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Mind blowing paintings made with miscellaneous objects.

An outstanding artist Jane Elizabeth Perkins in her Plastic Classics art series, used many miscellaneous objects she found, like buttons, pins, clips, pen cap, plastic toys, LEGO pieces, key chain, keys, etc. She have re-created paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, and made portraits of famous Albert Einstein, Queen of Britain, and Nelson Mandela.

10 Examples of Good typographic Book Covers.

A book cover is a dream project and the perfect canvas for some designers, it means that you have to abstract the whole book feeling to just a one illustration page. Here are 10 examples of how to achieve great lettering and good use of typography making a good Book cover.

  1. The Loved One bye Evelyn Waugh.
  2. The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.
  3. Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Saenz
  4. The Scarlet Sisters by Myra MacPherson.
  5. The Innovator’s Cookbook by Steven Johnson.
  6. Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman
  7. Just My Type by Simon Garfield
  8. Sarah Butler.
  9. Love Is Power, or Something Like That by Igoni Barrett.
  10. Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner

All the authors mentioned above are the authors of the book, if you know the name of the designer that made the cover don’t hesitate on contact me by askbox.

Trendgraphy Shop: 8 Handmade Valentine’s Insignias.

Do you want 8 handmade valentine insignias (plus 2 variants making 10 insignias). Then you can get it for $10. Ready to use for brochures, web, banners, or any thing that your company or you as a designer need.

The illustrator file is fully editable and you can use it on photoshop and make awesome images likes the ones above.

See more items on Trendgraphy Shop very soon :)

Download this Valentine’s badges here: http://bit.ly/valentinebadge

Juliette Bonneviot: Minimal Jeune Fille.

PET Woman I, II, III (2013) by Juliette Bonneviot made with plastic sheets.

Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers by Steven Heller.

We are constantly surrounded by design—in advertisements, in books and magazines, on the Internet, on television—and each graphic element we see was carefully constructed through a designer’s very personal process. Yet only the finished article is presented. Rarely do we gain insight into how visual solutions have been reached or the exploration, experimentation, and ideas behind them. In this ambitious publication, some one hundred of the world’s leading graphic designers and illustrators open up their private sketchbooks to offer a privileged glimpse into their creative processes. The result is a visual tour de force.

Among the many artists featured are Milton Glaser, an icon of American graphic design and creator of the seminal I Love New York logo, who was the first designer to receive the National Medal of Arts, in 2009. Michael Bierut, a partner of Pentagram Design, is known as an advocate of the power and influence of design and co-founded the online journal Design Observer; he has clients ranging from the Walt Disney Company to Princeton and Yale to the New York Jets. Ed Fella, a prolific photographer as well as an iconoclastic typographer and designer, is known for fusing high- and low-culture sources and began mixing, changing, and matching fonts long before it was possible—and popular—with desktop publishing. Bruce Mau is the designer of the seminal S,M,L,XL and now has a client list including MTV, Coca Cola, and Frank Gehry.

Ge it here: http://amzn.to/1iQr6oo

Braga by Dos Santos & Pedro Leal.

DSType proudly introduces BRAGA, an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colorful typographic designs. Be sure you check our detailed specimen, showing all the features and how to use this type system.

Get it here: http://myfonts.us/ARy43w

Flat Badges from Places by Ema Rogobete via artmaniacs

Mini Goals Notepad by Mary Kate McDevitt.

This pad of 150 cute, clever, and charming fill-in to-do lists will turn even the most notorious procrastinators into highly organized masters of efficiency.

Get it here: http://amzn.to/1b0ViFy

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Fonts of the Year.

Betype made a recap of the best 100 fonts in this year.Hope you enjoy this I made I site dedicated to this project: 2013.betype.co

Typographic iPad Cases by Jessica Hische. (whole alphabet).

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter”. After graduating with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design from Tyler School of Art, she worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. After two and a half years, Jessica left to further her freelance career and embark on several fun personal projects. Jessica began Daily Drop Cap, a project in which every day she created a new illustrative letter, working through the alphabet a total of twelve times. At its peak, the site had more than 100,000 visitors per month. Uncommon’s collection features Jessica’s “2nd Alphabet”.

Get any letter that you want for your iPad with an exquisite letter from Jessica Hische: http://amzn.to/1dqzT8r

Flour Portraits (2011) by Luca Pierro

The works of Luca Pierro express a micro and macro cosmos,  where the figure of the artist, who is also the one who photographs,  forcefully enters the scene. The protagonist of the portraits is the same photographer. There are shots in his intent to escape the “already  seen “to” already done “. He explores new and unspoiled paths, from the point of origin of man himself, with the use of  natural elements such as: flour, land, water, clay and so on.  All elements that lead back to “Mother Earth”. For the artist is important the traceability of the material used to leave on the surfaces portrayed. 
The body becomes the vehicle of expression. The artist undermines the concept of  traditional portrait (beautiful) to introduce viewers to new dynamics. 
Offers us portraits full of meanings, sometimes with a strong provocation. Some of them put us in touch with the contemporary research in experimental theater. So the artist is able to establish with the viewer an involvement immediate and spontaneous. 
"His image, his body, they become expressive material," we see the real "Metamorphosis", with which he conveys his art. 
The colors used are essential.  The careful study of light evokes her strong spirituality. 
Represents a new and exciting proposal, a new study, which began long ago, the ancient land to the tensions raised by modern man, immersed in a in a culture dominated by technology.
http://www.luca-p.com
http://lucapierro.tumblr.com/

Today is the Day Pocket Planner by Jessica Hische.

The Today is the Day pocket planner looks like those old hardcover books with gold lettered-titles.

Lettering and illustrations are by Jessica Hische.

The Art Deco-inspired interior planner pages include full-page typographical illustrations of quotations by Emily Dickinson (“Forever is Composed of Nows”), Emily Bronte (“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me”), John Gardner, Anthony D’Angelo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others.

The spine reminds you to “write every day”, and the back cover exhorts you to make it happen.

See the details of this beautiful book here: http://amzn.to/1eOKUCT

Penguin Drop Caps Series by Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley.

Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley have collaborated on an exciting new project, a series of cover designs for classic literature featuring Jessica’s Drop Caps. The first six titles, below, look pretty amazing.

Check you favorite one here: http://amzn.to/KcgDnT

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