Archives for the month of: June, 2012

We all mastered cutting paper with scissors at an early age, but Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera clearly has a penchant for it, taking it to a whole new level with these great works of art. Her attention to detail is striking, and we love her use of colors.

Via ppiinnee.com

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These ads for Jordan 365 (Nike) by Character are simple, sophisticated and dynamic. I love the black and white, and how the star athletes are housed in the logo but breaking out of it at the same time. It’s like stepping out of the shadow of MJ but still paying respect to the legend. Check them out!

Jordan 365 Ads by Character

I’m a huge Darren Booth fan! I really enjoy seeing my favorite designers combined with our line of profession (sports). Take a look at his custom hand-lettering on a football for a Maxim Super Bowl party. Enjoy!

Darren Booth + The Super Bowl Blitz

Continuing with the Lego theme (see past posts In honor of President’s Day‚Ķ, Lego Minimalism, Go With The Flow, Gravity Defying Hot Desk), recent photos of this ridiculous (in a good way) Lego banister in a Manhattan apartment caught our eye. So many questions remain, such as sturdiness and how long it took to build. Still, we are taken with the playfulness. And can’t stop drooling over the space in general. Um, sliding walls? Where do we sign up for a tour?

Via freshome.com

For our fellow map geeks out there, this subway map-style diagram of U.S. interstate highways is not only attractive, but quite useful too. What an excellent idea, beautifully executed by Australian designer Cameron Booth. Upon close examination, it’s clear that this is not just an exercise in aesthetics, but it’s a pretty darn accurate map too.

Via cambooth.net

Dublin creative agency Boys and Girls created this pretty awesome reception desk recently. Yes, it’s held up by giant Jenga blocks and balloons. Still trying to wrap our heads around how this is all possible and how sturdy it is. But it does look great. Be sure to check out their Lego boardroom table too. Fun, smart stuff

Via boysandgirls.ie

You’ve probably seen Dutch surrealist artist Leon Keer’s work online, or maybe you’ve even seen it in person (in which case we’d be jealous). His latest masterpiece, painted on a sidewalk in Venlo, The Netherlands pays homage to video game classic Pac-Man. Keer has been designing and painting large murals for the past 15 years, and took them directly to the street 5 years ago, giving birth to new avenue (literally and figuratively) to bring his work to the masses. Keer says of the medium, “Every street art piece is unique and belongs to the street and its residents.”

Via streetpainting3d.com

With the summer movie season heating up, the popularity of The Avengers and anticipation of some other big names (Spider-Man, Batman), superheroes are more popular than ever. Italian artist Matt Cowan has a unique take on the subject that caught our eye. How cool are these?

Via deviantart.com

Okay, so this is not necessarily fine art or design, per se, but we’re intrigued nonetheless. We’ve all seen “Wash me!” etched into layers of dirt on filthy vehicles, but Texas artist Scott Wade has taken it to the next level. Wade, a formally trained artist, uses an array of brushes and his hands to create works of art from dust and grime on dirty vehicles. His canvas is often surfaces of vehicles belonging to him, but he also creates works of art on the vehicles of perfect strangers as well.

Via dirtycarart.com

Polish illustrator/designer Grzegorz Domaradzki has some serious drawing chops. His distinct, graphic style almost looks like it could come to life in animation. This Nike campaign is a great example of his “remastering” technique, where the work starts off as a traditional pencil drawing, then brought into Photoshop. Incredible work.

Via iamgabz.com

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