Design

May 29, 2017

Amazing Photos Reveal the Work of Britain’s First Tattoo Artist in Victorian Times

In Victorian England, Sutherland Macdonald stands out as the country's first professional tattoo artist. After James Cook‘s trip to the South Pacific, where the crew was exposed to Polynesian inking culture, tattoos began to trickle into society, growing in popularity through the years. For his part, Macdonald was said to have been exposed to tattooing in the 1880s while with the British Army.

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May 26, 2017

Designer Pairs Small Colorful Objects with Their Matching Pantone Swatches

We've been captivated by Inka Mathew‘s colorful couplings of teeny-tiny objects and Pantone swatches for years. Now, the artist continues her “visual journey” with exciting new editions to her Tiny PMS Match photo series. The small studies that compose Tiny PMS Match act both as an exploration of tonality and as a celebration of everyday (and often overlooked) objects. Each photograph features a Pantone Matching System sample paired with an identically-colored item.

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