The Mixed Media Sketchbooks of Gosia Herba

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!


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Beautiful illustration series for Insider Guides international student city guides done by Kindred Studio. Each full page illustration covers various aspects of student life in Australia, from adventure to food, nightlife to fashion.

Insider Foundry is the publisher of the free, annual Insider Guides – International Student Guides. Written by local students, they help to bridge the gap between what local students know about a city and what international students should know. Each year, over 150,000 guides are printed and given away to international students for free. Over 70% of new international students receive a copy in Australia each year.














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Disney’s Golden Book Archive

Take an art venture through the Disney Publishing’s Golden Book Archives!

A visit to the Disney Publishing Golden Book Archives, where original artwork (created by the likes of everyone from Lorelay Bove to Eric Goldberg) is one of Disney’s best kept secrets. The archives are not open to the public, but Disney Publishing Vice President of Global Art, Ken Shue has released sneak peeks of these treasures.

Scroll down for a few of our favourite artworks and view the full archive here











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A Collaborative Duo Pokes Fun at Plein Air Painting Through Photographic Series

Duo Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been poking fun at plein air painting with a collaborative project since 2009, a humorous series of photographs shot by Schubert that captures in der Beek with his original paintings. Und im Sommer tu ich malen (which translates roughly to “And in the Summer I do Paint”) follows in der Beek to various locations in Europe where painters such as Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh have been inspired, but instead of painting the breathtaking views, he paints the pattern of his shirt instead. Looking out onto majestic views, in der Beek proudly stands with paintbrush in hand, vintage looking striped patterns appearing on both his body and the canvas.

The works have appeared in several solo and group exhibitions since the project began, however they are all together for the first time in a book recently published by Edition Taube. (via It’s Nice That)


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Books are the best escape

Canadian artist Guy Laramée transforms thick stacks of vintage books into beautiful models of snow-capped mountains and valleys, depicting the “erosion of culture”. A recurring theme in all his works is how our modern society is replacing print in favor of digital systems.

Each sculpture in his latest series, titled Desert of Unknowing, is created from sandblasted mounds of paper that form the foundations of the earth. The works are masterfully carved and hand-painted to realistically resemble imaginary mountainous regions covered in snow.

Laramée’s previous works include his transformation of old encyclopedias and dictionaries into breathtaking models of stunning green landscapes and ancient ruins.

Take a look at some of his works in this series below and view his portfolio here.







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Jordan Bolton’s iPosters

Manchester-based artist Jordan Bolton creates striking photographic posters inspired by film and music, using only his iPhone. Jordan states that: “The original plan was to use famous lyrics in the artworks but after it turned out to be too expensive to license the words I decided to do the artworks as though they were alternative posters for actual gigs played by influential Manchester bands at influential Manchester venues.”

Jordan describes his style as: Detailed. Colourful. Organised.

Prints are available in A2 and A3 from and Amazon.

Scroll down for a selection of his posters or you can also follow Jordan on Facebook and tumblr









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Harvard Business Review Patterns

Juan Diaz-Faes was commissioned by Harvard Business to create twelve patterns for twelve specific topics they covered in college.

These topics include Demographics, Data Analysis, Emotional Intelligence, Decision making, entrepreneurship, management, innovation and experimentation, research projects, personnel management, life balance, health and stress and Communication.




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Oskar is a unique children’s book without words, but full of visual discovery, written by Jacques & Lise.

Oskar is the name of a boy’s cute little dinosaur toy and when Oskar goes missing, it is the boy’s mission to go and find his dearest friend again. This marks the start of a great creative and imaginative adventure full of surrealistic braveness and subtle humor.






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What IF design…

Studio Bruch is an Austria-based graphic design studio focusing on brand development, editorial design, and packaging design. Their team was recently asked to create a bright and flexible brand system for Infinitive Factory, which can be applied to different media and proportions. Infinitve Factory is a first class letterpress printing house. They are best known for an exceptional quality and the realization of almost any kind of customer-specific requirements. With creative ideas and diverse experiments, they are always eager to push the limits of letterpress printing.

Studio Bruch has decided to create a playful take on the abbreviation ‘IF’. These two letters in combination form the basis of the highly flexible brand identity system. The clear structure is accompanied by a vivid range of illustrations, graphics, and typography to show numerous possibilities of letterpress printing as well as diverse finishing options.

For more from Studio Bruch, please visit their website.












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Pretty Ugly, Pretty Wise

Pretty Ugly, Pretty Wise is an ironic activity book by Lukas Zabek for adolescents and persons who are planning to work or study in the design industry, but still aren‘t fully aware of the final direction of their future career. Counseling interviews, brochures and also professional design literature can be overwhelming and confusing and often aren’t of any great help. This is where the Pretty Ugly, Pretty Wise book intervenes by supporting the reader in an entertaining but also educating way.

The reader has to help the character of Jeff, a friendly but unemployed bear and furthermore a self proclaimed designer, graffiti and tattoo artist through different graphic design related adventures. These tasks contain information and questions about amateur design, shape, colour, typography, layout and branding. Once the reader manages to answer the questions and also to finish a chapter, he will receive a giveaway as a reward and for further motivation. Two-coloured Risograph printing.







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great brands are communicated, not designed

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