Card stock and an idea, can movie posters get any more minimal?

Friday, 11 July, 2014

Design by atipo

Some of these minimally crafted movie posters – made by Spanish design studio atipo with card stock – take some thinking about, while others are a little more straightforward… once you know the title of film in question that is.

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Victorian Wars and other illustrations by Terry Fan

Thursday, 10 July, 2014

Image by Terry Fan

Take some time out to peruse the work of Toronto based artist and illustrator Terry Fan… this image, from his Victorian Wars series, somehow reminds me of the group photo of Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and associates, that was said to be taken in 1900.

Via Design is Kinky.

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A 1785 guide to creating fireworks

Thursday, 10 July, 2014

I’m not sure what’s the more fascinating, a book, published in 1785, choke full of recipes for fireworks, or the tome, complete with hand crafted text and illustrations, itself.

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A pylon dressed as a lighthouse, easier on the eye than one that’s not

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

Photo via klasse lobbert

When it comes to power pylons it’s definitely a case of function over aesthetics. Most of the time anyway. About four years ago a group of German art students decided to enhance the visual appeal of one such structure by attaching stained glass panels. This idea needs to be more widely adopted I think…

(Photo via klasse löbbert)

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A guide to finding solid ground to stand on in the solar system

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

Illustration by xkcd

Always good to know where one can locate some terra firma, so to speak, around the solar system… thanks to this surface area graphic from xkcd.

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An illustrated version of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

Brazilian film director Walter Salles’ 2012 adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel “On The Road” didn’t exactly collect the most glowing of accolades.

I suspect US illustrator Paul Rogers, who is producing a drawing based on each page of Kerouac’s book, will however be accorded a warmer reception.

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Would equations be more interesting if rendered as 3D models?

Thursday, 3 July, 2014

Maths model, UIUC Altgeld collection

I don’t spend a great deal of time trying to visual maths equations, that would be way too bamboozling for me, but were they to be rendered as three dimensional models, that might be another matter.

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Casalta Xavier’s illustration work comes about one dot at a time

Friday, 27 June, 2014

Illustration by Casalta Xavier

French graphic designer and illustrator Casalta Xavier brings his works together one dot at a time, and often by only using pencils. Impressive.

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The illustrated expedition of the 1835 to an inhabited Moon

Monday, 23 June, 2014

1835 illustration from The Sun

In 1835, The Sun, a New York newspaper, published a number of articles about the various lifeforms residing on the Moon.

Apparently it took several weeks until the series was exposed as a hoax.

While those hopeful of encountering an intelligent civilisation beyond the Earth must have been disappointed, the article series did bring forth a pleasing collection of illustrations depicting this… life on the Moon.

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A model of NASA’s faster than light ship… and it is the Enterprise

Thursday, 19 June, 2014

What you can go and see here is a model of an actual faster-than-the-speed-of-light space ship that NASA is said to be designing. I’m not sure if an actual, workable, way to travel faster than light speed has been found, but I guess there’s no harm in giving thought to the sort of vessel that will, eventually perhaps, be used.

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