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Adobe Creative Cloud + Moleskine Smart Notebook
There's no notebook more revered than Moleskine, for both its storied history and also its continued simple, effective design. Over the last few years, the brand has released successful collaborations with Evernote and Livescribe, but today marks...
DESIGN
Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo...
TECH
Send Doodles with Inkboard App
App extensions, Apple's newest feature on iOS 8, have opened up the floodgates for third-party keyboard apps (many of which have been available for some time on Android phones). While the recently launched Inkboard doesn't promise to save milliseconds...
DESIGN
The Psychology of Color Pencil Set
Insisting that not only children should relish the joy that is a box of sharp color pencils, The School of Life has released a lovely set—albeit a somewhat grown-up version. The 12-piece The Psychology of Color pencil set spans the regular hues...
CULTURE
Lenworth, The Righteous Leftie
by Chérmelle Edwards Each morning Lenworth McIntosh—who also goes by Joonbug—opens his Fresh Kaufee Instagram feed with hand-drawn letterings and illustrations that simply say "Good Morning." The simple gesture is an extension of the full-time...
CULTURE
Summer Dreams at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Having served as an archivist at Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, for the past two decades, Alfred Marks is making a curatorial debut with "Summer Dreams," an exhibition inspired by the way the Dutch spent their leisure time in the last century...
DESIGN
Drawn To Music Sketchpad
Music can inspire many things, but it undoubtedly serves as a massive stimulus for creativity. Indiana-based artist and "music aficionado" Nathaniel Russell taps into their synonymous nature through "Drawn To Music," a square sketchpad appropriately...
CULTURE
Nightmare and the Cat + Gary Baseman
When artist Gary Baseman was asked to collaborate on the album cover art for the band Nightmare and the Cat, he did more than art direct the band’s photo shoot, captured within his interactive museum exhibition "The Door is Always Open" at the Skirball...
DESIGN
Kellie Strøm's Worse Things Happen At Sea
Perhaps it's London-based illustrator Kellie Strøm’s inability to swim that led to his interest in creatively charting the nautical horrors of the sea, but as his latest project demonstrates, it's likely his Scandinavian roots that inspired Str...
CULTURE
2014 Drawing Now Paris
The eighth edition of Drawing Now Paris, the art fair dedicated to contemporary illustration, proved that drawing is not dead and, furthermore, showed that the medium is sprawling and verging into other forms of visual art. Evolving to include 3D objects...
DESIGN
The Language of Tape Design
When you think about automobile design, clay probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. From sketches on paper to refined 3D renderings made in CAD, the design remains almost solely in theory until the team moves to a clay model. Modelers...
CULTURE
George Condo: Ink Drawings
It's impossible to deny the importance of artist George Condo; with his engaging, visceral work spanning three decades across drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. His first solo exhibitions took place in the emerging bustle of New York City...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Rachel Levit
CH recently trekked over to the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY to visit the studio space of illustrator Rachel Levit. With strong influences from Mexican folk art, Levit has developed a distinct style of figure drawing that manages to capture...
DESIGN
Motion Box-Set
We first wrote about London-based artist Von's "Animal Series" when he exhibited at Brooklyn's Espeis Gallery back in 2007. Since then, his delicately rendered and abstracted monochrome images of various animals from the series have appeared on the...
FOOD-DRINK
Picture Cook
Today's standard format for cookbooks is a recipe for ultimate intimidation: a mathematical formula accompanied by beautiful, close-up photographs of the prepared meal taken on a DSLR camera. With such detailed requirements and high expectations...
TECH
Pencil
When hardware and software work in harmony, it's a beautiful thing. And when such a pairing effectively mimics the analog world, it's thoroughly enchanting. Such is the case with Pencil and the forthcoming update to Paper—both just announced by FiftyThree...
CULTURE
ArtBo + 43SNA: Humanity
When planning a visit to Colombia to take in the vast amount of contemporary art works at Bogotá's ArtBo and Medellín's 43rd Salón (inter)Nacional de Artistas, instincts would predict a large presence of works around violence, drugs or political turmoil...
CULTURE
Jon Burgerman: Racing Lines
NYC-based artist Jon Burgerman will be taking a transatlantic flight back home for his upcoming show "Racing Lines" at London's prestigious Southbank Centre, opening on 12 November 2013. Armed with pens and—sometimes digital—paint, Burgerman's works...
DESIGN
Tuls
Ideal for the handyman on the move, Tuls is a series of credit card-sized tools housing everything from metric wrenches and a bicycle wheel spoke wrench, to a bottle opener and iPhone stand. Developed by Onehundred design shop and recently launched...
DESIGN
99 Problems by Ali Graham
Inspired by Jay-Z's track "99 Problems," British artist Ali Graham has been creating an illustration every day since the first of June this year that imagines a problem the world-famous rapper might (or might not) face. As well as a host of First...
DESIGN
Vitamin D2
Covered in henna-colored scribbles, Vitamin D2 is the unassuming sequel to Phaidon's extensive 2005 tome Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. Like its predecessor, Vitamin D2 explores the contemporary world of art's most fundamental, but sometimes...
CULTURE
Dominic Owen's Z-Boys
Home to many of our favorite drawers, London seems to be boiling over with talented illustrators as of late. The most recent to catch our eye is the young and restless Dominic Owen. His character-driven illustrations take on a life of their own...
CULTURE
Scooter LaForge and Johnny Rozsa
Finding refuge in the charm and quiet of Cafe Mogador in NYC's East Village, artists and friends Scooter LaForge and Johnny Rozsa meet almost every morning for a cup of Moroccan mint tea and a portrait. It is a routine that has become almost ritualistic...
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Misunderstanding
Currently installed at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the aptly titled "Misunderstanding" is an exhibition featuring the astonishing work of Frank Selby. The drawings on paper show scenes...
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