Top Five Friday November 8th, 2013

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Hello again!   I hope that you have had a nice relaxing first full week of November.  It certainly has been getting cooler and the colors of fall are showing most everywhere now. With only 8 weeks left in 2013, a lot of end of the year projects are starting to crank up.  This means…read more…

Healing Top 5 Friday June 21, 2013

Last week was surely an adventure in our Top 5 Friday.   Hopefully you learned a little bit about 3 of my favorite things, Coffee, Beer, and Math.   Throw in some cool music and street art, I’d say it was a pretty good Top 5 Friday. This week’s top 5 is centered around the…read more…

Calvin and Hobbes in Real Life Photographs

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Remember Bill Watterson’s syndicated cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes? I never fully appreciated the sardonic outlook of its precocious six-year old and his anthropomorphic tiger until I became an adult, which tells you something; anything worth remembering has to appeal to a wide spectrum of ages. Calvin and Hobbes was sweet and funny as a…read more…

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!!

Lisa Congdon

Thank you to all our readers and clients for a fantastic 2012. We hope that the new year may be bring prosperity, health and happiness. I am ending this year with a quote from Alfred Tennyson hand-lettered by Lisa Congdon. For me, it signifies what may lie ahead, all that is full of expectation and…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 23, 2012

Fabian Oefner

1. How was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully you followed these etiquette rules at the dinner table, courtesy of BuzzFeed and Ze Frank. And don’t worry about Billy. He’s doing fine. 2. What does sound look like? Photographer Fabian Oefner examines the sight of sound with the help of a speaker and pigment dyed salt in his…read more…

Empire State of Pen by Patrick Vale

Patrick Vale

Illustrator Patrick Vale has a soft spot in his heart for New York City despite his UK roots. But who can blame him? The city holds a special place for me as well. Watch the time-lapse video below as Vale draws the city seen from atop the Empire State Building. I’ve had the privilege of…read more…

Liter(art)ure by Daniel Edlen

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With a fine Rapidograph pen in hand, artist Daniel Edlen recreates the literary world’s most-revered authors along the pages that made them legendary. Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, and Edgar Allan Poe come into clear view from a myriad of small black dots, a technique called pointillism devised by the great artist Georges Seurat. To…read more…

London 2012 Olympic Illustrations by Charis Tsevis

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Athens-based visual designer Charis Tsevis was commissioned by Yahoo! to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympics. Each triumphant image features Tsevis’ signature mosaic pattern that shows movement, muscle definition, and bursts of energy in colorful shards. Have you been watching the summer Olympics? Doesn’t Tsevis’ work capture the spirit of the games so perfectly? Visit…read more…

Walking Shadow Series by Jason Ratliff

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In his Walking Shadow series, designer and illustrator Jason Ratliff replaces looming dark shadows with colorful geometric patterns. Everyday figures doing everyday, ordinary activities are transformed and transported to another worldly dimension. You can purchase a print of your own at Ratliff’s site as well as view his other eclectic work.

Literary Prints by Evan Robertson of Obvious State

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New York-based illustrator Evan Robertson has created a line of graphic prints featuring notable quotes from luminaries of the literary field. I am on the Ernest Hemingway team. As a matter of fact, I am pissed-ass drunk right now as I type this. You can purchase your own giclée print at Robertson’s Etsy site, Obvious…read more…