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Vintage Colour Palettes For Autumn 2019

Redesign and repaint your blog, home, and closet, and prepare for a very nostalgic autumn/winter of 2019. This season's palettes are marked with warm colors with a single shade of blue, to break the warm monotony. Enjoy our picks and put your boots on :)   Vintage   Let the vinyl spin in the rhythm of these magical colors. This soft, innocent, and fragile palette truly give the taste of retro fashion, parties and carefree times. There is a beautiful gradient from dirty white to subtle orang...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Illustration, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, COLOURlover Features

How Susan Kare applied embroidery skills to create the iconic Macintosh icons

In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She's currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering designer Susan Kare was taught by her mother how to do counted-thread embroidery, which gave her the basic knowledge she needed to create the first icons for t...
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Post, Design, News, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ui, Computers, Chicago, Illustration, Ux, Apple Computer, 8-bit, Interface Design

Tokyo At Night – The Artworks of Mateusz Urbanowicz II Book Review

Tokyo At Night is the 2nd art book by Tokyo based Polish illustrator Mateusz Urbanowicz. A seasoned artist who has worked on anime films like Space Dandy as well as Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, Mateusz has been working as a freelance artist to focus on his own original works since 2017. His first art book Tokyo Storefronts (2018) showcased the many quaint and charming storefronts found throughout Tokyo, rendered in his beautiful watercolor paintings. In this new art book, he explores the moody...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Japan, Book Reviews, Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Tokyo, Anime, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan, Mateusz, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Makoto Shinkai, Mateusz Urbanowicz

Fan-made "rideable" Haunted Mansion poster

Cartoonist Vince "Untold Tales of Bigfoot" Dorse (previously) continues to make astoundingly cool Haunted Mansion fan media: his latest is a "ride through" illustration of the Mansion and its many set-pieces, which imagines a coherent geometry for the ride. It's an underappreciated fact that the Haunted Mansion is basically a giant black show-building filled with effectively floating rooms that don't join up in any internally consistent fashion (contrast with rides built around the same tim...
Tags: Art, Post, Gift Guide, Copyfight, News, Fanac, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Illustration, Themepunks, Imposing Reason Upon Eldritch Geometries


Ariduka55 is the handle of an unnamed Japanese artist who, among other subjects, has a series of images in which humans are juxtaposed against unnaturally large animals, both real and imaginary. These are presented in a style that is influenced by concept art, anime, and in particular, the anime designs of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. I can’t find a normal website for the artist, other than Tumblr and Twitter, and a Pixiv site (that requires an account to view more than the first few imag...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Illustration, Hayao Miyazaki, Concept & Visual Dev

Rebellious Child Illustrated

Collaborations are a wonderful happening, especially when they occur for a good cause. And when writers and illustrators gather around a child's book, the real magic occurs. Italian authors Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli made themselves well-known with their children's books Good Night Stories and Rebellious Little Girls, so it's not a surprise that their youngest audience got hyped about Rebellious Little Child .   Illustrated by dozens of artists worldwide, this book also teaches us, ...
Tags: Art, Design, Disney, Illustration, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Mars, Audrey Hepburn, Serena Williams, J K Rowling, Frida Kahlo, Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, Rita Levi Montalcini, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART

Free Illustration Sources For Designers

When you are preparing a design project, presentation, UX prototype, pitch for a product, etc, sometimes you need a few shortcuts to get things done faster and focus on the logistic instead of the finesses. Before you are listed our best pics of websites that can help you get appropriate illustrations, absolutely free.   1 Streamline Illustrations   Streamline Illustrations gives you 50 illustrations for free, plus another 250 LGBT illustrations. You can choose between multicolor, duotone...
Tags: Design, Web, Mit, Illustration, Products, Svg, Bukowski, Nina Petrov

Judith Kerr obituary | Julia Eccleshare

The author and illustrator best known for the classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came to TeaThe creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith Kerr, who has died aged 95, was unusual in being equally successful as a writer and an illustrator. She always claimed that she was “a very slow” illustrator and that her work was “more rubbing out than drawing”, but in a career that ran from 1968 to this year she created more than 30 books, mostly a...
Tags: Books, Design, Culture, Illustration, Art and design, Children and teenagers, Judith Kerr, Sophie, Julia Eccleshare

Greg Rutkowski

Greg Rutkowski is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Poland, whose clients include Wizards of the Coast. Among his other fantasy subjects, Rutkowski paints terrific dragons, with a feeling of leathery textures and lots of creative variations. His digital paintings often have a nicely naturalistic and textural painterly approach. In addition to his concept pieces you’ll find digital paintings of landscapes in his online portfolio and deviantART gallery. Rutkowski has digital paint...
Tags: Art, Youtube, Illustration, Poland, Gumroad, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Wizards, Rutkowski, Concept & Visual Dev, Greg Rutkowski

Joseph Mugniani

Joseph Mugniani was an Italian/American artist, printmaker and illustrator active in the 20th century. He is best known for his illustrations for the works of Ray Bradbury, who was also his longtime friend. Mugniani was also the author of several books on drawing and painting (Amazon link). I particularly enjoy his darkly textural lithographs. The best source I’ve seen for images of Mugniani’s work is this article on Monster Brains.  
Tags: Art, Illustration, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Prints and Printmaking

Heinrich Vogeler

Heinrich Vogeler, was a German painter, printmaker, illustrator, architect and designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His teyle ranged from Art Nouveau illustrations to realist etchings and impressionist influenced paintings.  
Tags: Art, Illustration, Gallery And Museum Art, Prints and Printmaking

Fantastic minimalist embroidery portraits of musicians, writers, and artists

My dear pal Barbara Rushkoff embroiders fantastic minimal portraits of musicians and other artists, writers, and thinkers whose work has inspired her over the years. I love the seeming simplicity of her illustrations that still beautifully convey the essence of her subjects! Also, the name of Barbara's Instagram account has me in, er, stitches: yr_resting_stitchface Above: Robert Smith of The Cure. Below: Billie Eilish, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson of the B-52's, Nilufer Yanya; Mark Hollis o...
Tags: Art, Crafts, Post, Design, News, Instagram, Illustration, Sewing, St Vincent, Embroidery, Ian Curtis, Debbie Harry, Barbara, Robert Smith, Cindy Wilson, Mark Hollis


[For some time, I’ve wanted to feature more comics artists from non-English speaking countries — particularly Belgian and French comics (bandes-dessinées) — but I’ve been put off by the challenges of providing links to images and information across language barriers. With this article, I’m going to try a method of providing both original language and Google Translate links to relevant sites and pages.] Li-An (Jean-Michel Meyer) is a French comics artist perhaps best known for his work on The T...
Tags: Google, Art, Comics, Illustration, Google Translate, Gauguin, Tahiti, Andr, Guy de Maupassant, Jack Vance, Franquin, Jean Giraud Moebius, Li An, Li An Jean Michel Meyer, Jean David Morvan Li An, Boule de Suif Translate

Plants Are Nice Zine

By artist/designer/musician Mikie Poland, Plants Are Nice is an ode to flora and growth. Across 22 pages, readers will find drawings of plants, various doodles and sketches, notes and more. Ultimately, it’s a sweet zine about “appreciating plant time.”
Tags: Art, Design, Illustration, Drawing, Artists, Plants, Zine, Zines, Mikie, Mikie Poland, Poland Plants Are Nice

Guen Douglas: The Berlin Tattoo Artist Bringing Sass & Sexiness Onto Your Skin

photos: Guen Douglas.  Berliners are known to have a certain affinity for tattoos. Luckily for us, the city attracts some of the world’s most amazing tattoo artists whose designs truly transcend the visuals. One particular artist whose works are especially brilliant – bold, beautifully executed, and abounding in cultural references, is definitely Guen Douglas from the Taiko Gallery studio. We had a little chat with Guen to find out more about her background, style, and some inspirations behind...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Design, Berlin, Britain, Illustration, Brighton, Humor, Tattoo, Douglas, Guen, Guen Douglas, Guen Douglas Berliners, Taiko Gallery, Canada Guen, Rotterdam Amsterdam

Incorporating Props in Your Next Presentation

In our world of distractions, presenters are always looking for a way to keep their audiences engaged and connect with them on a more visually appealing level. One way to accomplish this is through the use of props. Props are a tool that, when used correctly, break up the monotony of a talking head and create a visual reinforcement of the content. But not all presenters are comfortable with using props in their presentations. In fact, many shy away from them for fear of seeming cliché or unprofe...
Tags: Design, Illustration, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Props, Presentation Hacks, Object Lesson

Johannes Helgeson

Originally from Sweden and now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Johannes Helgeson is a concept artist and illustrator workin in the gaming industry. in his online presence, Helgeson emphasiszes character and costume design. His style can be springy and cartoon-like, brushy and textural or highly rendered — sometimes all at once. Many of the images on his Artstation site are accompanied by their preliminary drawings. I particularly like his homage to one of J.C. Leyendecker’s most famous Arrow Sh...
Tags: Art, Sweden, Illustration, Copenhagen Denmark, Leyendecker, Helgeson, Concept & Visual Dev, Johannes Helgeson

Antonio Segura Donat (Dulk)

Antonio Segura Donat is a Spanish artist who often works under the pseudonym Dulk, which he adopted originally for use as a street artist and muralist. Dulk creates images that blend aspects of magic realism and fantasy, often with themes of animals, and in particular, birds. He works in a variety of traditional media, paint, pens, pastel and markers, sometimes over silkscreen base prints. He also works in sculpture. His website has galleries for Art, Illustration and Street art, and there ...
Tags: Art, Illustration, Gallery And Museum Art, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Dulk, Antonio Segura Donat Dulk, Antonio Segura Donat

Grimm Tales at Ballet Austin

Visual art and dance forming a feverish nightmare Grimm Tales at Ballet Austin is a hyper-stimulating visual experience wherein Natalie Frank‘s compelling drawings and Stephen Mills‘ contemporary choreography demand equal attention. Seen through Frank’s women protagonist-focused perspectives, these fairytale adaptations draw into light the gruesome warnings the original Brothers Grimm stories tell. Two years in the making, the production began when the curator of Austin’s Blanton Museum …
Tags: Texas, Design, Austin, Dance, Culture, Illustration, Ballet, Fairytales, Brothers Grimm, Frank, Performances, Choreography, Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin, Natalie Frank

"Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase," a wonderful claymation from 1992

Joan C Gratz's animated short "Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase" is a lovely and trippy 2D claymation of iconic artworks transforming one into another. After spending a decade on the piece, Gratz won the 1992 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Gratz called her animation technique "clay painting." From Educational Media Reviews Online: “Clay-painting” is a unique process that blends film and painting, and an innovation that garnered Joan Gratz’s Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase a 19...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Painting, Illustration, Animation, Short Films, Gratz, Claymation, Joan Gratz, Joan C Gratz

How to easily draw a fantastic optical illusion of a 3D city

As a high school student, I would have enjoyed learning to use ruled paper to draw anamorphic illusions instead of (not) taking notes. (via The Kid Should See This)
Tags: Art, Video, Design, News, Illustration, Drawing, 3D, Optical Illusions, Anamorphosis

Andrew Jackson becomes Rambo and other great moments in money art

Illustrator Boden Him makes fantastic money art, transforming US presidents into pop culture icons. See more here: Illegal Tender. (via r/interestingasfuck)
Tags: Art, Post, Money, News, Bills, US, Illustration, Andrew Jackson, Illegal Tender, Illustrator Boden

A new Dr. Seuss book — 'Horse Museum' — is coming out this fall

The new book will be titled Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum.Author of 45 children's books, Dr. Seuss's profundity mixed seamlessly with his simplicity. Revisit and explore these timeless classics by yourself and with your children. Publisher Random House has announced that a new Dr. Seuss book, Horse Museum, will be released this fall. In it, a horse guides children through a tour of an art museum, teaching them how we all see the world in different ways.The book's release on September 3 will mark ne...
Tags: Art, Books, Earth, Ted, Culture, Illustration, New York Times, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Pablo Picasso, Grinch, Random House, Brian Grazer, Joyner, Dartmouth College

Zachary Knoles imagines video games as pulp novel covers

Artist Zachary Knoles created a wonderful series of illustrations that pay tribute to video games by imagining them as pulp novel covers, with the game writers' names in the by-line slots (a very nice touch indeed!). (via Gameraboy)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Games, Copyfight, Remix, News, Illustration, Mashups, Pulp Metafiction, Zachary Knoles

Death Wins a Goldfish

Equal parts sweet, odd and funny, Death Wins a Goldfish: Reflections from a Grim Reaper’s Yearlong Sabbatical follows the new experiences (from skydiving to online dating, camping solo, karaoke and painting) that Death tries out during its vacation. With charming illustrations by author Brian Rea, the book serves as an endearing reminder for readers to take time off work and always endeavor to stay adventurous. 
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Illustration, Brian Rea

Fritz Baumgarten

Fritz Baumgarten was a German children’s book illustrator active in the early to mid part of the 20th century. He illustrated numerous books, primarily in Germany, working in a nicely finessed combination of ink and watercolor. Baumgarten had a knack for blending the commonplace with the fantastic, putting his elf-like characters and anthropomorphized creatures into scenes of activities that might otherwise seem quite ordinary. Many of his portrayals of the forest floor are nicely naturalist...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, Germany, Illustration, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Baumgarten, Fritz Baumgarten

'Beautiful detail and a bit of green': Kyoto by Janis Malcomson

Over the years, former architect Janis Malcomson has explored Kyoto’s mixture of tradition and modernity – and had a tofu revelation Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Design, Cities, Culture, Asia Pacific, Illustration, Art and design, Kyoto, Janis Malcomson

12 Graphic Design Trends that Will Be Most Influential in 2019

Courtesy Apple With only moments to grab consumer attention, a compelling design offers the best chance to engage your customers and leave a memorable impression. As we wrote, Marketing studies show that the average American is exposed to around 5,000 advertisements and brands per day. Out of that veritable flood, they found only 12 made enough of an impact to leave an impression. You can help your business be one of those twelve through effective, attractive design. What will be trendy and hot...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Uber, Design, Instagram, Typography, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Nike, Illustration, Graphic Design, Magic Leap, Branding, Pantone, Don

Color as a Factor in Enhancing Student Learning

Everything is associated with a particular color. For painters, marketing professionals, and designers, it is vital to use various color shades to achieve business success. But very few know that color can affect learning abilities as well. Most educators admit that colorful desks and chairs along with glowing bulletin boards can turn a faded classroom into a bright place that holds students' attention. Colors do more than just animate a surrounding environment. They are so powerful that if use...
Tags: Art, Tools, Design, China, Inspiration, Paint, Illustration, Color Theory, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-CHANNELS, ColorSchemer Touch, Green Helps, Orange Enhances Mood Orange

Ulysse Nardin’s Erotic, Oceanic “Classico Manara” Collection

Italian cartoonist Milo Manara partners with the luxury watch brand for a 10-piece line There’s a torrid history of erotica in watch design. From graphic automatons on dials to hidden (or obvious) hyper-sexual imagery, the time-telling industry has toyed with sexual iconography for centuries. Last year, at Richemont‘s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH), acclaimed watchmaker Ulysse Nardin unveiled an orgiastic Jaquemart repeater—or a timepiece featuring …
Tags: Design, Comic Books, Watches, Illustration, Nsfw, Artists, Cartoonists, Lgbtq, Illustrations, Erotica, Richemont, Ulysse Nardin, Milo Manara, Watch Design

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