Mantras for the Design Community and Beyond


Described by one person as the “the Godfather of the graphic art scene,” Anthony Burrill is known for his catchy and clever posters that have become words to live by for the design community and beyond. In bold typography, his meaningful messages seem a bit in your face, but in a way that’s wonderfully refreshing. As his website states, “He combines an instinctive handling of colour and composition with a witty approach to words.” I want them all.









You can find buy many of these posters at the Outline Editions shop.

Anthony Burrill’s website





December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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