Be inspired by dreamy paintings where humans and nature coexist by Japanese artist Miho Hirano. Her subjects appear unified with their environment. Striking elements of the paintings include hair flowing into flowering tree branches or strands of seaweed and adorned with goldfish, hummingbirds, and various insects. Each element carefully crafted that carries their own symbolic weight. Using hair as a female identifier in her work, Hirano portrays different attitudes and emotional interpretations of women, including her own alter-ego.
I usually paint women; because I am a woman. Each of my female characters can be seen as a self-portrait of mine in some way, such as sharing my desire to dress up. However, they are not myself in a mirror, but someone else who takes over my consciousness. One of my goals as an artist is to explore how we adorn ourselves with accessories, and how this plays a role in our identity.
Meet Fabio Sasso, a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. He is also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts. Fabio recently challenged himself to take a photo a day for a year.
On the project, titled A Study in Architecture Photography, Fabio states: “Still I am more like a beginner/enthusiast than a photographer, but one of the things that I learned is that I love to take photos of buildings and architecture in general. There’s something about the contrast of man-made structures with nature and sky that creates an eerie feeling.”
See a selection of the striking photos below
Meet the illustrator Jasper St Aubyn West who is having monster fun with photographs and the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Tailjar, as he is known on Instagram, sketched photo-cartoon mash-ups once a day for the month. Check out a selection of our favourite monster mash-ups below and see more of his work on Instagram.
Illustrator Charly Clements a.k.a @reallifelines is bringing your photos to life is the cutest way possible! We just love the quirky drawings integrated with the stunning photos.
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Check out a few of our favourite images below
Pablo Alﬁeri is the creative mind behind Playful. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started the career of Graphic Design to become an Art & Motion Director, after 4 years of hard work in amazing studios.
In 2010 he founded with Mariano Farias one of the best Motion Studios from Argentina: Plenty. After more than 60 projects and worked for lovely clients in the Tv Branding Market he left the studio after gained the experience and knowledge to become a Live Action & Stop Motion Director where he mixes all his passions: Art Direction, Set Design and Typography.
Recently he worked for lovely brands such as Perrier, Hatsu, Sony Entertainment Television, D’aucy & the Bundesliga
We just love his playful take on Sponges. View a selection of the images below and check out the full project here
A Japanese LEGO creator has been tempting Lego fans with his tantalising LEGO-food creations. Going by the name Tary, he also builds Gundam robots and Star War characters, but it’s the food that’s led some to believe that Tary’s a Master Builder.
There are only 40 Lego Master Builders worldwide, and each one is hand-picked by Lego. Similar to journeymen of old, candidates start off as apprentice builders and then work their way up, a process which usually takes years.
“I tell people just build, build, build,” master builder Paul Chrzan told priceonomics. “Just keep playing with the bricks. Don’t build the house and the spaceship. Build your family pet. Build a family portrait. Go beyond what people usually do with the bricks. Because that’s what we do.”
Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces, you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.
Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.
Gosia Herba mixes gouache, collage, pencils, crayons, and watercolour to create beautiful compositions in her sketchbook. She illustrates people, animals, and objects in an abstract way that gives them a round, puffy presence. The general feeling of her sketchbook is happy and playful, but also mysterious because in a handful of the paintings you can see the characters shedding tears. She cuts out little shapes and layers it with paints to create something bigger. She likes to use bold, blue shapes that are balanced out with perfectly placed patterns in many of her other works too!
AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. The company started back in 2006.
Sandra Costa created this beautiful corporate identity for Espai Bretanya, a Brittany cultural institution in Barcelona. The design reflects the geomorphology of Brittany. Sandra Costa is a Graphic Designer originally from Porto, Portugal, currently living and working in Barcelona.