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Feb 14, 2011

Pick Your Cupid

created at: 02/14/2011

In honor of Valentine's Day, New York Times contributer Ji Lee created this clever update on the classic cupid.

And bigger:

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Jan 06, 2011

Typographic Bicycle (Free Hi-Res Download)

created at: 01/06/2011

I'm quite enjoying this clever work of art by Aaron Kuehn for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The book in which it appears comes as a free PDF download, which means you can grab the image and blow it up to print at whatever size you want. And, the rest of the book is pretty sweet as well.

You gotta click through to see all its clever details:

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Dec 21, 2010

2010's Best Albums Get a Typographic Treatment

created at: 12/21/2010

Illustrator and graphic designer Richard Perez, aka Skinny Ships,  assembled his list of favorite albums from 2010, and redid their covers in his own style, with amazing hand drawn letters.

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Nov 30, 2010

A Bagel Romance...

created at: 11/30/2010

Some tasty humor on a dreary day; from the Mount Royal bagel factory in Montreal

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Nov 29, 2010

Amazing Post-It Note Art

created at: 11/29/2010

Artist Don Kenn sums up his work and life thusly: "BORN IN DENMARK 1978. I WRITE AND DIRECT TELEVISION SHOWS FOR KIDS. I HAVE A SET OF TWINS AND NOT MUCH TIME FOR ANYTHING. BUT WHEN I HAVE TIME I DRAW MONSTERDRAWINGS ON POST-IT NOTES... IT IS A LITTLE WINDOW INTO A DIFFERENT WORLD, MADE ON OFFICE SUPPLIES."

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Sep 01, 2010

ManMaker: Mustachioed Illustrations by Dale Murray

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ManMaker

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We spied these illustrations by Dale Murray this morning, and they've been making us smile all day. Perfect blend of vintage playfulness and contemporary cleverness.

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Aug 09, 2010

Mid-Century Inspired Awesomeness

created at: 08/09/2010

Christopher Sample is an Arizona-based illustrator and typographer, whose "Hood Series" features, "Portraits of the American Dream Home," by way of Southwest sun-drenched, yet cool mid-century style.

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Jul 23, 2010

Man Lettering

created at: 07/23/2010

Jon Contino is a New York-based designer, illustrator, and typeographer. His impeccable hand-lettering, and an appearance in new book, New Ornamental Type, make one thing clear: this dude has got it down.

  

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Jul 20, 2010

Handcrafted Philosophical Bottles by Chris von Szombathy

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Wouldn't it be great if you could belly up to a cafe table with a group of friends, order a round of beverages, and be served a line of these handpainted containers, complete with a bit of philosophy and a whole heap of fun?

created at: 07/20/2010

Designed (and presumably handpainted) by Canadian artist Chris von Szombathy, they're part of a series dubbed "77 Bottles." More about Chris from his bio page:   "Chris von Szombathy is a visual & auditory artist/producer, designer and writer residing in Vancouver, Canada. His work deals with modern social, visual and economic culture, with a focus on referencing pop culture products, advertising, character design and sound. His artistic background is within abstract forms of painting, communicative graphics/logos and conceptual art and is also strongly influenced and informed by his 15 year struggle with acute agoraphobia. He would ideally like his work to be easier to see than to not see and is currently working on his brush technique and bird-watching when possible. he is the serving musical director/producer for the groups Audio Ahdeo Awdio, Tour de Fours and Hard Times and is published by celebrated arts & graphic publisher Drawn & Quarterly."

Chris von Szombathy

[via Inspiration Lab]

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Jul 19, 2010

The Internet! An Infographic

created at: 07/19/2010

Do you know how many human brains it would take to hold the internet? How many videos are watched on Hulu each month, or how many tweets are sent each day? Well, you should, and now you can, through the power of a finely illustrated infographic.

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Jul 12, 2010

As Good As Art Gets: Real World Illustrations by Sandrine Estrade Boulet

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I've been through Sandrine Estade Boulet's photo/illustration gallery in its entirety three times, and I'm still smiling.

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Whilst out and about, Sandrine snaps a photo of all sorts of things - building facades, patches of grass, garbage, etc - then takes it home and uses the basic shapes to create lively and clever characters, fully integrated into their environment.

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Jan 21, 2010

The Amazing Sketchbooks of Lars Henkel

Julia Rothman's "Book By Its Cover" blog regularly features some incredible things bound in book form. But these from German Illustrator Lars Henkel simply leap off the page (screen?) in their pushing the boundaries of what "sketchbook" usually conjurs up.

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"Lars Henkel wrote me wondering if I’d be interested in sharing his sketchbook. I am more than thrilled when an incredible artist such as Lars even has heard about the site, let alone wants to contribute to it. Lars work is interesting and impressive in every way.  

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