Data + Design Project

Flashy Cars in Splashes of Colorful Marker

Wednesday 04.23.2014 , Posted by
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Who loves flashy cars and markers? Claeys Jelle is bringing these two friends together in magical ways. His renditions of lowered BMWs, speeding Porsches and classic V-dubs, are completely popping with color and a lot of splashes around the bodywork too. He’s even managed to include that Alfa Romeo Junior I’ve been lusting after. I like it.

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Motorized Flip Books Bring Audubon Illustrations to Life

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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Famed naturalist, ornithologist, and painter John James Audubon is renowned for his beautifully detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats – but did you know that almost every bird he drew was dead and stuffed? Long before color photography, perhaps the only way for Audubon to get an accurate look at his beloved birds was in the form of taxidermy. Sad but true.

Now, artist Juan Fontanive is bringing the birds and butterflies in the guide books inspired by Audubon back to life. He’s built extraordinary motorized flip books that see the avian life flitting about the sky… all to a soothing rustle of turning pages and whirring gears. [Read more...]

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Watercolor Painting Style Tattoos by Petra Hlaváčková

Friday 04.18.2014 , Posted by
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The transparency of watercolor paint seems as though it would be a difficult look to achieve with ink on human skin, but Petra Hlaváčková is proving this is not the case. The tattoo artist, based in Prague, Czech Republic, contrasts bold sketched outlines with seemingly sheer pastel colors. She achieves looks that seem like they could only work on paper, like colors that appear to be spreading out as they soak into the skin. [Read more...]

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Illustrations Filling the Sky Between Buildings

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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When you look up at the sky and think of art, you might think of skywriting airplanes or animals made out of clouds, but French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu is giving “sky art” a whole new look. The photographer has recently been capturing the view above in tiny courtyards around Germany, Belgium and France, and then using the building framed sky as the canvas for his whimsically hemmed in characters. [Read more...]

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Pictionary Style Minimalist Art Posters of Your Favorite Rock Bands

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Who doesn’t love Pictionary and Win, Lose or Draw? Trying to use picture clues to make your friends guess what the heck you’re trying to draw. But what if the pace were slowed down and there was more time to think about what you’re going to draw? That’s kind of how these Literal Rock Band Icons by Tata & Friends are. They made these as a tribute to the bands they love. Test your rock band knowledge and scroll slowly through these. Try to guess each one before the answer is revealed. [Read more...]

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Season Girls: Morgan Davidson Illustrates in Vibrant Colored Pencil

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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This lively and engaging work from Morgan Davidson’s series Season Girls takes a fashionable trip through the year lead by lovely women rendered in what you could call hyper-realistic detail – but with an extraordinary touch of hues. From starfish to maple leaves, symbols of the seasons fill the curls of each woman’s hair. [Read more...]

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Hua Tunan’s Splashing New Work!

Saturday 04.12.2014 , Posted by
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Hua Tunan has emerged significantly since we first covered his explosive paintings a year and half ago. The Foshan based artist has recently released new work through the Edge Creative Collective, and it might be even more eye catching than before. [Read more...]

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Coffee Drawings Change Up The Daily Grind

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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For Liv Buranday, perhaps the best part of waking up is Folgers all over her tabletop. Initially inspired by her father’s love of his morning cup of joe, the Philippines-based artist sculpts dark-roasted coffee grounds into charming, textured characters using toothpicks and glue. Complementing her silhouettes with objects such as branches and leaves, Buranday composes her illustrations almost completely out of ordinary organic materials–all while adding a strong dose of whimsy along the way. [Read more...]

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If the Movie ‘Labyrinth’ had an Affair with M.C. Escher, This Would be the Baby

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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Artist Mathew Borrett spent his childhood building forts out of hay in an ancient barn, but when his allergies got the best of him, he’d go inside to build elaborate things out of Lego. When he built something he especially liked, he’d draw instructions on graph paper detailing how to build it again. That sounds about right for the child that would later draw these magnificently complex labyrinths of rooms. [Read more...]

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Penny Sized Drawings Put The Wild West In Your Pocket

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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San Diego-based artist Sam Larson creates one pretty penny with his charming frontier-inspired miniatures. Through his illustrations of cowboys and campgrounds, that are no bigger than a coin, Larson makes microscopic vistas out of dramatic topography and iconography of the West. [Read more...]

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