Paul Rand, was a seminal figure in graphic design who made innovative visual identities for some of America’s major corporations and book and magazine publishers
We all have seen the designs of Paul Rand at some stage of our lives. He had a career spanning nearly seven decades. There is the seminal logo for IBM and the logo for ABC. There is the Westinghouse logo, the logo for NeXT computers. There are posters and packaging, book covers, record covers and a multitude of magazine covers.
As a designer, I am passionate about the history of art and their influence on ‘visual design.’ In art history, Dada is the artistic movement that preceded Surrealism, it began in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916 by a group of mostly painters and painters. Dada artworks challenged the preconceived notions of what art meant. Many Dadaists felt that the way to salvation was through political anarchy, the natural emotions, the intuitive and the irrational.
These fabulous female artists are all millennials who’ve been winning over our hearts and souls through their vivacious online presences. Making a splash on sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Etsy, our girls are dominating the fashion and arts scenes with their exotic digital prints and watercolour paintings. Source: 5 Colorful
Recent paintings by artist Drea Cofield. Interested in the way myths create a sense of distance that allows us to engage directly with events or desires we might otherwise find too painful or uncomfortable, Cofield’s colourful nudes align the use of mythic language to the history of painting as a
Incredible as they seem realistic, Australian artist Kellie Orr’s oil painting artworks are surprising in their precision, finesse and also their ethereal and modern artistic style. The viewer really has the impression of watching a photograph, and yet! Source: Remarkable Hyperrealistic Oil Painting Artworks
Artist Daniel Mullen, based in Amsterdam, creates amazing visual paintings. Indeed, he uses different colours, shapes and texture to create optical illusions and offer his works a unique visual. Recently, he made a series of paintings entitled “Synesthesia”. Source: Visual And Abstract Paintings By Daniel Mullen
Paintings by Baltimore-based artist Monica Ikegwu. Focusing mainly on African American portraiture, Ikegwu pairs realistic rendering with flat elements in an attempt to create a dynamic twist to the standard portrait. See more images below Monica Ikegwu’s Website Monica Ikegwu on Instagram Source: Artist Spotlight: Monica Ikegwu Monica Ikegwu, Paintings.Exceptional,
Leonard Peng’s dreamy illustrations are a lovely meditation in color and form, expressing a dreamy outlook on the everyday. Leonard Peng is a current student at the Maryland Institute College of Art pursuing a degree in Illustration with a focus on Book Arts. Source: The Dreamy Meditative Process of Illustrator
Ready to have your mind twist and turn by the magically surreal paintings of Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves? Inspired by other surrealist artists such as M.C. Escher, Dali and Vladimir Kush. Gonsalves has developed his own unique style which will have you trying to tell your eyes and brain to
In line with the ultra-realistic paintings of Yigal Ozeri (previously featured ), here is the work of the Japanese artist Yasutomo Oka, who unveils beautiful photorealistic portraits of Japanese women. Some captivating and poetic portraits, made from real models, where every detail is painted with incredible precision. Source: “Idealization”:
Here’s a fun start to a new creative year: an American art conservator has alleged that one of the 20th century’s most influential and adored artists, Jean-Michel Basquiat, filled his canvases with secret drawings. Emily Macdonald-Korth claims that during what Artnet describes as a “routine forensic job” back in December
A landscape drawing is a formidable artists tool for many reasons. For starters, drawing landscape is an enjoyable process because you can be out in nature and enjoying its sounds and sights. But learning how to draw landscape features of an area of land, including mountains, rivers, lakes, sea, indigenous