UK based Illustrator Martin O’Neil is known for being a traditionalist in the fast-moving technology-driven world of graphic arts. Sticking with the analog, O’Neil employs mostly scissors and paste to construct his signature-style collage work.
Chris Middleton, from Instant Graphics (Rotovision Publishing) says. “… Martin O’Neill has built an international reputation by being so defiantly old-school, analog, . . . → Read More: Collages by Martin O’Neill
UK based designer Dan Hoopert re-created the alphabet with virtual nails and wire. The 18-year old university student did it using Cinema 4D, a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application. But it is still lovely!
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Encinitas, Caifornia based artist Cheryl Sorg creates elaborate collages from cutting out words from books. Inspired by tales of obsessive pursuit like Moby Dick, The Odyssey and Lolita, Sorg uses words to re-create the ridges of a fingerprint, the swirls in an ocean.
In the series “We belong to each other,” text balls are . . . → Read More: A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg
Finding the right words for an important talk can be tricky. How about the words for a presidential inauguration speech? In those orations, the words, phrases and sentences are analyzed, parsed and dissected by everyone from the media to historians to fifth-grade elementary school students.
Data and graphic designer Santiago Ortiz took the words from . . . → Read More: A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches
You never know what you’ll find in an old book especially if it has been in the hands of UK based artist Su Blackwell. Inspired by vintage books, Blackwell creates entire landscapes from the pages of old dictionaries and school texts. Three-dimensional dioramas spring from open books displaying stories of children living in forests and . . . → Read More: Book sculptures by Su Blackwell
My teenage niece would say that these are some pretty “bad-ass” tools, and I have to admit that they do have an edge to them. Designed by New York-based studio Vault49, this series of hand-painted saws, entitled “(sub) PRIME-CUTS” addresses the budget cuts which are being implemented across the world. The use of colorful . . . → Read More: Typographic hand saws by Vault49
“Good News” Enamel Paint on Found Objects, 24.5x2x25.5″
Barcelona, Spain based artist Max Rippon (aka Ripo) currently has his first solo exhibition in the USA at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Featuring 25 new works, “Signs, Fines, & Cheap Wines” explores typography, calligraphy and urban signage. Ripo’s calligraphic stokes are amazingly detailed and . . . → Read More: “Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines” by Max Rippon at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco
This is one of the cleverest public art projects I’ve seen in a while. Sponsored by the phone carrier Vivo, Call Parade is an ongoing public art project where 100 different artists transformed 100 telephone booths.
Because the public phone stalls were often unusable due to continual vandalism, Vivo’s goal was to transform the booths . . . → Read More: 100 decorated public phone booths in São Paulo, Brazil
Melbourne based artist Ollie Lucas plays with our human tendency towards pareidolia (a word I didn’t know till now either!) “Pareidolia” is the psychological phenomenon of interpreting known sounds/images from random sounds/images. For example, seeing animals in the clouds or a face on a burnt slice of toast.
Using large recycled cable spools, Lucas paints . . . → Read More: Ollie Lucas paints abstract patterns on recycled cable spools
UK based illustrator Peter Crawley hand embroidered this wonderful piece of typography, called “Order Chaos,” using 10 different colored threads on watercolor paper. Crawley does a lot of stitched illustrations that you can view on his website. If you like this type of embroidery, check out “Lauren DiCioccio hand-embroiders images from the New York . . . → Read More: Stitched typography by Peter Crawley