Mark Gonyea’s latest project, “Letters by the Number” reinvents the alphabet, and creates the link between the alphabet and the number. As someone who was learned more by visuals than by words, he grew up loving TV, video games and movies. Little did he know that his hobbies would lead him to a career in cartooning and graphic design.
Spring is here! Even though we do not have the four seasons here in Malaysia, flowers are blooming everywhere, and it is truly such a pretty sight.
Looks like McD in Japan caught the spring fever as well! McDonald’s recently unveiled the Sakura Burger, inspired by Japan’s well-known cherry blossoms, which are all in full bloom now. Named “Sakura Teritama”, the burger has a fried egg, ginger teriyaki pork patty, lettuce and sakura daikon radish mayonnaise between two pink fluffy buns.
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You would think painters need stencils, well at least I did. So much respect for these guys.
If you’re new to the city, you’ll probably find out that rent is eating your pay away. Housing is expensive in many cities, and that applies to cities in Japan. Read more to see the beautiful Garden and House by Ryue Nishizawa, located in Tokyo.
Need something new for the week, but too broke to buy anything? Well, it’s DIY time! Henry Happened has so many guides ’til they’ll keep us busy for a year!
To quote Coco Chanel, “Always remove one thing before you leave the house. Less is more.”
Karen from Show and Tell discusses the ‘less is more’ lifestyle that extends beyond accessories. Let’s face it. We all know someone who brought their bad face to work, or their bad habits to school. Wouldn’t it better if we left that at home (or even better, got rid of it)?
Head over to Show and Tell to read the full article.
You thought doodling on paper was hard? Try the curved surface of a paper coffee cup. Illustrator Miguel Cardona, a professor of design, creates beautifully detailed drawings on coffee cups of pop culture references that range from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Breaking Bad. What’s cooler about Miguel’s project is that it’s up for sale online and all proceeds go to a children’s charity called Project Night Night. The Bay Area based charity provides help by donating blankets, books and stuffed animals to homeless shelters for kids.
As a way to point out the modern addiction to electronic appliances, illustrator Kevin LCK created these meticulously crafted cardboard dioramas. His usual pen on paper black and white style comes through even in these three-dimensional works. The series is called Ordinary Behavior, and it places familiar living spaces into related vintage versions of the popular devices that you spend so much time on. Kevin’s objective is to detach viewers from their second nature interactions with technology and be more aware of their behaviour.
It’s still early in the year, so you’re probably still looking for a calendar. How about you make your own? Mumbai based SkyGoodies made available on their Etsy store, a printable DIY mini typewriter shaped mini calendar. The pack comes with 5 PDF files of differing designs, and all you need is a printer with ink, some scissors and glue, and A4 paper to print on.
Combining both her passions for visual arts and dance, Heather Hansen captures her beautiful choreographed gestures on paper by holding charcoal pencils in both hands in her series of works called Emptied Gestures. The New Orleans-based performance artist twists and turns on the giant paper canvas, each time creating a uniquely different piece.