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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!


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Los Angeles-based Russian artist/designer Sasha Vinogradova is wicked talented. While his portfolio is filled with outstanding design work for TV and movies, we are particularly taken with his venture into a more fine art direction. Vinogradova created a series of prints that demonstrates a marriage between Russian and Mexican artwork by way of ornately decorated skulls. The pairing of distinct Russian folk art styles with the indigenous Mexican skull theme works so well in such an unexpected way… Vinogradova employs Zhostovo, Khokhloma, Gzhel, Gorodets, Mezen and North-Dvina styles. In his own words, Vinogradova explains: “I did this thing recently, to show different styles of Russian folk painting. I think on skulls it looks fun and new. Also it slightly reminds me of Día de Muertos.”

Via and Behance

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Young UK-based designer Dan Hoopert’s latest project epitomizes intricacy in design and execution. This personal project—partly handmade, partly digital—explores ornate three-dimensional forms within characters of the alphabet. Simply amazing. We cannot even imagine how many hours were spent on this. Beautiful. Hoopert is a promising young designer, for sure. More paper art here and here and here.

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