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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Illustrated Double Feature Movie Posters by Derek Chatwood

Derek Chatwood, who goes by the online moniker of The Searcher, is a talented illustrator and game designer from Seattle. His double feature movie posters are both funny and clever, not to mention well-executed. Read more

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BADLAB Grooming Products Are Man-gineered For The Hip Male.

BADLAB, which is an acronym for Brave and Daring Lab Company, was born in Malaysia and launched worldwide in 2014. BADLAB combines great branding, packaging, attitude and affordable prices for a complete line of men’s grooming products. And don’t forget that father’s Day is right around the corner. Read more

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Modern Leisure: New Work from Artist Danny Heller

Eichler With Galaxie, oil on canvas, 30×44,” 2016

Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece. Read more

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The Ghastlytrump Tinies: A Parody by 26 Illustrators

The Ghastlytrump Tinies is a parody of Edward Gorey’s classic alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but with the children representing what we’d lose in a Trump administration. Written by game designer Mike Selinker, and illustrated by 26 different artists, only 1,000 copies of the softcover book have been published. Read more

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Walking, Traveling, Dressing and Coloring With Your Octopus

Fun for the Octopus-Obsessed. If you’re not familiar with the illustrated books and activity books featuring Otto and Victoria by illustrator Brian Kesinger – then you’re doing your love of cephalopods a disservice. Drawn in his animated illustration style with a steampunk edge, Brian has published hardcover books, a coloring book, a paper doll book and more featuring the adventures of Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Read more

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