Congrats to Our Facebook Fan Giveaway Winner!

Just wanted to take a moment and say congrats to Marian Rios for being our latest Facebook Fan Giveaway winner! Last week, we asked you – “Who’s your favorite artist and designer is and why?” Marian will be taking home four Art and Design related books for being the one with the most “likes” next to her answer.

With 60 “Likes,” which was far and away the most, here is what Marian said:
“Geth & Pete of Young – One of the more contemporary artists of today, their works are both artistically beautiful and educational as well. I especially love their website It’s simple and you’ll definitely learn something everyday. It inspires young students like me to do the same thing. You should check it out as well :)”

We actually wrote about this project back in September 2009! Love the idea…

Thanks to everyone for participating. If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. We got more comin’!

December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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