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Roman Diaz origami horse

Roman Diaz' origami horse

Excercices de Styles Walking City dress

Excercices de Style's Walking City dress

Excercises de Styles Walking City dress

Excercises de Style's Walking City dress

One of the easiest ways to embrace something is to understand the process used to create it. Onitsuka Tiger used a great origami treatment for their 2007 campaign.

Source: Antilogic, Exercices de Style, Roman Diaz

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1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible advertisement

1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible advertisement

1951 Ford Victoria advertisement

1951 Ford Victoria advertisement

1951 Ford Crestliner advertisement

1951 Ford Crestliner advertisement

1950 Mercury advertisement

1950 Mercury advertisement

1956 Cadillac Eldorado advertisement

1956 Cadillac Eldorado advertisement

1951 General Electric Radios advertisement

Type Theory has a great break down of the hand lettered General Electric print ad typography from 1951. It’s classic car season, so I had to throw in a few auto ads as well.

Source: Cemetarian, Type Theory

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*cellar-fcps Two Prostitutes

cellar-fcp's Two Prostitutes

Degas The Dance

Edgar Degas' The Dance Examination

Degas Labsinthe

Edgar Degas' L'absinthe

I’m not very familiar with the deviantART culture but I love looking at people’s drawings and doodles, and an hour on the website is like rummaging through a yard sale of sketch books and textbook covers. One user profile I especially enjoy is Hong Kong’s Cellar-FCP whose Prostitute series lends a classic air to a somewhat sordid subject with lifelike brush strokes and Japanese portrait angles.

My first response to “Two Prostitutes” was a nostalgic reflection on first-year art history, landing immediately on the stylings of Edgar Degas’ ballerinas. No surprise, then, to see that the artists lists “Manet, Monet, klimt, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Schiele, Hiroaki Samura, Nihei Tsutomu [and] Yukito Kishiro” as inspirations.

Cellar-FCP deviates nicely from the abundance of anime/manga-style artists on the site with a nod towards the salon paintings of a formet time, before computer-based cultural interactions.

Source: CGFA, deviantART, Empty Easel

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Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Chavin feline and serpent representations

Chavin feline and serpent representations

Chavin hawk profile

Chavin hawk profile

The Chavin period of pre-Columbian Peruvian art spans roughly 900 to 300 BC. The images above are reconstructions from the Chavin de Huantar temple corninces in the Peruvian Andes.

Karl Grandin’s animal sweater from 2006 is a unique interpretation of animal depiction and worship. The tiled pattern is clever play on the Wingdings/ Webdings font sets with the cultural recognition of familiar corporate icons like the Napster cat.

Source: Karl Grandin, University of California – Berkeley

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Hackenbroich

Hackenbroich Architecten's interior for Haarwerk hair salon

Hackenbroich Architectens interior for Haarwerk hair salon

Hackenbroich Architecten's interior for Haarwerk hair salon

John Truex Bracket Shelves

John Truex' bracket shelves

John Truex bracket shelves

John Truex' bracket shelves

John Truex rope chair

John Truex' rope chair

Source: Design Boom, Dezeen

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Andrew English custom fingerprint wedding bands

Andrew English' custom fingerprint wedding bands

Hannah Lambs coast line rings

Hannah Lamb's coast line rings

You can never forget your roots. Love these innovative custom designs from two British jewellers.

Source: Andrew English, Hannah Lamb

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