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Designer and illustrator Si Scott, whose portfolio includes work for Dove, Coca Cola, and Nike, drew these intricate wildlife creatures by hand. Using pen and ink, Scott created a set of seriously in depth creatures. Check out Scott's Facebook page, which has more details of his creative process.

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George Petty (April 27, 1894 – July 21, 1975) was an American pin-up artist. Influenced by his photographer father, Petty grew up to design posters for many magazines, films, wartime propaganda, calendars, and other materials. He is most famous for his series "The Petty Girl," which he produced for Esquire magazine. His illustrations portrayed voluptuous and sensual caricatures of women.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:07

3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta

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Manuel Di Rita, known as Peeta, is a graffiti artist and sculptor who brings public art to a whole new level, or should I say dimension? Peeta's work turns masterful shading and color technique into three-dimensional art, which appear in many public spaces around Europe. You can see more of his work at the Ayden Gallery and on Peeta's Flickr.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:04

Purring Pencil Art: Almost Caturday Edition

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Wake up, it's almost Caturday! And these are incredible pencil drawings from Hong Kong-based artist and cat-enthusiast, Paul Lung. Paul also draws other animals, and people, but first look at these kittens! They're mostly napping and cute, but sometimes they're awake and cute.

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"Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody"

Happy Birthday, Piet Mondrian!

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Piet Mondrian (March 7th, 1872 – February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter. He is best known for his linear grid paintings consisting of black lines, white spaces and colored blocks. Mondrian termed his work "Neo-Plasticism" after spending years exploring still life, impressionism and abstract, non-representational images. He mainly used the colors red, yellow and blue. Throughout the course of his life, Mondrian lived in the Netherlands, Paris, London and New York. His paintings hang in museums around the world today.

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Friday, 01 March 2013 18:15

Imago: The Musings of Meret Oppenheim

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Swiss Artist Meret Oppenheim wrote many texts, poems, letters during her time as a surrealist painter. She created her most famous work "The Fur-lined Teacup," when she was just 23 years old. Film director Pamela Robertson-Pearce recently made the film Imago: Meret Oppenheim and this is a short extract of some of Meret's written work, narrated by Glenda Jackson.

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Artist Nick Albertson takes an intimate look at texture in this Work in Progress series, in which household items are carefully arranged into textural patterns. Under the artist's careful guidance, ordinary objects like rubber bands and paper clips become a study in composition and depth. Albertson is currently an MFA candidate in Photography at Columbia College Chicago, and his first solo show will be at Aspect Ratio Projects in Chicago in early 2014.

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Friday, 22 February 2013 17:54

Jaakko Pernu: The Environmental Sculptor

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Jaakko Pernu is a Finnish sculptor and artist who uses natural materials to create massive structures that illustrate the relationship between nature and its inhabitants. Pernu grew up helping his father build wooden boats, and used those skills to build grand homages to nature. Pernu then leaves his sculptures to the elements, allowing them to degrade naturally so that the materials return to the earth. The artist's work will probably remind you of Jaehyo Lee, whom we interviewed about his own environmental sculptures.

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Thursday, 09 June 2011 14:33

Calvin Nicholls-Paper Sculpture Artist

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To see more of Calvin's work, visit his website: www.calvinnicholls.com

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Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:28

The Art of Hermann Zapf

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Hermann Zapf (born November 8, 1918) is a German typeface designer who lives in Darmstadt, Germany. He is married to calligrapher and typeface designer Gudrun Zapf von Hesse.

Zapf's work, which includes Palatino and Optima, has been widely copied, often against his will. The best known example may be Monotype's Book Antiqua, which shipped with Microsoft Office and was widely considered a "knockoff" of Palatino. In 1993, Zapf resigned from ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) over what he viewed as its hypocritical attitude toward unauthorized copying by prominent ATypI members. via Wikipedia

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