Certainly not a product for vegans, this is a cow and pig bookend design by Arthur Yung. The animals are sliced in half, and their insides include salami or mortadella. Definitely black humor, but still the reality of human food consumption. These items can be purchased at Japanese shop, Generate. Via Sweet Station
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Working from her home in Norfolk, England, Amanda Colville passionately cuts linoleum sheets to make colorful patterns and other designs. From artwork to be displayed on walls to greeting cards, she ink impresses by hand, but Colville is also known for using an old washing mangle as a printing press. The latter connecting to her [...]
I remember doing collages in high school, and I really liked the traditional technique of cutting out pictures from magazines or newspapers and glueing them, rather than doing computer generated montages. It is fun to touch the materials as you work. And I think Bryan Olson may agree with me, as he has created these [...]
American illustrator Ken Garduno has a characteristic style with defined shapes and lines to form these unusual portraits. This post includes only black ink drawings, however, the artist also works with color. Garduno’s artwork is being sold at Etsy. Artwork © Ken Garduno Via Doodlers Anoynmous
Founded by Antonio Gamboa in 2007, The Art Warriors is a studio specializing in digital and traditional portraiture. Within portfolio are many celebrity related illustrations like Questlove, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Bridges, Vincent Gallo, and others. Artwork © The Art Warrior Via Patricia Schappler
This chest tattoo (at top) is a beautiful design that hints a bit of Rorschach test cards. The mirrored effect looks really cool, and artist Rafel Delalande essentially uses black ink with a combination of pointillism and line art. Top: Not bird related, but still cool. Photos © Rafel Delalande
Directors Kijek/Adamski used 2000 PVC silhouette cutouts to make this incredibly creative music video. Applying the stop-motion technique, the filmmakers had a painstaking task of aligning all shapes, which you can see in “the making” footage at bottom of post. This project serves to promote Japanese musician Shugo Tokumaru’s new song titled, “Katachi” (which means [...]
Artist Ruth Mergi specializes in paper cutouts, from artistically floral designs to sophisticated Ketubahs. The latter is a special type of Jewish prenuptial document, which Mergi custom designs and sells on Etsy. You can view examples within post. Below, examples of Ketubahs by Mergi. Photos © Ruth Mergi Via All Things Paper
It is occasionally difficult to detect what is a real from fake? Because some of these pictures look outrageously surreal. In my search for incredible reflection photos, there were a few that left me in doubt, and it required that I ask the artist if it was digitally composed or not? This post includes genuine [...]
Working with oil paint on paper, Giuseppe Velardo’s darker art hints a bit of 15th and 16th century portraiture. A few things in common is the somber background and dramatically lit faces. Artwork © Giuseppe Velardo Via Sweet Station
Spanish illustrator Chamo San has a fantastic collection of personal and commercial drawings on his website. From cut up portraits to nude sketches in Moleskine notebooks, his work has been showcased in numerous art shows in Barcelona, Madrid, and Zaragoza. Top: Sketchbook art made by Chamo San and Guim Tio. Photos and artwork © Chamo [...]
Having spent his childhood painting and perfecting his calligraphy, it seems natural for Yue Heng to have become a tattooer in adulthood. Currently, he is owner of a studio called Xincike, where he works within his specialization of Chinese tattoo art. His designs are large and impactful, and he puts his all into each image [...]
Brit illustrator John C. Thurbin is fond of working with linoleum and ink. And it is interesting to see pictures of his work in progress. Some of his final prints have been showcased in group art shows in United Kingdom and Spain. Artwork and photos © John Thurbin Via Printmaking Ideas and How To
New York based artist Mayra Vialette has a number of interesting hyperrealist drawings on her Facebook page. There isn’t much information about her, or her work. However, the portrait of the kid in hoody is superbly done. The eyes are captivating and detailed. Artwork © Mayra Vialette Via Cruzine Magazine