January 28, 2023

Artist Recreates Famous Paintings by Typing Them on Vintage Typewriters

Instead of relying on a brush and paint, James Cook creates art through the power of language. For several years, the UK-based artist has utilized his ever-growing collection of vintage typewriters to produce unique works of art composed entirely of letters and symbols found on the keyboard. Recently, he has applied this creative approach to translating some of art history's most famous paintings into whimsical typewriter art.

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January 15, 2023

What is Drawing? Learn About One of the Oldest Forms of Art

For most people, drawing is the first form of art they will explore. Requiring only a pencil or pen and some paper, it is easy to pick up and practice, yet hard to master. So, it should come as no surprise that drawing has been a foundational part of an artist's curriculum for centuries, oftentimes used as a problem-solving medium to explore ideas, styles, and techniques. However, drawing has roots well before the Renaissance.

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January 11, 2023

These Clever Web Comics Always Have a Surprising Ending

If you're familiar with the comic strip format, then you're accustomed to finding the punchline in the last panel. And while sometimes, the joke can be expected, artist Ryan Pagelow always finds a way to surprise the reader. Since 2010, he has been the author of the dark webcomic, Buni, which features short amusing strips centered around a rabbit main character.

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January 9, 2023

Studio Ghibli Director Hayao Miyazaki Draws Illustration for the Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2023 is the year of the rabbit. In celebration of this transition, Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli shared a charming nengago—a type of New Year's card—via Twitter. Drawn by the 81-year-old director Hayao Miyazaki himself, this illustration features a cartoon rabbit holding a card that reads “2023,” with a quick sketch of Totoro and few Sootsprites in the background.

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