Friday, July 16, 2010

Ryan Kurtz

I love the photography of Ryan Kurtz! I should also mention that he is from Cincinnati. He is representing Ohio oh so well with his versatile and colorful work! Yay!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jon Contino

is awesome.

Here is more proof if you still need convincing.

In other news, I love illustration... sigh.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mustaches on a Stick. Oh Yes.

I realize that this post isn’t necessarily design related, but seriously. I am willing to make exceptions for things such as mustaches on a stick. This set was made by the creative folks at somethingshidinginhere. Also recently discovered that they have a blog! Hooray!

Here’s a little something else in their shop that made me smile.


Monday, July 12, 2010

"Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our lives in colour.

The Lets Colour Project is such a great idea. I love when art involves community. I feel all happy inside.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marian Bantjes

“I often get mail from people and students asking me “What are your influences; where do your ideas come from.” I will answer that now: “Everything.” Conversations, things I read, things I see around me, books, magazines, old stuff, new stuff, art design, craft, film, music and garbage. I can be inspired at any moment by the strangest things. I am seldom bored. I have more ideas than I will ever be able to produce in my lifetime—some of them are even good ideas.”

- Marian Bantjes

Below are a few of my favorite pieces from her series “Love Stories”. Enjoy!

Watch a speech on “intricate beauty by design” here.

Check out her website and portfolio here.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

They Draw and Cook!

I have a soft spot in my heart for illustration and I love to cook, so it is only natural for a blog like They Draw and Cook to catch my eye. The idea is simple but original: “recipe renderings by artists, illustrators and designers”. I hope you enjoy it as I did!