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Portraits of celebrities by Carmine Bellucci

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 May 2013

To do a portrait of a person is to dig deep into his or her soul, to understand what they do and why they do it, and then make it visible. When this person is a celebrity, the job is harder because they’ve already gone through many interpretations. Still, you have to find something new. […]

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Federico Pistono’s TEDx talk about economic growth

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By Carmine Bellucci in Video on Friday 17 May 2013

These days, when the economical crisis is part of every headline and we struggle to think positively about our future, it’s a challenge to find a realistic pep talk. When I came across this TEDx talk by Federico Pistono, I was glad to know that there are many great young minds who research and share […]

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Illustrated reinterpretations of classic masterpieces

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Friday 6 July 2012

The artist Chan Hwee Chong really caught my attention when I stumbled into this amazing series of drawings made for Faber Castell. These reinterpretations of classic masterpieces show crafts and skills no less stunning than the old great masters’ and are really deserving of your attention.

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Vintage prints and tees by Rogues Gallery

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Fashion on Friday 6 July 2012

I’ve been following the Rogues Gallery label for a while now. I’m totally into the tees and all the vintage prints. They have such a dusty vibe.

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Carmine Bellucci’s Whispers of a Shell series

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Tuesday 26 June 2012

Once someone told me that if I put a shell up to my ear I could hear the ocean. Well, what I really hear are whispers that gently depict stories and faces. What I really hear is far larger than the ocean: memories and nostalgic voices inspire lines and colors to draw highly detailed worlds bursting with objects and people.

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BBC recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice from 70 years ago

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By Carmine Bellucci in Video on Monday 25 June 2012

I love the voice, which is so aristocratic and fascinating, of Virginia Woolf. This BBC recording is part of a series called Words Fail Me and eally gives off the old charm of the well-educated literates of the interwar period. Pay heed to what Mrs Woolf says because it’s still true, even though it was […]

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Freddie Mercury’s artwork

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Art on Saturday 23 June 2012

Well, we all know what a majestic singer Freddie Mercury was, yet he was also a great composer, phenomenal entertainer but what about visual art? Of course, he was brilliant at this as well.

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Kareena Zerefos

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 October 2011

Kareen Zerefos is an impressive illustrator. I like her style, I like her subjects, I like the way she uses traditional skills associated with modern techniques. But more than all this, I like her because she is a daydreamer.

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Lars Henkel

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 October 2011

I really love the aesthetic of Lars Henkel. This talented illustrator can use a wide range of media: from drawings to collage through video and photography, always keeping his suggestive poetry and touch.

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Django Reinhardt: J’attendrai Swing (1939)

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Music on Wednesday 12 October 2011

I’m really diigging this cover of the everlasting song, J’attendrai, made by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. This is an old clip that promoted his wonderful music.

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Paper made from Elephant Dung

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Trends on Wednesday 12 October 2011

Ok, if I said elephant dung, who would have the guts to think about something beautiful and pleasant to touch? From now on you may consider animal droppings as an ecological source. When the design world is more interested in minimizing the enviromental impacts of products, the making of paper with animal droppings sounds pretty […]

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Incredible tattoo art by Thomas Hooper

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Design on Wednesday 12 October 2011

I’ve always been two-mind about having a tattoo on my body. What to tattoo? Where? How much big? I think this amazing artist could give me some answers. Maybe his beautifully intertwined patterns on my left arm.

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A website dedicated to J.M.Barrie: father of Peter Pan

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By Carmine Bellucci in Cool Websites on Wednesday 12 October 2011

I’ve always liked the Peter Pan story, and I’ve always wondered what his voice could have sounded like. I’ll never find that out, but on this website dedicated to the genius who gave birth to Peter Pan, you can hear the splendid tone of his voice. I’m already hearing children chattering and gnashing their little pearls at me.

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