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David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book
It seems there will never be enough ways to celebrate the genius that was David Bowie, but the latest worthy addition is a lovely paperback coloring book by artist Mel Elliott. Not only does it contain plenty of illustrations featuring some of Bowie...
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Modern Life
Exploring the strange, confusing and oftentimes distressing modern world, French artist Jean Jullien has created a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. While his keen observations on life in the current climate can be a little cheeky, they're always...
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Matte Black Journal
Everybody who keeps a journal or sketchbook understands that sometimes it doesn't feel like there's anything to write or draw or even scribble down manically. The acid-free pages of the handmade leather Mind Journal, however, offer encouragement over...
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Compliment Pencil Set
This set of 10 brightly colored pencils—all number two graphite—comes complete with compliments on them, for days when you're feeling insecure, have a case of writers' block or just need a little boost. Emblazoned with phrases like, "Yes You Totally...
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The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
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Tom of Finland XXL: New Edition
First published in 2009, a very comprehensive tome of Tom of Finland works, "Tom of Finland XXL" contained over 1000 images—covering around 60 years of the artist's work. The book is now available in a second edition (currently on pre-order) and features...
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Sketchy Stories
Delving into renowned artist Kerby Rosanes' sketchbook—via his newly published "Sketchy Stories"—is akin to seeing behind the curtain. It's a reproduction of his Moleskin and is chock-full of positive mantras along with strange and sweet critters and...
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Illustrated Tarot Cards
We interviewed Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo for his first book-cum-journal, "101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die," and it's easy to tell he's a music lover. He recently did the album artwork for Kaytranada's debut LP 99.9%, portraying the Montreal...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. 360-Degree Photos of Chernobyl 30 Years Later 30 years ago, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in Russia (then the Soviet Union) exploded, killing workers and many in the...
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Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
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Sheryl Connelly's 2016 TED Notes
Another TED came and went back in February and it was as inspiring as ever. Sitting in the audience is an all-consuming experience which, after five straight days of talks on stage and chats in between sessions, renders one with what regulars call...
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"I Didn't Miss You" Card
New York-based artist Julia Pott draws, in her words, "aggressively cute" illustrations and her greeting cards are no exception. If being brutality honest is your vibe, Pott's oddly sweet "I didn't miss you but I'm glad you're back" card (which is...
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Artist Maira Kalman's Union Square Cafe Illustrations
After 30 years at the corner of 16th Street and Union Square West, Danny Meyer's celebrated first-ever restaurant, Union Square Cafe, has shifted a few blocks over—the result of his second 15-year-long lease coming to an end and an accompanying price...
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Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
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Playful Illustrated Maps From Heretic and Kingdom Collective
With the saturation of Google Maps, Apple Maps and apps like Citymapper, the visualization of physical spaces is no longer much of an artistic process. Instead, it’s usually just a question of pure functionality. This leaves the field wide open...
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Record Calendar
Made by Antalya, Turkey-based illustrator Gulsah Suzen, this vinyl-inspired 2016 calendar features the days of each month flowing through the grooves of a record. The print is available in two different sizes and is available on glossy or matte paper...
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Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
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The Daub Creative Workbook
When David Bennett’s son had to stay at the King’s College Hospital in London back in 2013, the British branding agency director began thinking about how he and others in the creative industry could help children admitted to hospital wards, and...
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