Paintings of Useless Books by Anna Hoyle

Melbourne based artist and illustrator Anna Hoyle has both talent and a sense of humor as evidenced by her series of gouache paintings of imagined books. Painted on paper with such tongue-in-cheek titles such as My Clothes Hate Me, Ugly Hair Since Grade Two and Goodbye My Love and Don’t Follow Me Anymore, the art resembles books you often find marked down on carts outside of bookstores. Read more

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A Visit From St. Nick Brought To Life With Audio and Illustrations

We bring you a special visit from St. Nick to share with your kids. A Twas The Night Before Christmas reading by Rick Kissner set to animated pages of the Clement Clark Moore book illustrated by Douglas Gorsline and published in 1975 by Random House. Read more

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Move Over Coloring Books, Paper Dolls for Adults Is The New Thing.

If It’s Hip, It’s Here pride ourselves on having the largest and most up-to-date database of cool Coloring Books for Grown-Ups on Pinterest with over 500. But that’s soooo 2017. Now it’s Paper Dolls for Adults that are the hottest new activity. Read more

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Starbucks Holiday Cups For The Past 20 Years with Two New Ones for 2017

UPDATED: In addition to the color-in holiday cup, Starbucks has given in to public demand for a traditional “Red Cup”, so Starbucks has just released a second one for 2017! Read on for details. Read more

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Mid-Century Modern Eames Coloring Toy is Reintroduced

Eames Office The Coloring Toy is a boxed set of 16 crayons, 8 die-cut panels and butterfly clips that was designed in 1955 by Charles and Ray Eames. Intended as a way for children to explore color, drawing, shapes and imaginative play, it’s been re-issued for a whole new generation of MCM lovers and their kids. Read more

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Armenian Design Firm Goes Nuts And Wins Gold.

Backbone Branding is an independent branding studio located in Yerevan, Armenia with a reputation for award winning identity design and packaging. Their stunning packaging design for Pchak brand harvested nuts and fruits has garnered them a Gold Award from the 2017 Pentawards. Read more

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Virginia Mori’s Macabre Illustrations As Gucci Fashion

I’m a big fan of the illustrative work of Virginia Mori. An Italian artist and animator whose drawings are reminiscent of Edward Gorey in terms of the macabre subject matter and monochromatic sketching style – only they’re executed in a more graceful manner and not accompanied by words.


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Pop Artist Peter Max Turns 80. And He’s Still Creating.

Known for his psychedelic style, pop artist Peter Max rose to fame and became an indelible part of our American culture in the 60’s with his colorful ‘groovy’ artworks which captured the spirit of love, peace and ecology. Today the artist, who is still creating, celebrates his 80th birthday. Read more

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Freelance Achievement Stickers Are Badges Of Honor For Those Who Work From Home

Brooklyn resident Jeremy Nguyen clearly knows what it’s like to be a freelancer. His satirical Freelance Achievement Stickers created for The New Yorker ring true for most of us who are self-employed and work from home. Read more

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Awakening Beauty, A Book and Exhibition of Disney Artist Eyvind Earle.

Hired by The Walt Disney Studios in 1951, Eyvind Earle is best known for his illustrative work on Disney’s highly acclaimed 1959 feature, Sleeping Beauty. The distinctive styling of Earle’s background art for Disney has influenced artists for decades and now a new book of his life’s work, Awakening Beauty, coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Read more

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