Striking Surrealism

Meet Afarin Sajedi – a bold and striking artist creating powerful and surreal artworks. She was educated at Tehran Azad University and has since had numerous exhibitions and shows. Her achievements include various titles and a Golden medal in students’ pencil painting competitions since 1992 and Multi-time Best College Performance titles 2000- 2004

Enjoy a selection of these surreal works below

 
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Heartwarming Illustrations by Pascal Campion

Fall in love with these heartwarming illustrations by Pascal Campion. Pascal captures us with artworks that all of us can relate to. Like that time in your childhood when you would hang out with your buddies and explore the neighborhood… or that time when it was really snowy/rainy when you would sit by the window and think about life.

The beauty of Pascal’s work is it’s really relatable.  It brings a sense of a kind of nostalgia. These are some fine examples of art with a sentiment.

For more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART

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A Study in Architecture Photography

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

 

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Monster Mash-Ups

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.

 

 

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Softness

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

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Delicious Lego Art

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.”

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I saw the sign (But I nearly missed it)

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.

 

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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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