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Manila-based art director/illustrator Patrick Cabral (also known as Dark Gravity) has a very eclectic portfolio. From illustration, to app design, to motion graphics, Cabral brings his a-game to each new project. As strong as all of his work is, we are particularly taken with Cabral’s typography work. It’s sort of refreshing to appreciate hand lettering in this increasingly digital age. And Cabral’s ornate work, complete with flourishes, swashes and filigree is among some of the best we’ve seen. Oh, and Happy New Year!

Via patrickcabral.com

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Unconventional materials used to create art may seem gimmicky and gratuitous to some, but in this case they add depth and interest to the work. London-based artist Carne Griffiths has mastered the marriage of calligraphy inks and graphite with liquids such as tea, brandy, and vodka. These exquisite and complex portraits (for sale here) involve highly detailed floral and organic flourishes layered with portraiture and other geometric forms. And all done without the aid of Photoshop. Griffiths’ eye for color and intricacy is quite something. Would love to see him illustrate narrative… his work seems to tell a story already.

Via carnegriffiths.com

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