Furious Gryphon Logo Design

on September 4th, 2013

Heraldry inspired logo design for Furious Gryphon, a software design company based in Australia.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics

on February 1st, 2012

Produced by legendary Chuck Jones, this little film about the love between a freedom-loving (female) dot and a dependable (male) line is a treasure of sprightly language and delightful visuals. It is enchanting, charming, witty – everything one could expect from a master of animation who was responsible for creating such cultural icons as Bugs […]

Hate Maths? Start doodling.

on January 21st, 2012

Just a bit of random fun, that proves drawing is the answer to everything, even to understanding mathematics (Pythagora and the Greeks knew that).

Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types

on January 20th, 2012

Gorgeous bit of type history discovered on Imprint: In 1937, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Bauer Type Foundry in 1837, the firm issued “Bauer’s Family Tree of Printing Types.” It’s a whimsical, slightly inaccurate and completely gorgeous work of art, a rare treat for any typography aficionado. I just love how […]

Free Printable Mason Jar Labels

on January 16th, 2012

So lately I find myself drawn again to jars (old obsession). And since I have bought quite a few of them recently, a revamping of the pantry was quite in order, complete with colourful labels and pretty patterns. Which I now offer to you for free download, should you feel the spring clean itch.

On Kindness: A beautiful animation

on January 4th, 2012

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a bestselling children’s book author and modern day philosopher. In this beautiful video, she touches on day to day life, Western philosophy and Eastern spirituality, making a compelling case for our inherent propensity for kindness.

Garden in a Bottle – Logo Design Process

on September 11th, 2011

Logo design process for SchreberMeister, a designer bottle garden company based in Vienna.

Brush, acrylic and procrastination

on August 17th, 2011

Little type illustration done when brain airing was required.

Vintage Type for Ace Hotel – Dana Tanamachi at Work

on July 8th, 2011

I found Dana Tanamachi’s work a while back via Dribbble – she’s pure magic with the cheapest of materials: chalk. Photos a video after the jump, and make sure you head over to her wonderful chalk lettering website fore more beautiful illustrations.

10 Amazing Stipple Portraits by Noli Novak

on September 25th, 2010

Noli Novak is one of Wall Street Journal’s hedcut (stipple portrait) illustrators, and for nearly 20 years she has created. At her studio, she typically receives an e-mailed photo of her subject. Then, deftly employing a number-one pen, she copies a three-by-five inch image onto special vellum paper. She creates a realistic image with a […]

Rajahstan Style Free Illustration (vector)

on September 25th, 2010

Another free vector for your projects; this is inspired from a set of paintings on a wall in Rajahstan.

Free Fregate / Ship Vector

on September 25th, 2010

Just a leftover from a project that resulted in a thousand sketches now lying in a pile in my storage cupboard. Hope you find it useful for something.

Logo Inspiration: Steven Noble (of Amex Centurion and White House fame)

on August 27th, 2010

If you haven’t heard of Steven Noble before, you most certainly have heard of some of his work: he illustrated the back of the one dollar bill; he is the illustrator who was hired to redraw the White House for its most recent logo refresh; he is the artist behind American Express’ centurion/gladiator illustration, famously […]

Featured Typography Artist: Jessica Hische

on July 14th, 2010

Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. She has “Type” tattooed on her left triceps. She is young, vibrant and enormously talented. Her work is stunning and inspirational.

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The Creative Process – Funny Illustration

on July 8th, 2010

This is a brief one – just came across a wonderful illustration about the creative process and after oscillating between laughing my eyes out and cringing in embarrassment I decided I had to put in on the site. It’s just too good. Here we go creative folks, let me know if you recognise yourselves.

Wicked Ad and Packaging

on May 20th, 2010

Inspired by the body art phenomenon that is sweeping the globe, WICKED is an all new energy drink combining tattoo attitude with caffeine and taurine; it comes in a gorgeous packaging and with a wicked, wicked commercial featuring a pole-dancing geisha, animated body art and Tomb Raider-like action.

Cutest freebies

on March 19th, 2010

Just a few things to brighten up your day – especially if you had enough of the modern, the glossy and the polished.

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50 Unbelievable Manga Style Illustrations

on December 7th, 2009

This post contains some of the most beautiful illustrations I’ve seen in a while. I tried to include a variety of manga-style art, that spans a range of mediums and techniques. And make sure to scroll all the way down, I’ve saved the best for last!

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Fashion illustration: Sandra Suy

on October 19th, 2009

I came across Sandra Suy’s work quite recently; I just love fashion illustration (probably because I used to do a bit of it myself in a previous life); and Sandra’s work is sharp, and minimalistic, and beautiful.

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New York Times: Turkish Edition Advert

on October 7th, 2009

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10 unbelievably cute 404 page illustrations

on October 3rd, 2009

Cute, cute illustrations for your 404 pages. Worth a visit – and a smile.

12 Adorable Twitter Cartoons

on October 2nd, 2009

These absolutely adorable Twittertoons are the creation of Tony Gigov of Twitter Love fame.

50 Beautiful Black Wallpapers

on September 21st, 2009

Most of these offer multiple sizes, including widescreen; the few exceptions to the rule were either too beautiful to ignore despite their 1024x768px size or look good centred on a black screen. Click on the image to go to the source and select your desired size. Enjoy! 1440×900 1680×1050 1024×768 1440×900 1680×1050

Tutorial: creating a stencil in Adobe Illustrator

on September 20th, 2009

Having developed a recent fascination with stencils as a form of expression – fed by the works of Banksy and Blek and building on my enchanting experience with Jean-Luc Duez and his “Amour” stencils all over Paris – I thought I’d see if I can achieve the stencil effect in my weapon of choice, Illustrator.