Photocollages by Nacho Ormaechea

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Sometimes I am just pleasantly surprised by the artists I discover while surfing the interwebs. I know I have written about this before. But can I reiterate this one last time? Paris-based artist and graphic designer Nacho Ormaechea takes simple photographs of people going about their everyday business and overlays an unexpected image to create…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 16, 2012

Venice

1. Sony decided to celebrate 125 years of musical history by recruiting illustrator and graphic designer Alex Fowkes to cover their Derry Street walls with bold typography. Check out the video. I am thinking of doing the same thing on my walls. Okay, maybe not. But how cool is this?! 2. Venice is currently in…read more…

Smoke by Miki Takahashi

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Motion graphics designer and photographer Miki Takahashi captures the ephemeral virtues of swirling smoke in her series of black and white photographs. Faces of beautiful women gradually disappear from under the smoke. Or do they appear? It depends on how you interpret it. Visit Takahashi’s Behance page to view more of her incredible work.

Delicious City Prints by Roni Lagin

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Designer Roni Lagin has set up a Kickstarter page for his Delicious City prints. Like Lagin, I do believe that the love of a city can be summed up by the classic dishes and treats that creates its cultural landscape. By pledging, you will be able to choose one of fifteen cities (or more depending…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…

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…

A-Z of Unusual Words by the Project Twins

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James and Michael Fitzgerald, aka The Project Twins, created a set of graphic illustrations for MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011. Each piece is a visual representation of unusual, lost words that a common person like myself would fail at defining. (Side note: the SAT’s were hell.) Visit their website to see the whole alphabet…read more…

365 Days Illustrations Project by Jag Nagra

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Vancouver-based illustrator Jag Nagra has taken on the mission of creating graphic portraits of comic book heroes, actors, musicians, figureheads, and animals every day for an entire year. Why, you ask? Why not? The project began January 29, 2012 so stay tuned for future portraits and visit Nagra’s site to view his current work.

Aled Lewis’ Toy Stories

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London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis pokes some nostalgic fun with the help of ordinary toys from everyone’s childhood. You gotta feel for the pinata. He’s taken his share of beatings from random kids in a furious sugar high. Browse Lewis’ work at his website and you can buy some of his prints at inPRNT…read more…

Ask Yourself: Should I Work for Free?

Should I Work for Free

As a freelancer, I constantly ask myself this question. Should I work for no money in order to gain the experience? The answer is usually a resounding ‘No’ because companies or individuals usually do not keep their end of the bargain for your free labor. But in case you do not want to take my…read more…