branding agencies in Cornwall – and 2019 has been its biggest year to date. To celebrate its move to Falmouth's original School of Art, Kingdom & Sparrow designed a party based on the theme of the building's history. The branded invitations and bespoke beers had a hand-painted touch, pointing to the School of Art's background for offering classes in freehand drawings, printing and still-life painting.

Stunning Photos Of The Abandoned Armoured Repair Factory In Kharkiv, Ukraine

Design You Trust

Abandoned armoured repair plant in Kharkiv on June 1, 2012. Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine. Captured by Paul Itkin, a 23 years old photographer based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. More: Paul Itkin, Instagram. Source. Photography abandoned armory kharkiv plant tanks ukraine

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Andi Campbell scoops first place in Wex Photographer of the Year 2020

Creative Boom

Established in 2012, the popular contest invites people each Monday to submit their favourite image captured during the previous week. Devon photographer Andi Campbell has been crowned Wex Photographer of the Year 2020, as part of the ongoing #WexMondays competition.

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Doodle Diary Of A New Mom: An Illustrated Journey Through One Mommy’s First Year

Design You Trust

In 2012, Lucy Scott gave birth to her first baby. Despite her extensive pre-baby research, nothing prepared her for the momentous task of caring for this new little person. Featuring dozens of funny moments like baby’s first lunch out to a forensic view of the living room, this charming doodle collection includes 120 two-color illustrations and is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, baby showers. Source. Inspirations baby comics mom

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RIP Namio Harukawa, Famed Japanese "Femdom" and Erotic Artist

Juxapoz Magazine

As we wrote in 2012, "Harukawa's eye-catching style and explicit subject matter have earned him a devoted international cult following.". We found out earlier today that Namio Harukawa, the famed Japanese artist known for his graphic "Femdom" artwork and graphic scenes of facesitting and erotic asphyxiation, has died at the age of 72.

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Among the Trees: Major artworks that reimagine our relationship with trees and forests

Creative Boom

2, 2012 © the artist 2020 Courtesy Myoung Ho Lee and Gallery Hyundai. Giuseppe Penone Albero Porta - Cedro/Door Tree - Cedar, 2012 ?Cedar

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Photographer Ryan Koopmans spent 10 years documenting the world's megacities from above

Creative Boom

Born in Amsterdam, Koopmans was raised on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, and completed his undergraduate education at UBC in Vancouver, and in 2012 received a Masters of Fine Art in Photography, Video & Related Media at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. For the last decade, Dutch Canadian photographer Ryan Koopmans has travelled all over to capture the world's megacities from above.

Spoon Graphics Turns 13 Years Old — Traffic Down, Subscribers Up!

Spoon Graphics

That’s down -56% from its peak in 2012. It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2020 marking 13 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

Tato Architects: House in Yamasaki

This is Paper

Architects: Tato Architects Location: Hyogo Prefecture, JapanYear: 2012 Follow: Ello Are.na 07.01.2020House in Yamasaki by Tato ArchitectsResearch, Architecture, Interiors.

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Breathing Zone: Photographs by Gionatan Tecle that explore social distancing before and after Covid-19

Creative Boom

Gionatan Tecle completed his BFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County undergraduate programme in Cinematic Art in 2012. For his latest body of work, Breathing Zone , LA-based photographer Gionatan Tecle wanted to explore the idea of social distancing – not just amidst the Covid-19 pandemic – but in "normal" life, too.

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Secret 7" is back for the seventh and final time, revealing its tracks for 2020

Creative Boom

Launched in 2012 by Kevin King and Jordan Stokes, Secret 7" has to date sold 4,200 unique records and raised over £215,000 for charitable causes. Secret 7" , the much-loved anonymous charity record sleeve sale, will return this May – celebrating its seventh and, sadly, its final year.

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Louis Vuitton & Frieze presentes : « Objets Nomades » [Los Angeles]

Trendland

The « Objets Nomades » collection was launched in 2012. The luxury brand Louis Vuitton presents a new version of the « Objets Nomades » exhibition in Los Angeles. In partnership with Frieze, it will showcase their new crafted travel-inspired object and furniture collection. Louis Vuitton invites designers from around the world to design innovative and refined furniture or decorative objects according to the House’s pure craft tradition.

These Rare Photos Capture The Flight Deck Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour, Fully Powered For One Of The Final Times

Design You Trust

Just a few weeks later, at 9:58am EDT on May 11, 2012, Endeavour was powered down for the final time in history. It was the last of the three space shuttles to have power. Below, other views show the mid-deck, gutted of its lockers and storage areas, and three final photos show the white room entrance in the Orbiter Processing Facility, signed by thousands over the years.Credit & Copyright: Source. Photography Endeavour shuttle space

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