What’s better than sliced bread? Advice on how to actually slice bread

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

Gallager's cigarette card

Earlier last year, the New York Public Library made a huge number of digitised images freely available. Included were cards like the one above, once sold with packets of cigarettes, that offered all sorts of useful tips.

Some of the advice these inserts dispensed may still be useful today. For instance, even in this age of sliced bread, by warming a bread knife in hot water, you should be able to slice bread like a pro, should you encounter an unsliced loaf.

See the rest of the set, there’s one hundred, I think, and useful tips from another age, here.

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The Iconic Women, an illustration collection by Sebastian Onufszak

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

Illustration by Sebastian Onufszak

Sebastian Onufszak is a designer and illustrator, based in the German city of Augsburg. This work is a depiction of French actor Marion Cotillard, and is one of six illustrations from his series titled “The Iconic Women”.

Also featured are other iconic French women Gabrielle Chanel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Simone de Beauvoir, and Catherine Deneuve. See the full set of illustrations on his Behance page.

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Rebecca Murphy, Sydney based artist, and pop surrealist

Monday, 27 March, 2017

Artwork by Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy, who describes herself as a pop surrealist, is a Sydney based Australian artist, whose work I’ve seen a couple of times at local exhibitions in the past. Don’t miss her Instagram page though, which offers an insight to her work and life, and an idea of where the inspiration for her work comes from.

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Valentino D’Antonio, Genoa based still life artist and painter

Monday, 27 March, 2017

Artwork/still life, by Valentino D'Antonio

Valentino D’Antonio is a painter, and art instructor, based in Genoa, Italy. I’m especially liking this work, a still life, drawn with pencil and charcoal, there’s a sense of timelessness here, isn’t there?

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Fernando Barrios Benavides, Spanish fine artist and illustrator

Friday, 24 March, 2017

Artwork by Fernando Barrios Benavides

Fernando Barrios Benavides is an illustrator and fine artist based in Madrid, Spain. This image is from a series of works created with graphite, titled Pequeñas Tragedias. See more work on his Behance page.

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Classic, and iconic, graphic design from the last six hundred years

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter, published by Phaidon Press, is a collection of iconic and classic graphic design from the last six hundred years.

It looks, to me, like it would be a great source of inspiration.

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Nicky Davis, Texas based visual artist and illustrator

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

Artwork by Nicky Davis

Nicky Davis is a Houston, Texas, based visual artist, illustrator, and mural painter. He has an interest in the way people and nature interact, and influence each other, which he expresses through his work.

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Lena Macka, Lyon based illustrator and tattoo designer

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Illustration by Lena Macka

Lena Macka is an illustrator and designer of minimal tattoos, who is based in the French city of Lyon. She seems to work mainly in black and white, and shades of grey, but look through her illustrations, and you will some colour works.

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Jordan Debney, Wellington based illustrator, artist, and painter

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Artwork by Jordan Debney

Jordan Debney is an illustrator, artist, and painter, based in Wellington, New Zealand. He is also a muralist, and an apparel designer. Be sure to check out more of his psyche-delicious work via his website, or on Instagram.

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A scale model of an Airbus A310, by Martin Müller, in flight

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Now here’s a hobby, building large scale models of commercial airliners, which perfectly mimic the actual aircraft. That’s what Martin Müller does, and here’s one of his models, an Airbus A310, being put through its paces, indoors no less.

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