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Stunned By The Silence

Yes, I know: it’s been months since my last post. You’d think there’d be no good reason for such a lapse, barring some near-fatal disease, a honeymoon overseas, or tax season. None of these suffice.

The one thing that makes sense of this entire mess (aside from my just being incredibly busy) is that I’ve been saving all my postworthy blogs for something truly THAT good. Today I found it.

Daniel Danger, a name only a 40s gumshoe detective could love: he walked into my office like a thug pandering blow in back alley corners, and hit like a former middleweight remembering his pre-success junior high acne. That’s how I felt (kinda) when I first saw this poster at OMG Posters. I just sat there for a moment taking in the strokes, the colors, the mood and feel of this scene. It really stopped me in my swivel, high-back faux-leather office chair.

It’s put me on a hunt of other Daniel Danger prints, and there are a good number, each with this distinctly similar feel. Dark. Moody. High contrast, with some light providing a patina for the scene’s raw emotion. I believe one can only get a print for this by going to one of the Why? concerts where they’re sold. I need to find a friend willing to go, just so I can pay their ticket, pay their gas, pay their overnight binge just to get me one of these prints.

Yes, I’m that desperate.

This is freakin’ amazing. You’re lucky I care enough to even tell you about it (that’s how I feel).

More Daniel Danger at Tiny Media Empire.

UPDATE: I just bought this poster. I never buy things for myself. It’s made me estatic. Also got two other Daniel Danger posters while I was there… Christmas has come early for me!!

Illustrations by Aro (itzso_weezee)

Aside from having to travel to to see these illustrations, I’m enthralled with the bold style and (gasp) sense of perspective in these images. Lots of stuff out in the blogosphere that’s similar, but not much as good (imho). Really great, youthful and edgy feel. See them all here.


nomono is Cristóbal Schmal Illustrator/Graphic Designer working and living in Berlin.

Some of his work is really, really good! I love the stamp-esque nature and hand drawn feel of his design. Check it out here.


Studio K Portfolio

Just saw links to this design studio in Poland doing amazing work. Comparatively, my design is soooooo ’90s. Ugh. Web portfolio here: Studio K.

The Studio K was born into 2006 from l’ association of Krzysztof Domaradzki and Eliza Domaradzka, two graduates of l’ University of Poznań in Poland. Two years later only, the graphic studio s’ is quickly specialized in the webdesign and exposes an impressive portfolio.

Anyway, enjoy their work (a smattering represented below).



quoted text and links from visual evasion.

Visuals from Insomnio

Just recently came across another compendium website for graphic visuals called Loads of cool stuff tucked into the crevases between normal and junky stuff (my opinion) but I’ve collected some of my favs for you. Enjoy!

Speaking of Art is useless if one doesn’t feel anything. Simple and beautiful piece by jmonzani
Glitch, 3d abstract illustration by another talented artist at deviantart: Jesar
the wretched, awesome photo by nuzz
Awesome, sad, great illustration by Asak Hanuka, for an article entitled “The Other Global Economy”
My dirt, a very cool sketch of a girl with a bear attitude by btrah

Beautiful, Smooth Line Illustrations

I’ve seen some of Rubens LP work filtering into the cosmic internet more and more. How he achieves such beautiful illustrations from simple lines is a true testament of his art.

Much of the art I’m drawn to has layers of texture and grit. I love that look and feel in our clean, modern, computer-driven world. These illustrations, however, grab me as well, for the evocative curves and grandiose shapes. Brilliant.

Swirls, Ornaments, and Flourishes

The decorations have it: swirls, ornaments and flourished are all the rage right now—kinda the way trees hit the market like 4 years ago. They’re everywhere.

Having said that Si Scott has done something artistically amazing with his. I’ve seen his prints all over—in a variety of blogs, ffffound, etc, and almost didn’t post here because of that. Then I remembered it’s okay to like things other people have already said they like.

Find them all here.

The Other Side

It’s been 25+ years since I spent this much time flipping back and forth between pages, looking for little nuances and trivia that no one else may notice. I used to be obsessive about finding EVERY “change” on the back Highlights magazines in doctor waiting rooms and at nap time, and it was with similar joy that I discovered and read “The Other side” this morning on LookyBook. Istvan Banyai’s illustrations are great, but his creativity and fun imagination are what sparked my interest. I absolutely loved this.


Great quote from a designer I’ve been following for about five years now, in relation to his illustrations:

…I would rather be informed by the vague sensibilities instilled in me from a lifetime of passive observation than be swayed by contemporary trends and design fads.

Read more here.

I love that he also said this (his statement was made in reference to music he made) since it’s the way I feel about what I listen to:

…Music is a very powerful force in my life. It balances my creative energy and allows me to express ideas that I could never manifest with visual work alone.

His music is amazing (and going up on my eventual website), fyi.