BeerWax is a designer's dream, mixing craft beer can design with album cover artwork

Creative Boom

Paul's imaginary craft beers pay homage to some of the best music albums in history: the names derive from either the album title, a song from the album or the band's name – usually as a pun. New Order – Movement: Peter Saville.

Kim Salt reveals how athletes and dancers influenced her craft

Creative Boom

But I learned I didn't truly love it like I did illustration, so I pivoted and began cold-emailing art directors looking for work. New York-based freelancer Kim Salt makes work which "celebrates the inner magic of the mundane and the unique rhythms of living things".


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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.

World Eye: Latest Design From Collective Arts Brewing

Designer Daily

Collective Arts Brewing is a craft brewery from Canada. They combine their beer crafts with the talent of artists by inviting them to submit their work twice a year in calls for art. Hamilton, Ontario, to be more specific. What’s special about them?

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.

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.

Art world behemoth Frieze unveils new brand identity from Pentagram London

Creative Boom

Since its founding in 1991, Frieze comprises four international art fairs in London, New York and Los Angeles and three editorial publications: Frieze, Frieze Week and Frieze Masters Magazine.

Kris Sowersby of Klim Foundry explores The Art of Letters? in new book

Creative Boom

Kris Sowersby's The Art of Letters is a whopping 800-page book that examines the intersection of art, function and form in type design. Sowersby is founder of Klim Type Foundry , an independent typeface design studio based in Wellington, New Zealand.

How art can help allay uncertainty

Creative Boom

Not knowing what's around the corner can, of course, inspire great art. and recently I've been dabbling with punch needle crafts.". Let art be cathartic and escapist.

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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.

Late Works merges graphic design, conceptual art, sound and bold new modes of collaborating – and it's brilliant

Creative Boom

Over the summer, I had a socially distanced sit-down in the stunning grounds of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow – the former home of a man who revolutionised how we think about art, design, social activism and the connection between chintzy wallpaper and revolution.

Bottoms up! John Larigakis on art directing and his Guinness-like style

Creative Boom

John Larigakis is an art director, designer, animator, and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC. When asked what kind of beer his art style would be if turned into a fine ale, John remarks "probably a stout, specifically a Guinness.

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.

Folk Beasts is a series of craft packs for those affected by the pandemic

Its Nice That

Hart Club and The Golden Thread Project have commissioned a selection of London-based artists, briefed to inspire the public to engage in the arts at home.

Bortolotto Crafts a Sinuous New Gateway to Toronto’s OCAD University

Azure Magazine

Behind a tangle of streetcar wires, the long, swooping contour of Frank Gehry’s deft reinvention of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) unfolds to the west, while the avant-garde modernism of Will Alsop’s Sharp Centre for Design floats like an otherworldly presence overhead.

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.

Daft Punk's Discovery at 20: collaborators on crafting the iconic robot look and revolution

Creative Boom

It ended with Daft Punk's Electroma, the cult art house film celebrating its 15th anniversary this year that finishes with – spoiler alert – a rather explosive ending for the robots. "We Daft Punk in their original helmets and gloves (Courtesy of Tony Gardner).

Mushrooms Peek Out from Whimsical Vessels Crafted by Ceramicist Abby Dawson


The ceramicist sees her fully functional vessels as both an intimate way to connect with others and as a reminder of environmental webs, describing her work as “inspired by repetitive patterns in nature and the commitment to art as a spiritual/therapeutic practice.” Craft bowls ceramics mushrooms vesselsAll images © Abby Dawson, shared with permission.

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.

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.

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.

How arts and crafts bring the Good Life

Creative Review

Lockdown has prompted a renewed interest in craft skills. Here, Hazel Davis talks to Charlie Gladstone, founder of the crafts and music festival the Good Life Experience, about the importance of creativity and why an interest in crafts should live beyond Covid.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Vertical Dwellings Nestle into the Floating Miniature Landscapes of Rosa de Jong


“I feel like a huge part of my work is how I frame things—let’s see if I am able to frame these inspiring natural elements,” she says, noting that the actual boxes are hand-crafted by her father. Art Craft Design architecture miniature sculpture

Interview: Danielle Clough Discusses Embroidery’s Lengthy History and the Tenuous Distinction Between Art and Craft


Clough positions herself in the worlds of both fiber-based craft and art by embroidering intimate portraits of pop culture icons and vivid floral works on found objects. Art Colossal CraftAll images © Danielle Clough, shared with permission.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Graffiti-Laden Shelters Arise From an Uncanny Post-Apocalyptic Universe Crafted in Miniature


Enveloped by trailing vines and mosses, the dilapidated shelters that Paris-based artist Simon Laveuve crafts appear to emerge from a post-apocalyptic universe as eerie safe-havens. Art apocalypse graffiti miniature sculpture“La Tourelle, IDF2068” (2020), 41 x 14 x 14.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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.