Finishing up Oscar week, here’s another excellent piece of 2013 Oscar art. This infographic, featuring statistics about the best acting and picture nominees, was illustrated and designed by Sam Gilbey for Virgin Media.
Excellent interview of illustrator/designer Tad Carpenter at Grain Edit which includes a look inside his sketchbook and a lot of inspirational work, like the above Bob Dylan poster.
High concept, intricate Bicycle playing card set design from Ginger Monkey’s Tom Lane. Read the story and see more photos at The Dieline.
It’s Oscar week and the official Oscar website has a gallery of stylishly-redesigned posters for the Best Picture nominees. Above is a reworking of Argo by artist Anthony Petrie.
I Love Typography has a good read about an ongoing project between a letterer (Martina Flor) and a caligrapher (Giuseppe Salerno). While related, the disciplines, styles and techniques of each are very different. Check it out here.
Who doesn’t love a good Valentine’s Day pun? A collection of cards from Handmade By Machine. Check out the entire set here.
Inventive illustration by Madrid, Spain-based artist Juan Carlos Paz. Via Looks Like Good Design. More here.
Alissa Walker was recently tasked by Studio 360 to redesign Valentine’s Day, from the iconic heart symbol down to replacing creepy, cherubic Cupid (the above image is Amanda Woodward’s option: the CVO). Read the entire story here (via Under Consideration).
Exclamation Point (Chartreuse) by sculptor/artist Richard Artschwager, who died this weekend. Obit via the NY Times: http://nyti.ms/WZVAYX Photo by Robert McKeever.
After a long hiatus from the design scene, Alex Valich and Christine Warren of Brooklyn’s Redstr/Collective recently resurfaced with Slave Betty, a prodigal offering that plays on the duo’s fashion past—Valich studied fashion imaging, and the two collaborated with edgy Brit fashion brand Boudicca on their BBDRRR rug—with its intricate cording. Redstr used a single string to harness a traditional Brown Betty pot using the ancient Japanese technique Shibari, or rope bondage. Available at The Future Perfect; $155. www.thefutureperfect.com