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326. STORE SNAPS - zara kids

This is the last week for P&P before a little break so I wanted to post some summer designs while we are still in the mood. These colourful bits and pieces were snapped in Zara Kids and feature on childrenswear from the SS2016 range.

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327. Final frontier


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328. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 199 - 7.26.16


My inner bear (and lack of proper tools!) took control in the garden this past weekend. Replacing rotten fence posts only to remember that 18 inches of concrete anchor them to the earth. BIG ROCK. SMASH! This time I'm using treated posts and not pieces of timber salvaged from the woods.

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329. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 197 - 7.25.16


And on Tuesday of last week, July 19th, I celebrated a picture book birthday for the brand new LATER, GATOR! Alas, I was deep in the woods and my mountaintop celebration was pretty quiet... No polar bears in the book, but I drew one here for an appropriately themed Presidential Post Card :) You can find Gator at a bookstore near you or call my local shop for a signed and personalized copy: Trail'sEnd Bookstore (509) 996-2345

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330. World Record Broken For Fastest Drawing of Fred Flintstone

Can you beat 18.7 seconds?

The post World Record Broken For Fastest Drawing of Fred Flintstone appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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331. ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Flops In The U.S.

American audiences to Fox: please stop making "Ice Age" films.

The post ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Flops In The U.S. appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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332. ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Grossed Over $3 Million On Monday

The limited theatrical release of "Batman: The Killing Joke" is a big box office hit.

The post ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Grossed Over $3 Million On Monday appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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333. Publisher's Weekly announcement (Hooray!!!)


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334. Coloring Page Tuesdays - Reading Bench

     It's time for summer reading. Read, read, read everywhere you go. It's a contagious act.
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     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
     I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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335. Her World

"Her World" (ink & watercolor on paper). 7" x 5"

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336. Hang time


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337. Taschen Is Creating The Ultimate Classic Disney Animation Art Book (Pre-Order)

If you're going to buy one book on classic Disney animation this year, this is probably the one.

The post Taschen Is Creating The Ultimate Classic Disney Animation Art Book (Pre-Order) appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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338. Another codebreakers character

A bit simple,  but it all worked fine in the game at a small size.
Codebreakers_Janitor_run_walk from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
A bit mechanical on the walk with some foot sliding due to the animation sampling for the game- the run is a bit more fluid.

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339. The Biggest Little Brother - A picture book for siblings!





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340. World is full of people w/ good ideas. Published authors are ones who sat down & got them written. - @JenniferFallon

"Write, write, write... The world is full of people with good ideas. The published authors are the ones who sat down and got them written." - Jennifer Fallon

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341. Recently Received

graphic design books @grainedit

Here’s the latest round of books and goods to hit our shelves. Included are impressive new titles from Unit Editions, Princeton Architectural Press, Flying Eye Books, Extracurricular Press, GraphicDesign&, Laurence King and others. See all the items after the jump.

 

 

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Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps book

Graphic Stamps: The miniature beauty of postage stamps
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Stamps selected by Iain Follet & Blair Thomson
Essay: Mark Sinclair
Published by Unit Editions
328 Pages

The Archive Series is a bibliographic celebration of graphic design archives and collections. The first title in the new series is devoted to the design of postage stamps. Sourced from the collections of stamp design experts Iain Follett and Blair Thomson, the book celebrates the brilliance of postage stamp design from around the world.

Available at Unit Editions

 

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Min: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
By Stuart Tolley
Published by Thames & Hudson
288 Pages

As creatives take contemporary design in fresh and exciting directions, they are also waving goodbye to the ornate patterns that have saturated our visual culture for the past decade.

MIN is the first thorough look at this rebirth of simplicity in graphic design. It showcases around 150 outstanding minimalist designers working across a wide range of formats and media – from independent magazines and album covers to corporate identity and branding.

Available at Amazon, Thames & Hudson and your local book shop

Max Bill Book

Max Bill Book

Max Bill Book

Max Bill Book

Max Bill Book

Max Bill
Published by Fundacion Juan March
Edited by Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Toledo.
Text by Karin Gimmi, Jakob Bill, Manuel Fontán del Junco, Neus Moyano, Fernando Marzá, María Amalia García, Gillermo Zuaznabar.
352 Pages

This gorgeously designed, hefty volume—the most thorough Bill overview ever published in English, and the only monograph in print—presents Bill’s oeuvre both chronologically and thematically, across every facet of his multifaceted oeuvre: painting, graphic art, sculpture, architecture, book and magazine design, industrial and furniture design, graphic design and advertising typography—from large-format posters to small inserts in periodicals—as well as his designs for exhibition spaces.

Available at Amazon and artbook.com
Herb Lubalin: Typographer

hHerb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Herb Lubalin: Typographer
Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook
Published by Unit Editions
208 Pages

Herb Lubalin claimed not to be a great typographer. ‘In fact,’ he said, ‘I’m terrible, because I don’t follow the rules.’ This new book proves the opposite. On every page it features Lubalin’s typographic genius (logos, layouts, lettering and typefaces), and places him at the forefront of 20th century typographic innovation.

Available at Unit Editions

 

Graphic Designers Surveyed

Graphic Designers Surveyed
Edited by Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright and Jessie Price with Nikandre Kopcke and Stefanie Posavec
Published by GraphicDesign&
480 Pages

What happens when you survey UK- and US-based graphic designers and ask prying questions about life and work? Presented here are the responses, by turn fanatical, funny and frank, of 1,988 designers. Exhausted but enthusiastic, critical and creative, frustrated yet optimistic… their answers will surprise. One thing is certain – they really love graphic design and what it can do.

Examining their responses in collaboration with social scientist Nikandre Kopcke, we present new findings and re-evaluate age-old clichés about graphic design: from studio to household, from student to CEO, across gender, age and the Atlantic.

Available at GraphicDesign&

Digital Design Theory: Readings From the Field

Digital Design Theory: Readings From the Field
By Helen Armstrong / Published by Princeton Architectural Press
152 Pages

Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation on the field of design. As graphic design moves from the creation of closed, static objects to the development of open, interactive frameworks, designers seek to understand their own rapidly shifting profession. Helen Armstrong’s carefully curated introduction to groundbreaking primary texts, from the 1960s to the present, provides the background necessary for an understanding of digital design vocabulary and thought.

Available at Amazon, PA Press and your local book shop.

Wild Animals of the North - Dieter Braun

Wild Animals of the North - Dieter Braun

Wild Animals of the North - Dieter Braun

Wild Animals of the North - Dieter Braun

Wild Animals of the North - Dieter Braun

Wild Animals of the North
By Dieter Braun / Published by Flying Eye Books
144 Pages

The first in a pair of illustrated books covering the animals of the world, Wild Animals of the North features Dieter Braun’s beautiful drawings of northern animals accompanied by fun facts and clever descriptions.

From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, Wild Animals of the North takes children on an exciting journey of discovery. The stunning drawings show these animals in all their natural majesty.

Available at Amazon, Flying Eye Books and your local book shop

 

The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters

The Typography Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
By Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
Published by Laurence King
128 Pages

The Typography Idea Book presents 50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world.

Geared towards helping you evolve different typographic styles, the book contains none of the technical jargon or tired old rules found in traditional tutorials but is packed with practical techniques and iconic examples. From type transformation to abstraction, via overlapping, hand-lettering, vectorizing, novelty typefaces and puns, discover all the brilliant ideas you could be bringing to your own designs.

Available at Amazon, Laurence King and your local book shop

What Can I Be? - Ann Rand @grainedit

What Can I Be?
By Ann Rand / Illustrations by Ingrid King
Published Princeton Architectural Press
32 Pages

Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, is sure to delight children with its superb graphics snd vivid palette. “What can I be?” A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things? Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colors spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, What can I be? A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things?

Available at Amazon, PA Press and your local book shop

Jacky Winter -around Australia

Around Australia with Jacky Winter
Published by Thames and Hudson
160 Pages

Who is Jacky Winter? A native robin and namesake of The Jacky Winter Group – the powerhouse behind Australia’s top illustrators. Created by over 75 of their most awesome artists, big and little design fans will delight in the Australiana-themed doodling, designing, colouring in, crafting and games.

Available at the Brunswick Street Bookstore

 

Dangerfork Print Co x Kindred Studio

Dangerfork Print Co

Dangerfork Print Co

Dangerfork Print Co. – Print’s Not Dead
Limited Edition art prints & promotional pack for
Design + Illustrations by Kindred Studio
Custom High Opacity Copper Ink + Black Enamel + Gloss
Printed on Kaskad Black, 270 GSM

A selection of print’s are available at Dangerfork’s online shop.

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
Published by Vitra Design Museum
Edited by Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand.
Text by Susan Brown, Jochen Eisenbrand, Barbara Hauss, Alexandra Lange, Monica Obniski, Jonathan Olivares.
512 Pages

Alexander Girard was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the 20th century. He combined Pop and Folk art influences to create a colorfully opulent aesthetic language whose impact continues to be felt today. This richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Girard’s private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the oeuvre of the multitalented designer in all its facets, while offering the first scholarly, critical examination of his work.

Available at Amazon, artbook.com and your local book shop.

Sigrid Calon memory game

Sigrid Calon Memory Game
Published Princeton Architectural Press
52 Cards

This fresh interpretation of the memory game features Sigrid Calons fluorescent, Risograph- print-inspired patterns.The stylish cube holds fifty-two mesmerizing paired cards and works as a design-savvy gift, mental challenge, and beautiful art object.

Available at Amazon, PA Press and your local book shop

justin kerr - how to write an email

How to Write an Email
By Justin Kerr
Published by Extracurricular Press
109 Pages

The biggest mistake new employees make in the corporate world is thinking that hard work is what leads to success. The reality is that some basic and often overlooked behaviors are the real keys to thriving in the workplace. Part survival guide, part corporate myth-buster, How to write an email shows you how to raise your profile and make the most of your time in any organization.

Available at Amazon, Extracurricular Press and your local book shop

Physics of Brand Book

The Physics of Brand
By Aaron Keller, Renée Marino, and Dan Wallace
Published by How Books
192 Pages

The Physics of Brand is an exploration of how brands evolve in time and space. Drawing on experience working with companies such as Patagonia, General Mills, Target, and more, this book provides an exciting new systems approach to branding. By focusing on how brands and people actually interrelate, you’ll gain a new perspective on brand growth and interaction.

Available at Amazon, How Books and your local book shop

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342. Maud

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Maud is an award winning Australian agency that strives to address problems with an honest and straightforward approach, creating designs that are driven my human needs and inspired by their clients stories and geographic locations. Their minimal and often typographically focused designs and branding systems have brought urban sophistication to the companies they work with.

 

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343. How to Create Conceptual Art When Your Brain Thinks In Stories

Manelle Oliphant Illustration - illustration@manelleoliphant.com

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Do you create art that is more narrative or conceptual? I usually create art based on a story, but this painting was a change for me. I chose to focus more on images that conveyed ideas, and it was a workout for my brain.

Drawing and Idea

I started this piece knowing I wanted to create something beautiful and little fantastic. I knew I wanted the girl’s face to be the focal point of the image and that the things around her would support the idea that we all have a Divine Godlike Nature that is an important part of who we are.

I found this image of the girl’s face and felt like it conveyed the confidence of someone who knows who they are, and conveyed the idea of Divine Nature in her eyes and expression. I added some of the other elements around her to support the idea. I added doves because traditionally they are used to represent God, flowers because they are pretty and blue because the Young Women Value Divine Nature is represented by blue in my church.

I struggled to try to make sure the doves with the super light value didn’t compete with the face. I also would have liked to have more imagery to support the main idea but overall I feel good about the result.

You can watch me paint the image in this video.

Conceptual Art Divine Nature Speedpaint

What do you think, is the painting successful? Do you think of yourself as a conceptual artist or a narrative artist?

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344. The Krakow Ghetto Pharmacy and a visit to Aushcwitz

Hello, I’m back from my break and looking forward to catching up with you all. If you have a question or would like to leave a comment, please do, I love to hear from you.


Taking a blogging break gave me the opportunity to read some of the books I've accumulated over the last few years. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately I can never resist buying more so the size of my must-read pile remains virtually unchanged! One new book on the list is The Kracow Ghetto Pharmacy by Tadeusz Pankiewicz. I heard about it on a recent trip to Poland and was lucky enough to find a copy at The Oskar Schindler Factory Museum (Fabryka Schindlera). Tadeusz Pankiewicz was the only Pole living and working in the Kracow Ghetto from its inception to its liquidation. I’m sure it won’t be an easy read but when was anything worthwhile ever easy? Having seen the remnants of the ghetto walls and visited Auschwitz and Birkenau the Holocaust is uppermost in my mind.

This is the entrance to Auschwitz with the words “arbeit macht frei” which translated means “work will set you free."


According to the BBC historian Laurence Rees the sign was erected by order of Commandant Rudolf Höss. Made by prisoner-labourers the sign features an upside-down B, which has been interpreted as an act of defiance.

We thought we were ready for Auschwitz, but nothing prepared us for the overwhelming sense of sadness that prevails. The feeling of the place seeps into your bones and will not be left behind.


The complex is divided into three major camps: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Auschwitz III-Monowitz and several sub-camps. During the Holocaust gas chambers using Zyklon-B claimed the lives of roughly one million people. Most of the victims were Jews, and the majority killed in this way died at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Auschwitz III provided slave labour for the I G Farben plant founded at Auschwitz in 1940. Farben produced synthetic rubber, along with high-performance fuels, various plastics, methanol, nitrogen and pharmaceuticals. The Zyklon B gas used in the gas chambers was produced by Degesch a subsidiary of I G Farben.


Auschwitz II - Birkenau

Entrance to the infamous Auschwitz - Birkenea death camp.

Several of the buildings have been converted from barracks into museum rooms. The rooms are used to house the "Material Evidence of Crime." This consists of piles of shoes, glasses, suitcases, kitchen utensils and the most chilling of all human hair. The Nazis not only murdered millions of men, women and children, they also "harvested" some of the remains. In the early nineteen-forties, a brisk trade emerged between the death camps, and German felt and textile manufacturers who used the hair in the production of thread, rope, cloth, carpets, mattress stuffing, and felt insulators for the boots of railroad workers. According to historians, it's quite possible some of the products are still in use in German homes today.
Auschwitz I

The collection of shoes is possibly one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. Most are in the same dark grey colour, but a few are made from red leather, a poignant reminder of the red coat worn by the little girl in the film Schindler’s list. The guide who accompanied us around the museum said it will soon be 'updated' with new interactive exhibits. I’m not so sure that is a good idea. At the moment it is a stark reminder of just what humans are capable of and maybe it needs to remain that way.

Shoes and clothing of prisoners found at Auschwitz-Birkenau 
Photo Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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If you are planning a visit to Auschwitz expect a tough day in more ways than one. Don’t assume you will find wheelchair access or level paths because you won’t. The site is not disabled friendly. It is also far larger than I ever imagined, and the only way to see it is to walk. We didn't find it too much of a problem, but if you have difficulty getting around do check before finalising any arrangements. 

I'm sorry this is a sad post, especially as it’s the first one for a while. I promise the next one will be more cheerful

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345. TEXTILES - kute

Stylish brand KUTE have just launched ten brand new cushion designs. KUTE started as a small, idea in 2015, between a couple with a shared passion for design and home décor. A hope for a creative future together was forming, and after many months of ‘talking’, a plan was finally put into action. Their debut collection launched in November 2015 to much enthusiasm and KUTE are excited to share

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346. School Library Journal


I was commissioned to do the cover of SLJ for the fall. School has already started for some and I can't believe it's almost here again. Time to get ready I guess. Have a wonderful week!

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347. PRINTSOURCE - lemon ribbon

The fantastic Lemon Ribbon Studio will be showing brand new designs at Printsource next month. If you are lucky enough to be attending dont miss them in Booth A16.

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348. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 198 - 7.25.16


Backpacking bears! A "day-in-the-life-of-the-artist" theme coming up for the next little bit. Enjoy!

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349. ‘About to Crack’ by Marco Imov

Music video for the Dutch hardcore band Vitamin X.

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350. those were the days


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