Happy Summer

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This GIF by James Curran made me smile.

The Internet Doesn’t Forget

The Internet Doesn’t Forget

Carolyn Sewell said it. Chris Piascik illustrated it. And I am trying to teach it to my kids.

Serge Bloch

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Illustrator Serge Bloch is showing in NYC, opening reception is today. Love his work!

DailyDoodle

Daily Doodle

My love for Geffen Refaeli’s DailyDoodle is a deep one. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, I’d highly recommend you’d change that. I keep coming back to the one above as that is how I felt growing up in Switzerland. The guy represents me and the snail is Switzerland.

(We sell some of her designs as Tattly.)

Print by Kristina Sostarko

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Loving this abstract print by Kristina Sostarko. It would look mighty fine on my living room walls.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

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Creative Process

Creative Process

Don’t we all know what this feels like? Creative Process by Christoph Niemann.

Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

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12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.

One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.

Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.

Get yours here.

Worrier Pose

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This Worrier Pose illustration by Gemma Correll made me laugh.

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Illustrations by Ron Lent

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Really enjoying Ron Lent’s Instagram Account. It is filled with beautiful, minimal, pattern-y illustrations.

(via Ninja)

InFrame: Paul Pateman

Here’s the newest release of the mini documentary series InFrame made by Bas Berkhout in collaboration with Format. The subject is Paul Pateman, a London-based graphic artist with a quick wit and strong, simple aesthetic. Beautiful.

Also, check out Format’s new online publication called Format Magazine which launched today.

Happy House

Happy House

Yes, I would hang this happy house print by Eliot Kruszynski in my home.

Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

This beautiful short film follows one of my all-time favorite visual storytellers, Maira Kalman, as she curates her exhibition “Selects.” The reopening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features this collection—an exploration of life, love, joy and loss.

The film traces the story behind one of the exhibition’s highlights: Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, restored to tick again for the first time in 150 years. It’s an extraordinary opportunity, Maira observes, to “connect us to history, dreaming and the future.”

Beautifully executed by Gael Towey! Don’t miss the other videos in her series Portraits in Creativity.

Jessica Hische and Forever Love

That talented Jessica Hische! Here’s an interview with her on her recent USPS Forever Stamp design. What a talent!

My Library by Tom Gauld

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Love this library color coding, imagined by Tom Gauld. (You can buy it as a print!)

Central Park by Vasco Mourao

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Love this letterpress Central Park Print by Vasco Mourao. Originally a hand drawing published by The New Yorker.

Print by Stina Persson

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I am a bit on a Stina Persson roll this week: Stina just launched a brand new print over on Wonderwall. Would make a good Tattly as well, no?

This World

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This World print by Wasted Rita.

(via Bas)

Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman

Portraits in Creativity

The talented and delightful Gael Towey recently started a short film series called Portraits in Creativity in which she documents artists and their inspirations, revealing the courage and curiosity that propel the creative act.

Last night she launched her latest short film on illustrator Maira Kalman. It’s a deep yet humorous glimpse into Maira’s world, a woman I hugely admire. Watch it.

(In 2012 Maira gave a beautiful Maira’s CreativeMornings talk)

Blue Bird Woodcut Sculpture Prints

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How incredibly wonderful are these blue bird woodcut sculpture prints? They are the brainchild of Nic Annette Miller. They are woodcuts printed onto mulberry paper and individually hand-colored, then glued onto 3/4″ thick plywood, sawed out and sanded. Totally hand-made in Brooklyn.

Side-Project Man

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Given that I believe in the importance of side-projects and in recognizing your own superpower, this illustration of Side-Project Man by Andy J. Miller made me chuckle.

Jen Mussari’s Brooklyn

My talented studiomate Jen Mussari is currently featured as a finalist in My Life in VOGUE. I am totally voting for her. Join me?

Don’t Be A Bear

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The Don’t Be A Bear project was started as a 2013 illustrated resolution. Jared Rippy created a new bear each day of 2013 as a reminder to avoid the pitfalls of a bearish attitude. Love this!

Reply To That Email Already

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Adam J. Kurtz sent me this giant handwritten note in the mail. Can’t stop smiling.