all that inspires me to live each day yearning to evolve as an artist, as a person.... makes me want to walk faster as there is so much more to see & yet makes me want to stroll along observing every little thing around... full of beauty.. full of wonderful things... all that imbibed together creates ART....
An Octopus and a Scholar. Drawn using a Blackwing 602 pencil from this months @ArtSnacks. #artsnackschallenge
$50 - Original pencil drawing on heavy illustration grade paper
ArtSnacks is like a magazine subscription but instead of a magazine you get 4 or 5 different art products to try out.
Learn more about ArtSnacks here.
Cristina Vila Nadal | http://cristinavilanadal.es
"Design for a Mexican sauce. Project done while working at Face, under the direction of Rik Bracho."
Graphic designer from Barcelona, Spain. Focused on branding, typography, art direction and print design.
I am Troy. I’m 13 with a passion for photography. I favor taking nature pictures over anything.
“They might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tears wouldn’t well up till the next day…” – 2046 (2004)
Continuing my sci-fi series… painting inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s beautiful 2046. The color palette of this film is almost entirely deep reds, sea greens, and yellows, so I painted accordingly. (Quite a difficult color scheme to use convincingly without it all being a garish mess, LEMME TELL YOU….) This is Faye Wong’s delayed-reaction android character.
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My favourite characters: August
Tumblr is such a vibrant visual feast of experimental and masterly type and lettering. It’s tempting to blog dozens of inspiring typographic images each month but in order to keep things concise, here’s a round-up of projects that have caught my eye this month on tumblr and beyond.
Row by row, starting top left:
Perspective Signage and wayfinding for the Innovation Center in Porto, Portugal, by Claan.
Skinny Will’s The Letter Dump: “It’s where odd little letterforms can live. If I feel like making a new ‘t’ for whatever the reason, the letter dump can house it”.
Pentagram’s Paula Scher’s identity for Rockaway Beach, painted on the side of the newly rebuilt Concession buildings on Shore Front Parkway.
Mira Schendel's exhibition at the Tate Modern opens on 25th September. The first ever international full-scale survey of her work.
Medusa Font. Ramiro Espinoza’s beautifully presented homage to the 19th Century Catalonian pointed pen.
Typographic miniature golf course by Ollie Willis An analogy of the link between golfing and graphic design — they both require patience, precision and end in frustration or fulfilment!
F “Turn a bad grade into a career in design/engineering/finance” career advice after exam results season by The Prince’s Trust. See the brilliantly executed work on Creative Review.
Instant mac&cheese in a mug by The Better MarthaINGREDIENTS1 cup water½ cup elbow macaroni½ cup cheeses of choiceDIRECTIONS1. Put macaroni in a mug and pour in water. (You may want to add more or less water depending on mug size, but there should be more than enough to completely cover noodles).
2. Microwave on high for 8 minutes pausing at the 5 and 2 minute mark to stir and add more water if necessary.
3. Cook until al dente.
4. Add cheese to pasta mixing with the small amount of water remaining at bottom of mug
5. If cheese does not completely melt, pop mug back in microwave for 30-60 seconds
6. Stir then enjoy!NOTES-If you are feeling really fancy with your microwave cooking skills add some herbs or veggies like red peppers or chopped broccoli
some paint-overs i did for Life is Beautiful, a 3D animated short about a little guy named Anton, directed by Ben Brand. The folks animating it - the guys at Fube - are super talented and nice so i was really delighted to work with them! i was asked to polish up some rough sketches of scenes from Anton’s life, which are featured as photographs on his wall in the animation itself.
the movie premieres this month at the Netherlands Film Festival, so if you’re in holland in the last week of september, don’t miss it!!