Uncommon takes inspiration from Coventry's 'brutalist beauty' to craft a moving identity for the city

Creative Boom

Ahead of becoming the UK City of Culture for 2021, Coventry has this week unveiled its new identity by Uncommon , one inspired by its brutalist elements and modernist architecture of a place that has seen a huge transformation over the last century.

Chicago studio Knoed goes under the microscope to create an identity for a 'craft yeast for craft brewers'

Creative Boom

The new logo and visual identity system feels progressive and resonates with the craft brewer, and has been rolled out to packaging, stationery, brochures, stickers, posters, clothing, tags, website, ads and signage as part of branding its new image. Rather than focusing on the science behind the process, Knoed came up with the tagline, 'Craft Yeast for Craft Brews' and took a more artful approach.

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The Art of Linda Ring’s Crafted Bread


She is now sharing her daily crafts with thousands of people on social media. Words Camila Rigaud. Swedish photographer and stylist Linda Ring started baking her own gluten free bread for her family. What’s so special about Linda Ring’s breads? Well, she uses them as canvas. She personifies them by drawing mysterious faces or still life. Her line is spontaneous and lively like the drawings of Jean Cocteau or Picasso.

50 Windows of Creativity: Manchester's new art trail to celebrate the city's rich and diverse creative culture

Creative Boom

Brace yourselves for 50 Windows of Creativity , a new art trail celebrating Manchester's rich creative culture, featuring mosaics, installations, fine art, photography, craft, and murals by local artists and designers in windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city.

An Otter's Tale, directed by Nina Gantz, is LOEWE's craft-led campaign for Christmas

Creative Boom

An otter, a wading bird, a dragonfly and a dodo are brought to life in a stunning new film inspired by British arts and craft ceramicist William De Morgan to launch LOEWE 's new ready-to-wear range for Christmas. Directed by Nina Gantz at Blinkink , the campaign features the Spanish fashion house's new capsule collection – also inspired by De Morgan.

Eleven new designers win a place at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Creative Boom

Eleven of the UK's best up-and-coming creative graduates have been selected to exhibit in the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair’s Great Northern Graduates showcase this weekend. The collective will exhibit alongside over 160 of the UK’s leading designer-makers at the award-winning not-for-profit event, which is supported Arts Council England. There are three ‘homegrown’ graduates from Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

This three-day spectacular celebrates the best in craft, creativity and culture, hosted at The Old Truman Brewery, London every May. With keynotes, workshops and masterclasses from the world of advertising, art, design, fashion, film, and much more – this year's theme is Imagine. It's an annual festival on our doorstep, celebrating creativity, collaboration and inclusivity in the worlds of art, design, illustration, fashion, music, animation and photography.

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Expormim Brings New Flair to Traditional Spanish Craft

Azure Magazine

Southwest of Valencia, the town of Moixent is a hub of traditional Spanish craft. Today, locally rooted furniture manufacturer Expormim harnesses these rich traditions to create exceptional furnishings with a rare sense of craft – elevated by recent collaborations with the likes of Jaime Hayon and MUT Design. Last year, the hand-crafted rattan collection was expanded with a trio of new options.

Papier-Mâché Masks Crafted by Liz Sexton Bring Animals to Human Scale


Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets. Craft animals masks paperAll images © Liz Sexton, shared with permission. Rejecting anthropocentrism, Liz Sexton wants to break down the boundary between human and animal life.

Meticulously Crafted Steampunk Creatures by Igor Verny Feature Articulated Wings and Limbs


Art birds insects sculpture steampunkAll images © Igor Verny. If Igor Verny ’s dragonflies and birds have difficulty taking flight, they may need a few squirts of WD-40 to get their metallic wings flapping. The Russian artist ( previously ) assembles steampunk-inspired sculptures that are fully articulated and can be shaped into realistic poses of daily activities. Merging the organic and industrial, each polished insect and animal is formed with scrap metal and other discarded objects.

Arts District Craft & Kitchen

Communication Arts

Designed by Damn Good Brand and developed by Matt Lee, this site communicates the offerings of the Las Vegas–based craft beer and food venue. Article

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

Creative Boom

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. When the opportunity came up for us to move into the old School of Art building, we jumped at the chance.

30 Creative Examples of Easter Egg Designs

Inspiration Feed

Easter is almost here and what better was to celebrate than decorating some nifty eggs! Easter is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary.

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Flying Monk Arts & Crafts Trail 2016

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

I'm excited to be taking part in the Flying Monk Art Trail , this year in Malmesbury, Sat 24th and Sun 25th September. I will be exhibiting with Claire Baker Ceramic Art and the painter Mary Ray Smith , in the Burgess's Room, next to the Tourist Information Centre in Malmesbury town centre. It's time to make plans.

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Craft Your Future: A Discussion with Artist Craig Black


The aim of Creative Inverclyde is to utilise the creative sector as a nucleus for positive social change across Inverclyde and Scotland; where creativity, arts and culture meet economic regeneration through working together to create a better place to live and work. The post Craft Your Future: A Discussion with Artist Craig Black appeared first on Shillington Design Blog.

In Switzerland, a Team Led by BIG Crafts a Showpiece Museum for a Storied Maker of Timepieces

Azure Magazine

The climax comes at the spiral’s centre, where a cluster of spherical showcases, inspired by the solar system, contain the watchmaker’s Grandes Complications, all of them orbiting 1899’s Universelle, one of the most complex watches crafted by the brand. Watchmaking like architecture is the art and science of imbuing metals and minerals with energy, movement, intelligence and measure,” says Bjarke Ingels, BIG’s founder and creative director.

Von Arts and Crafts zum Bauhaus, Bröhan-Museum

Fonts in Use

The current exhibition that’s on display at this museum “for art nouveau, art deco, and functionalism” is titled “ From Arts and Crafts to the Bauhaus. Art and Design – A New Unity! With around 300 highlights—furniture, graphic design, metal art, ceramics, painting—from fifty years of design history, the exhibition will seek to explain this pan-European discourse on design. Contributed by Florian Hardwig.

Natura Insects Series6: Crafting insects made by flowers


Natura Insects Series6: Crafting insects made by flowers. His Instagram has been blowing up ever since with many articles about his art from other awesome popular sites. We are really happy for him and even still, Raku still comes up with impressive pieces of art like from the Safari Triforce series. Today we are featuring the continuation of his Natura Insects series, a look at his craft at making insects made entirely of flowers.

Miniature Mixed Media Lace Works Depict Pastoral Scenes in New Work by Ágnes Herczeg


Art Craft found objects lace mixed mediaAll photos © Ágnes Herczeg, shared with permission.

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How to build a craft beer brand

Creative Review

Beavertown Brewery creative director Nick Dwyer tells CR about the artful chaos that drives the craft beer brand, and how it’s built its identity on “spacemen, skeletons, skulls and weird s**t exploding”. The post How to build a craft beer brand appeared first on Creative Review

Hanji by Studio fnt


Hanji is a new brand of traditional Korean papers from KCDF created to, not just inspire interest in both professionals and the general public nationally and internationally, but to also serve as a symbol of the craft inherent to the paper making workshops. Text by Richard Baird.

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Vanessa Barragão is Transforming Discarded Textiles into Amazing Ocean-Inspired Tapestries

Brown Paper Bag

Textile artist Vanessa Barragão recreates land and ocean environments by combing craft and recycled materials into carpets for the floor and tapestry for the walls. Using many of fiber art approaches including latch hook, felt, knitting, macrame, and crochet, she and her team form highly tactile landscapes that include coral reefs and the varied terrains found in the world. Craft climate change art craft textile art Vanessa Barragão

A Plant Overruns an Incredibly Intricate Cardboard Universe for Robots by Greg Olijnyk


His meticulously crafted universe, though, has taken an eerie and slightly dystopic turn. Art Craft cardboard light plants robots science fiction sculptureAll images © Greg Olijnyk, by Griffin Simm , shared with permission.

Carry a Bouquet on Your Finger Thanks to These Tiny Paper Flowers

Brown Paper Bag

In addition to rooms, Tania creates cut-paper art featuring finger-sized bouquets. Paper Craft cut paper paper art paper craft papercraft tania lissovaThis post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here. It’s been well over a month since I left my home for anything other than groceries, so that makes me all the more envious of other people’s spaces.

Biologically Accurate Sculptures of Animals by Fanni Sandor Are Smaller Than a Fingernail


Art Craft birds clay mice miniature nature nests sculptureAll images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission. Fanni Sandor has been fascinated by miniatures since childhood, constructing her first sculpture from toothpicks, candle wax, paper, and glue at six years old.

Cycling art prints by Sir Paul Smith, David Millar, Taylor Phinney and more celebrate our love of two wheels

Creative Boom

If you understand why it never gets easier, you just go faster or know full well what rule number five means, then you'll love these new cycling art prints by leading designers and artists including Sir Paul Smith, David Millar, Taylor Phinney, Refold, Death Spray Custom and more.

Artist Dan Lam Crafts Colorful Art Of Neon Drips, Blobs, And Squishes

Design You Trust

Her art brings to life all these peculiar and fascinating quirks in a way that is visually gripping. The art itself is enhanced further with an innate. Born in the Philippines in 1988, artist Dan Lam cultivates upon our incessant yet human interest in the oddities of texture. The goopy, the spiky, the wildly chromatic, the gravity-defying aspects all come together in Lam’s eccentric imagination.

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Amy Hastings Uses Her Illustrations to Create Contemporary Cushions and Wall Hangings

Brown Paper Bag

Craft Illustration amy hastings staffordshire dogs textile art wall hangingThis post contains some affiliate links. If you make a purchase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here.

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Patkau Architects Crafts a Sinuous Furniture Collection for Nienkämper

Azure Magazine

From the Audain Art Museum to the Temple of Light and the Polygon Gallery, an impressive number of Canada’s most striking new cultural and spiritual spaces bear the architectural signature of one firm: Vancouver’s Patkau Architects. The post Patkau Architects Crafts a Sinuous Furniture Collection for Nienkämper appeared first on Azure Magazine.

Life-Sized Knitted Foods Will Whet Your Palette for All Sorts of Tasty Treats

Brown Paper Bag

And that’s how my art was born. Craft craft crochet kate jenkins knitted foods knitting soft sculpture textile art textile sculptureView this post on Instagram. A post shared by Kate Jenkins (@kjcardigan) on Feb 23, 2020 at 6:04am PST. Artist and knitwear designer Kate Jenkins creates all sorts of delectable dishes out of yarn. I’m not talking about things that are good for your health—think cakes, cookies, and a lot of bread.

Permission to Fear: How Brooke Shaden Became a Fine Art Photographer

Creative Live

Fear is often seen as a weakness to be overcome — but for fine art photographer Brooke Shaden, fear became a launching point to a creative career. Confronting what scares you and doing it anyways is how you find art that means something, that has a connection to other people”- Brooke Shaden Click To Tweet. Despite what many would write off as an initial failure, she continued to work at her craft and shortly after that first year, she began working as an artist full time.

My Book, ‘Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning’ is Out Today!

Brown Paper Bag

I’m so excited to announce that my book Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning gives any embroidery enthusiast, art lover, or plant fanatic a new appreciation for the craft of needlework. In this eye-catching art book, popular blogger Sara Barnes guides readers through Benning’s innovative embroidery process and successful business model, offering behind-the-scenes insights to inspire makers and creative entrepreneurs. This post contains some affiliate links.

Embroidered Patches Redefine Vintage Postcards and Photographs by Fiber Artist Han Cao


” Right: “Sisters” “Plume” “Sister, sister” Art Craft Photography birds embroidery found photographs landscapes trains“Nice hair.” ” All images © Han Cao, shared with permission.

10 Simple and Budget-Friendly Home Decorations

Inspiration Feed

With home décor options soaring through the roof, planning to remodel or upgrade your home to your liking can be a compromising feat.

10 Creative Pitfalls: How to Get Out of Art Block

Tuts Plus

How do you get rid of art block, and how did it get here in the first place? Let's take a look at ten creative pitfalls that can start up art block, and how we might be able to kick them to the curb. It might be just what you need to get rid of that art block and return to your work with fresh eyes. For example, I would never have known about the principles of design if I hadn't read and studied these ideas, crafted by designers that came before me.

Rosy, Voluptuous Lips and Moody Faces Enliven Ceramic Vessels by Artist Tatiana Cardona


Art Craft ceramics faces lipsAll images © Tatiana Cardona, shared with permission. Tatiana Cardona ’s ceramic planters, mugs, and vases might pucker up for a kiss but their lips will never tell. The Miami-based artist, who runs the shop Female Alchemy , creates playful vessels featuring pursed lips lined in reds and pinks and minimal faces with moody expressions.

Swaths of Colorful Fringe Disguise Animalistic Sculptures by Artist Troy Emery


Art Craft animals sculpture thread“small sweet pink lump” (2020), polyester, polyurethane, pins, and adhesive, 40 x 44 x 39 centimeters. All images © Troy Emery, shared with permission. Many pet owners are quick to name their dog or cat’s breed, but those bringing home one of Troy Emery ’s colorful sculptures might need to figure out what species they’ve adopted first.

Colorful, Geometric Stitches Embolden Black-and-White Photographs of Historical Figures and Cultural Icons


I’m also interested in symbolism and geometry in art as a way to communicate deeper meanings with each other,” she shares with Colossal. Art Craft Photography celebrities embroidery found photographs portraitsYayoi Kusama.

50+ Best Heart Graphics (Vector, Clip Art, Pixel)

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Watercolor Heart Clip Art Simplicity Collection (PNG) Let's kick things off with this heart clip art collection, which features four floral heart-shaped frames of hand-painted daisies, leaves, berries, and other decorative elements. Watercolor Floral Heart Art (PNG) Check out this beautiful collection of five floral watercolour hearts. Happy Couple Heart Vector Art (EPS, JPG) Now this is a bit of a departure from the heart graphics we've featured so far.

Hundreds of Intricately Cut Layers Compose Impeccably Detailed Wildlife Sculptures by Patrick Cabral


Art Craft animals paper portraits sculptureAll images © Patrick Cabral. Manila-based artist Patrick Cabral ( previously ) layers paper incised with decorative motifs and lacy patterns into dazzling sculptural portraits of wildlife. Ribbed tentacles with alternating gold and white dangle from an octopus, while elegant pieces comprise a rhinoceros’s exterior. Each multi-layered work contains hundreds of individual paper pieces that are entirely hand-cut.