The illustration work of Bren Luke

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

Photo by Bren Luke

You don’t notice the lines in the work of Ballarat based artist and illustrator Bren Luke, until you well, notice them… lovely stuff.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Clip Art 2.0, but will it compete with emojis?

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

Microsoft clip art – a, dare I say it, fore-runner of emojis – being images you could insert into documents you had created with certain Microsoft applications, have been revamped. Some people are calling new clip art sets impressive. Possibly that’s a little more than could be said of the earlier images.

Maybe you could make use of the clip art, old or new, on your Apple watch?

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David Carson, the designer who did not always design

Monday, 2 May, 2016

US graphic designer David Carson, is probably just as well known for his work, as he is his design background, or lack of design background, as the case may be.

After a career as a top ranked pro surfer and high school sociology teacher, he rose to prominence in the 90’s after art directing Transworld, Beach Culture and Ray Gun Magazines before going on to start his studio. With no formal design training, Carson took the design world by storm, upending conventions and breaking traditional rules he didn’t even know existed.

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There are nine types of intelligence…

Friday, 29 April, 2016

These include linguistic, spatial, musical, and interpersonal. Does that make you feel smarter than you thought you were before? It could be I need a few more than nine though, such as, for instance, an intelligence for taking my own advice, instead of ignoring it.

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Why not take a gamble on the d120, a die with 120 sides?

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

d120 dice

A die with one hundred and twenty sides, called d120, by Robert Fathauer and Henry Segerman, handy I guess when you need the odds to be as long as possible when playing with dice.

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You could say there’s an art to being an artist with a day job

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

A question that has been asked, since who knows, the beginning of time, or might that be the industrial revolution… is it possible for a budding, or even a not so novice artist, to make a living from their art, without the need for a day job? For a fortunate few, the answer is yes.

For many others though, art, in whatever form that it takes, must co-exist with a day job, but reaching the conclusion that may not always be a bad thing is necessary, writes Los Angeles based musician, writer, and artist, Evan Brown:

I used dread something I called the “Rock Star Hangover.” The RSH occurred when I would be out playing a show at night, sometimes to hundreds of people, basking in the adulation of the crowd, getting free drinks, making new friends, and generally being treated like a champ into the wee hours of the evening, only to lug my gear into the car, go home, wake up early and shuffle like a zombie into an office I hated and go back to being treated like the same old nobody I had been the day before. It sucked, hard, and I predictably hated a good chunk of my life.

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Cutaway illustrations of Star Wars vehicles by Hans Jenssen

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Star Wars fans will doubtless enjoy Hans Jenssen’s series of cross section, or cutaway, and intricately detailed, illustrations of a number of vehicles and vessels featured in the sci-fi saga.

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MOON, a globe of the Moon to end all globes of the Moon

Friday, 22 April, 2016

MOON, by Oscar Lhermitte and Kudu

MOON stands to be the most topographically accurate globe ever produced of the Earth’s satellite, if designer Oscar Lhermitte, and design studio Kudu, are able to raise sufficient funds to make the idea a reality, something they already appear to have achieved.

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Gravity Chopsticks, not for use in space but handy in any event

Monday, 18 April, 2016

Gravity Chopsticks

Gravity Chopsticks, the next generation of chopsticks?

Gravity Chopsticks are not your ordinary traditional chopsticks. Gravity Chopsticks are self-elevating chopsticks designed to keep the eating tips of your chopsticks sanitary without the need for a separate chopstick rest. Gravity Chopsticks allow you and your company to dine in comfort and style.

Via Uncrate.

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If you sail across mirror lake will you have bad luck for seven years?

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson’s idea to create the surface of a lake using shattered mirrors, that is titled Impact, was intriguing enough, but the behind the scenes video clip that records the work being produced is equally fascinating.

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