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Print Black & White Photos at Home with a Smartphone Based Enlarger

Thursday 09.05.2013 , Posted by

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As you shoot photos with your snazzy new Samsung Galaxy or iPhone 5, do you secretly long for the days of darkroom printing? Do you almost exclusively use the Inkwell filter when posting on Instagram? Are you a Lomography collector? If you even remotely wanted to answer “yes” to one of those questions, than this potential new gadget could be your dream come true. Called the Enfojer, it’s an old/new school photographic enlarger that creates real-life black and white prints using only your smart phone as the light source. Simple. Brilliant. I want one. [Read more...]

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Gjoen Contemplates Beauty, Fragility and Strength

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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What makes an object beautiful? Is it simply a case of the form, its hues and the patterns involved; or is there something deeper? Magnus Gjoen helps us reassess our preconceived ideas about this concept by combining what most would see as highly dissimilar objects. Many of his digital works combine classic paintings or prints with unfriendly forms – like insects and guns for example. In doing so, we are forced to contemplate these forms and images anew. [Read more...]

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Fanciful Animal Watercolors with Landscapes Inside

Thursday 04.04.2013 , Posted by

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When we were children the world held an amazing amount of magic for us in each day. With open eyes we observed things we couldn’t yet comprehend, and perhaps because of that, we could appreciate it even more. Watercolor artist and illustrator Daniel Mackie’s fanciful animal illustrations remind me of those times of wonder, filling his unique creatures with the wild, colorful habitats they would occupy in an imaginative and wondering mind. [Read more...]

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A Remixed Taxonomy of the Animal World

Wednesday 01.09.2013 , Posted by

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If combined groups of birds, mammals, insects and fish managed to converge on one point at high speed, the resulting collision might create something like the work of Penelope Kenny. After the fur, scales and feathers had settled, you’d be looking at perfectly formed remixes of the animal world: cockatoos with rabbit heads, hummingbirds with grasshopper bodies and one deer with a bouncy kangaroo torso. Perhaps the strangest part of all this: the animals would look surprisingly beautiful. [Read more...]

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Dreamy Illustrations from Huebucket

Monday 01.07.2013 , Posted by

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The wildly flourishing designs of Bangkok based illustrator Chalermphol H. are a lot like that moment you wake up from a dream, unsure of whether you’re really back in reality. Each example from this talented artist seems to feature one form of reality merging into another; readers fall asleep in their books; a ribcage transforms into a verdant and growing floral display; and wave like sheets wash over two sleeping lovers. It’s a serene reality which begs to be explored in its smallest details. [Read more...]

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Small Snippets of Wisdom From Literary Greats

Monday 10.15.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the very biggest nuggets of wisdom are contained in the very smallest amount of words. Great authors have known that and so does Evan Robertson. His new posters might be the best thing since that last novel you couldn’t put down: short quotes from literary greats like Edgar Allan Poe and Hunter S. Thompson; all printed beside Robertson’s brilliantly clean illustrative work. What draws him to these small snippets of text? [Read more...]

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The Dude Vs Tarantino

Saturday 05.26.2012 , Posted by

When he’s not bowling, driving around, or having the occasional acid flashback, The Dude can be found hanging out in scenes from Quentin Tarantino films. This mash-up was created by LA-based graphic designer and illustrator EvANIMAL.
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Chinese Photographs Look Like Traditional Paintings

Thursday 01.05.2012 , Posted by

These images may appear to be traditional Chinese prints, including the beautiful calligraphy and stamp work that decorates such classic works… but in fact, they are all photographs. The serenely peaceful craft of Don Hong-Oai, a Chinese born artist who immigrated twice and never left behind the stunning aesthetic of his homeland. [Read more...]

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The Propaganda Posters of the 1%

Monday 10.24.2011 , Posted by

These bold red posters aren’t just propaganda, but also a warning of how the top 1% of the wealthy may be looking down upon the rest of us: the so called 99%. The poster above is especially ominous; will we as a global community be able to stay steadfast and sway the giant that controls the majority of our world resources and wealth? Find out more about Fro, the Los Angeles based designer behind these posters or order prints at frodesignco.com [Read more...]

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Perfect Caricatures of the Rich & Famous

Tuesday 09.27.2011 , Posted by

Each of these impressive caricature illustrations has an uncanny resemblance to the famous star they portray… Stan Chow really has this down. Check out his James Bond tribute below for example: each martini drinking Bond is there, a perfect copy of their real life counterpart. A freelance graphic designer, Chow’s work is in high demand from periodicals around the globe and his inexpensive prints are hot sellers over at bigcartel.com. For more of his work, check out stanleychowillustration.com or Flickr, then get frequent updates through Twitter and Facebook. Can you identify everyone here? [Read more...]

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