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Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
DESIGN
Intricate Illustrations on Plates by Sasha Tugolukova
Born in Russia, London-based artist Sasha Tugolukova's first training in illustration came in the form of Khokhloma, a folk art drawing technique. The style js defined by vivid detail, careful lines and light pattern work. While art school at the...
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...
DESIGN
Josh Cochran's New York
Readers have probably seen the work of illustrator Josh Cochran before without even knowing it—from album covers to TIME magazine, the New York Times to the wallpaper inside room 1017 at Manhattan's Ace Hotel. Cochran's most recent endeavor is his...
DESIGN
One-Off Ceramics by Leah Reena Goren
For a while now, Brooklyn-based illustrator Leah Reena Goren has caused waves due to her cat-influenced prints on tees, scarves and totes. In between working on her zine, Sad Girls and producing limited edition patterns for Anthropologie, however...
CULTURE
The Forgotten Works of Miroslav Šašek
Miroslav Šašek (1916–1980) is an all but forgotten figure in the history of Czech illustration. While the artist has had books published from Japan to the US (in huge print runs) and even had his work adapted for film, his books had never been published...
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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...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Women Dominate the James Beard Awards This week the James Beard Awards ushered the latest crop of celebrated restaurants and the chefs who dreamed them up into the echelons of the foodie world. While the industry tends to be dominated by men...
CULTURE
Real Fake Nudes: Custom Illustrations by Ben Hammond
Berlin-based British portraitist Ben Hammond is a freelance illustrator whose portfolio includes expert works for various clients, but we have totally fallen for his Real Fake Nudes. Essentially creating pseudo-portraits, Hammond can be commissioned...
DESIGN
Satta + Stevie Gee: Be Love Now
London's Brixton neighborhood is fast becoming a bastion of creativity and artisan craftwork south of the river. Leading the charge is Joe Lauder of Satta, a woodworker and artist specializing in handmade skate decks that call to mind the early days...
STYLE
Sharks of Perth T-Shirt
In response to the strongly protested and illogical shark cull in Western Australia, Melbourne-based artist and musician Leonie Brailey has created a delightfully sweet "Sharks of Perth" T-shirt. Featuring various types of sharks—gently exuding...
DESIGN
Børk Blankets
While the life of a digital designer often leads down different paths and to various projects, most work produced is often temporary and intangible. To make something more permanent, four graphic designers from Reykjavik-based multidisciplinary...
CULTURE
Xiong Liang
Xiong Liang is an illustrator from China's Zhejiang province (south of Shanghai) and is now one of the most established picture book artists of the capital. Yet he never really thought of drawing as a career; it was always more of a passion—albeit...
TECH
Mod Notebooks
Writers and illustrators often fill notebook upon notebook with ideas, wordplay, sketches and doodles. Many are then lost to a drawer or a shelf, and the creativity stays locked away. Mod Notebooks has a brand new solution for salvaging those threads...
DESIGN
Masterpiece Coloring Book
Often irreverent and always original, Zurich-based indecent publishing house Nieves has been publishing offbeat zines and art books since 2001, for a dedicated fan base that's global and ever-growing. Their latest release, "Masterpiece Coloring...
TECH
Movidoodle
With a brand new update now available, the free animated drawing app Movidoodle—available for iOS users—manages to charm now more than ever. Beginning with either a blank white page or a preexisting photo, users doodle with vibrant, animated patterns...
DESIGN
MiCha Lamps
Paris-based Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas of Kunztel+Deygas are masters of capturing the essence of motion in 2D form. (You might have seen their designs in the title sequence of Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" or gracing limited edition...
CULTURE
Kustaa Saksi: Hypnopompic
The way one sees the world informs their representation of it. This is true in all forms of expression—but especially in visual arts. Health ailments (from the severe to the commonplace) have oft-influenced the work of great artists. Amsterdam-based...
CULTURE
Satan Lucky
Beijing-based comic designer and illustrator Satan Lucky—a light-hearted name choice he made as a teenager—is not a dark character at all. On the contrary, he’s a smiling, cheerful young man with a very independent spirit and a true passion for storytelling...
CULTURE
Illustration Next
Though the internet has had a major impact on pop art—and art in general—a resurgence in illustration has been building over the past few years. For her new book called "Illustration Next," veteran illustrator Ana Benaroya has compiled the works...
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Studio Visit: Silas Hite
by Mya Stark Minds that are equally as agile in the realms of art and music are rare, but not unheard of. While most of the examples are musicians who dabble in visual art, there's the odd one like Tony Bennett whose paintings are in the collection...
DESIGN
Outline Artists on Cool Hunting
One stop we looked forward to making during last week's annual London Design Festival was by the Outline Artists booth at Designjunction, where the small illustration agency was making its exciting debut. As the sister to Outline Editions—the UK...
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PUNK: Chaos to Couture Playing Cards
Fashion illustrator Blue Logan recently joined forces with Moda Operandi to create a set of limited edition, punk-inspired playing cards in celebration of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition...
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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...
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