The body art on these women has me captivated.
These pieces are by Moscow, Russia based artist Pokras Lampas who devotes his artistic practice to extending traditional calligraphy onto the body and into the streets. Lampas’ urban-style aesthetic feels unusually fresh and bold.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit his Behance site.
If . . . → Read More: Body and street calligraphy by Pokras Lampas
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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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can spiral out of control, disfiguring their sufferer’s lives. In response to this difficult condition, UK-based artist Thomas Wightman created this intricate book sculpture for his major project at Edinburgh Napier University. In this work, Wightman visually re-interpreted the inner turmoil of those with OCD.
When the book . . . → Read More: Book sculpture as a visual re-interpretation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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
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
Inspired by falling foliage, graphic designer Twan van Keulen used a scalpel to cut letters and a bird from these leaves. Lovely!
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Nuria Bringué Bergua carves food into typographical letters
Nuria Bringué Bergua carves food into typographical letter
Lately I’ve run into a lot of artists and designers who use food as their medium. Here are two of the my favorites:
1. Barcelona-based artist Nuria Bringué Bergua carves food into typographical letters. The artist is . . . → Read More: The things people carve from food: typography and skulls
"Bad For Your Health" Mixed Media on Wood, 72×48"
London-based artist Word To Mother‘s latest work is now showing at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. “Can’t Afford to be Broke” features assemblages with figures, patterns, and typography painted in mixed media over worn wooden panels. Known for his textural layered compositions, Word . . . → Read More: “Can’t Afford to be Broke” by Word To Mother showing at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco
San Francisco based artist Gyöngy Laky loves lettering minus the paper, pen, or pencil. In ’Crossover‘ an exhibit now showing at the Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, Laky creates sculptural pieces in the form of words, letters, symbols and containers. Composed of painted/stained twigs combined with plastic military figurines, screws, nails, and wires, the artist investigates . . . → Read More: ‘Crossover’ sculptural pieces by Gyöngy Laky showing at Cain Schulte Contemporary Art in San Francisco