Cor Blok’s Tolkien illustrations

Dutch artist Cor Blok passed away. His illustrations appeared in 60s Dutch editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Here’s a thread with examples of his work. / via @arkanjil

Everdure orange portable charcoal BBQ

Cube Portable BBQ

This is a pretty fine looking charcoal BBQ. / via Kathryn

An abstract illustration of type

On Type with Erik Spiekermann

Part of Adobe’s Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp

A sharp photo of a wave crest

Be There, Be Present

Nick Pumphrey spent May 2020 showing up to the sea with his camera. The results were beautiful and the realizations deep.

Protect Asian Lives poster

Protect Asian Lives

A collection of posters designed by Asian American artists, free to download and share.

National Park Sign Design

The Ranger Behind the U.S. Forest Service’s Signs

Career ranger Virgil “Bus” Carrell had no design training but instilled a philosophy to create a system of “Signs to Complement Natural Beauty” for our National Parks / via Kathryn

How to Design Better Icons

Great short introduction to some of the basics when developing a family of icons

A black and white photograph of James Baldwin

Write to find out.

“When you’re writing, you’re trying to find out something which you don’t know.” – James Baldwin. This and more ruminations on writing by the late author. / via @voicesandnoises

Musashino Art University poster

Ink traps explained

Extremely well deep dive into ink traps and all the variations. Get to the bottom for the kicker of the Imperial Trap. / via Under Consideration

A hand holding a mobile phone reflecting a tree in bloom

Our iPhone Notes Are Poetry

“People don’t open up your Notes app and look through your notes. It’s sacred.” this and lots more good thinking about the notes app / via Om Malik

Little Goat recipes

Little Goat Recipes

I’ve been to Little Goat in Chicago a few times and it is incredibly good. I want to buy all their seasonings and try every single one of these recipes. Magic Green Beans.

Art by The Female Warhol that says some realtionships have to end

Some relationships have to end

Because that version of you has ended. / via wehavebecomevikings

A modular laptop

Framework

An entirely modular laptop. Looks extremely awesome in concept. / via Daring Fireball

Black and white posters by Piotr Szyhalski

Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp

Born from a daily drawing practice responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time resulting in 225 drawings created over eight months / via Creative Mornings Cincinnati

Woman writing inside a heart painted on a wall

National COVID Memorial Wall

A wall of hearts representing those lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom

Black Art

Black Art: In The Absence of Light

Excellent HBO Documentary explores two centuries of art by African-Americans, and the path they forged for contemporary Black artists. / via Brian Hill

A 700 dollar Optimus Prime toy figure

Auto-Converting Optimus Prime

Of course there is a big kid inside me that marvels at the level of miniaturization that makes this possible. The adult version can wait a decade for when it doesn’t cost 700 dollars.

Group X by Smith and Diction

Group X branding

An anonymous group of artists and curators making things happen in Philly. Now with a fine identity to mask their identity. Always solid seeing what Smith & Diction make. / via Under Consideration

Maria Svarbova

Fantastic and beautiful photography / via nikhil.io

Type made of orange peels

Type exploration w/ orange peels

I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher’s explorations with type

Paul Simon on Dick Cavett

Bridge Over Troubled Water

“Everywhere I went led me where I didn’t want to be, so I was stuck.” How Paul Simon wrote ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ / via Creative Mornings

Foodomat Grocery

Vintage Supermarket Photos

On December 13, 2005 I posted this, my first link from swiss-miss

An illustration of Spider Man

Amazing Spider-Man #61

Love seeing the process and result for this variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts

Assembled between 1886 and 1942, a collection of watercolor fruits and plants made by 21 artists. (This book looks beautiful.)

On Belonging

A collection of stories and photographs about the feeling of unity and belonging from the Over-The-Rhine community in Cincinnati. Wonderful work by Asa Featherstone, IV.

Geometric tiles

Tiles

Each tile is a layered set of matching art. Keep finding pairs and build up combos. Its not about perfect matches, but matching elements. Took a while, super dig now. / via Thor

Diana Beltran Herrera

Sculptures and designs with paper / via thisiscolossal

Silhouette of a man with a hat done in charcoal

J.S. Ondara “Lebanon”

I linked this song back in 2019. Got lost in the tracks today and went down a rabbit hole. Bringing it back to the top cos it holds up.

A chair for needy pets

A chair for needy pets

Simone Giertz has made the chair I and millions of other folks need.

FeltRight

Geometric felt tiles for the wall that add visual interest and dampen acoustics. Preset designs, all customizable and reasonably priced compared to commercial options. / via Joe Mesa