Archives for the month of: May, 2012

Brazilian artist Tom Veiga is passionate about surf culture, and that’s reflected in his vibrant, illustrative work. “My art is the union of design and waves, in my artworks I always try to translate in lines, shapes, colors and contrasts all the inspiration I get from waves.” Veiga was recently commissioned by Australian clothing and surf wear brand Billabong to create a collection called “Tom Veiga for Billabong”, with fantastic results.



Nebraska architect/designer Garth Britzman created this outstanding canopy out of recycled plastic bottles filled with colored water. The topographical arrangement and interplay of the colored water and natural light is fantastic. The installation is composed of over 1,500 bottles, and over 200 hours were put into the construction.

Via Behance

Salt Lake City designer/illustrator Valerie Jar developed this well-balanced and thoughtful set of stamp icons for the National Geographic National Parks app. This impressive guide to U.S. National Parks, built by Rally Interactive, is beautifully designed and full of great photography you come to expect from National Geographic. Looking forward to an iPad edition… hope it’s in the works!

Via Dribbble

British artist Steve Payne marries 17th-century Russian general portraiture with our current celebrity-obsessed culture… with remarkable results. He uses digital copies of Napoleon-era portraits by English portraitist George Dawe, then quite seamlessly photoshops celebrity heads on top. “One thing I’ve always wanted to try is to incorporate someone into a painting, mimicking the painterly brush strokes and making everything fit and work nicely and look natural and stuff,” Payne says. “There’s an art to head swapping, I’ve seen so many awful attempts. The most important things to consider are anatomy, perspective and lighting. If you can get those things right, you’re more than halfway there. My artistic ability serves me well with this stuff, I can just tell if something looks wrong.” Just a small sample below, be sure to check them all out.


Dutch designer Leon Dijkstra used 3D pixels to build these awesome murals for a Nike concept store “House of Hoops” in Rotterdam. The level of detail is impressive. His work is pretty amazing all around… be sure to also check out this awesome poster.


The Heads of State

This series of posters by Berlin-based designer/illustrator Rocco Malatesta depict some recognizable hands. Love Rocco’s aesthetic… sort of reminiscent of Olly Moss. Would like to see him develop more in this series.


Italian born, New York-based photographer Massimo Gammacurta first distributed his handcrafted lollipop “sculptures”, if you will, over the internet a few years ago as an art experiment. Interest was so great, he decided to release a book, Lolli-pop, for wider consumption. These highly-recognizable corporate logos take on a whole new life as glossy, translucent hard candy.


Belgian multidisciplinary visual artist Ben Heine created this smart series of composite images, “Pencil Vs Camera”, by merging photographs with hand-drawn sketches. Heine changes the context of his photos by combining them with these imaginative drawings in a seemingly effortless fashion. This is clearly an exercise in Photoshop precision, keeping perspective and meticulous alignment in mind. Well done.


I found this beautiful book designed by Blok, it is collateral for the documentary ‘Uneven Fairways’ about African Americans who fought segregation in order to play golf. Amazing portraits with historic + social significance.

PAR by Blok


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