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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Artworks by Sergio Ingravalle (Maivisto), a Germany-based illustrator who mixes traditional drawings and paintings with digital techniques. It is from a mind-provoking series of illustrations called Mindshots.