Saturday, May 23, 2009

dima belush

Beautiful images from photographer Dima Belush, shot with an Agat 18K, a Lomo-style camera which has the ability to shoot two frames in one standard 35mm negative space. You can see more here.


Friday, May 22, 2009


These brightly colored icons for the SAMA Festival make me happy. They're just so fun and pretty! The identity system for the festival, which was designed by UK firm Independent Studio, is based on abstract Asian fabric patterns.

via design work life

Thursday, May 21, 2009

jessie douglas

I'm really digging these screenprints by UK illustrator Jessie Douglas. She has a nice sense of composition and negative space, and the ability to show the beauty in these ordinary street scenes that most people pass right by. You can see more of her work, including her amazing sketchbooks, here and here.

via The Strange Attractor

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

judge a book

Thanks to FFFFOUND! I have a new favorite blog. Judge a Book features mostly vintage book covers the author finds in thrift stores in the UK. I have always loved midcentury book cover design - my favorites are Penguin and Pelican - but now I can see so many in one place! I will be anxiously awaiting the next post.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

emily ann pothast

Seattle artist Emily Ann Pothast combines collage with colored pencil or ink drawing to create beautiful geometric images. She is represented by Grey Gallery.

Monday, May 18, 2009

henri draws

He sure does. I'm loving these drawings, but I wish there was more information available about this mysterious Henri who does most definitely draw. Nevertheless, I recommend perusing his portfolio.

via Changethethought

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

astrid stavro

Gorgeous book design from Barcelona design firm Studio Astrid Stavro.

via but does it float

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

jacob magraw-mickelson

The first time I saw Jacob Magraw-Mickelson's work was on the cover of Chuck Palahniuk's Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey, which has always reminded me of some kind of medical diagram. Maybe if you were to dissect a fairy it would look like one of these paintings. You can see more on his website.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

amy bennett

When I first saw these oil paintings by Amy Bennett, I thought they were photographs of 3D models, which, as it turns out, is not so far off. From her artist statement: "I am interested in the fragility of relationships and the awkwardness of a group of people trying to coexist and relate to one another. To that end I create miniature 3D models to serve as evolving still lifes from which I paint detailed narrative paintings." The result is a beautiful bizzaro suburban world filled with the mysterious and the mundane. I highly recommend taking a moment to view the entire collection on her website.

via The Strange Attractor

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

mayuko fujino

I just stumbled upon these beautiful paper collage illustrations by Japanese artist Mayuko Fujino. I love how she combines traditional Japanese paper (washi) with magazine cutouts to create these fantastical images. You can see more of her work on her website, and also her Etsy store.

via made sweet

Saturday, May 2, 2009

sue doeksen

Papercuts for YCN from Sue Doeksen on Vimeo.

I was intrigued by this tshirt designed by designer and illustrator Sue Doeksen on Reckless Erika and decided to check out her portfolio. She has some pretty cool stuff - I love the way she combines seemingly disparate images to create interesting narrative compositions.