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02/28/2014: Oscar dress poster

The 86th Academy Awards are this weekend and to commemorate, the people at Mediarun released this engaging, infographic-style poster. It illustrates the dresses worn in the Best Actress category from 1929 to the Christian Dior dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence …

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Sketchbook Trekking: An Interview With Steven Reddy

Illustrator Steven Reddy is a man of many hats – most notably being a second grade teacher and an illustrator. Steven’s work captures the beauty in the every day – turning the mundane of crowded boutiques stuffed with kitschy articles into …

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02/20/2014: R-rated movie illustrations

In the category “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” we have these hilariously charming children’s book-style illustrations that accompany notorious scenes from cinematic history, created by Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley. Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, Jaws, The Big Lebowski (below) …

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The Fine Art of Tattooing

Illustrators and fine artists test their crafts on a different kind of medium—skin. These artists are working in top shops and applying their skills to tattoo artistry.

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02/06/2014: Cuban film posters

There’s a lot of inventiveness in both illustration and design in this Flickr gallery of Cuban movie posters from the last 50 years, collected by the Danish Film Institute. Via Design Observer. Submit design and illustration work for consideration in …

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Sketching as Meditation: Drawing on Rome

My student, Tim Cohan, wrote a lovely story about his experiences at the SVA Masters Design Workshop in Rome called “Drawing Inspiration from Rome.” The workshop is currently accepting participants for Summer 2014, and I thought it a propitious time to share his story.