Matches, fire, smoke… that’s the idea behind today’s Friday roundup. There are a lot of neat matchbook designs out there, and it was my initial inspiration for this post. But, I wanted wanted to go beyond that and explore a few ways in which fire is shown/thought of in illustration. (This is by no means […]
With Christmas only a week away, it feels very appropriate to share this magnificent cut-paper creation by Elsa Mora. I somewhat-recently shared her amazing Garden of Books, and she’s back with another intricately-detailed piece. This one is titled Winter Wonderland which features the cross section of a house that’s all decked out for the holidays. There are so many lovely things […]
This year, I’m going to feel like a real adult; I’m sending out Christmas cards to my friends and family, finally! After years and years of receiving thoughtful, beautiful cards, I will have my own to send. Perhaps you’re like me and are venturing into the world of holiday card buying. Well, have no fear. I’ve […]
Ya’ll, I am so impressed with this cut paper sculpture by artist Elsa Mora; the details within it are incredible! Using just acid-free paper and glue, she creates depth and texture through well-placed cuts and minuscule, hand-punched holes. Close-up shots reveal wonderful things like the tiniest decorated books on a shelf. Get lost in this piece […]
Here we are, at the end of another work week! What are your plans for the weekend? I, for one, am going to check out this BUS stop in east Baltimore (please click the link to see that I’m not totally nuts). As you cruise into Saturday, enjoy these 10 illustrations that I’ve seen lately […]
If you couldn’t guess, today’s round up focuses on paper, and those who use it to create cool things. Some are illustrative and others are sculptural, but all of the artists and illustrators featured here wield the Exacto knife like a pro. Happy weekend, ya’ll!