Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013. The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin
Like us, you probably thought that calligraphy didn’t really have any room in which to evolve. It definitely couldn’t get any better. After all, calligraphy is beautiful, but can it really be done differently? Well, according to Turkey-based graphic designer, Tolga Girgin, it can.Girgin has created a series of wonderfully scripted letters that look three-dimensional. Upon first sight, it looks as though his gorgeous lettering is leaping off the page, and you quickly assume it’s a sculpture. But it isn’t. It’s two-dimensional calligraphy. Just as it always has been. Except now Girgin has breathed new life into the genre (if it even is a genre). See, when people tell you art has no new ground to trod, artists and thinkers like Girgin just come along and prove you wrong.
How amazing is this? I’d love to see this being retouched in illustrator for the clean crisp lines.
What happens when a plan you’ve had in mind falls apart? You improvise and you improvise quick. Long story short, i had shot a wedding with some folks over at Latenightproject and was due to send over the deliverables to the client. Everything was going well so far with the PhotoBook and Custom Album being ready early the only thing left i had to do was to archive all photos into a DVD and print the usual cover design. All routine so far right? well that’s as far as my usual routines go. It turns out that my printer was busted and i couldnt figure out what the problem was.
I had the opportunity to work with the lady boss of BatterProject for their logo and branding. I was so very keen cos i have not been doing logo and branding in a long time and i’ve been itching to do it again. The fact that i get to sample some of their bakes is a bonus as well. Ok I wont lie, my mind was more or less swayed because of that reason alone. (more…)
What do you do when a design direction for a printed advertisement you suggested suddenly comes back to you at the eleventh hour saying that there isnt any budget for photography? Well, what else can you do? suck it up and soldier on, just soldier on.
Have you ever tried to go north from Westeros to join the Night’s Watch only to reach Dorne instead? Well, fret no more!!
Do you know someone who is a:
– fashion designer
– interior designer
– film director
– product designer
– game designer
– graphic designer
Then these infographic will sure ring true for some of them. Tag them if you think it fits them to a tee!
I’m a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan. Pictures of them adorn every iteration of my mobile phone and computers.
Photographer Michael S. Den Beste, has incorporated these lovable characters seamlessly with the real world around him. These are some of my favourites.
Check out these stunning artwork by Karl Liversidge