Data + Design Project

Gloriously Detailed Hand Lettering with Pen and Pencil

Thursday 09.13.2012 , Posted by

With the hand of a classic sign artist and the detail of a watchmaker, Stockholm based artist Martin Schmetzer makes hand drawn lettering with an addictive quality. His works are created using just his hand, a pencil or a pen and a lot of practiced skill. Many of his works look like they’ve sprung out of the victorian age, perhaps off labels advertising a locally brewed beer… or perhaps some snake oil. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #263 > Illustrating The Oddities

Tuesday 09.04.2012 , Posted by



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Subtly Subliminal: Clever Illustrations by Sachin Teng

Tuesday 09.04.2012 , Posted by

Crossing the line between the analog and digital era, artist Sachin Teng makes illustrations which tease the mind with creativity and subtle commentary on the world we inhabit. His works carry a heavy influence of gaming and comic love, creating fantasies which jump handily between the worlds of fantasy and reality. These combined dualities of analog/digital – fantasy/reality lend themselves well to his art, which often conveys a surprising message hidden under its attractive surface. As he puts it, “art is the original subliminal message.” [Read more...]

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Beautiful Art Drawn on Disposable Cups

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

We’ve all written our names on styrofoam cups before, and maybe even doodled a bit… but what about creating full-fledged art on the tiny cups? Malaysian artist Cheeming Boey takes the lightweight objects and illustrates exceptional scenes on their round surface, only revealing their full story as you turn the cup and see it from all angles. [Read more...]

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Wasteland Wanderlust: Derelict Vehicle Drawings

Tuesday 08.28.2012 , Posted by

Paul White has been obsessed with cars since a young age, loving trips to find parts in the wrecking yards of his childhood home in western Sydney. Surrounded by the car culture of his area, he drew the hot cars of his era… a passion which later developed into work in the professional art world and a style uniquely his own. [Read more...]

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Triangulation: Angular Celebrities Drawn with a Pen

Monday 08.20.2012 , Posted by

Like a web of cross-hatching gone wild, 20-year old English artist Josh Bryan creates fantastically cool celebrity portraits using just a black pen. That’s right, this isn’t computer illustrated work. His portraits, which he appropriately calls Triangulations, see well-known people – like Marilyn Monroe, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Knoxville and even Albert Einstein – represented using his linear, web-like style. [Read more...]

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Walking Shadows of Rainbow Collage

Tuesday 07.10.2012 , Posted by

Shadows simplify the world around us in extremely beautiful ways. These silhouettes of blocked light show us the presence of an object, revealing only slight details about what it could be, but often creating something with even more character than the object casting it. There is something powerful in the simplified outlines of objects… and designer Jason Ratliff knows this well. [Read more...]

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Ink on Skin: Intricate Pen Drawings on Faces

Monday 07.09.2012 , Posted by

What would it look like to have your physical and mental scars in full view to the world? Maybe it would look something like these face drawings by artist Pinpin Co. Working closely with her subjects, she often spends over 5 hours drawing intricately on their faces and striving to bring out the deeper aspects of their inner and outer landscapes. The results of her work, created with a fine 0.38mm gel ink pen, are often beautiful and sometimes a bit disturbing. [Read more...]

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Art in Everyday Life: Realistic Drawings of Stylish Men

Monday 07.02.2012 , Posted by

Often when we observe everyday life we miss out on the incredible art contained in each fleeting moment. When we take away the distracting background however, that art springs forth, revealing the simple beauty that was always hidden there. This is what artist Brian Boulton does in his highly realistic pencil drawings. Taking a common sight for any city dweller, Boulton draws the view you’d see walking behind young men in the city, revealing a surprising amount of character and style in each individual, from their torn jeans to their classically relaxed postures. [Read more...]

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Whiteboard Drawings Done on a Short Lunch Break

Friday 06.29.2012 , Posted by

Think you’ve got whiteboard art skills? Just check out these drawings by Gregory Euclide who creates each astounding piece on his short 25 minute lunch break. It’s hard to believe the speed with which he must create each of the detailed pieces, seamlessly working in both realistic architectural elements and abstract linear swooshes. Unlike so many illustrations done with dry erase markers – which only leave crisp well defined lines – his works mix in drips and wet streaks from areas he’s moistened. The results hardly look as if they could be drawn on whiteboard at all. [Read more...]

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