Stacie Bloomfield (of Gingiber fame) has been busy, illustrating one dog breed a week for all of 2013 for her 52 Weeks of Dogs project. Yes the dogs are adorable and yes Stacie is an extremely talented lady. But what I’m most excited about is that prints are available for sale in her shop, and a portion of every sale is being donated to The Humane Society!
I was really happy to see that UPPERCASE has released Work/Life 3, this time focusing on illustrators’ lifestyles in intimate detail and finding out what it takes to stay creative 24/7. Featuring 100 artists from around the world, Work/Life 3 began when each illustrator was given a detailed questionnaire containing thirty questions that ranged from the simple (What inspires you?) to the detailed (How is your creative vision expressed through your work). After evaluating the answers, UPPERCASE editor Janine Vangool crafted an illustration assignment specific to each illustrator’s interests and personal story that best highlights their unique talents. The end result is the definition of creativity.
Back in high school, when I was heaviest into creating my own art, my favorite tools were a pencil, an eraser, and a portrait of whatever alterna-musician I was currently crushing on straight outta Rolling Stone or Spin magazine. (I have a massive 4 x 5′ drawing of Kurt Cobain to prove the previous statement.) Hair was forever the most challenging part to get just right, so I have the utmost respect for Brittany Schall‘s Hair Studies with their perfect highlights and wispies. (via The Jealous Curator)
01/ Prices is a series of art made from, you guessed it, price tags!
02/ Students learn anatomy by painting a live body.
03/ Museum quality specimens of popular breakfast cereals.
04/ Overlapped photography reveals similarities between fathers + sons.
05/ Love these drawings with a fingerprint-like patterns.
06/ Street garbage gets turned into quirky characters.
07/ Japan’s summertime firework festivals are gorgeous.
08/ Billowing clouds of colorful smoke.
09/ A ballerina performing en point in knife shoes!
10/ Beautiful aerial photos of Poland’s lakes across the seasons.
This week on Design Crush:
And Five Years Later I Have a Guest Room
The Guest Room // The Paint
The Guest Room // The Lighting
Feel Good Wednesdays
The Guest Room // The Art
The Guest Room // The Wallpaper
The Guest Room // The Bedding
This collection of patterned postcards – Pattern Box – just makes me happy. You know what I mean, how something seemingly small can do that? Curated by NYC’s Textile Arts Center, it features 100 postcards from ten international designers. Pattern Box is definitely going to amp up my correspondence game which has been sorely lacking in 2013, not to mention the inspiration wall in my office.
01/ Cut back during meals with this crazy dinnerware set.
02/ For one week in June ABSOLUT turned a block in Williamburg into a giant white canvas!
03/ Embrace bird-friendly architecture with the Bird Brick.
04/ Rockaway Beach’s recently opened Playland Motel is a must-visit.
05/ Graft Tableware, biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables.
06/ Heather Hansen creates art using her own kinetic energy and pigment.
07/ Imaginary Factories inside your favorite devices and appliances!
08/ A Sailing Ship Kite – just what the doctor ordered.
09/ Lightbulbs adorned with cityscapes.
10/ Olga Gladysheva captured some great shots of polar bears mid-water ballet!
This week on Design Crush:
Still Indoor Activities vs Sparkling Outdoor Soireets (and a Sweepstakes!)
Expanding Your Audience (Take my class August 13th!)
Native Union CLIC Wooden
I’m more than a little in love with Eve Sand‘s modern minimal landscapes. Each series is created in a different color palette that feels so perfect for the scenes she is setting up for us. I swear I feel more relaxed just looking at them! (Which is your favorite?)
One overcast afternoon last week I crawled under a blanket and poured through Samantha Hahn’s Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines. The book features a collection of fifty heroines captured in Hahn’s watercolors in every shade of the rainbow. I’m such a fangirl of Samantha’s illustrations, and when they’re paired with hand-lettered quotes from some of literature’s most well-known ladies I feel positively giddy.
01/ Wonderbread bust sculptures of famous people by Milena Korolczuk.
02/ Oh, no big deal. It’s just the Rugrats Grown Up.
03/ Movie barcodes made from compressing film frames.
04/ Air rifle BB taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans.
05/ One couple, Every Subway Station in Manhattan.
06/ This heat wave even has ceramics melting!
07/ Beautiful driftwood sculptures by Jeffro Uitto.
08/ The Game of Life is going life-sized on the island of Yoron, Japan.
09/ 40-foot dragon skull built on a beach in England to promote GoT.
10/ Monster skin rugs!
Andrew Lyons is a crazy talented illustrator and his series of birds created for Strong, a line of nutrient supplements, is only further proof. Lyons created 13 pieces for the 13 products available, each represented by its own avian friend. He manages to create such depth that his illustrations almost resemble paper sculptures!