The launch of Vine, the Instagram of video, has been fascinating to watch over the past few weeks. Obviously everyone is trying to figure out what works, but users like Mark Weaver sure found a unique way to play with the format. His LEGO Vines are my personal favorites. Imagine a stop motion art project using Lego bricks and Vine. See the growing archive over on legovines.tumblr.com.
The Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 practical definitions of happiness. Every day for a year, the Felicidário will suggest a new idea of happiness.
In Felicidário, happiness has no age and is illustrated by Afonso Cruz, André Letria e Ricardo Henriques, André da Loba, Aka Corleone, Bernardo Carvalho, Carolina Celas, Irmão Lucia, Julio Dolbeth, Madalena Matoso, Maria Imaginário, Tiago Albuquerque e Yara Kono.
(thank you Barbara)
I received postcards with these drawings from Swiss Illustrator Anoushka Matus. They made me laugh out loud.
Jenni Sparks’ sketchbook might have just pushed me over the edge. Time to dust off and reactivate my sketchbook tonight.
I haven’t been this excited about a book in a while: My Ideal Bookshelf is all about the books that we choose to keep, as they can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.
Some of my contributor highlights include Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister, Alec Soth, Gina Trapani, Maira Kalman, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Jeffers, Paola Antonelli and John Maeda. See the full list of contributors here
The book includes dozens of colorful and beautifully hand-rendered images of book spines by the lovely Jane Mount.
The wonderfully talented Wendy MacNaughton was brought in to illustrate the most recent 99% Conference, just a few weeks ago. It was lovely seeing her throughout the conference, with her notepad, sketching and documenting.
For those who don’t know 99% is Behance’s annual conference about “making ideas happen” – its name inspired by the Thomas Edison quotation, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Below is a selection of Wendy’s visual observations:
See all sketches here.