Fri.Apr 03, 2020

Happiness is Easy: Rainbow-coloured oil paintings of woven animals by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

Creative Boom

Contemporary artist Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak czuk-Kuziak is telling us that happiness is an achievable state in her latest rainbow-coloured series of oil paintings that combine still life, nature and fantasy.

Retro Camping Badges & Outdoor Patches for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a great collection of camping and outdoors themed patch and badge designs to download this week, courtesy of Evgen Radchenko from JeksonGraphics.

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A timely retrospective of Helen Levitt, featuring street photographs of New York during the Great Depression

Creative Boom

She was one of the foremost exponents of American street photography; a passionate observer and chronicler of everyday street life in New York. Now a significant retrospective of Helen Levitt couldn't be more timely, as we once again revisit her photographs from the Great Depression.

“Provisional Arrangement” by Photographer Martin Kollar


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Noted: New Logo for Los Angeles Chargers

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“A Chip off the Old Bolt”. 1959) "The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division.

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“Empty Valley” by Photographer Ettore Moni


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This particular craze is perhaps an extension of the overall fascination with taxidermy, and the ways in which the Victorians pushed creative boundaries with the controversial practice. h/t:

Singapore-based illustrator Kezia Gabriella’s works are chaotic but “in a good way”

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The illustrator combines distorted shapes, a combination of patterns, giant hands and an unusual perspective in her colourful work.

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A Nike zine, the periodic table and an exploration of future visual systems: Delve into David Benski’s new work

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Reviewed: Friday Likes 323: From Human, Herman-Scheer, and Shift

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“From Human, Herman-Scheer, and Shift”. A very well-photographed group of otherwise unrelated projects this week, with work from Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Monterrey. Kill Devil by Human.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Cartoon Character [For Non-Illustrators]

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Are you looking for easy ways to make your own cartoon character? In this post, we will present you 5 different ways to get a cartoon version of yourself. These methods and tools are suitable for everyone, even if don’t have a single day of experience in illustrating.

Japanese Artist Creates Stunningly Realistic Pen And Pencil Illustrations

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Talented illustrator Yuuki Tokuda is well known not only on Twitter and Instagram for his original characters that have become books and merchandise, but for his incredibly lifelike drawings. His most recent work, however, may just be his best yet.

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UN turns to graphic designers to spread information on coronavirus

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The United Nations (UN) has issued a call to the world’s creatives for help in its mission to fight misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Create an illustration showing a fun activity you can do by yourself” - our top picks from the Weekly Brief

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Being stuck in isolation doesn’t have to be all bad, here’s some creative ways to pass the time.

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A new photo book pays homage to the art of the swimming pool

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If Covid-19 won’t let you go to the pool, then you can let the pool come to you, thanks to curator, writer, and avid swimmer Lou Stoppard’s new photo book, which explores its longstanding role as a muse to writers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers.

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Studio Output creates a visual identity with “simplicity and magic” for Monzo Business

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The new branding shows a humancentric approach to banking and carries Monzo's trademark coral pink into a small business-inspired environment.

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Ikea celebrates the upside of isolation with home videos

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TBWASingapore has created a new spot for Ikea Singapore titled Making Home Count, which collates videos shot, edited and produced by the agency staff from their own homes.

NASA brings back worm logo to mark American space revival

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NASA is reviving its worm logo for the first time since 1992. The red typographic logo, now mostly used for souvenirs and merchandise, will appear on the side of the Falcon 9 rocket for its scheduled launch in May.

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Build Your Own Kinetic Engines With These Mechanical Kits by Morris Models


For those inclined to tinker, Morris Models offers DIY kits that save an unused blender or noisy washing machine from relentless disassembly. Part historical prototype and part kinetic sculpture, Morris Models’s six laser-cut engines range in complexity and difficulty.

Pentagram gives cancer charity a “passionate but considered” rebrand

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Blood Cancer UK has a new visual identity – including logo as well as guidelines for visuals and tone of voice – designed by Pentagram partner and graphic designer Marina Willer. The charity has also been re-named; it used to be called Bloodwise.

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Iceland: Our Amazing Planet. FREE e-book

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Photographer Richard Bernabe captures the mountains, glaciers, wildlife and amazing light of Iceland, one of the many beautiful places on Our Amazing Planet. The post Iceland: Our Amazing Planet. FREE e-book appeared first on Richard Bernabe. Bucket List Inspiration Travel Iceland

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Graphis Master: Mark Seliger’s Distinctive Portraits


Mark Seliger is an American photographer whose love for the darkroom began when he was very young, a time where most of his playing around with developing photos happened in his parent’s bathroom. In 1984, he moved to New York City and began shooting for Rolling Stone in 1987.

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Kukuschka: An Ambitious Bird Passionately Follows the Sun in a Windy Stop-Motion Short by Dina Velikovskaya


For Kukuschka , motherhood is a hindrance. In a stop-motion film bearing her name, the avian character dreams of reaching the sun. She travels the beige dunes each day and braves the wind gusts that blow her gauzy clothing.

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“You Are So Warm” by Artist Rae Klein


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A Rural Czech School Complex Riffs on Farmhouse Living

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Just south of Prague, the hillside village of Dolní Jir?any any unfolds in a ring of fields and farmhouses that surround a small and unchangingly rustic centre.

Linked: Do the Worm

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Visit Link. NASA proclaims the beloved "Worm" logo is officially back and in a more prominent, organization-wide role. In our hearts, it never really went away

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Kanye West’s high school art gets valued on the US version of Antiques Roadshow

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Cats’ Pink House in Jhunan, Taiwan is a new interior project by KC Design Studio is a holiday house by the sea, swamped in pink.

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Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry and Jeremy Deller create fun activity pack for Firstsite gallery

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Dubbed “a miniature home-gym for your mind”, the downloadable pack features arty things to do like making loo roll sculptures and designing monuments to key workers.

Grassy Inclines Embedded in the Ground by Tanya Preminger Throw the Earth Off Balance


“Round Balance” (2008), soil, grass 900 x 900 x 260 centimeters, Saint-Flour, France. All images © Tanya Preminger, shared with permission. Take a seat on one of Tanya Preminger ’s grass-covered artworks, and you won’t be able to right the balance.

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