Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He commemorates commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles.
At a fist glance I thought these were just illustrations created with Adobe Illustrator, but boy was I wrong. The most mind-blowing part about Kevin’s drawings, is that they’re all oil paintings. His attention to detail fooled me and made me appreciate his beautiful work even more.
Kevin has been featured in numerous publications such as Juxtapoz, The New York Times, Classic Driver, Walls & Frames, Dandyhorse Magazine, and much more. Currently he is on the move showcasing his work at art exhibitions. The latest one is called; In Praise of Rust. It is running May 19—June 16, 2012 at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. So if you are in NYC be sure to check it out!
“In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.” – Kevin Cyr
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Petros Afshar is an up and coming graphic designer born in London, England. He Specializes in Typography, Print making, Logo design, Illustrations and Gardening. Petros has a proficiency in working within professional environments as well as having a great passion for design, ensuring the best outcome is achieved. Client list includes Microsoft, Verizon, Hugo Boss, Puma, Adidas, Red Bull, O’neill, Metro, Digital Arts, Sunday Times and Popular Mechanics. Today we are proud to showcase Petros beautiful works from his portfolio.
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After the industrial revolution in the 19th century advertising industry gained the boom with the advancement in the technology. It is said that “that shows that sells”.
Now a day’s every trademark or the big industry has their logo and design which represent it and the customers also follow it. The logo of a product is telling about the quality of the product or even the story of the product. Top sellers are very cautious while selecting the design, style, theme and color of their products logo.
Artwork along with alphabets and numeric are usually used in logos. A strong ideogram with a company name supported by a symbol is the main style used today. The logo is the identity and quality of the brand. It is also the acceptability in the eyes of the customers, as they buy the products of good brands without any reluctance. Companies are going towards branding of products and so as customers.
Different color of logos are used to represent different products like;
- Red is used to gain attention on highways or to represent something important
- Red, white and blue are used for patriotism in US
- Green represents hygiene and health
- Light blue or silver is for diet food
- Lower saturation shows quality, reliability or mix traits.
01. Corner Sport Cafe & Restaurant
02. New logo proposal
03. Chicks n Salsa
05. Danny Boy Catering
10. Pacific Fish Grill
11. Taco Sliders
12. Ice Cream Love
13. Cia do Suco
14. Tour De Pizza
15. Sips & Soups
16. Newcastle Food & Wine Festival
17. Blake Makes
19. COCO cafe
20. L’assiette Restaurant
21. Almeda Bakery
22. Chicken Hut
23. Bio Organic
24. Bite Spokane
25. Networked Food System
26. Cristiane Tecchio
Key ad exposures include when consumers are leaving and returning from work, go to buy groceries or go out for evening entertainment. Our world is saturate with logos, ads, and brands. Coming up with fresh exiting material is becoming a harder task, because many ideas have been already implemented. You have to come up with something that slap the competition in the face while maintaining originality. It’s not an easy task by any means, but there are still a handful of creative geniuses out there pushing the limits.
Today we will showcase some inspirational examples of creative elevator ads. These adverts are bound to make you look twice. According to statistics the average number of riders in a high-rise building is 500 people per day. These ads cannot be turned off like tv ads, and by some people are viewed more than once a day. Some experts even say that elevator advertising reduces vandalism in elevators by giving riders something to do between floors.
Swiss Skydive: Elevator
Kagatani Knife: Elevator
Becel: Take action. Love your heart
Coca Cola Zero
Superman, The Movie: Elevator
Great Lakes Science Center Bodyworlds 2: Elevator
Gold’s Gym: Elevator
Folliderm: Bald man
Volkswagen: Hospital elevator
Movie: Kill Bill
Maxwell House: Morning Alarm
Plastic Surgery Clinic: Be Born Again
You might have already heard of Russ Mills. If not, let us tell you who this incredible artist is. Between urban fine art and contemporary graphics, Russ creates collisions of real and digital media with a firm foundation in drawing. He mainly focuses on the human form, particularly the face, interweaving elements from the animal kingdom often reflecting the absurdity of human nature.
Graduating from Leeds Met University in 1995, after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, Mills started finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions. Starting with the basics, he began working with pen, pencil and a computer. Russ has spent almost 20 years crafting his skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work.
He has worked as a freelance illustrator with numerous clients in publishing and entertainment, more recently pursuing the more traditional gallery/exhibition path with solo shows in London and Bristol and group exhibits in the U.S. Numerous sell out print releases and coverage worldwide.
Today we present to you some of his greatest creations. Enjoy!
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Spoiler alert: Believe it or not, physical books are not dead. The only thing that the Kindle cannot do, is have that beautiful brand new book smell. Bookmarks are available in a huge variety of materials with a multitude of designs and styles from which to choose. Today we decided to showcase some examples that push the limits and are far from ordinary. Enjoy!
Note: All images are linked to their source.
Leaf-it Bookmark Post-its by Sangwoo Nam – Appree
Authors & Bookmarks by Cemal Günü?en
Ninja Bunny/Bear Bookmark Stickies
Silver Bird Metal Book Mark
Propaganda Help Bookmark
Hana Fusen Note Tags
Terminix Advertisement Bookmark
iPhone Icons Paperclips & Bookmarks
Favbook by Ilshat Garipov
Wicked Witch Bookmarks by Woodland Honey
Bookmark by Es Collection
Pointing Finger Bookmark
Monster Bookmarks by Noodoll
Fairy Tale Bookclip by i3Lab
Bookmarks for Penguin Books’ all-time classics
Jacket+Bookmark by Icoeye
Magnetic Photo Bookmark by Photojojo
Pagecues by London Design Studio
Haptic Penna by Nothing Design Studio
Save Bookmark by icoeye
Spectacles Bookmark by arkndesign
Reflections in a Golden Eye
The Headless Woman
Blue colors and street images – Mysterious stories (thrillers)
Black, White, Red – Action movies, a lot of guns
The Clever Copycat
Text and Faces
Legs Spread Wide
They’re After You
Night And Flames
The All-Action Intellectual Hero
I See You
The Red Dress – Romance
Unicolor – The smaller, less known movies
Miniature People, Floating Heads in the Clouds
Back to Back
A silhouette in front of the ocean – Drama and emotion
In Bed Together
Animals – If they play an important part in the movies, blue is an important colour
Blindfolded – Law and Justice
Tom Cruise – Preferably profile
An infinity edge pool also goes by the name of negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool. Infinity pools are simply swimming pools which give the illusion that they go on into the horizon, as if they go on forever. In reality, the water flows over one or more edges creating this ‘vanishing’ effect. The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in France, where one of the first vanishing edge designs was utilized in the “Stag Fountain” at the Palace of Versailles in the early 1600s.
Relaxing in this utter luxury is not cheap. Infinity pools are very expensive and require extensive structural, mechanical (hydraulic engineering) and architectural detailing. You will mostly run into these types of marvels at exotic resorts, exclusive estates, in advertisements and in other luxurious places. Lusting at these stunning images creates a desire for one. Below we have listed thirty jaw dropping infinity pools for your inspiration. Enjoy!
Note: All images are linked to their source.
Private Pool, Greece
Casa de la Flora
Alila Villas Soori, Bali, Indonesia
Adult Infinity Pool @ St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico
Infinity Pool @ St. Lucia
Infinity pool – Amalfi Coast, Italy
Intercontinental Hotel – Fiji
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort – St. Maarten
Infinity pool at Saint John Mykonos in Greece
Sheraton Waikiki – Hawaii
Kandalama Hotel – Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Southern California at Dusk
Hacienda del Alamo complex, Spain
The One & Only Resort Reethi Rah. Maldives
Sha Wellness Clinic Pool, Spain
Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites @ Crete Island
The Infinity Pool, 56th floor of Marina Bay Sands
Infinity Pool Alila Ubud
Rangali Island Infinity Pool
Marquis Los Cabos
Shangri-la in Mactan Cebu, Philippines
Golden Triangle Resort – Chiang Rai, Thailand
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Tanzania, Africa
Bali, Munduk Moding Plantation
Bora Bora Infinity Beach Pool
Bali Infinity Pool swimming to the edge of eternity.
First Crescent Villa by SAOTA
Ubud Hanging Gardens – Bali, Indonesia
Tat Kuang Si Waterfall – Luang Prabang, Laos
Estudio Minga is a creative studio based in Argentina. They started a project called WTF and with gaining popularity they had to come up with WTF2 as well. What makes this achievement even better, is that it was started just for fun. These posters are very minimal, and yet cleverly executed with funny imaginations. You can also buy these posters from their online shop for $19 each.
WTF is an expression that somehow manages to be one of the most trending topic on Twitter and in our lives as well. Most people use a question mark afterwards to get the point through. Rather than using the same term for the other ‘w’s, who, when, where, and why, it makes more sense to actually state the word and follow it with ‘tf.’ We hope you will enjoy the following illustrations and spread the word!