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The Bold and the Beautiful: Korean Artist Minjae Lee

Monday 07.02.2012 , Posted by

Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work exudes a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you’d like to. It draws you in with its powerful colors, halting imagery and a clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with an almost brash boldness. [Read more…]

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Wall Veneered with 20,000 Wooden Hexagons

Friday 06.01.2012 , Posted by

This intricate pattern-work on the exterior of this archway for Clerkenwell Design Week is, at first glance, mesmerizing and impressive as a piece of art, but might not initially strike you as groundbreaking. Take a little closer look though, and you will understand the innovation behind the facade. The real beauty of this archway, the ingenious idea of Giles Miller Studio, is that it employs natural light to help make its geometric face come alive. Each of the hexagonal wood “pixels” was laser cut and angled in a such a way that the light reflects off each identical piece differently, resulting in a pattern of seemingly multi-colored pieces. [Read more…]

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Simply Illustrated: An Interview with Ty Wilkins

Thursday 05.10.2012 , Posted by

Do you ever wonder what happened to that kid in your kindergarten class who could make the Taj Mahal out of building blocks? These beautifully arranged illustrations are the handy work of that kid all grown up, Ty Wilkins. When you see his work it makes a lot of sense that he was first a designer, and then migrated into the world of illustration. His uncanny ability to create full illustrations with only the most basic shapes is a big indicator… and he made a note to mention that the same process he went through in making logos, he did for his illustrations. Despite the apparent simplicity, he is able retain a high level of sophistication in his work, which is what really is impressive. [Read more…]

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Creative Sisters Dream Up Photographs for Dad to Take

Monday 05.07.2012 , Posted by

Don’t girls just want to have fun? These two star models, Kristin and Kayla definitely do! Their wedding photographer father Jason Lee began to photograph them with his initial thoughts and ideas. After the first few, the girls took over with ideas of their own — such as pretending to be Mario and Luigi, Halloween witches, Rapunzel or Angry Birds. Since 2006, the Lee family has been making wonderfully funny family photos for all to see. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #181> Consuming In Style

Friday 05.04.2012 , Posted by



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See Scotty Draw: Illustrations for the New Century

Friday 05.04.2012 , Posted by

How can you not stop to admire Scotty’s colorful, mid-century inspired illustrations? It is abundantly apparent that after seeing his craftily arranged illustration scenes, he also has a solid understanding of design principles. The illustrations are full of carefully planned negative spaces and shapes which give each a balanced texture. Scotty Reifsnyder has an ever-growing portfolio of work in a style he coined: New Century. His background and schooling, both in design and illustration, has made his art win numerous awards, features, and a long line of clients. I was privileged enough to ask him a few questions about his work and aspirations as an artist. Below is our interview: [Read more…]

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Two Brothers, One Piece of Art

Thursday 04.26.2012 , Posted by

The work of two brothers is more than just a piece of art, it is a form of joint communication. James and Tom Gulliver work together to create colorful, explorative art. Tom was born with Down Syndrome and the work he creates with his brother allows him to communicate past his disability and use the art to show his feelings and thoughts. It is neat to see the brothers work together and create such interesting work. Each piece looks like an experiment where all of the parts are shown in an exploded view. They are full of layers, which makes them so intriguing. James makes the main image and Tom creates the outlying drawings. The subject matter seems to focus on people and their individual perceptions of the world around them — it gives the viewer a unique peek into both artist’s minds. [Read more…]

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Bringing Back the Pennant

Tuesday 04.17.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered what happened to those good-old fashioned pennants of our past? I remember my walls as a child being covered by colorful pennants from all my favorite sports teams. The simple felt triangles were motivational and symbols of dedication to your home team. Now, The Peoples Pennant project is reviving those pennants, but instead of championing your favorite sports teams, they celebrate everyday life. The Peoples Pennant team consists of Jessica K. Heltzel, Tim Hoover and Eric R. Mortensen. To add a little bit more detail to the project, I had the opportunity to interview them, which went as follows: [Read more…]

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The Sound of Jelly

Friday 04.06.2012 , Posted by

Noisy Jelly

Have you ever wondered what sound jelly makes? Well, now there is a kit that provides you with all the right materials to discover exactly that. The world needs to give a big thanks to Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard for creating the game, Noisy Jelly. Arguably the most fun combo ever, this musical jelly chemistry lab is something that needs to be experienced first-hand to get the full effect. Even though there are children playing with it in the video, you better believe this is a game for all ages. [Read more…]

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Migy’s Lyrical Works

Saturday 02.25.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes an illustration is so bold and eye-catching that you can’t help but want to stare and discover new things within it. This is how it is with the work of independent illustrator, hand letterer and animator Miguel Ornia-Blanco, or Migy as he is better known. Migy’s work is fun and lighthearted, full of colorful scenes and environments with lyrical characters.  His wonderful, hand-drawn typography is incorporated seamlessly with hand-drawn illustrations. Each piece is active and full of expressive movement that make you keep looking to see what you may discover next. [Read more…]

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