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The origin of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster

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By Gavin Aung Than in Video on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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 […]

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TED Talk video: Book jacket designs by Chip Kidd

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Design on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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 […]

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Digital caricatures by Luke Watson

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Illustration on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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.

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Melbourne-based photographer Morganna Magee

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Photography on Monday 16 April 2012

If you’re sick of your friends taking pictures with their phones, slapping an Instagram filter on it, and thinking they’re Annie Leibovitz, then you should check out the work of Morganna Magee.

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Zen Pencils: a comic blog of inspirational quotes

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By Gavin Aung Than in Cool Websites on Monday 16 April 2012

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.

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James Gulliver Hancock draws all the buildings in NYC

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Illustration on Monday 16 April 2012

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.

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