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Life is like ice cream, eat it before it melts.

Saturday 10.13.2012 , Posted by

Life is like ice cream, eat it before it melts. One lick at a time. That’s what Alexandra L Plesner believes. From a young age, she has been an ice cream enthusiast. Who hasn’t? But her penchant for ice cream was passed down through five generations of running a well-known family owned an ice cream shop in Austria. To pay an homage to the family business while pursuing her artistic side, she founded an artist collective in London dedicated to ice cream, which she believes is a symbol of life’s fragility. Here she works as creative project manager. The goal? “I Scream Factory explores perceptions of life through the medium of ice cream by delving into the metaphoric possibilities of the product.” [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #248> Illustrating Great Heights

Thursday 08.09.2012 , Posted by



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Nice Kicks: A Visual History of Nike

Thursday 07.26.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to footwear dominance, nobody comes closer to Nike. After more than 40 years of creating shoes designed for the athletically minded and the stylistically conscious, their shoes and their famous swoosh have been seen, envied and copied around the world. One of their many fans is Stephen Cheetham. This London based “illustrator / designer / graphic artist / whatever you want to call it” is a major sneaker / trainer fan and has thus created a series of crisp graphics showing many of Nike’s most iconic shoes from the 70′s through the 2000′s. The graphic ranges from their original Cortez running shoe in 1971, through their Considered BB of 2007. [Read more...]

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The Race For Gold

Saturday 07.21.2012 , Posted by

The 2012 London Olympics are just 7 days away, and Olympians from around the world are gearing up for the competition. Athletes are completing their final warm-ups, settling into their new living quarters, and eagerly awaiting the massive crowds to fill all the different venues of the Olympic Park. Some of them have accomplished Olympic glory before, while others have spent their entire lives training for this once in a lifetime opportunity. While athletes in various events all have earning potential, there are certain events that garner the most lucrative pay-outs.  [Read more...]

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London Streets Become an Experimental Symphony

Wednesday 06.27.2012 , Posted by

In an age of ever louder sounds surrounding our daily life, designer Mark McKeague asks an interesting question: “can the city become a symphony?” We’re not talking about simply using jackhammers and the sound of passing busses to create some form of Stomp like cacophony of crashes and bangs, but rather using modern technology to create synthesized sounds which could be quite beautiful. [Read more...]

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USA Olympians Stretching

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

It is less than 100 days to the London 2012 Olympics and there are future competitors training hard every day. Through their rigorous training schedules, they develop their beautiful forms, true sculptures of the human body. It is pure muscle and strength. It is the Olympic spirit. [Read more...]

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2012 London Olympics: The Buildings from the Air

Friday 04.27.2012 , Posted by

Are you ready to get your Olympic spirit on? It is less than 90 days until the Summer Olympic games begin in London, England. While the torch bearers get ready to run the flame across the UK and construction crews continue to finalize the building of the many stadiums and sporting complexes, recent aerial photos of the Olympic area have been posted. [Read more...]

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Rock N’ Roll: Cool Illustrations and Tunes by Mcbess

Tuesday 03.20.2012 , Posted by


McBess is a French illustrator currently residing in London. His work is loaded with so much swagger and rock n’ roll attitude you find yourself wanting more than anything for his characters to be real — flesh and blood. You’ll wish you could slam a cold one and cheer them on like the garage rock gods they are; a beer swilling version of the Gorillaz. Mcbess is known for mainly working in black and white, which is 10x more rock n’ roll than working in color. McBess began drawing at an early age, and carried it over into his adult life. He studied the third dimension of drawing and animation at art school, and falls for the second dimension pretty hard as well. [Read more...]

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3D Elevator Illusion Shocks London Shoppers

Thursday 02.16.2012 , Posted by

If you saw a warning sign outside an elevator shaft, would you still press the button and wait for the doors to open, or would you take the stairs? In the case of one London elevator, if you did wait, you’d notice that when the doors opened the floor was completely gone, exposing all the inter workings of the elevator shaft below. Would you take the stairs then, or would you take the risk of your life? [Read more...]

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London: The New Capital of Romance

Tuesday 02.14.2012 , Posted by

When trying to think of the most romantic city in the world, most people would guess Paris, but it turns out that London has had more Valentine’s Day hotel and travel bookings than any other European city. So for the cover of the St. Valentine’s special issue of Evening Standard magazine, which featured an article about this, visual designer Charis Tsevis created a beautiful illustration. [Read more...]

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