Book covers that have been judged, the best of 2015

Friday, 1 July, 2016

You should never judge a book by its cover, that we all know, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy, or otherwise, the actual cover of a book. Here are the fifty best book covers for 2015, as selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and Design Observer.

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Artists and illustrators react to the Brexit referendum result

Friday, 1 July, 2016

Artwork by Gizem Vural

In the wake of last week’s decision by the people of Britain to leave the European Union, artists and illustrators have begun turning to their canvases, to express their thoughts on the outcome of the Brexit referendum, including New York based illustrator, Gizem Vural.

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Tossed shoes by Pejac, that reach for the stars

Tuesday, 28 June, 2016

Artwork by Pejac

Barcelona based artist Pejac has taken an interest in shoe-tossing, the act of throwing a pair of shoes, that are bound together by their laces, so they dangle from a power line.

The shoes that Pejac tosses at power lines however, that are part of a series of installations titled Downside Up, have an uncanny knack for floating, rather than being suspended. Bizarre, right?

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Walk on water with the floating piers of Italy’s Lake Iseo

Monday, 27 June, 2016

The scenery is reason enough to visit Italy’s Lake Iseo, but The Floating Piers, an art installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, that link two islands in the lake, to the shore, by way of yellow coloured floating walkways, is surely an added incentive.

There’s no doing things by half measures here, is there?

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Wanted, bold pioneers to explore Mars

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Even if you don’t want to go there yourself – it’s cold, you’d need to live underground, mail can takes years to get through, and so on – you can help with the effort to explore Mars, by pinning up these promotional posters, encouraging others to emigrate to the red planet.

Via Hypnophant.

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2001: A Picasso Odyssey, by Bhautik Joshi

Friday, 10 June, 2016

2001: A Picasso Odyssey, is 2001: A Space Odyssey, rendered in the style of Picasso using deep neural network based style transfer, by Bhautik Joshi.

I could say a little more about Picasso, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, but not today, another time for sure though.

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8-bit style movie scene paintings by Adam Lister

Thursday, 9 June, 2016

I’ve linked to the artwork of US artist Adam Lister a couple of times before, and now that he has created a new collection of his signature eight-bit works, this time of scenes from well known films, here we go again.

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Cacophony, the discordance of day to day life

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016

A day in the life. Just another day in the life. That’s Cacophony, by New York based artist and motion designer, Melody Shih.

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Images by Marcin Wolski that evoke memories of the Eastern Bloc

Monday, 30 May, 2016

Artwork by Marcin Wolski

A great collection of artworks by Polish illustrator and painter Marcin Wolski, titled Eastern Bloc, that evokes memories of life behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.

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Photos of video games, or photos that look like video games?

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Photo by Liam Wong

A few months ago I pointed to a collection of Masashi Wakui’s cinematically styled photos of Tokyo. Liam Wong, a video games visual identity art director, who is also based in Tokyo, takes photos in a similar sort of style, except here his work is intended to more resemble the look of a video game.

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