Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Love Letter To Libraries

Canadian artist/tour guide/urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain has been devotedly visiting every branch in the extensive Toronto Public Library system and documenting the project with wonderful, whimsical drawings of each branch. With 102 individual libraries to visit, it’s a big project. … Continue reading

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Bike or Die Trying

French graphic designer Ladislas Chachignot has a passion for travel, biking and illustration. The Aix-en-Provence-based artist has combined all three in his crazy cool project “Easy Rider”. He created the series of illustrations set in eight locations around the world … Continue reading

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Life in Miniature

If you have ever hiked, biked, or driven through Norway’s magnificent fjord country, then you know that the towering mountain routes provide an otherworldly perspective on the boats, buildings, vehicles, and people below. Amsterdam-based videographer/designer/musician Martijn Dooland’s trippy time-lapse/tilt-shift video … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Brunch

The concept of “doing brunch” seems to be the quintessential urban pastime. Madrid-based illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea Portoles have collaborated on a marvelously whimsical project called “Brunch City”, which uses popular foods to celebrate the special cultural connection … Continue reading

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Printing Is An Art Form

London’s Folio Society has been publishing beautifully crafted editions of great literature for nearly seven decades. Each book is a treasure of typography, printing, illustration and binding. They recently produced this wonderful video profile of master printer Stan Lane. If you … Continue reading

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Don’t Be An Easy Mark

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Street Art With Occasional Satellite

The British street artist known as INSA has earned some renown for his brilliant GIF-ITI mural pieces. You can see some of his very cool work below and on his tumblr. But he has upped his game big time with … Continue reading

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Light on Art

The splendid Canadian city of Quebec is a gem of a travel destination that’s too often overlooked by visitors from the rest of North America, especially during the long, cold, snowy winters. But a new tourism initiative featuring colorful outdoor … Continue reading

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Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading

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French Kiss

Within 24 hours of the horrific terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, a group of Parisian artists came together to create a memorial mural at the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum in Paris. Calling themselves “French Kiss”, the collective (which … Continue reading

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