After exploring ways in which she can make use of old, discarded books, British artist Kerry Miller experimented with dissecting and rebuilding them to produce unique artworks. Layering to create a 3D effect, She utilises only the illustrations and the shell of the book, while removing the written word.
These carved 3D books provide tantalising glimpses into a rich past, becoming miniature worlds that allow you to simply tumble into them. As technology threatens to replace the printed word, there has never been a better time to reimagine the book. (via)
Andrea Berretta’s design work is just so happy. Even the weird serpent/monster creatures look like something I would want to play charades with. His energetic, hand-drawn type gives his work an inviting atmosphere. Like, after seeing this, I’m totally ready for happy hour.
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Curated by Ohio based Faesthetic Magazine, “This Must Be The Place” opens June 20th, 2009 at Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery Space in Culver City. The exhibition features 9 American artists from the Faesthetic family who represent the diverse styles appearing in the magazine. “This Must Be The Place” is comprised of art based on the idea of “Home,” and artists are loosely limited to a 2-color palette, much like an issue of Faesthetic.
The Fresh Blood Hunt Art Competition finalists have been chosen and now it’s up to you to go and pick through the amazing and talented line up of finalists and vote for your favorites. The winner of the competition not only gets bragging rights but wins a brand new 17″ Macbook Pro, a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 6, and will have their work immortalized on one of the biggest walls in London by talented muralist Jim Rockwell!
So why should you vote? Supporting your fellow artists and designers should be enough of a reason but to sweeten the deal one voter will also be invited to the exclusive video premiere of the mini film that will be created of the mural. So get to it and vote for your favorite artist today!
Illustrator, Dieter Van der Ougstraete’s world of aggressive and grotesque humor is also equally charming in his use of color, and characterizations. I wonder if he could get away with putting the above illustration on his business cards and get away with it?