Looking like a mix between street art and the distorted work of Salvador Dali, graphic designer Santi Miko paints bold acrylic figures. Exploding out of his paintings are pop culture icons, classic and modern art references and plenty of fantastically flexible women. See more of this Yogyakarta, Indonesia based artists work on flickr. [Read more...]
Putting cross-hatch shading and boldly illustrated lines to their best use, graphic designer and illustrator Andreas Preis draws gorgeous portraits and characters… and recently he’s even painted a guitar. Based in Germany, he has done work for clients from ESPN to Nike. See more of his superb work at designerpreis.com. [Read more...]
No Sailor Jerry or unicorns here, the tattoo designs of Peter Aurisch have a distinctly designer look to them; so incredibly different than the standard ink on the street. His work melds both modern and reinterpreted classic themes, often combining intricate line drawing with carefully chosen overlapping layers of bold color. See more of his work (or book an appointment!) at peteraurisch.com. [Read more...]
From Central Park and Coney Island Beach to neighborhood basketball courts and swimming pools, the New York City Parks system offers it’s metropolitan citizens a welcome 29,000 acres of peaceful nature and recreational areas where they can release the stresses of city life. While this magnificent collection of public space is one of the most treasured aspects of the Big Apple, what it has lacked is a truly modern and cohesive branding; one that its visitors can easily recognize at both physical locations and in literature. Paula Scher of world wide design consultancy Pentagram, recently worked with NYC Parks to redesign the existing maple leaf logo, turning it into an iconic and easily recognizable identity worthy of the wonderful system it represents. [Read more...]
Sometimes we can be caught up with what is directly around us, seeing only what is in our own microcosm. Sometimes, however, when we are clear of mind and take a step back, we see that the world is far different then we thought. Toby Ng Design has created a superb series of posters that cleverly help us get an overview of how the world really appears. The 20 poster collection, titled ‘The World of 100′ is available for purchase at toby-ng.com [Read more...]
Have you ever wondered what the toughest creature on earth was? We’ve found it, and you don’t need to look further than the common cockroach. This entertaining bit of motion graphic work put together by Hungry Beast (ABC Australia) details the many surprising and exceptional qualities of this persistent and under appreciated insect.
Multi-talented artist, product designer and animator Jeremyville has some good advice for you… and it’s here in the form of his daily Community Service Announcements on Facebook. Each of the charming drawings has a clever bit of life advice that could really put a smile on your day or if you buy one of his prints, a whole lot longer.
Using only paper as his materials, graphic designer Taras Lesko was recently commissioned by Audi to create a model version of their snappy new A7 automobile. Putting his print, cut and paste skills to work, Lesko came up with a version of the car that looks almost as if it could really drive. Be sure to check out the great ‘making-of’ video below and then head to visualspicer.com for more of this talented designers creations.