October 23, 2020

Imaginative Infographics Reveal Historical Facts About Iconic Objects

UK-based studio Dorothy creates conceptual and innovative art with a clever and, oftentimes, educational twist. Their newest series of infographics, called Inside Information, was made in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and designer Malik Thomas and shines a light on the history of different objects from film, music, technology, and fashion. Sneakerheads explores the development of the modern sneaker, with some of the greatest moments hidden inside a large illustration of a red and white shoe.

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October 2, 2020

Fun Illustrations Visualize of the “Same” Words With Different Meanings

Language lovers will be thrilled to know that illustrator Bruce Worden is back to regularly updating his popular website Homophones, Weakly. Since 2011, Worden has been illustrating homophones, which are two or more words having the same pronunciation, but different spelling and meaning. Though the illustrations tapered off after 2016, Worden has been quite productive this year, particularly as he's focusing on a new category—homographs. What is a homograph?

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September 24, 2020

Majestic Pastel Drawings Explore the Beauty of a Glacier in Patagonia

Artist Zaria Forman is known for her large-format pastel drawings that explore the beauty of nature. In particular, her interest in glacier formations—and their disappearance from Earth—have led her to explore some of the most remote areas of the globe. For her upcoming exhibition in Seattle, she's honed in on one special glacier located in Patagonia—the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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September 19, 2020

Exquisite Instructional Book From 1896 Illustrates How Flowers Become Art Nouveau Designs

The Art Nouveau movement was known for the beautiful way in which it depicted natural forms. Now, you can gain more insight into the aesthetic that swept Europe from 1890 through 1910 with the book La Plante et Ses Applications Ornementales (The Plant and Its Ornamental Applications). Published in 1896 by Swiss graphic designer and art instructor Eugène Grasset, the elaborately illustrated book was influential in defining the movement's style.

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