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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.

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Image of the Day, 01/10/2014: Wordless News illustrations

South Carolina-based illustrator, Maria Fabrizio, has spent most of the last year creating illustrations based on the day’s news. For example, the below illustration was creating after Fabrizio heard a story about NASA’s plan to shrink-wrap an asteroid. The project …

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Image of the Day, 12/18/2013: Writer infographic

Print contributors Maria Popova and Wendy MacNaughton, worked with information design team Accurat, to create this impressively detailed graphic to show famous writers sleeping habits compared to their productivity. Read about how it came together at Brain Pickings and check …