Posts Tagged "illustration"

Vertical Carnival: Hyper-Detailed Letterpress Print, by Allison Rae

“Carnival riffs on the previous idea of the city re-imagined on a vertical plane and narrows the focus to a vertically sprawling amusement park. I really wanted to continue working in the same vein as before, with an obsessive eye toward signage + architecture, and a nod toward some of the now-retro illustration styles from various ’70s/80s cartoons of my youth. Sesame Street’s Pinball Count videos were a particular inspiration.”

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Ian Rogers: Abecedary – Group Names of Birds and Beasts

When I first stumbled across a list of group names (also known as collective nouns) on wiktionary, I found the term “an ambush of tigers” so exciting that I just had to draw it. By the time I had done “a clowder of cats,” I knew I was hooked.

At turns whimsical and at others poetic, the names for groups of animals tell us a lot not only about how we personify animals and birds, but also about the way language evolves over time.

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David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” Illustrated As A Children’s Book

Illustrator Andrew Kolb had the fantastic idea to transform David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity into a children’s book. A brilliant concept, and executed spot-on. You can view a few pages of the book here, or you can download the full PDF here. Kolb is a fantastic illustrator, and you should make sure to take a tour around his portfolio. Some…

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