illustration

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Nigel Holmes new illustrated book on Crazy Competitions

Nigel Holmes, the graphic designer known for his playful illustrated graphics, has a new book: Crazy Competitions. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Whether it’s flinging frozen rats or parading in holly evergreens, racing snails or carrying wives, human beings have long displayed their creativity in wild, odd, and sometimes just wonderful rituals and competitions. To show what lengths we’ll go to uphold our eccentric customs, British American graphic designer...

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What’s in a food truck

Food trucks are the real deal these days. The best ones serve a specialized menu really well, in a small, focused space. The Washington Post delves into the insides of several of these trucks and how they make the food with very specific equipment. Tags: food truck, illustration, Washington Post

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Abstract: The Art of Design, with Christoph Niemann

Abstract: The Art of Design kept popping up on my Netflix recommendations list for the past several months. I ignored it though, because I’m tired of the heavy-handed design shows talking about how design is life and life is design, etc. Also, I probably spend more time flipping through what I can watch than actually watching anything. In any case, for some reason I hit play and was happy to...

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Hand-drawn how-to instructions using zero words

Inspired by Dear Data, the data drawing pen pal project, designers Josefina Bravo, Sol Kawage, and Tomoko Furukawa use the postcard medium to send each other weekly how-to instructions for a wide variety of everyday things. The only rule is that they can’t use words. As of writing this, they’re on week 37, which covered how to roll maki, how to eat an apple like a boss, and how to...

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Hand-drawn short trip

Have you seen this yet? Illustrator Alexander Perrin experimented with bringing a hand-drawn quality to an interactive medium. It’s a breath of fresh air called Short Trip. (And brb, I need to take a walk outside.) Tags: game, illustration

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Tarot cards for complex network concepts

Peter Dodds teaches a course on complex networks, and he put together a set of tarot cards to illustrate concepts. Fun. P.S. You can also watch the entire lecture series on YouTube. Tags: illustration, tarot

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