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Over the past couple of years, I’ve somehow started following over 700 different accounts on Instagram. There aren’t enough hours in the day to ever make it through my entire feed, but every once in a while, I get lucky and stumble upon an awesome illustration. Yesterday’s stumble happens to be the artist, Mike Lowery (and no, not the Will Smith character from Bad Boys).
Last year, Mike started drawing out random facts as a daily warm up activity in his sketchbook, and now he accumulated quite the extensive collection of quirky and amusing factoids. Check out some of my favorites below, and follow him on Instagram (@mikelowerystudio) to peruse the rest of his work.
I love finding on-going projects that I discover right when they start—to see the progression and look forward to each day’s post. This happened with the Tooling Around project by Joseph Alessio, who created this awesome A to Z experimental project with tools. Check out the entire alphabet below—cool, right?
Sometimes I come across an Etsy shop, and I love everything (and I mean everything)! The TuttiConfetti shop, owned by Marta Colomer, is one of those fantastic little treasures. Her shop offers charming illustrations of book characters, painters, writers, musicians, and many more (all listed in the Hall of Fame section of the store), and just whimsical illustrations of funny and peculiar characters. Below are just some of my very favorite movie and book character illustrations, so make sure out to check out the entire shop to browse through all of Marta’s creations. Each print retails for $19.77 (+shipping).
Do you have any favorite Etsy shops? Comment away!
So, I fully realize that it is now February, and Christmas was quite a while ago….BUT…it’s still December cold, and I really wanted to share this project by Lizzie M…so better late than never, right?
Last December, Lizzie decided to illustrate an illustration every day leading up to Christmas Day. How adorable and truly fun are these little pieces of Christmas magic? Check out the entire project below, and visit Lizzie’s Blog for various other fun illustration projects.
For the entire month of January, Linzie Hunter set out to hand-letter other people’s 2015 New Year’s resolutions. Below are just some of my favorites, but they are all really awesome, so definitely check out the entire project HERE. Also, follow her on Instagram @linziehunter to keep up with all of her latest creations!
“Over the past 50 years the American license plate has taken a turn for the worse. We’re here to change that,” is the mission of The State Plates Project, and the brains behind the operation, Jonathan Lawrence. I couldn’t agree more, as there is very little to be desired in the design (or lack thereof) of state license plates.
Over the past three months 49 designer friends of Jonathan have taken on the task of redesigning their state’s plate. The project was completed on December 31, so you view all of their creations (check out the archive here)!
The idea behind the project was combining good design with functionality, something Jonathan believes seems to be lacking, and that it is something that can be changed.
I compiled some of favorites below, so check them out! What are some of your faves?
If I had to pick a go-to social media platform, it would undoubtably be Instagram (you can follow me @Svetsxpres). In the past couple of years I’ve come across some amazing artists who’ve inspired me tremendously. One of those effortless artists is Tommy Perez.
He’s done some pretty incredible projects, but my favorite has to be the A to Zoë food-typography collaboration he did with his 2-year-old daughter Zoë. Through this project he is teaching her the alphabet by taking food and shaping it to form the letter it begins with. Pretty nifty, huh? Letter Y was completed in early August, but Tommy never made it to Z, which is why it has taken me so long to make this post! But I couldn’t wait any longer, so the # (for Hash-Brown) has taken Z’s place! Check out the entire project below, and make sure to follow more of his creations on Instagram (@t-rez).
Happy almost New Year! Who else is excited that the entire series of Friends hits Netflix on January 1? In celebration of this momentous occasion, I’ve created some Friends bingo cards for anyone who wants to have a mini watch party and re-watch the best OH MY GOD and HOW YOU DOIN’ moments! There are only five cards right now, but if there is a lot of interest from all of you, I can definitely create some more! Enjoy :-)
CLICK HERE to download the cards!
I have to admit, I have the most boring iPhone case ever. It was the one that I bought the day I bought my phone…but I think it’s finally time for a change! To no surprise, I of course I will be purchasing a typographic case! As I was perusing the web for some cases for myself, I thought I’d create a list of some of my favorites for all of you—which you can check out below. Do you have an awesome one that you think I’d like? Comment away!!
1. Mary Kate McDevitt // 2. Jon Contino // 3.Risa Rodil
4. David Vineis // 5.Risa Rodil // 6. Kavan & Co.
7. Chris Piascik // 8. Chris Piascik // 9. Francesca’s
10. Case Envy // 11. Nicholas Moegly // 12. Maddy Corbin
Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter books in the UK, just announced an all new line of covers for the series. All seven titles will be published on September 1st (my birthday), but since the images just got released I had to share. I think they’re pretty awesome—I just wish they were in hardcover, not paperback, but regardless the design is pretty great! What are your thoughts?