Trump Wave illustration

I just love this Illustration called “Trump Wave”! Created by A. Richard Allen for The Sunday Telegraph Money section, it won the Best Editorial Illustration and is also the overall winner for this year’s V&A Illustration Awards. The illustration, referencing to Hokusai’s iconic painting “Great Wave off Kanazawa”,  addresses the two most pressing political concerns of our time – migration and the Trump presidency.

Kourellas Dairy packaging

G Design Studio designed the branding, packaging, and typography for Kourellas Dairy, a small organic dairy farm with a line of Greek yogurts and cheeses. I love the handwritten typography! They have actually used an existing hand-painted script font, that was exclusively customized for Greek characters by Backpacker.

Beach paintings by Sally West

Beautiful beach paintings by the Australian artist Sally West. She uses extra thick paint to create texture and an almost Impressionistic style.

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Color coded arrangements

Emily Blincoe creates satisfying color-coded arrangements of objects like fruits, pebbles, stamps and candy. This is a portion of her grandmother’s stamp collection. Check out other interesting colorful arrangements here.

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Colorful music video by Tycho

Musician Scott Hansen, aka Tycho debuted new colorful visuals for his song Horizon, especially for the Coachella music festival . The effect is mesmerizing! Original animations are by the American artist, Neil Krug

A new book from House Industries

Known for its eclectic font collections, House Industries has been around the design world for more than 25 years. Apart from the beautiful mid-century style fonts, they have also designed everything from books, home decor, toys, stationery, t-shirts and apparel for women and men. They are now releasing a new book titled The Process is the Inspiration on May 30.

In their words: “With topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully-useful volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Presented in the honest, authentic, and often irreverent style that you’ve come to expect from House Industries, The Process is the Inspiration is a collection of helpful lessons, stories and case studies that demonstrate how you can transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work … Most importantly, this book shows that there’s no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.”

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A chocolate & marshmallow layer cake to die for

This amazing thing is called: Campfire Delight: 6-layer rich malted-chocolate toasted marshmallow cake, taken from the food blog Sweetapolita. Which, in more detail, means: “Six layers of dark, moist chocolate cake sandwiching alternating rich and fluffy frosting: satiny Belgian chocolate malted frosting and creamy toasted-marshmallow vanilla frosting with bits of actual crispy marshmallow in every bite”. I will not even try to make this (long and complicated) recipe, I will just dream I am having a piece instead. To combine with a nice latte…

Official lyric video for “The Shape of You”

I did not know that lyric videos were a thing, until my 10 year-old daughter told me about it! The song “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran is on her playlist for sometime now, but I had never watched this video before. This is not actually the official video, but the official lyric video for the song, illustrated and directed by Charlotte Audrey. Love the playful animated lettering!

It’s Friday!

Animation by Aimee Bee Brooks

A  selection of interesting links from the wonderful world of the internet!

Have a great May 1st weekend!

The Japanese technique of Nerikomi pottery

Nerikomi pottery looks amazing! A Japanese technique (which is also often called “neriage”) is used for creating mesmerizing patterns with colored clay. This video from artist Tomoro looks so satisfying!!

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