09/05/2014: Paper-cut illustration

Paper-cut and paper-fold illustrators seem to be increasing in demand of late. Combining the creativity of illustration with an intricate handmade craft leads to some unexpectedly imaginative results. Take this portfolio from L.A.-based illustrator Elsa Mora whose work borders on the delicate and the surreal. Her papercutting blog is an excellent resource for anyone...


09/03/2014: Abram Games exhibit

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum London features the work of influential designer and artist Abram Games. The British designer, best known for his striking World War II posters, has experienced a bit of a revival lately, his image also graces a new series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Click here...

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08/29/2014: Coffee infographic

Infographic popularity continues to increase and, to that end, new business ventures focusing on the organizational artform continue to grow and develop. Follygraph, a design studio specializing in stylish graphics suitable for framing opens in mid-September. Prior to opening, the studio has released this useful infographic that aims to make anyone an instant barista....


08/14/2014: Robin Williams tributes

As tributes continue to flood in for Robin Williams, designers, illustrators and artists also offered their respects to the comedian and Oscar-winning actor whose work affected so many people. A recent round-up of magazine covers show People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Hollywood Reporter used portraits and minimal to no typography. There have also been...


08/08/2014: French festival poster

This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. Via Grain Edit.


Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Johnny Carson

A notable quote from Johnny Carson, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 147 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from


08/06/2014: The Illustrated Andy Warhol

To celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 86th birthday, Brainpickings points to the review of a recent book entitled This is Warhol, written by Catherine Ingram and punctuated with illustrations by Andrew Rae. The illustration-style is a perfect complement to Warhol’s artwork and includes an look at his  constantly expanding universe. Check out...


08/04/2014: Venn Diagram Google Doodle

As seems to be the norm these days, Mike Dutton and his team have delivered the latest Google Doodle, a tribute to John Venn’s 180 birthday, in a way that is clever, interactive and entertaining. According to an article in the Washington Post, Dutton attributes brainstorms with “sound logic and silliness” as the source...