Breathing New Life into Old Globes

At first glance, you might ask yourself, “why would anyone put art on a perfectly good globe?” But then, you step back and think about it for a moment and it makes perfect sense. Wendy Gold takes old, vintage globes and transforms them into beautiful and whimsical works of art. Called ImagineNations, these globes would be otherwise abandoned, thrown into some old, dusty attic because they’re no longer geographically accurate.

Instead, Gold breaths new life into them by adding hand-cut art and decoupaging this sweet imagery on. No globe will ever be the same because each one is lovingly, handmade to order.

ImagineNations website

via [DesignisMine]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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