Drawing Connections

Drawing:
1. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea (i.e. drawing a dog)
2. to deduce; infer (i.e. drawing a conclusion).

Okay, a pun is clearly ineffective if it requires explanation. That’s why I’m leaving the task to expert-punner Jaco Haasbroek, a freelance illustrator and designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.

I love this series titled “Food, Object or Animal”, created using acrylic and ink. They’re so clever and made my giggle on the inside.

This truly needs no further explanation, you just have to see them…

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Which one’s your favourite?

via TrendHunter

Quintuple Colouration

Although my wardrobe consists of every shade of black, my eyes seem to hover every time I see a burst of colour in a brand’s identity.

Here’s some letterpress goodness from Don’t Try Studio.

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“Though they are 5-color letterpressed, white-foiled, and triplexed, Designer Quentin Monge’s playful, self-promotional business cards still don’t appear to be trying too hard.” — KELLY CREE

Via Under Consideration

Paper Art Magic

If you’re talking about dedication to one’s craft…Calvin Nicholls is your man.

Some of his pieces can take a couple of weeks to create, and the more elaborate pieces sometimes take a year to complete!

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This amazingly detailed work is carefully formed from an initial hand-drawn template, with the haut-relief effect being achieved through a meticulous process involving X-ACTO knives, scalpels, scissors, glue, and most of all, a love for what he does and a whole lot of time.

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Paper cut perfection like I’ve never seen before…

Via Booooooom

Mirrored Geometry

Witchoria (aka. Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer) created a series of photographs which blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce fragmented reflections within each image. The lines between reality and fiction are blurred as the elements start to blend into each other.

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A beauty that is created based on nature and the constructs of photo manipulation and one’s own imagination.

Don’t know about you…but this series of photos is triggering my need to travel and explore the world. I guess it doesn’t take much.

Via Art Republik