The Paris 2024 Olympics logo unveiled

The Paris 2024 Olympics logo combines the Olympic flame, Marianne – the French national symbol, and a gold medal, all in one. The new design created by creative agency Royalties Ecobranding, brings together three iconic symbols connected to sport, the Games and France. The Paris2024 font is a variable bespoke typeface which takes its inspiration from Art Deco.

Having previously hosted the games in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city to host the Olympics three times and 2024 will mark the 100 years anniversary of the Paris Games of 1924.

Illustration by Ashley Seil Smith

Love this “Women” series by illustrator, painter, and printmaker Ashley Seil Smith. I look at these women and I find them very feminine, confident and sophisticated.

‘Birds of America’ available for free download

American Flamingo, plate 431
Roseate Spoonbill, plate 321

The Birds of America is a book by naturalist and painter John James Audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States. It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in Edinburgh and London. The work consists of 435 beautiful, hand-coloured, life-size prints, made from engraved plates, measuring around 99 by 66 cm.

All these 435 illustrations from J. J. Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ are available now for free download. My favorite is the one with the huge pink flamingo.

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One Breath Around the World

One Breath Around the World is the latest ethereal underwater film from the freediving champion Guillaume Néry, and his partner, also free diver and underwater filmmaker Julie Gautier. The two have filmed different clips while holding their breath, seamlessly edited together, thus giving the impression that the diver’s journey is taken in a single breath.

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Flowers strolling

I saw some flowers walking by today… 😆😆

Excellent motion graphics by Universal Everything.

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Photographs by RK

These are images by RK, a Japanese photographer, graphic designer and DJ, based in Tokyo. Although nowadays, RK uses DSLR for commercial work, he was also known as an “iPhone photographer”,  where he shot and edited his images only on iPhone.

L’Objet animations

Wonderland – A collaboration with L’Objet on a series of animated illustrations for their holiday gift sections by New York based Greek illustrator Spiros Halaris.

Mosaic floor in Brooklyn

This beautiful retro mosaic was recently installed in the entryway of a Brooklyn home. The Brownstone Project is committed to reviving the art of mosaics and offers custom entryway mosaic design and installation services, working with newly emerging craftsmen. I am imagining a beautiful “Athens” mosaic in the entryway of our home!

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A Dozen Greetings’ pack

Owen Gildersleeve is an award winning paper craft artist, based in London. I love this pack of twelve original greeting cards designed by Gildersleeve and packaged in a special gift box. You can order them here.

Finding Giannis

NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo has already a pop star status here in Greece, together with tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas and director Giorgos Lanthimos! This moving video tells the story how he started his career in Greece, where he was discovered by NBA scouts.

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