Category Archives: Art

Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Artist Rafael Esquer first visited New York City 20 years ago as a student, but he never forgot the exhilarating feeling of Manhattan at night. Now as the director of a design studio, he has created a fabulous poster rendered … Continue reading

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When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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Animating Paradise

Earlier this year, I shared a post on the Prado Museums commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of the painter Hieronymus Bosch and his masterpiece “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Now, the Museum of the Image in Breda, … Continue reading

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Art Connects Past and Present

German street artist Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka Case Maclaim) recently completed this wonderful mural for the Jacksonville, Florida Art (Re)Public Project. The piece, which is located in the heart of the city on Forsyth Street, incorporates books with titles relating the … Continue reading

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Vive la France

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A centennial worth celebrating

A disparate group of hugely talented artists, designers, and typographers have joined together to for the Type Hike project, which has created unique poster art to celebrate the U.S. National Park Service centennial. The group is donation 100% of Type Hike profits to the … Continue reading

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Underground Design

h/t to follower Evan Smythe for this post During the 1930s, London Transport’s first chief executive, Frank Pick, commissioned radical new designs for the system’s Underground stations, the famous Johnston typeface, and the iconic roundel. To mark the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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A Month of Sundays

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Stay Off The Tracks

International ad agency Havas Worldwide recently created these amusing public safety cartoons for RATP the Paris and Ile de France transport organization. I just wonder why they’re all in English. Are tourists the only dumb train riders?

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