As much as I enjoy finding street art gems while strolling along the streets, I cannot stand tags and graffiti on unwanted surfaces. Here's one that I saw on my street the other day. Curses to the derelict that did that. However, here's an act of 'vandalism' that I definitely approve of. Moscow-based Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev sees a canvas where others just see dirt. He uses . . .
Australia's often forgotten, being so far away from everything else. However, I've seen a pretty decent portion of art, culture and design news flowing out from our borders over the past few years. Just came across this 15-year-old girl who did an amazing rendition of David Bowie's song 'Space Oddity' on The Voice. In other news – check out this incredible Australian artist Joshua Smith, . . .
Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper. The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery. I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of . . .
It was a sad moment all around when Dandelion was announced to be retiring after 27 years - the bright yellow in Crayola's crayon set. This was decided in order to make room for a new blue shade. *cue sad music* "Our beloved Dandelion decided to announce his retirement early! There’s no taming an adventurous spirit! #NationalCrayonDay" - Crayola This isn't a first-time occurrence for the crayon . . .
I first came across Miso during my visit to the Philip Shaw winery in Australia, and immediately fell in love with her style of illustration. Ukrainian artist Miso (also known as Stanislava Pinchuk) is based in Melbourne, Australia. She started her career as a street artist but later moved her attention to mediums such as paper and installations. Although her ideas bubble up wherever she . . .
Ian Berry is a Contemporary British Artist who uses an interesting medium to create his art - denim. It all started in 2006 when Ian was inspired by some old jeans he found while cleaning his room. Since then, he's been endlessly creating art using denim in their original form. Without any use of bleach or paint, Ian sifts through the thousands of jeans he has to find the perfect tones and . . .
I just stumbled across Samorost 3 and it's hands-down the most beautiful game I've ever come across. Okay, I don't exactly play many games at all - but every new scene and world provide you with some serious visual eyecandy. Samarost 3 is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design, starring a small, white-clad humanoid with a little cap and brown boots. Each character . . .
Berlin-based greeting card designer and freelance illustrator Charly Clements creates the most adorable series titled 'Real Life Lines'. She puts personality into a whole range of inanimate objects, imagining the things they said if they had a voice. The simplest of doodles breathes life into each of them and certainly puts a smile on one's face. Other than the awesome . . .
When things get busy, it's hard to find the time to sit down and start drawing. Once in a while, you need a little inspiration and when I see things like this...it certainly works magic on my motivation. Throughout Angela Chan's notebook are beautifully detailed hand-drawn patterns. There's something about patterns that is so therapeutic...and suddenly the world seems bright and shiny . . .
I love everything about these maps by Brooklyn based illustrator Libby VanderPloeg. Colour, illustration and hand lettering with a touch of whimsy! Her work comes out of her deep affinity for storytelling, music, letterforms, printed ephemera, and wildlife. The illustrations she has created have been featured in Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Out, Condé Nast Traveler & Harper . . .