A Trail Tale

Andy Moliski is hiking the Appalachian Trail. With the help of his two brothers he's sharing the journey in real time through an amazing website that defies category. Be sure to check out the journal. / via Things to Click

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Screengrab of a pixelated adventure with a bearded hiker walking through a lush small town

Canvas Cards

A gallery of card designs created with the HTML Canvas element and JavaScript with editable code to tweak and generate new variants. Created by Luke Patton

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Randomly generated card designs

Green Mountain Falls Skyspace

A James Turrell installation in Colorado that you have to hike to. #bucketlist / via Michael Sippey

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Ant art installation with a square cut in the ceiling to frame the sky

The Night in Bloom

I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars

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A painting of colorful galaxies and stars

Circus alphabet by Corita Kent

Saw these prints scroll by and fell down a colorful rabbit hole. Learned a few things more about Kent in these additional footnotes, including insight behind the circus series.

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Colorful prints by Corita Kent featuring letters from the alpha bet and circus imagery

Yann Kebbi Sketches a Mike Mills Movie

For his film C'mon C'mon, Mills engaged French artist Yann Kebbi to roam freely around the sets and draw whatever he wanted. I need to see this movie and these drawings are lovely. / via Alan Jacobs

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A loose colorful sketch of people dancing through Los Angeles

The New Exhibition

Online showcase shining a light on work of Ukrainian designers, illustrators, animators and other creatives / thumbnail by Grabko Ivan / via It's Nice That

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Abstract painting with vivid pastel colors

More thoughts about drawing

Went deep into Ralph Ammer’s website. Here’s some of his writing about drawing. He also has sections for design and philosophy. It’s all so good!

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Black and white drawing animation of two pens drawing curved and looping lines

How drawing helps you think

Ralph Ammer’s 17 minute talk about drawing is delightful on many levels, part of which are the animations to illustrate his points.

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A drawing of a figure underneath stars and an abstract constellation

Fill Your Pockets

Reddit user Chucksdaughter made this graphic in honor of brave Ukrainian witches. In the comments they provide links to various formats to print and share. / via AustinKleon

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A graphic of two hands, one dropping seeds and one by a sunflower. Type arcs over the illustration and reads "FILL YOUR POCKETS"

Home Sweet Homepage

Amy Wibowo’s story about making her first home page is wonderful to see, read and experience. / via lots of folks, for good reason

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A drawing of a hand inserting a floppy disk into a desktop computer

FotoFocus to Open New Arts Center in Cincinnati

A new building in OTR by José García Design will house curated exhibitions, educational events and screenings. Excellent news for Cincinnati.

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A modern design rendering of an art museum

Gyorgy Ligeti’s Artikulation visualized by Rainer Wehinger

Donald Craig scanned the pages of visualization from the 70's and synchronized them with the music. / via @pixlpa

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A graphical visualization of music

The Fox is Black is back

Bobby Solomon had a great blog about creativity and culture that was a favorite destination for many years. It lives again today as a thoughtful and densely awesome newsletter.

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A silhouette icon of a fox on a gray background

Craig & Karl

Starting the week looking at the lovely blasts of color that Craig Redman & Karl Maier bring to the world. / via The Fox is Black

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Colorful 3d objects

Continuum

Would love to see this (or any) installation by Krista Kim. In this instance, all the digital billboards in Times Square synchronize with gradients.

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All screens in Times Square featuring a gradient

Works by Vincent Bal

Colossal shares a few of his illustrations using shadows, but wander down the links to Vincent's personal site (superfun) and Etsy store where his work translates well into prints and postcards.

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The shadow from a pair of eyeglasses is the foundation of a drawing of a person reading a book

Ella Hawkins’ biscuit art

She's got plenty more on her website, but this Twitter thread provides insight on the process

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Ornately painted cookies

The Problem With NFTs

I've seen half of this (two hour!) video but agree with Michael here that it's worth watching to get a better understanding of this emerging (and divisive) technology.

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Title card for a Youtube video featuring two NFT characters on a brick wall with the title "Line Goes Up"

Lee Sangsoo

The artist's Instagram bio sums it up: "drawing in the air." Beautiful flow and color and form. / via Dense Discovery

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A sculpture of a cat stretching

How a Gray Painting Can Break Your Heart

Jason Farago dives deep into a piece of art by Jasper Johns. Scrolling through, zooming in and out, enlightening, emotional, poetic. / via airbagindustries, Greg Storey

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A gray abstract painting by Jasper Johns

The exquisite craft of Mary Delany

Phenomenal find by Jed Daily on Metafilter of Mary Delany, who began creating floral collages with paper when she was 72. Fresh over 240 years later!

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A paper collage of flowers

Everyday objects organized

I remember when Colossal first posted work by Kristen Meyer and I'm delighted to see more of what she's been up to. Excellent photography by her husband Colin Meyer to boot!

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The parts of a bouquet arranged in geometric patterns

The art and Design of Nolan Pelletier

Fonts In Use showcased a recent album design by Nolan and his site is filled with delightful illustrations and details abound!

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An illustration of a cat with vibrant yellow and pinks

Carousel

I loved watching these pieces come together bit by bit on Instagram without knowing exactly what Aegir Hallmundur was up to. Turns out it was a colorful and beautiful carousel!

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A colorful handmade carousel

Household Surrealism

Helga Stentzel is a Russian-born visual artist based in London. Lots of inspired work transforming everyday objects into other everyday things. / via MetaFilter

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A cow made of items on a clothesline

Portopia

Immersive art experience in Middletown, Ohio. Need to get out here before they wrap up on Dec 19, 2021 (thumbnail features art by Chase Melendez)

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Colorful geometric lines covering every surface in a room

Fingerspelling Matchbooks

From the mind and hand of artist JK Keller

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Matchbooks made to look like hands doing sign language

Pansies, 1968 by Joe Brainard

Nayland put this art on his Tumblr and I'm "reblogging" it here because I dig it lots.

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A collage of pansies

Retain a beginner’s mind

Simon Collison collects links and pulls (an excellent) quote from an interview with Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood as they discuss the visual language of Radiohead's album art over the years.

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Kid A amnesia

Korean corner store paintings

I love the care that Lee Me Kyeoung infuses into these.

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A painting of a Korean corner store

Quarantine Blues

Quarantined in his flat in Chicago, Leonard Suryajaya started using the walls of his apartment as a canvas for elaborately staged tableaux. This and lots of other great new photographers and work on the Foam site.

And elaborate still life photograph with items collected during a pandemic

Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar

Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee

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A paper shredder represents falling rain in a miniature diorama

Black is beautiful

Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60's / via Creative Mornings newsletter

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Photo of black woman with elaborate headpiece

Floating in space

A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars

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CG astronaut in a sea of stars

Old Book Illustrations

Not verified as open sourced images, but a trove for inspiration nonetheless

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An illustration of orange flowers

Los Angeles studio of Corita Kent designated historic cultural landmark

Glad it wasn't razed for a parking lot. Another thing to add to the list of places I would very much love to visit.

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Nuns making art and designing things!

JR and the Eiffel Tower

Another wonderful installation

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Optical illusion using the Eiffel Tower

An interview with Geoff McFetridge

"The root of what I do is an art practice applied to design. I’m designing art." / via TMN

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An acrylic abstract painting of 10 people in a circular embrace

James Turrell’s Akhob

I'm updating my list of places I want to go. This installation above a Louis Vuitton store in Vegas is on it.

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Figures stand washed in orange and pink light

Geometric Digital Art

Formatted for a Samsung Frame TV. This feels like my sort of NFT because I am old fashioned. / via swiss-miss

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Abstract design in a digital frame

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

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Some relationships have to end

Because that version of you has ended. / via wehavebecomevikings

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

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

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Black and white posters by Piotr Szyhalski

National COVID Memorial Wall

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

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Woman writing inside a heart painted on a wall

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

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Black Art

Type exploration w/ orange peels

I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher's explorations with type

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Type made of orange peels

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.

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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

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Geometric tiles

Diana Beltran Herrera

Sculptures and designs with paper / via thisiscolossal

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Lily Hevesh, domino artist

“Lily Topples the World” is a film debuting at SXSW. My friend @AmyMPurcell on Twitter says it's fantastic and I'm adding it to my queue. This profile by The Washington Post provides some insight.

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A spiral of dominoes in rainbow colors

Enoch Ku’s Ordinary Sacramento

An ongoing project documenting the visual language of the Californian city

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Gergely Gizella’s personal website

Is unlike any I have experienced. / via Belong.io

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A still from an animated personal website

Teens on a Year That Changed Everything

There's wonderful art throughout this feature that spans illustration, photography, video and poetry

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Quarantine inspired drawing by Parrish André

Greyscale Prisms : Chapter 1.

A new series of black and white paintings by Matt W. Moore. Bonus? A behind the scenes video showing process.

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A black and white geometric painting

Plus Equals

A quarterly zine in which Rob Weychert explores algorithmic art with a focus on combinatorics.

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Visual pieces combined to make new forms

Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video

of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison

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Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake by Sonja Hinrichsen

Good art always looks good. / via Things To Click

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We’re Not Really Strangers

Fascinating set of prompts to inspire deeper relationships. Invest in the video and give it a watch.

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Fall Back, Spring Ahead

November 1st, shit gets darker. November 3rd, let’s make it brighter.

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