With vintage maps and aged atlases as her guides, London-based artist Claire Brewster crafts airy and ethereal avian cut-outs. Her colorful collection of paper birds play with negative space and silhouettes to illustrate the elegant aesthetic of birds in flight. Each figure features intricately carved feathers that appear to delicately flutter. With extended wings and alternating positions, the birds demonstrate the unique gestures of flying birds.
Bad Engagement Photos is a single-topic blog that features hilariously awkward engagement photos. Couples tend to get really clever when announcing news of engagement, marriage, and pregnancy, though a few fall flat with their message and wind up being unintentionally funny. The ever-growing collection in the blog is a testament to people being so swept up in love with their soon-to-be life partner that they disregard their better judgement in how to visually share their engagement with friends and family.
Overall, they may have romantic intentions behind their photo shoots, but they ultimately share an unmistakable element of humor that winds up matching and, at times, overpowering their wonderful news. They’re the ones with awkward hand gestures, photos of couples eating corn dogs together for no apparent reason, and quirky characters inadvertently mooning the camera and stealing the attention in the background.