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    10 Pennies Interview: Biff

    10 Pennies Interview: Biff

    10 Pennies is back with the author of some very cool and intricate illustrations, UK-based creative, Biff. Today he shares with us a very positive pennies worth and tells us why it’s important to just enjoy making art. Enjoy!

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    1. In no more than 140 characters, describe what you do?
    I am an illustrator and creator of things that (I hope) put a smile on people’s faces. Art is for everyone, so why…

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    — 1 day ago
    Nirvana In Utero Front & Back Album Cover

    Nirvana In Utero Front & Back Album Cover

    Nirvana’s In Utero was to be the third and final studio album from the band because of the untimely death of the Nirvana’s front man, Kurt Cobain, 20 years ago this month. In commemoration of his passing here is a look at the In Utero artwork and the story behind it.

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    The Front

    The front cover, like all of Nirvana’s covers whilst on the DGC label, was designed by art director Robert Fisher.

    Super…

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    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    #in utero  #kurt cobain  #nirvana 
    Chineasy - The easy Way to Learn Chinese

    Chineasy – The easy Way to Learn Chinese

    From entrepreneur Shao Lan comes an engaging way for learning Chinese. Through illustrations which reflect the meaning of the characters, Chineasy, aims to tackle the complexities of the notoriously difficult language making it more fun and memorable. Chineasy-by-ShaoLan-Noma-bar-1

    Person

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    Sun

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    Fire

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    Water

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    Water

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    Mountain

    Via Kickstarteryou can find out a little more about the methodology behind the lessons as well as a little…

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    — 1 week ago
    #chineasy  #learning Chinese  #Noma Bar  #Shao Lan 
    Josh Cooley – Movies R Fun Book

    Josh Cooley – Movies R Fun Book

    An excellent series of illustrations depicting famous scenes in ‘R’ rated films has been given the Disney treatment in a new book from Pixar artist, Josh Cooley.

    Not an appropriate bedtime read for the little ‘uns, Movies R Fun, is a play on the classic children’s picture books but is instead for the big’uns who love their movies and who never really grew up.

    You can buy the book from Amazon here

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    — 1 week ago
    #illustration  #josh cooley  #Josh Cooley – Movies R Fun Book  #movies  #pixar 
    The Illustration of Victo Ngai

    The Illustration of Victo Ngai

    Victo Ngai is a New York based illustrator from Hong Kong, specialising in a unique and intricate style of illustration. From reading into Victo’s work it’s apparent that she enjoys the problem solving aspect of a brief, finding the best visual solution, nearly much as producing the creative work itself. Year of the Dragon, McDonald's : Leo BurnetteUtopia, FrogfolioPounded by Hurricane Sandy. The New York Times Op-EdThe Day, Liberty MagazineGrooming Day, Plansponsor Magazine

    Working mostely editorially, Victo’s clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times,…

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    — 2 weeks ago
    #illustration  #The Illustration of Victo Ngai  #victo ngai 

    BMW’s ‘Beat the Devil’ Short Film Staring James Brown & Gary Oldman

    Directed by the late Tony Scott, Beat the Devil, follows the story of an ageing James Brown looking to renew his contract with the devil played by Gary Oldman, who of course happens to be a transvestite.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #Beat the Devil  #BMW  #clive owen  #gary oldman  #james brown  #marilyn manson  #short film  #the devil  #tony scott 
    Justice League Superformula to Help Fight Cancer

    Justice League Superformula to Help Fight Cancer

    Here’s one for the comic book geeks and some kudos for the human race with the development of “Superformula“, an awesome project with the aim of helping children cope with the difficulties of chemotherapy treatment.

    According to JWT(the company behind the project) the first step to fighting cancer is believing in the cure. So to help them believe they worked closely with the A.C.Camargo Cancer…

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    — 2 weeks ago
    #Justice League  #Justice League Superformula to Help Fight Cancer  #Superformula 

    Invasion Animation by Moustache Studio

    Brutal and beautifully animated, Invasion, is a horror short telling the story of an outer-world invasion which appears to turn people into savage zombie types.

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note
    #Invasion Animation by Moustache Studio  #Moustache Studio 
    Hermes Metamorphose by Vallée Duhamel

    Hermes Metamorphose by Vallée Duhamel

    From the wizards over at Vallée Duhamel comes yet another impressive feat of video combining an array of animation and clever filming techniques that will leave you wondering “how the…?”.

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    Hermes Metamorphose was created for the luxury Parisian brand, Hermes, and follows an array of objects continually transforming into something new, leading the viewer through a ludic story of surprising and…

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    — 3 weeks ago
    #Hermes  #Hermes Metamorphose  #Vallée Duhamel 
    Star Wars Scenes Re-imagine with Lego & Baking Soda

    Star Wars Scenes Re-imagine with Lego & Baking Soda

    Calling all Star Wars and Lego fans. Get your geek on to this set of dioramas which re-imagine scenes from Star Wars films with lego.

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    The project is the brainchild of Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki and uses baking soda, clever lighting and forced depth to bring each piece to life.

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    All these and more experiments can be found via the authors Flikr page.

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    — 4 weeks ago
    #Star Wars Scenes Reenacted with Lego and Baking Soda  #Vesa Lehtimäki 

    How It’s Made: The Pencil

    From humble beginnings do great ideas form. Here is a short documentary from the How It’s Made series…

    — 1 month ago
    #How It&039;s Made  #pencil 
    Paul Rand Graphic Design

    Paul Rand Graphic Design

    “Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions, there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” - Paul Rand (1914–1996)

    Agree with the quote above or not, Paul Rand, is considered by many to be one of the greats of modern graphic design and is certainly one…

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    — 1 month ago
    #eye bee m  #IBM  #logo design  #paul rand graphic designer 
    Famous Works of Art Reimagined as Modern Buildings

    Famous Works of Art Reimagined as Modern Buildings

    Italian illustrator and architect Federico Babina creates modern buildings out of famous works of art in a series of illustrations entitled, Archist.

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    If only some of these buildings actually existed! Archist boasts 27 different images and features many well-known artists, such as Andy Warhol, Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Damien Hirst.

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    The complete series can be found here at federicobabina.com…

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    — 1 month ago
    #Federico Babina  #illustration series 
    10 Pennies Interview: Kyle Bean

    10 Pennies Interview: Kyle Bean

    While most creative these days favour a computer this weeks interview, Kyle Bean, prefers to use his hands, bending a variety of different media to his will within his work. Toothpaste, egg-shell, pencil shavings even jelly. You name it he has probably used it. Kyle Bean is certainly a creative whose imagination really seems to know no bounds. He joins us today to discuss what makes a good…

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    — 1 month ago
    #illustration  #interview  #Kyle Bean 
    The Daily Drumbeat Music Video by Job, Joris & Marieke

    The Daily Drumbeat Music Video by Job, Joris & Marieke

    From the talented chaps who brought us Mute here comes another awesome feat of animation and storytelling from Job, Joris & Marieke. The Daily Drumbeat is a sunny song with contrasting lyrics holding a dark threat: ‘The drumbeat will beat you up’.

    Inspired by this, the trio from the Netherlands made a dark and sinister animated music video. The story of which, set on the rooftops of a big city,…

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    — 1 month ago
    #animation  #Job  #Joris & Marieke  #music video  #The Daily Drumbeat