‘Reaquaint yourself with the pleasures of a hand-sharpened pencil’, goes the tagline of David Rees’ new venture. For $15, Rees will mail out a hand-sharpened pencil, or send him your own favourite drawing pencil for him to work his magic on. The former political cartoonist uses his expertise bring your dull old pencil back to life and send it, with the bagged shavings, back to your studio. What could be easier?
Check out the behind the scenes of famous art pieces being hung, positioned and eased into place around the word. From the small to the ridiculously large, it’s amazing to see the work you love being shunted around the globe.
The Argentinian comic artist and illustrator Nico Di Mattia has had over 55 million views for his speed paintings, the first of which he completed in 1998 by recording an acrylic painting on VHS. Watch as his digital illustration of Spiderman comes together over 4 musicalised minutes during your coffee break.
This is an infamous piece by 1980s video artist Tom Rubnitz. Mostly associated with the New York drag queen scene, Rubnitz’s Pickle Suprise will freak the hell out of you. But I challenge you not to have it playing over in your brain for the next week.
See your favourite illustrators working together in this game of buzz. Start with one bored artist drawing something off the top of their head, pass onto to another artist who only gets a hint as to what the last artist has done, and finally, it’s onto to a third artist to finish off the illustration. […]
Mad scientist roasting, less than consistent opening hours, and great products make Swig Coffee undeniably desirable. Green coffee beans are sourced from around the globe and roasted in Gippsland, Australia. If you manage to find the industrial unit they operate out of open, the proprieter is known to give out some free samples to get […]
Israeli product designer Hilla Shamia has created furniture combining cast aluminium and wood: an amazing amalgamation of beautiful elements to create functional pieces of furniture. The process delivers finishes and details that simply can’t be replicated.
Cartoon Movement, a global platform for editorial cartoons, and MasterPeace, an international bottom-up peace initiative, are combining for Your Peace Retweeted. Tweet about peace with the hashtag #masterpeace2014 and international cartoonists from the Cartoon Movement will turn those tweets into cartoons to help get people involved in building peace.
A couple of years ago, I started carrying around a notebook to try and remember the things my wife says that make me burst out laughing and turn them into cartoons. She was funny before this point, but all those pearls of hilarious wisdom from years gone by have been lost forever. But no more, damn it! Introducing a funny, romantic, and addictive webcomic. Even if I do say so myself.