Visual Bits #263 > Illustrating The Oddities



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Visual Bits #258> Designing The Strangest Objects

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Visual Bits #255> Writings On The Wall: Quotes & Types

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Visual Bits #252> Hang On: Intense Art Installations



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The Bold and the Beautiful: Korean Artist Minjae Lee

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.

Wall Veneered with 20,000 Wooden Hexagons

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.

Simply Illustrated: An Interview with Ty Wilkins

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.

Creative Sisters Dream Up Photographs for Dad to Take

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.

Visual Bits #181> Consuming In Style



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See Scotty Draw: Illustrations for the New Century

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: