Category: Nicework – The fun side work

February 8, 2017

The Artist and Super Computer, George Widener.

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George Widener is an extraordinary artist. Widener is autistic with savant syndrome. He has demonstrated phenomenal abilities with regards to numerical computation, far beyond what is to be considered normal.

At age 18, George Widener joined the army intelligence, based in West Germany, using his pattern recognition skills to analyse photos from the Stasi and the KGB. Later he attempted to study engineering but was unable to cope as he was overwhelmed by historical dates. Semi-professional gambling would be his next occupation, winning him thousands of dollars from casinos. However, it was not until he was exposed to the art world that he found true fulfilment.

Widener is an extremely accurate super-computer. He obsessively analyses historical events, particularly catastrophes. Widener then interprets his idea of the structure of the world through large-scale calendars, mazes and diagrams. In finding patterns in historical events, he attempts to predict future happenings.

Apart from being a fascinating human, his work is incredibly aesthetic. The intriguing hand drawn figures, diagrams and typography come together to form beautiful art pieces and have caught the attention of the critics. George Widener is currently exhibiting his work at the exhibition Save the World at Art et Marges in Brussels.




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February 7, 2017

Ben draws nice things.

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Ben Sears lives in Louisville and likes to draws comics. We love Ben and we love his comics. Ben is also an illustrator, and designer. Check out this talented human’s work here.

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February 3, 2017


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Alexandra Zutto is an illustrator, print and character designer from Russia. Zutto creates outrageous worlds filled with vivid colours, fantastical shapes and beautiful characters. He invites his viewers into an energetic, playful phantasmagoria. We love Zutto!

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January 31, 2017

Katie & Joe.

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Katie and Joe are a husband and wife photography team who have mastered minimalism. Their photographs are filled with a generous honesty. The couple are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Their work can be found in magazines such as Liner, Atlas, Material Girl, Zeum, and Cake.

We love the striking gazes, the subtleties and the muted tones they are able to capture with their lenses. Check out this beautiful couple’s work at

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January 27, 2017

les têtes Interverties

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Juliette Barbanegre’s sensitive illustrations are eerie yet simply magical. Her bold use of colour and beautifully detailed scenes seduce the viewer into another world.

Inverted Heads (les têtes Interverties) speaks of a woman with two inseparable lovers and is inspired by an ancient Hindu tale. You can find more of her enchanting work here.

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October 17, 2016

Simon Dingle – In Maths we Trust

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CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

This month our theme is Transparency and we’re letting Simon Dingle do the talking.

Simon is a broadcaster and designer who believes we’re doing money wrong and is trying to fix it. He hosts a weekly radio show about technology on 5FM and previously directed product design at Curve (London), BitX (Singapore), and 22seven (Cape Town). He is an advisor to AlphaCode at Rand Merchant Holdings and a small group of clients through his company Phantom Design. When not writing about himself in the third person Simon speaks anywhere people will allow him to about tech, and the future of money and human trust.

Grab your ticket here –


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February 17, 2016

Stephen Lund’s GPS Doodles

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Instead of sippin’ lattes while doodling away, Stephen Lund works up a good sweat to create these “GPS Doodles”. Pedalling an average of 70 kilometres in a day for a single design, these doodles really do take viewers on a journey. Check out a selection of his work below, a handful of the 70 doodles he completed last year. (via Booooooom)












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February 10, 2016

Sugar Office

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Who needs stationery when you can have candy, everywhere! The designers from Food&Event had a lot of fun brightening and sweetening up the office with a good dash of sugar. Nicework’s sweet tooth is watering. (via Fubiz)










Nothing is as sweet as a well communicated brand. Take a look at Nicework’s secret recipe.

great brands are communicated, not designed

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November 5, 2015

3D sneakers of the not so far away future

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The ADIDAS 3D printed shoe, espescially made for you, me and everybody. CHECK IT OUT!











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September 28, 2015

Utter Otter Artistry

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If this doesn’t make your Monday a brighter day, then I don’t know what will, nor do I know whether we could ever be friends.

Take a look, and be romanced by these delicate illustrations done by 星明 李 . Bringing a character to life is an art, and as we see here, can be projected thoroughly exuding the effect of emotion, mannerism, personality by simply putting pencil to paper. His spatial understanding and soft technique creates artwork that is detailed and refined, yet warm and playful. I am a fan, and I hope you are too.







Happy Monday, everyone. May your week continue to be fuzzy, friendly and top-class (much like our Otter friend here).

Jump into the wonders of visual storytelling and explore a world of sensory emotions. Great design communicates – what do you have to say?

great brands are communicated, not designed

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