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“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a... Source
Tags: Books, Comics, Design, Mexico, Covers, Inspirations, Tony Sandoval


Artist Duo Alfredo And Isabel Aquilizan Craft Dystopian Cities From Cardboard

The husband-and-wife team of Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, who emigrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2006, address themes of displacement, change, memory and community. Their large-scale installations often reflect their own migratory experiences, while conveying points of exchange and communication that extend beyond borders. The duo focuses on both individual narratives, as well as on... Source
Tags: Design, Cities, Craft, Cardboard, Dystopia, Alfredo Aquilizan, Isabel Aquilizan


FELT SIDEBOARDS meubles en feutre par Max Voytenko

Une nouvelle fois à l’honneur, le design en provenance d’Ukraine, par l’intermédiaire du designer Max Voytenko. Découvrons la collection FELT SIDEBOARDS, mettant à l’honneur l’utilisation du feutre au sein de la maison. Ainsi le designer nous présente un buffet haut et un meuble bas. Chaque pièce est imaginée sur une structure de bois (frêne) sur lequel s’enveloppe une coque en feutre jouant une double fonction : paroi et porte. Les portes s’ouvrent très facilement par coulissement, permett...
Tags: Buffet, Maison, Max Voytenko, Mobilier, Ukraine, Design, Felt, Feutre, Furniture


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: Judith Kerr, Books, Culture, Children and teenagers, Illustration, Design, Art and design


Instructions for a Funeral

Penned by Man Booker-nominated author David Means, Instructions for a Funeral is a poetic and poignant collection of short stories. From a tale about fatherhood to one that follows two FBI agents on a stakeout, the stories offer lifelong lessons about compassion, love, addiction and more. Each unlike the last, these tales not only thrill, but also also provoke contemplation.
Tags: Books, Design, Fiction, Reading, Fbi, David, Short Stories, Booker, David Means


The Mini Tea Set is a combination of culture and compact design

Quite wonderfully balancing the need to remain traditional and authentic as well as be modern and space-saving, the Mini Tea Set from Pertouch fits a tea brewing set into its small form factor, with quaint, authentic vessels that allow you to brew tea in keeping with oriental culture and norms. The casing comes with 2 kettles and 4 sipping glasses stacked-on/nestled-within one another in a shock-proof case that carries them snugly, protecting them from breakage. The case comes with a decorativ...
Tags: Tea, Design, Awards, Culture, Tradition, Chinese, Packaging, Product Design, Oriental, Drinkware, T1, Design Intelligence Award, DIA Award, Mini Tea Set, Pertouch


Top 15 best seller tshirts of all time

What comes through your mind when you hear “best seller tshirts”? The Rolling Stones logo, I
Tags: Design, News, Harley Davidson, T-shirts, Cool T-shirts, Best Seller Tshirts, Cool Tshirts, Famous logo, Metallica Tshirt, Nirvana Tshirt, Rolling Stones Tshirt, Top Seller Tshirts


Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Fiction, Summer, History, Reading, Culture, Short Stories, Non-fiction, Reading Lists, Summer Reading, New Releases, Personal Essays


What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

This beguiling book is made up of 15 stories by 15 writers, each exploring their relationship with their mother. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About began as a moving personal essay by Michele Filgate, the book’s editor, and is unputdownable. Whether estranged or close, funny, tender, heartbreaking or mystifying, each of these mother/child dynamics is complex and entirely unique—yet readers will see themselves in …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Mother, Essays, Don, Simon And Schuster, Personal Essays, Michele Filgate, What My Mother


Toolbox: Design your Typo with Prototypo

Are you designing fonts without profound typography knowledge? Our new favorite tool, Prototypo, will make designing a breeze. The ancient art of typography has gained so much more importance due to the rise of the internet. The trend spilled over into real life (you know, out there) and has been adopted by fashion. Statement dressing in slogan T-Shirts has really become a global thing! Obviously, it would be nice to make your snappy slogan stand out on T-shirts, posters and buttons. Using fo...
Tags: Design, T-shirts, Times New Roman, Prototypo, Spreadshop, Toolbox Spreadshop


Inside the Forthcoming ‘Herman Miller: A Way of Living’ Book and Exhibition

Amy Auscherman, the company's corporate archivist, details the significance of the release “Nothing is done in a vacuum,” Amy Auscherman, Herman Miller‘s corporate archivist, tells us. And for more than 100 years, Herman Miller has impacted culture as much as culture has returned the favor. Their designs are timeless. They have acquired companies to create a family of influence. Most of all, they have pushed …
Tags: Books, Design, Exhibits, Archives, Eames, Herman Miller, Phaidon, Amy Auscherman, Herman Miller: A New Way of Living, Amy Auscherman Herman Miller


Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Reading, Punk, Manchester, Joy Division, Bands, Bernard Sumner, Jon Savage, Tony Wilson, New Wave, Post Punk, Peter Hook Stephen Morris, Rob Gretton Factory Records co


Black is the Body

Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine is a memoir, made up of several personal essays that meld together the experiences of author Emily Bernard’s family. From growing up black in the South to addressing interracial marriage, international adoption and motherhood, the book tells a tale of race in America—but it’s more than that. Anchored by a horrific violent …
Tags: Books, Politics, Design, Race, Reading, Writers, Summer Reading, Memoirs, Emily Bernard


How Much Should You Budget for the Interiors of Your Home?

This is part of a series of posts that takes you through the whole process of getting interiors done for your home – whether it is new or renovation. In this post, two interior designers tell you how much to budget/allocate for interiors of your home.  “What is your budget?” “What is your budget?” “What [...]
Tags: Books, Design, Interiors


“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. More: Artstation, Facebook, Instagram... Source
Tags: Books, Games, Japan, Design, Anime, Inspirations, Kevin Hong


Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women In Water By Sonia Alins

Somber illustrations – sometimes they’re slightly haunting – by artist Sonia Alins from a series she calls “Dones d’aigua” which translates to “Water Women.” They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d’aigua II, a continuation of this previous series, showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of the mysterious aquatic... Source
Tags: Design, Water, Craft, Paper, Papercut, Sonia Alins


Graphic bundles, massive discounts and unlimited resources for your printing business- GraphicLoot has it all!

A printing business requires a lot of research and creativity. Either you`re having a pod website or a local store, you have to sell. Graphic art is a boundless territory.... The post Graphic bundles, massive discounts and unlimited resources for your printing business- GraphicLoot has it all! appeared first on Tshirt-Factory Blog.
Tags: Design, News, Bundles, T-shirts, PRINTING BUSINESS, Tshirt Designs, Graphic Deals, Graphic Loot, Graphic Resources


Colors de la Runway

Including primary colors, stripes and polka dots, Clarence Ruth’s book Colors de la Runway aims to teach children through fashion. Using stylized illustrations of outfits, with their corresponding color written in both English and French, Ruth’s mission is to inspire as he instructs. A longtime fashion designer, Ruth dream of a high-quality, coffee table style book for children and this is the hard-covered, glossy reality.
Tags: Books, Fashion, Design, Kids, Children, Colors, Educational, Childrens Books, Schiffer Publishing, Kids Books, Clarence Ruth


Land, l’installation célébrant les 100 ans de Poggi Ugo organisé par Valentina Guidi Ottobri et signé Masquespacio

Le studio espagnol d’architecture d’intérieur Masquespacio et l’italienne créatrice et chef de projet du département d’accueil de Luisaviaroma Valentina Guidi Ottobri, présentent l’installation Land, une installation spécifique qui célèbre les 100 ans de l’un des plus anciens et plus importants fours d’Italie: Poggi Ugo. Un voyage pour retomber dans le « Land » (en italien « Terra » qui signifie « sol de terre » utilisé pour produire la Terracotta). Ce projet suggère de nouvelles visions est...
Tags: Books, Design, Milan, Stand, Architecture, Celebration, Pot, Installation, Elle, Vintage, Studio, Vases, Artistes, Italie, Deco, Antonella


Tracing Harry Bertoia’s Legacy in “Bertoia: The Metal Worker”

A celebration of a designer, musician and artist who knew no bounds Cataloging Harry Bertoia‘s work—which ranges from ambient music albums to the iconic diamond chair—is no simple feat. Bertoia seemingly knew no bounds—undefined by any singular medium or intention—and his influence remains wildly significant. In her new book, Bertoia: The Metal Worker, Beverly Twitchell attempts to distill his working life into 288 pages featuring 230 images …
Tags: Books, Design, Designers, Artists, Musicians, Art Books, Sculptors, Phaidon, Bertoia, Harry Bertoia, Design Books, Beverly Twitchell


Men’s Pima Cotton Pocket Crew Neck

After more than a year of research and development on Peruvian pima cotton, Bombas has brought their first line of T-shirts to market. Extra-soft and with a fit-first design, this navy blue thin-striped crew neck features a single chest pocket. As with their socks, the brand donates a shirt every time someone makes a purchase.
Tags: Shirts, Design, Clothing, Clothes, T-shirts, Bombas, Pima Cotton Pocket Crew Neck


French Artist Duo Uses Colorful Paper To Bring Scenes From Famous Literary Works To Life

“Kristin Lavransdatter” written by Sigrid Undset Zim & Zou are a French artist duo, who avoid computer design and create beautiful installations using materials like paper, wood, and thread. However, even though the artists’, whose real names are Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, use many different materials to create their art, the one they prefer the most is paper – and you better... Source
Tags: Books, Design, Literature, Paper, Papercraft, Kristin Lavransdatter, Zim & Zou, Sigrid Undset Zim Zou, Lucie Thomas, Thibault Zimmermann


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


“Yoga Joes” Green Army Men Toys Encourage People To Find Inner Peace

Designed by Dan Abramson, ‘Yoga Joes’ is a set of green army men doing yoga poses with a clear message: do yoga not war! Each soldier demonstrates the proper posture for their yoga pose, meaning that the figurines are perfect gifts for beginners. More: Source
Tags: Toys, Design, Yoga, Army, Soldiers, Dan Abramson, Green Army, Joes, Dan Abramson Yoga Joes


adidas Originals + Fiorucci’s Playfully Retro Collection

Two iconic brands collaborate for the second time Since 2017, cult brand Fiorucci has been in a state of comeback—with their iconic cherub motif, playful graphics and lettering all now steeped with nostalgia. As such, the ’80s-tinged collaboration with adidas makes perfect sense. The second collection from the two brands (which debuts today) is print-heavy again, but made for summer—with pool slides, swimsuits, visors and …
Tags: Design, Style, Clothing, Shoes, Adidas, Apparel, Sneakers, Collaborations, T-shirts, Swimsuits, Fiorucci, adidas Originals


Fire Up Your Creative Courage and Reach Your Audacious Goals

It’s a funny thing — so many of the most gifted and capable people wrestle the hardest with impostor syndrome... Continue Reading The post Fire Up Your Creative Courage and Reach Your Audacious Goals appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Books, Design, Featured, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Freelance Writing, Copyblogger Weekly


Hanging Stool le tabouret à transporter par Leadoff Studio

Partons à la rencontre ce matin de Jordan Diatlo, jeune designer américain ayant fondé Leadoff Studio. Il nous présente son dernier projet baptisé Hanging Stool, littéralement le tabouret suspendu. Présenté il y à peu à NewYork lors de Wanted Design. Partir travailler avec son tabouret sous le bras ! Ce haut tabouret, peu en un seul geste se plier et se suspendre au mur. Gain de place, facilité de transport et livraison… Le designer travaille sur l’idée de l’espace de travail modulaire, qui pa...
Tags: Books, Design, Furniture, Stool, Etats-unis, Mobilier, Tabouret, Leadoff Studio


Get outdoors with this guide to sustainable spring activities

Spring is that amazing time of year that celebrates new life everywhere around us. Animals deliver babies, trees regain their leaves and flowers burst into full color. That means it’s the perfect time for you to enjoy the splendor of the season, too. If you’re eager to hit the trails and clean up the yard, remember to keep the environment in mind when planning your activities. Here are some ways you can enjoy seasonal activities while promoting earth-friendly practices. Start a garden It se...
Tags: Outdoors, Gardening, Design, Features, Community, Spring, Seasonal, Seasons, Nature / Environment, Host, Sustainable Activities, Eco-friendly Activities


Urban waste is upcycled into an adorable, beetle-shaped micro library on wheels

Beijing-based firm LUO Studio has just unveiled an adorable mobile micro library crafted out of upcycled industrial parts. Made from an abandoned bicycle, discarded iron car sheets and reclaimed wood, the Shared Lady Beetle is a tiny contraption in the shape of a beetle that roams on four wheels, bringing books to local children. According to the designers, they were inspired to create a functioning mobile library by a teacher friend who often has to transport educational materials to the scho...
Tags: Books, Design, Library, Beijing, Gallery, Urban Design, Public Libraries, Community, Upcycling, Mobile Library, LUO Studio, Jin Weiqi, Library On Wheels, Shared Lady Beetle, Mobile Carts


Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

World Book Day is a huge, global celebration of all things books. Created by UNESCO in 1995, the original idea was conceived by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés “as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes”. April 23rd was the day that Cervantes happened to have passed, but it’s also the date that a few other literary heroes have died as well, including the Great Bard himself... Source
Tags: Books, Design, Unesco, Day, Tattoos, Literature, Miguel, Cervantes, Inspirations, Vicente Clavel Andrés



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