The work of Invisible Creature is always fun and inspiring but I especially love this new GIGANTIC mural piece they did.
Quoted from Invisible Creature:
“This past summer, our good friends at Vulcan Real Estate commissioned us to create one of the biggest jobs we’ve worked on to date – literally: A 100′ x 30′ mural that faces one of their new Amazon.com buildings in the ever-growing ‘city-within-a-city’, South Lake Union. Home to Amazon HQ, fine dining, upscale living & shopping, South Lake Union is full of life, culture and color. Our job was to reflect that with a vibrant and whimsical take on what ‘building a city’ could look like.
This project presented a fun challenge: Taking digital art, scaling it way up and painting it traditionally without compromising quality and its original style/intent. Finding the perfect partner to bridge the gap was important to us. To do that, we teamed up with artist (and mural pro) Don Rockwell and Foley Sign Company, which has served the Pacific Northwest sign industry for over 85 years. A huge thanks to Don, Mark Metcalf and the team at Foley for bringing our creation to life.”
Enjoy and Happy Friday!
I just came across this amazing magazine cover for Esquire magazine and I had to share? I can’t seem to find out who designed it, but it feels very much like Alexander Girard’s work (Who I love). Paper Crafts have made a come back recently (can’t you imagine it on the cover of Anthology magazine?) which makes this piece feel timeless. I also love that it’s about San Francisco.
Want to see more awesome cover designs? Esquire has a pretty cool archive of their old covers here.
London Traffic by Peter Donnelly
My friends Will & Liz (aka Albert&Marie) just put out an awesome new SF themed poster in their cute etsy shop.
“A nod to famous travel posters and vacation postcards. “Enjoy San Francisco” is our modern take on our city by the bay – featuring many of San Francisco’s notable landmarks and iconic spots. Created in two different color-ways, this palette is inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge’s “International Orange”.
Get the 18 x 24 silkscreen poster before August 20th and its only $30 instead of $35…plus you get street cred for having it first.
available in not one, but two color ways. In the shop now.
I just discovered these two stories. Both of them involve bikes, but the real story is about the ingenuity of people and how amazing they are! I am blown away with how inventive and persistant both of these stories are. How in each case, they were told “it cant be done”, and rather than give up, they made it happen. So inspiring. Hope you enjoy them both.
The first film is about “the invisible bike helmet”
Two women set out the re-define the bike helmet and create something entirely new. Unlike any bike helmet before.
(and I totally want it)
The second film is about a man who builds a bike out of cardboard. Its not just a prop bike, or something he rode 50ft and then broke. It’s a legit bike. One that is strong and durable and best of all, cheap and resourceful.
I came across this illustration by Emmanuelle Walker and well….obviously I loved it. Because I’m crazy for dogs. Love all the different personalities. So cute.
These paintings by Spanish artist Pedro Campos are totally mind blowing. Yes, you read that right, these are PAINTINGS. I cant even begin to wrap my head around how he creates all the reflections or the glass. Truly mind boggling.
Photographer Martin Usborne has done a series of photos of dogs in cars that are really breathtaking.
He captures a quite vulnerability and a fear, even if illogical, of being left alone…forever.
He was recently approached by a publisher to turn them into a book form, and ran a successful kickstarter to help fund that project, so be on the lookout for the beautiful book.
from etsy shop est1986 $20