The Keep Calm and Carry On poster is probably the most iconic graphic image of the past decade and this video explains where it came from. The poster was one of three issued by the British government during WWII as morale boosting reminders. And even though over two million copies were printed, the Keep Calm [...]
In probably the most entertaining TED talk I’ve seen, book designer Chip Kidd discusses his process of creating beautiful and iconic book jacket designs. These include the famous Jurassic Park logo, David Sedaris’ Naked, and Huraki Murakami’s latest 1Q84. It’s interesting to hear his thought process behind typography, its juxtaposition with imagery, and also the importance [...]
Luke Watson is a super-talented Australian digital artist and the amount of detail and realism he gets into his portraits is ridiculous. But Watson doesn’t just do any old boring portraits: he does crazy, awesome caricature paintings reminiscent of the legendary Sebastian Kruger. Check out his blog for a look behind his process and some hilarious art.
Zen Pencils is a comic blog I launched a couple of months ago. I take famous and inspirational quotes and adapt them into comic strips. These quotes can come from anyone that interests me: whether it be serious dudes, like Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan, or rebels, such as Hunter S. Thompson and George Carlin.
James Gulliver Hancock has to be one of the craziest illustrators in the world: he has decided to draw every single building in New York. The Australian-based Hancock spent some time living in the Big Apple and fell in love with the city so much, he dedicated most of his time to capture every single building in his unique and quirky style. You can follow his obsessive craziness at his blog.