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Charming, Quiet Illustrated GIFs With Perfectly Subtle Animation

Charming, Quiet Illustrated GIFs With Perfectly Subtle Animation

A few months ago, the internet was all aflutter about a wonderful illustrated GIF that appeared on a New York Times opinion piece about Amtrak’s Quiet Car– the GIF was a sweet and subtle animation of the train interior with muted scenery flying by in the windows. This GIF magic was drawn by Brooklyn artist...
Hilarious and Irreverent Doodles Creating Classic Art

Hilarious and Irreverent Doodles Creating Classic Art

The humble doodle, which typically resides in corners of school notebooks and cocktail napkins, has been transformed in the hands of Japanese artist Keita Sagaki: hundreds, if not thousands of doodles have been jam-packed into every crevice of his pieces, which reveal classic works of art when you step back and look at the canvas...
More Trippy GIFs: Animated Art from Patakk

More Trippy GIFs: Animated Art from Patakk

I posted these amazing motion graphics GIFs from Mr. Div a few weeks ago, and it left me craving for more of the same, so I was delighted to come across these super trippy GIFs from Tumblr user Patakk. Each GIF comes with no explanation or fanfare, yet the effect is utterly mesmerizing in its...
Designing the UI For The Avengers

Designing the UI For The Avengers

With all the info coming up in Iron Man’s suit and in Nick Fury’s massive ship, some data visualization for The Avengers is definitely in order. This means someone has to come up with a fictional UI (User Interface) for all those scenes in the recent blockbuster hit The Avengers, and visual artist Jayse Hansen...
Funny Moustached Paintbrush Packaging

Funny Moustached Paintbrush Packaging

This made me smile today: Simon Laliberté, a student at UQAM, designed this clever and quirky paintbrush packaging for a fictive company called Poilus that uses the two brushes for humorous effect in the package design. Hand-drawn faces on the packaging look back at you bemusedly, and the bigger paintbrush acts as an enormous moustache,...
Trippy GIFs with Motion Graphics: The Amazing Work of Mr. Div

Trippy GIFs with Motion Graphics: The Amazing Work of Mr. Div

GIFs are great at capturing moments in film and video, but they often depend on repurposing an outside source (taking a clip from a TV show, for example, or layering movie stills.) Original GIFs are still a rarity, and Matthew Divito (aka Mr. Div in the Tumblrverse) has brought it to the next level by...
Flawless Watercolor: Perfectly Hand-painted Letters, Numbers, and Patterns

Flawless Watercolor: Perfectly Hand-painted Letters, Numbers, and Patterns

Brooklyn-based illustrator Sasha Prood has mastered and mixed the precise lines of typography with the warmth of watercolor illustrations to create flawless work. The colors flow naturally from one gradient to another, and the rich hues jump out crisply from the paper. It’s organic yet perfect, bringing a human touch to the typography. From Sasha...
3-Story Tribal Fox: Spectacular Urban Art In Atlanta

3-Story Tribal Fox: Spectacular Urban Art In Atlanta

I am very, very impressed that this is Trek Matthew‘s first public mural– this spectacular fox titled “cicerone//fox” is nearly 3 stories high, and its covered in bold, tribal-inspired patterns from head to tail. The stark and vivid colors stand out crisply, especially as the illustration crosses from the cloudy painted grey-blue on the bottom...
Versus/Hearts: Pairing Up Rivals In Heart Illustrations

Versus/Hearts: Pairing Up Rivals In Heart Illustrations

I love the lighthearted nature of this little graphic design project by Dan Matutina– the Phillipines-based designer created the Versus/Hearts series to illustrate some famous rivalries, whether real, abstract, or in cartoons. (tl;dr There are rivals in hearts.) From the Versus/Hearts tumblr: What is this silly project? Versus/Hearts is about rivals. Rivals hate each other,...
Love You Daily: One Husband's Daily Dedication Of Love With Design

Love You Daily: One Husband’s Daily Dedication Of Love With Design

Every day for the last year, designer Zachary Graham has been illustrating, type-setting, and photographing his love visually for his wife, in this amazingly sweet project titled Love You Daily. The only limitation is that the images has to be a 500×500 pixel square, and its a testament to both his affections and his artistic...
Gemma Correll: Charming and Witty Illustrations

Gemma Correll: Charming and Witty Illustrations

If you haven’t come across Gemma Correll’s illustrations and doodles before, you’re missing out on a charming slice of the internet: the UK-based illustrator and graphic designer posts witty doodles that often play on puns of the English language. Her signature style is unmistakably playful, with a simple black and red palette. I’ve sourced some...
The Call of Cthulhu (For Beginning Readers) and Other Seuss-Style Stories

The Call of Cthulhu (For Beginning Readers) and Other Seuss-Style Stories

Artist Richard John Ivankovic started a fascinating undertaking recently– he is adapting H. P. Lovecrafts famous book, the Call of Cthulhu, into a Seussian-style storybook “for beginning readers.” The sci-fi short story has captured the imaginations of many (read the Wikipedia article here to get a fuller picture of the aquatic horror) but this particular...