Noma Bar’s New Secret Storytelling Illustrations

The Last Emperor

These days, we just can’t get enough of clever illustrations! First we saw Evan Robertson’s literature-inspired ones and then, just yesterday, we came across Christopher David Ryan’s music-related series. Outline Editions, Britain’s leading graphic art shop, just tipped us off to another exciting set that has just been released.

We’ve been following the work of Israeli-born Noma Bar for quite some time. He has that uncanny ability to make us look twice at every illustration he creates. Using just a few colors and simple lines, he finds a way to incorporate two distinct images into each piece. It’s like he’s hidden secret stories into them! (Of course, the titles will guide you.)

For The Last Emperor, seen above, he writes, “Half of the population of penguins in the Antarctic region has been depleted in the last 50 years due to the climate change. It is the species known as the Emperor Penguins that have seen the largest losses.”

These new, limited edition pieces will be available at Designjunction, a design showcase that will feature over 100 world-class, international brands set against an industrial, 1960’s former postal sorting office. The event will take place in London from September 19 to September 23. If you can’t make it, you can also pick one up online at Outline Editions. Hurry, though, each signed and numbered print is limited to only 25 editions.


Fatal Attraction


Open Face

Pop Art

Therein Lies the Tail

Outline Editions 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.

Read Article

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.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter